Canon EOS C500 MARK II: a new-generation Cinema EOS System

The much-anticipated Canon EOS C500 MARK II is a new-generation Cinema EOS System camera which incorporates a 5.9K Full Frame sensor in its newly-developed, compact and lightweight (1,730g) body. Gimbals and handheld rigs can be comfortably attached, making it suitable for a variety of shooting conditions.

The 5.9K Full Frame sensor produces an immersive, cinematic look combined with faithful colour reproduction and smooth skin tones. It also delivers an impressive 15+ stop latitude with a wide colour space, making it ideal for High Dynamic Range productions. It supports high frame rate recordings up to a maximum 50/60fps at 5.9K or 120fps in 2K.

EOS C500 Mark II Key Features:

  • Full Frame 5.9K 60p
  • DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor
  • 15+ stops of DR
  • 5-axis sensor stabilisation
  • Cinema RAW Lite (Internal Recording)
  • XF-AVC (H.264)
  • 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 5.9K, 4K (60fps), 2K (sensor crop) 120fps
  • Modular design
  • User-changeable Lens Mounts (EF, Locking EF, PL)
  • EF, PL, anamorphic and Spherical Lens Support
  • 4.3″ LCD Monitor LM-V2 with Touch Focus
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Touch AF and Face Detection AF
  • Rear audio/power module
  • Internal ND filters (clear, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 stop – 8 & 10 with extension)
  • 4 channels of XLR with optional module
  • 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI
  • 2x CF Express slots
  • 1x SD card slot
  • Price: $20,000

 

The camera incorporates the newly developed DIGIC DV 7 image processor, which enables Cinema RAW Light recording with 5.9K resolution as well as Canon’s XF-AVC format in 4K 4:2:2 10-bit onto Cfexpress cards.

 

The Canon EOS C500 MARK II is also the first Cinema EOS System camera to feature Electronic Image Stabilization (IS) within the camera body, which supports 5-axis camera shake correction.

At the same time, Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology offers high-speed Continuous AF, controlled via the 4.3-inch LCD touch screen monitor.

Modular in Design

Change the mount yourself means owner/operators can save time and money whenever they need to go from an EF mount to a PL. No need to send in the C500 Mark II to a Canon Service Center. There are three choices of lens mount: standard EF mount which is what the C500 Mark II ships with, and then you have the option to purchase either EF-lock or PL mounts. Some will question why no Canon RF mount maybe because the number of EF- Mount lenses is so numerous over RF lenses or that the RF lens mount is too new.