EOS C300(1/5)

The Go-anywhere Cine-camera

The birth of the EOS C300 Cinema Camera revolutionized the world of moviemaking. Here, we introduce you to the equally compelling backstory.
In the days of traditional cinematography, several crewmembers would be required to painstakingly manage each film camera — typically a large, heavy piece of equipment — to ensure optimal image capture. At the same time, moviemakers were always on the lookout for new approaches to visual expression that went beyond the capabilities of conventional equipment.
This search led filmmakers to develop an interest in the EOS 5D Mark II, Canon's digital SLR camera.

The Birth of the Cinema EOS System

The EOS 5D Mark II triggered a boom among moviemakers thanks to its compact body, full-sized 35mm CMOS sensors, and EF lenses with the ability to create the evocative out-of-focus blur known as "bokeh." In their quest for novel approaches to cinematic expression, camera operators began taking advantage of the expressiveness and convenient maneuverability of the EOS 5D Mark II. Canon lost no time building on this enthusiasm by developing the EOS C300 Cinema EOS System featuring digital technology and compatibility with more than 60 types of EF lenses.
This innovative system resulted when the imaginative designers of this product — Manabu Inoue, Hiroyuki Kimura, Hiroaki Ohashi, Masaaki Igarashi and Tomoyuki Shigeta — decided to take up the development challenge.

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