- Capture up to UHD 4K30 / 1080p60 Video
- 8.29MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor with Hybrid AF
- HDMI, 6G-SDI & IP/NDI Video Output
- IP65-Rated Dust/Water-Resistant Housing
- 20x Optical, 20x Digital Zoom, AWB
- PoE++ Support, AC Adapter Included
- Canon DIG!C DV6 Chip, Built-In Wiper
- IP & RS-422 Serial Control
- VISCA Serial/Canon XC IP Protocols
- Compatible with Canon PTZ Controller
If you have a professional production or outdoor environment that requires remotely controlled cameras with minimal crew and a high-resolution output, the titanium white CR-X300 Outdoor 4K PTZ Camera with 20x Zoom from Canon will fit right into your house of worship, corporate conference room, government application, courtroom, broadcast streaming production, event space, or even add an extra camera to your documentary shoot. With its weather-resistant exterior paint, durable aluminum body, interior fan, IP65 waterproof rating, and built-in lens wiper, it can also be used for outdoor surveillance and security.
The CR-X300 sports many features of a Canon camcorder such as a 1/2.3" dual-pixel CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF, the Canon DIG!C DV6 image processor, scene modes, IR (infrared) mode, 20x optical zoom, 20x digital zoom, built-in waterproof microphone, and video capture and output up to UHD 4K. The camera also includes NDI|HX support without requiring a separate license, allowing you to drop the camera into your existing NDI network with minimal configuration.
Where the PTZ camera diverges from the camcorders is in its remote resources such as control via IP and RS-422 serial as well as HDMI, 6G-SDI, and IP streaming outputs, and compatibility with the Canon RC-IP100 IP PTZ remote controller. It can perform smooth, precision pan, tilt, and zoom movements with a speed range of 0.3 to 60° per second.
The camera can also be powered using PoE++ (Power-over-Ethernet) using its LAN port, so it can fit right into your existing PoE+ network without requiring the use of local power to save cabling. The camera supports a wide dynamic range, minimum illumination of 3 lux, and its lens features a 35mm equivalent focal length of 30.5 to 627mm.
The camera can utilize an external controller via RS-422/VISCA or Canon's proprietary XC IP protocol on a private, secure LAN, using the optional RC-IP100 PTZ controller. Or, if you'd prefer to use Canon's camera control software, the free-to-download application can work on Windows OS, so you can control all the camera functions from a laptop or tablet. The software provides a 9x9 live view, control of up to 100 cameras, settings loading and configuration, and tally functions.
Advanced 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor
For incredibly sharp and detailed high-definition video recording, the CR-X300 features a 1/2.3-inch, approximately effective 8.29MP UHD 4K CMOS Pro Image Sensor that captures 3840 x 2160 pixels. Thanks to the sensor's high sensitivity, the CR-X300 helps provide vivid, accurate video through an excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
DIG!C DV 6 Image Processor
Get improved picture quality for both UHD 4K video and Full HD with the oversampled HD processing, along with Canon's autofocus logic.
4K29.97 and 1080p59.94 4:2:2 10-Bit Output
6D-SDI and HDMI terminals allow for output that supports integration into professional workflows, making it particularly useful for broadcast applications. The 6G-SDI and HDMI outputs provide an uncompressed signal at 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution with 4:2:2 color sampling and 10-bit color depth, perfect for demanding television broadcast applications.
The CR-X300 is equipped with "Hybrid AF". Hybrid AF is an autofocus system that combines high-precision contrast AF technology and the high-speed phase-difference AF technology to confirm auto focus from the camera. This hybrid autofocus system achieves auto focus faster and more reliably compared to contrast auto focus alone. The CR-X300 features Face Detection and Tracking functions which detects faces and automatically adjusts focus when a human is detected within the frame.
Advanced Full HD Image Quality
Full HD image quality from our CR-X300 is now even better thanks to oversampling HD processing, which enables Full HD by effectively utilizing the outstanding capabilities of the UHD 4K CMOS sensor.
Four Scene Modes for Impressive Video
There are four types of scene modes: Portrait mode, which exhibits a blurred background while subject is in sharp focus, Sports mode, which enhances capture of moving objects, Low Light mode, which enhances capture of bright images even in dark places, and Spotlight mode, which enhances capture of beautiful images of spotlighted objects.
The CR-X300 features an Infrared Mode allowing the capture of video in conditions with little to no ambient light. This feature allows low-light capture by removing the infrared cutoff filter from the optical path. The camera's specially designed lens coating allows the infrared light to pass through to the image sensor.
With a waterproof and dustproof design featuring an IP65 enclosure rating, the CR-X300 can be installed in challenging locations and is not affected by environmental conditions.
The CR-X300 model is equipped with an enhanced servo 1/32 ND filter and wiper unit, each of which aid in the CR-X300 delivering dependable video in challenging environmental conditions. The CR-X300 is also equipped with a fan for heat dissipation, which helps to ensure the camera continues operation without issue.
