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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Canon EOS C300 Mark II Firmware Announced

I am back from my Alaska/Canada Wildlife Photo Tour. It was my annual shoot and this time I put the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera to more real world tests. In addition to the EOS-1D X Mark II, I brought the EOS-7D Mark IIEF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens. You can see my equipment bag and more of my works on

Beginning to get back to my daily routine and keeping my readers up to date on the latest photography news while I was away. There is a new firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 Mark II camcorder. Click here to download the software from Canon. The price for this camera has recently been reduced.

Firmware Version incorporates the following updates :

  • Adds Canon Log 3.
  • Reduces Canon Log 2 noise in dark areas.
  • Enables magnification to be used even during recording.
  • The following features are enabled when these lenses are attached: CN7x17 KAS S/E1*3, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN20x50 IAS H/E1.
  • Enables autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function. (Not applicable to the CN20x50 IAS H/E1 lens)
  • Enables the joystick on the camera’s grip unit to be set to operate the zoom.
  • Enables control of iris to be set to manual operation, and control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
  • Enables automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
  • Enables retrieval of metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens attached, and display of metadata on the camera,
  • Enables Dual Pixel Function when these lenses are attached: CN7x17 KAS S/E1 lens, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S lens or any of the EF cinema prime lenses.
  • Adds peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction for the following lenses:
  • COMPACT-SERVO lenses: CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
  • CINE-SERVO lenses: CN20x50 IAS H/E1
  • EF lenses: EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.
  • Enhances menu operations so that settings related to resolution/color sampling, etc. are retained to the extent possible when changing recording settings such as the frame rate.
  • Supports ACESproxy (ACES 1.0).
  • Alleviates the black-dot phenomenon that appears in the periphery of high-brightness light sources.

Caution :

  • You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 64MB or more for the firmware update.
  • Firmware version is for updating Cinema EOS C300 Mark II cameras running firmware version – If your camera’s firmware is already version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
  • For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.

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