Canon’s C300 camera has been approved for use by the BBC.

The camera has been judged to have met EBU recommendation EBU R118, clearing the way for its use by internal and external HD productions.

Canon Europe professional marketing director Kieran Magee said the C300 had met with a “fantastic response” since it launched in November last year.

Magee said: “By utilising the expertise in our video, broadcast, DSLR and lens groups, we’ve created a unique product that offers exceptional creative scope for videographers of all kinds.

“Its quality and versatility make it ideal for a number of different shooting purposes, and we’re looking forward to seeing how the BBC puts it to use.”

Canon’s EOS C300 camera is available in two models - an EF or PL mount – and has an 8.3 megapixel Super 35mm sensor, which provides 12 stops of latitude.