Durable Aluminum Body
A durable die-cast aluminum body provides a resilient platform for professional video delivery in challenging outdoor environments. The body is further protected by a weather resistant paint in titanium white.
Canon UHD 4K Lens
20x Zoom Range
The CR-X300 features a genuine Canon 20x 4K optical zoom lens that provides a highly versatile zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 29.3 to 601mm to help capture subjects at a variety of distances. Furthermore, the CR-X300 exhibits a 65.6° angle of view when video output is set to UHD 4K and a 63.5° angle of view when video output is set to full HD. This allows operators to capture wider angles of view, which could potentially reduce the amount of cameras needed for a production, reducing overall costs of the project.
20x Digital Zoom
When combined with a digital 20x zoom, the camera can achieve super-telephoto shooting with a maximum 400x zoom (Optical 20x + Digital 20x).
Image Stabilization Options with Two Types of IS Modes
In addition to the Standard optical IS mode, CR-X300 is also equipped with the powered IS mode that compensates for blurring during telephoto shooting.
Internal optical ND filtration up to 1/8 allows for remote exposure control. In addition, an included 1/32 external enhanced ND can be manually activated for more demanding applications.
Smooth & Responsive Pan and Tilt Performance
3-Axis Simultaneous PTZ Movement
The CR-X300 is an exceptional PTZ camera which combines smooth, fast, and highly precise movement. In Normal Mode, operational movement has a noise rating of NC45 or lower, making it extremely suitable for quiet indoor environments. Up to 100 Camera Presets are possible, allowing for incredible creative flexibility for all productions, whether large or small venues.
+/- 180° Pan and -40° to +215° Tilt Operation
The CR-X300 is equipped with a pan and tilt drive mechanism supporting a range of ±180° pan, -40° to +215° tilt, allowing for outstanding movement flexibility, whether mounted in a standard manner, or inverted. The CR-X300 exhibits a variable pan and tilt speed of 0.3° to 60°/second, for situations ranging from the delicate movements of an outdoor worship service to high-paced sports events.
The CR-X300 can be mounted upright or inverted (ceiling mount). In either position, the picture image will automatically flip when the tilt angle reaches 90°.
Various Interfaces Supported for Multiple Environments
6G-SDI and HDMI Outputs
The CR-X300 features industry-standard 6G-SDI and HDMI video outputs for easy integration into professional video environments. With these interfaces, the user can achieve of output of up to 4K UHD at 29.97p or Full HD at up to 59.94p. Furthermore, the CR-X300 is equipped with a built-in weatherproof microphone that can be utilized to capture audio.
PoE++ Single Cable Solution
PoE++ (802.3bt compliant) support allows for an easy, single-cable solution. More specifically, this allows for quicker, and potentially lower-cost installations, with one cable providing any combination of power, control, and video feed over a standard IP connection.
LAN and Serial Control
The CR-X300 can be controlled by a variety of methods, including serial-based controllers, or by IP-based controllers. These controllers can be hardware or software based offering tremendous flexibility to fit into a variety of production workflows.
Easy Integration into IP Streaming
The CR-X300 is equipped with an RJ45 interface purposed for IP communication, which supports high-resolution videos for distribution. The CR-X300 supports multiple protocols that can be utilized for video, audio and control. The CR-X300 can also be combined with third-party equipment for control purposes. This IP system can contribute to an efficient and labor-saving camera operations for the field of video production, broadcasting, and more.
IP Multi-Stream Support
The CR-X300 can simultaneously distribute video to multiple protocols via IP. Simultaneous distribution is also known as multi-stream, and the CR-X300 can distribute a total of three video streams simultaneously.
RTMP Streaming Protocol Supported
The CR-X300 is capable of streaming video and audio using RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) for live streaming to such popular distribution platforms such as Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, and others. RTMP is known for delivering advantages including low latency, reduced buffering, and adaptive bitrate streaming, all of which are handled by the advanced networking chipset built into the CR-X300.
NDI|HX Live Video Production Support Protocol
The CR-X300 supports the NDI|HX (Network Device Interface) protocol that is well-established in the field of video production and broadcasting as the supporting RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol). The NDI protocol has been developed and led by NewTek, Inc. as a protocol that supports the workflow of live video production over an IP network. NDI offers users a simple, low latency network solution for plug-n-play connectivity for PTZ cameras, controllers, and even system monitors. The CR-X300 blends seamlessly into existing NDI networks for easy integration into many environments including live events, sports arenas, outdoor venues, and more.
Standard (VISCA) Protocol
The CR-X300 supports the Standard (VISCA) Protocol as a protocol to remotely control the camera via IP. When connecting a Standard (VISCA) Protocol compatible remote controller to the camera over IP or serial (RS-422) the camera can be operated remotely and shooting settings can be adjusted by utilizing the remote controller. The standard (VISCA) protocol is widely used in video production, broadcasting and many other markets. The CR-X300 supports the standard (VISCA) protocol that is regarded as an industry standard and is suitable for operation within existing workflows.
