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EOS C500 Mark II
Impressive usability and imaging power combine in the EOS C500 Mark II, the customizable full frame cinema camera that’s built for creative freedom.
The lightweight body comes equipped with Canon's 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor capable of over 15 stops of dynamic range. The newly developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor expands functionality and flexibility by enabling features such as 5.9K recording, internal recording of Canon Cinema Raw Light and Dual Pixel Autofocus.
The Cinema EOS C500 Mark II is the perfect expression of form and function, exceptionally adaptable to virtually any production with its modular design. Three expansion units and user changeable lens mounts enable operators to build their ideal cinema system.
* Lens pictured not included
Impressive usability and imaging power combine in the EOS C500 Mark II, the customizable full-frame cinema camera that’s built for creative freedom. The lightweight body comes equipped with Canon's 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor capable of over 15 stops of dynamic range. The newly developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor expands functionality and flexibility by enabling features such as 5.9K recording, internal recording of Canon Cinema Raw Light and Dual Pixel Autofocus. The EOS C500 Mark II is the perfect expression of form and function, exceptionally adaptable to virtually any production with its modular design. Three expansion units and user-changeable lens mounts enable operators to build their ideal cinema system.
5.9K Full Frame CMOS Sensor
With support for Super 35mm and Super 16mm crop modes
The Cinema EOS C500 Mark II features Canon’s high-resolution 5.9K (38.1 x 20.1mm) Full Frame CMOS sensor, which offers exceptional low noise and a broad range of tonality with over 15 stops of dynamic range. The sensor’s expansive native cinema gamut goes beyond that of current standards, including ITU-R BT.2020 and DCI-P3, helping the EOS C500 Mark II achieve more natural skin tones and allowing for greater freedom in color grading in both SDR and HDR productions.
The Full Frame sensor is capable of capturing footage in a wide variety of aspect formats, including DCI-4K, UHD and Anamorphic Widescreen. The Cinema EOS C500 sensor supports both anamorphic and spherical lenses. In addition to full-frame, the sensor can also be paired with conventional Super 35mm and Super 16mm lenses using appropriate sensor crop modes, lens mount and adapter.
Canon Cinema RAW Light and XF-AVC Recording
Thanks to the powerful DIGIC DV 7 image processing platform, the EOS C500 Mark II can record Cinema RAW Light directly to onboard CFexpress cards, which keeps the data-rich signal captured by the 5.9K full-frame sensor intact. Cinema RAW Light offers plenty of freedom for grading in file sizes that are about 1/3 to 1/5 the size of Cinema RAW, offering a great combination in terms of codec efficiency and quality.
When recording in 5.9K Cinema RAW Light, 60 fps is available, which is an ideal range of high-quality slow-motion capture for typical human movements. In 2K (Crop) mode, frame rates up to 120fps are available allowing users to slow down the action even further, for more dramatic scenes and special effects. Two new buttons S&F(Slow and Fast Motion) and S&F FPS (Slow and Fast Motion – Frames per Second) have been added to gives quick access to desired speed settings, making it simple to utilize this creative tool quickly and spontaneously when the moment is right.
To accurately record the extensive data produced by the 5.9K imaging sensor and provide greater recording times, the EOS C500 Mark features two CFexpress recording slots. CFexpress is the future of onboard recording media providing write speeds needed for higher resolutions and frame rates. The dual card slots can be used to either create an instantaneous backup thorough simultaneous recording or extend record run times by relay recording.
Higher resolution, greater bit depths and faster frame rates provide versatility and greater image quality but come at the cost of much larger file sizes. Proxy files can greatly speed up the editorial process by providing a lower bandwidth alternative for the initial file sharing and edits.
Canon’s powerful, high-speed DIGIC DV 7 image processor makes it possible for the EOS C500 Mark II to simultaneously record 2K Proxy files. Cinema RAW Light (5.9K, 4K Crop, or 2K (Crop)) can be recorded to the internal CFexpress card while an XF-AVC 2K 4:2:0 8-bit Proxy can be recorded directly to an internal SD card.
User Changeable Lens Mounts
Gives users freedom to use the lenses they desire
User interchangeable lens mounts and an available B4 mount adapter gives operators the freedom to make bold creative choices based on the subject matter.
The EOS C500 Mark II ships with an EF Mount that can be user swapped to an optional Locking EF (EF-C) or PL mount. Each mount swaps easily by simply removing four M3 hex screws. A shim set is provided with each mount kit in order to adjust back focus for the precision in focusing accuracy that professionals rely on.
* Dependent on the mount the user has in place.
Compatibility with EF and PL Lenses
With optional mount kits, users can swap from EF to Locking EF-C or PL mounts on their own.
PL lenses are a cinema legacy. With a wide breath of options available to cinematographers choosing a lens is an important part of the creative process. The EOS C500 Mark II’s interchangeability now makes it possible to take any PL lens and pair it with Canon’s state-of-the-art sensor to meet the needs of any project.
