Canon EOS C500 Mark II

The Canon EOS C500 Mark II comes with Canon's 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor capable of over 15 stops of dynamic range. The new Image Processor enables features such as 5.9K recording, internal recording of Canon Cinema Raw Light and Dual Pixel Autofocus.

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The Canon EOS C500 Mark II comes with Canon's 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor capable of over 15 stops of dynamic range. The new Image Processor enables features such as 5.9K recording, internal recording of Canon Cinema Raw Light and Dual Pixel Autofocus.

The Cinema EOS C500 Mark II is 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. 

This version of the camera features a standard EF Mount. 

Feature Highlights

  • 5.9K Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, with support for Super 35mm and Super 16mm crop modes
  • User Changeable Lens Mounts which gives users freedom to use the lenses they desire
  • Newly developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, which powerfully processes high-resolution image data
  • Canon RAW Light and XF-AVC Recording
  • Proxy Recording
  • Compatibility with EF and PL Lenses*
  • Anamorphic Lens Support
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Modular Design with three available Expansion Units allows a high level of connectivity and interoperability
  • 4.3” LCD Touch screen Monitor LM-V2
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with support for Touch AF and Face Detection AF
  • Canon Log 2 and 3 Support
  • 4 Channel Audio Recording
  • Support for Custom User LUTs

 *Dependent on the mount the user has in place 

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 exceptionally 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. 

The EOS C500 Mark II’s sensor is identical to that of the EOS C700 FF, except it uses new Digic DV 7 processors, instead of the Digic 5 that are found on the C700 FF. The sensor can operate in three different modes:

  • Full-frame
  • Super 35mm (crop)
  • Super 16mm (crop)

User Changeable Lens Mounts which gives users the 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 Canon 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.

Newly developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, which powerfully processes high-resolution image data

The EOS C500 Mark II uses a newly developed DiG!C DV 7 Image Processor that takes the extensive RAW information captured from the 5.9K imaging sensor and processes it for output.  DiG!C is also the engine behind features such as high frame rate recording, Dual Pixel Auto Focus, Canon Raw Light Recording, HDR(PQ and HLG) output, electronic image stabilization, proxy recording, and oversampling 5.9K processing. 

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 give 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.

Proxy 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 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. 

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 number 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. 

*Dependent on the mount the user has in place 

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.

Brand-new Electronic Image Stabilization 

The Canon 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. This way, the camera automatically obtains focal length.

When a lens that supports data transmission is attached, focal length data is automatically received through the digital contacts for shooting with optimized Electronic IS.

The Focal Length can be saved. For that, you need to select focal length during shooting to shoot with an electronic IS effect optimized for the settings.

Modular Design with three available Expansion Units allows a high level of connectivity and interoperability

New modular design allows productions to optimize and customize the EOS C500 Mark II to specific shooting needs.  Accessories and expansion units can be easily attached to provide different levels of functionality. The camera is equally at home fully rigged with a large zoom lens, FIZ unit, audio accessories and rangefinder as it is stripped down flying on a drone. 

EVF-V50 OLED Electronic Viewfinder 

The EVF-V50 OLED electronic viewfinder is a tilting 0.46” approx. 1.77 million dot OLED EVF that offers outstanding visibility for single-operator applications, such as documentaries and outdoor interviews. 

Expansion Unit 1 – EU-V1

This unit extends connectivity that benefits both remote operation and live uses of the EOS C500 Mark II. This expansion adds genlock/sync out, remote B (RS422) and Ethernet ports ideal for multi-camera, streaming and live television applications. 

Expansion Unit 2 – EU-V2 

This unit converts the EOS C500 Mark II from a compact powerhouse to a full production camera system ready for anything. EU-V2 adds two additional XLR audio inputs, Lens port, 24-volt DC out, and D-Tap power, in addition to Genlock, syncs out, Remote B (RS422) and Ethernet port. It also allows the camera to be powered using industry-standard v-lock batteries. 

4.3” LCD Touch screen Monitor LM-V2 

The new LM-V2 4.3” LCD Monitor is an easy to view touch panel with approx. 2.76 million dots. The monitor easily attaches to the EOS C500 Mark II using included accessories and can be adjusted to different viewing positions. In addition to image framing and visual confirmation of camera settings, attached controllers make it easy to access and change camera settings.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF with support for Touch AF and Face Detection AF 

The Canon 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 to achieve focus. When the sharp focus is achieved the indicator turns green as a clear indication. 