Support for Canon XC Protocol
The XC Protocol is a newly developed IP that controls Canon video production equipment, including the Cinema EOS models such as the C300 Mk III and C500 Mk II, as well as a number of PTZ camera models. By supporting, the XC Protocol the CR-X300 can be remotely controlled supporting a wide range of applications, which includes sports, music, live events, lecture recording, corporate video production, and more.
BT.709 and BT.2020 Color Spaces
The CR-X300 features the Image Quality Adjustment function (Custom Picture) for high-end video production. This versatile Custom Picture menu for the CR-X300 is similar to Canon's XF705, XF605 and Cinema EOS System, which allows users to adjust the picture settings to adapt to the shooting conditions or add effects according to the intention of direction. This function makes it possible for content creators to set the gamma, gamut, and color matrix to match the image capture of other cameras in a production.
The CR-X300 is equipped with Genlock to allow for sync with other systems in multi-camera environments.
Multiple Control Protocols
The CR-X300 can be controlled via a large variety of protocols, including XC (Canon's original), NU (Canon's original), RTSP/RTP, NDI|HX, RTMP/RTMPS, Standard Communication over serial (VISCA Serial), and Standard Communication over IP (VISCA IP).
Hardware or Software Remote Camera Control
Because the CR-X300 supports a large variety of protocols, the operator has an assortment of controller choices, including both hardware and software-based solutions. Canon's optional RC-IP100 hardware control panel is capable of controlling up to 100 cameras and 100 presets per camera with a combination of touch screen and physical controls. For software-based environments, Canon's Remote Camera Control Application can be utilized to control the CR-X300. The Remote Camera Control Application is designed for Windows 10 for centralized control of up to nine cameras at the same time, achieving a "multi-camera operation". The software is included with the camera and can be installed immediately without having to prepare a hardware controller in advance, making it easy to use for the operator while creating an effective one-person operation.
Easy-to-Use Settings Page and Search Tool
The CR-X300 supports the camera search tool, which is a Windows application. The Camera Search Tool is utilized to set the IP addresses of multiple cameras, which helps installers and integrators setup the CR-X300 within an existing network infrastructure. Furthermore, the CR-X300 supports the web application "Settings Page". The Settings Page allows the user to configure the settings of camera operation, which is accessible by web browser. Video quality adjustments such as exposure and white balance that are usually performed by the camera operator on site can now be adjusted and set while watching the video from their desk through the Settings Page. Both Camera Search Tool and Settings Page enhances the ease of use by remote control.
|1-Chip 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
|Actual: 21.14 Megapixel
Effective: 8.29 Megapixel (3840 x 2160)
|0 to 36 dB
|3 Lux at 1/60 Shutter Speed
|2000 to 15,000K
|1/6 to 1/2000 sec
|Precise Scan Rate Control
|Max Digital Zoom
|Built-In Microphone Type
|IR Cut Filter
|Built-In ND Filter
|Mechanical Filter Wheel with 3 Stop (1/8), 5 Stop (1/32) ND Filters
|Flip / Mirror Support
|Optical Zoom Ratio
|3.7 to 73.4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 30.5 to 627mm)
|Field of View
|Horizontal: 3.6 to 65.6°
Vertical: 2 to 39.8°
|f/1.8 to 2.8
|Minimum Focus Distance
|Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Telephoto: 23.6" / 60.0 cm
|Broadcast System Compatibility
|HDMI: 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50, 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 50, 59.94 fps
SDI: 1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50, 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 50, 59.94 fps
RJ45: 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 50, 59.94 fps
|RTMP, RTP, RTSP: 1080p, 720p at 29.97p, 59.94p
|IP Multi-Stream Support
RTMP, RTP, RTSP: 1080p, 720p at 29.97p, 59.94p
|100 via IP, VISCA
|Pan: 0.3 to 60°/sec
Tilt: 0.3 to 60°/sec
|Pan: 360° (-180 to 180°)
Tilt: 130° (-40 to 215°)
|Supported Control Protocols
|Video Output Connectors
|1 x BNC (6G-SDI) Female
1 x HDMI Type A Female
1 x RJ45 (HX / NDI) Female
|1 x RJ45 (RS-422, VISCA) Input
|1 x BNC (Genlock) Input
|1 x Barrel / Coaxial (12 VDC)
|PoE: 40 W
Power Supply: 12 VDC 40 W
|5 to 104°F / -15 to 40°C
|0 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
|Material of Construction
|NC45 (at Normal Speed)
|12.24 x 8.54 x 8.54" / 31.09 x 21.69 x 21.69 cm (Body Only)
|15.4 lb / 7 kg