Using Canon’s EF still lenses offer remarkable new possibilities for cinematographers including the use of specialty lenses like the fisheye zoom, tilt-shift and super-telephotos.
The amount of viable lens options can be further increased through an optional B4 lens mount adapter. This adapter is available for the PL or EF mount allowing 2/3” lensing options to be used with the camera.
Anamorphic Lens Support
The EOS C500 Mark II offers cinematographers anamorphic lens support. Users can now achieve wide cinematic looks and oval bokeh particular to anamorphic glass. It is a distinctly cinematic palette that is within reach for your next project.
Electronic Image Stabilization
The EOS C500 Mark II is the first Canon Cinema EOS camera to feature built-in five-axis electronic IS that works with almost any lens including anamorphic
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
With support for Touch AF and Face Detection AFThe Cinema EOS C500 Mark II features Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology. For DAF, each pixel in the camera’s CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photosite and compared using phase-difference to provide autofocus with compatible lenses. DAF can survey the scene and recognizes not only whether the subject is in focus or not, but in which direction (near or far), and by how much.
DAF technology can also be used to aid in manual focus. Focus information is translated to an on-screen guide that conveys to the operator the subjects current focus and direction to move in order achieve focus. When sharp focus is achieved the indicator turns green as a clear indication.
TDAF can simulate a focus pull using preset locations. After setting two separate focus locations on screen, the cameras set button can be used to alternate between the two focus points. The focus racking effect can be fine-tuned by adjusting AF tracking speed and response.
Canon Log 2 and 3 Support
The EOS C500 Mark II supports Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3 Gamma. In post-production, Canon Log is designed to reproduce the entire tonal range that the CMOS image sensor is capable of. Log workflows provide the user with higher dynamic range, more highlight and shadow retention, and more flexibility in grading.
Canon Log 2 provides the largest dynamic range and image detail. While Canon Log 2 provides the most post-production flexibility and full dynamic range of the sensor, it typically requires more time in color correction.
For users looking for most of the benefits of log workflow, but with shorter turnaround times, Canon Log 3 provides an alternative with only a slightly reduced dynamic range of 14 stops.
4 Channel Audio Recording
With Expansion Unit EU-V2, the EOS C500 Mark II supports up to 4-channel audio recording. Audio input from the camera’s internal microphone, mini mic port, and XLR ports can be assigned to the 4 different audio channels. This flexibility allows a wide range of audio devices to be connected and mixed directly on the camera.
Support for Custom User LUTs
Users can upload and apply custom LUTs to the EOS C500 Mark II. LUTs can be assigned to specific output terminals and the LCD or viewfinder. Clients can be viewing one LUT, while production works from another, giving different production roles the ability to customize the look of the image to their needs.
What's included with this purchase:
EOS C500 Mark II
Image Sensing Device
|Sensor||Full-frame / Super 35mm (crop) / Super 16mm (crop)
CMOS Sensor with DAF Technology
|Total Pixels||Approx. 20.8 Megapixels (6062 x 3432)|
|No. of Effective Pixels||Approx. 18.69 Megapixels (5952 x 3140)
When 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Approx. 17.52 Megapixels (5580 x 3140)
When 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
|Lens Mount||EF models: Canon EF mount
EF lens group supported (including EF-S lenses), EF cinema lens group supported
|Exposure Modes||(1) Manual exposure based on shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting
(2) Push auto iris control, auto iris control
(Light metering system selection, shift possible)
|Shutter Setting||Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow or Off mode selected
Either 1/3 or 1/4 steps selected as speed increment
Can be set to 1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or Fine
|Iris Setting||(1) Push auto iris control
(2) Auto iris control
Lenses that support Auto Iris:
EF-S 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM
EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM
EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM
EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM
EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS II USM
EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
COMPACT SERVO Lenses
CN-E 18–80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
CN-E 70–200mm T4.4L IS KAS S
CN7x17 KAS S/E1
CN7x17 KAS S/P1
CN20x50 IAS H/E1
CN20x50 IAS H/P1
ENG Broadcast Lenses
2/3 mount lenses which allow for 12-pin communication using a B4 mount. The optional MO-4E or MO-4P B4 Adapter is required.