DAF can simulate a focus pull using preset locations.  After setting two separate focus locations on the 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 Canon 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.

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)

Number 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

Lens Mount

EF models: Canon EF mount

EF lens group supported (including EF-S lenses), EF cinema lens group supported

Exposure

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

Iris Setting

Can be set to 1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or Fine

 

  1. Push auto iris control
  2. Auto iris control

 

Lenses that support Auto Iris:

EF Lenses

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

 

CINE-SERVO Lenses CN7x17 KAS S/E1

CN7x17 KAS S/P1

CN20x50 IAS H/E1

CN20x50 IAS H/P1

 

COMPACT-SERVO Lenses

CN-E 18–80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S

CN-E 70–200mm T4.4L IS KAS S

 

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

 

Motorized drive

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

LCD Monitor

LM-V2 LCD Monitor

White Balance

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

Recording Media

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

Compression Formats

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

35/24 Mbps Long GOP

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)

 

Time Code

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

LUT

BT.709/BT.2020/DCI/ACESproxy/HDR-ST2084 etc.

Other Features

Other Features

Slow & Fast motion recording, pre-recording, relay recording, double slot recording, custom picture settings, colour 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

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 metadata display, custom pictures data display

Edit

Clip deletion

Terminals

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

Power Supply

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

Related Accessories

Related Accessories

Battery Pack BP-A30/BP-A60 (provided with camera) Battery Charger CG-A10/CG-A20 (provided with camera) Remote Controller RC-V100

Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B (provided with camera) Shoulder Strap SS-1200 (provided with camera)

Tripod base TB-1

Wireless Transmitter

GPS Receiver GP-E2

Unit Cable UN-5 (provided with camera)/UN-10 (sold separately) Canon OLED Electronic View Finder EVF-V50/EVF-V70

Extension unit 1: EU-V1 Extension unit 2: EU-V2

EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1 PL Mount Kit PM-V1

B4 Mount Adapter  MO-4E/MO-4P LCD Monitor LM-V2 (included)/LM-V1

LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2 (included)/LA-V1 Camera Grip GR-V1 (included)

Shoulder Support Unit SU-15 Shoulder Style Grip Unit SG-1 Clamp Base CL-V2

Rod Clamp RD-1 Handle Unit HDU-2

8-pin Remote Cable RR-10/RR-100

Canon EF/EF cinema lens group, Canon PL cinema lens group and accessories

designed for these lenses

Third-party Products

Third-party Products

IDX V-Mount battery*

 

* When the EU-V2 Expansion Unit is attached

IP Streaming

Third-party Products

Streams video to decoder transmission device or computer over the network

Compression Method

Streams video to decoder transmission device or computer over the network

Bit Rates

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 8 bit

Bit Rates

9 Mbps/4 Mbps (1920 x 1080)

Frame Rates

59.94p/59.94i/50.00p/50.00i

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

Error Correction

FEC

Wi-Fi® Specifications

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 and Dimensions (body only)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 6.0 x 5.8 x 6.6 in. (153 x 148 x 168mm)

Weight

Approx. 3.8 lb. (1750g)

  • EOS C500 Mark II BODY
  • Measure Hook
  • Camera Grip GR-V1
  • Stopper
  • Thumbrest
  • Microphone Holder Unit
  • Microphone Holder Unit
  • LCD Monitor LM-V2
  • LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2
  • Handle Unit
  • Hex Wrench 3/16 E
  • Hex Wrench M4
  • Hex Wrench M3
  • Hex Socket Head Bolt (1/4 inch)
  • Hex Socket Head Bolt (M3)
  • Bolt Stopper
  • SS-1200 Shoulder Strap
  • Battery Charger CG-A20
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200 B
  • AC Cable US
  • AC ADAPTER AC-E19
  • Power Cord US
  • BP-A60 JP Battery Pack
  • Extension Unit Attachment Bracket
  • UN-5 Unit Cable
  • CFexpress Card Reader
  • 512GB CFexpress Card

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