HJ14ex4.3B IASE S
HJ18ex7.6B IASE S
HJ24ex7.5B IASE S
HJ17ex7.6B IASE S
HJ22ex7.6B IASE S
CJ45ex9.7B IASE-V H
CJ45ex13.6B IASE-V H
CJ24ex7.5B IASE S
CJ14ex4.3B IASE S
CJ18ex7.6B IASE S
|ISO||1 step, 1/3 step settings: 100* – 160 – 25600 – 102400*
* When the sensitivity is expanded
|ND Filter||5 density settings (2, 4, 6, 8*, 10* stops)
* When expansion is selected
Focus Control / Assist
|Focus Control||Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), Manual Focus, One-Shot AF, Continuous AF, AF- Boosted MF, Face Detection AF*
* Only lenses that support AF functions can be used in these modes
|Focus Guide||Available; displays focus status or unfocused status using the AF signal. It is useful while MF or One-Shot AF is not being performed.|
|LCD Monitor||LM-V2 LCD Monitor|
|White Balance||AWB, Kelvin setting (setting range: 2000K–15000K), Daylight, Tungsten, Set (A/B)|
System Frequency Selection
|Frame Rates||59.94 Hz mode: 59.94i/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P
50.00 Hz mode: 50.00i/50.00P/25.00P
24.00 Hz mode: 24.00P
|CFexpress Cards (2 slots)||Recording of movies (Cinema Raw Light/XF-AVC), custom pictures, metadata|
|SD Card||Recording of movies (XF-AVC (proxy)), photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and other data|
|Video||(1) XF-AVC: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
(2) RAW: Cinema RAW Light
|Audio||Linear PCM (24 bit - 48kHz; 4-channel recording)|
XF-AVC (CFexpress cards)
|Resolution / Colour Sampling||4096 x 2160 / YCC422 10 bit
3840 x 2160 / YCC422 10 bit
2048 x 1080 / YCC422 10 bit
1920 x 1080 / YCC422 10 bit
|Bit Rate||810/410/310/160 Mbps Intra-frame|
XF-AVC (SD card)
|Resolution / Colour Sampling||2048 x 1080 / YCC420 8 bit|
|Bit Rate||35/24 Mbps Long GOP|
Cinema Raw Light (CFexpress cards)
|Bit Depth||12/10 bit|
|Resolution||5952 x 3140
4096 x 2160 (cropped)
2048 x 1080 (cropped)
|Count-up||Drop frame* or non-drop frame
* Only in 59.94 Hz mode
|Operation Mode||Rec Run, Free Run, Regeneration|
|Gamma||Canon Log 3, Canon Log 2, Canon Log, Wide DR, Normal 1, HDR-PQ, HDR-HLG|
|Colour Space||Cinema Gamut, BT.2020 Gamut, DCI-P3 Gamut, BT.709 Gamut|
|Other Features||Slow & Fast motion recording, pre-recording, relay recording, double slot recording, custom picture settings, color bar, peaking display, zebra display, My Menu settings, waveform monitor display, assignable buttons, key lock, marker display, enlarged display, custom display, control via browser remote, peripheral illumination correction, diffraction correction, built-in monaural microphone, fan control, geotagging and other functions|
|Playback Operations||Normal playback, fast forward (at speeds of 5x), fast reverse (at speeds of 5x), frame forward, frame reverse, forward skip, reverse skip, rec review|
|Clip Display||3 x 4 (clip) index display
(RAW, XF-AVC, XF-AVC proxy, photo index)
|Clip Information Display||Clip meradata display, custom pictures data display|
|Input||MIC jack, INPUT terminal (1/2)*, REMOTE terminal (A), USB
* Digital input (AES/EBU standards) supported
|Output||HDMI, headphone jack, MON. terminal, SDI OUT terminal*, VIDEO terminal
* 12G-SDI supported
|Input / Output Control||TIME CODE terminal, Expansion System terminal, Expansion Unit connector*
* For the EVF-V50, EU-V1 or EU-V2 Expansion Units
|Power Supply||DC IN 12V jack (DC 11.5V–20V), Battery terminal (DC 14.4V), DC 12–20V*
* When using a V-mount battery with the EU-V2 Expansion Unit
Image Processing Platform
|Image Processing Platform||DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor|
|IP Streaming||Streams video to decoder transmission device or computer over the network|
|Compression Method||MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 8 bit|
|Bit Rates||9 Mbps/4 Mbps (1920 x 1080)|
|Audio||MPEG-2 ACC-LC 2ch|
|Audio Rate||256 KBbps|
|Transfer Media||Wi-Fi / Ethernet|
|Protocols||(1) UDP: Prioritizes transfer speed, with no guarantees of reliability or correct order. Lost or lagging packets ignored.
(2) RTP: Standard system for sending videos and audio online. Lost or lagging packets ignored.
(3) RTP+FEC: Error correction (FEC) control during RTP transfer enables recovery of lost or corrupt packets on the receiving side.
(4) RTSP+RTP: Real-time data streaming control via RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) and transfer via RTP. The receiving side can start or stop streaming.
|Others||Enabled in XF-AVC mode|
|Standards||Follows the specifications of WFT|
|Wi-Fi Setup Methods||(1) WPS [Wi-Fi® Protected Setup] (push-button system, PIN code system)
(2) Manual Setup
(3) Search for Access Points
|Authentication Systems||Open system, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK|
|Encryption Systems||WEP-64, WEP-128, TKIP, AES|
|IP Address Settings||Auto (automatic switching between DHCP and AutoIP), Manual|
Weight & Dimensions (body only)
|Dimensions||15.3 x 14.8 x 16.8 cm (6 x 5.8 x 6.6")|
|Weight||1750 g (3.8 lbs)|
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Canon EOS C500 Mark II EF Cinema Camera
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