Canon EOS C500 MARK II

Canon EOS C500 MARK II

5.9K Full Frame sensor in a compact body.


Canon EOS C500 MARK II

New generation Cinema EOS System

5.9K Full Frame sensor packed into a newly developed compact and reliable Cinema EOS body, this camera provides new inspiration and great flexibility for all cinematographers.

Technical Specifications

Image Sensor
Full Frame CMOS sensor

RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)

Sensor Modes
Full Frame / Super 35 mm (Crop) / Super 16 mm (Crop)

Total Pixels
Approx. 20.8 megapixels (6062 x 3432)

Effective Pixels (Full Frame Mode)
Approx. 18.69 megapixels (5952 x 3140): 5952 x 3140 or 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 selected resolution
Approx. 17.52 megapixels (5580 x 3140): 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 selected resolution

Effective Sensor Screen Size
38.1 x 20.1 mm (43.1 mm on the diagonal): 5952 x 3140, 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 selected resolution
35.7 x 20.1 mm (41.0 mm on the diagonal): 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 selected resolution

Dynamic Range
Canon Log 2: 1600% / 15+ stops
Canon Log 3: 1600% / 14 stops
Wide DR: 800% (at ISO 400)

Image Processor

Lens Mount
Canon EF Mount. B4 mount lens via adapter accessory (EF or PL)

Lens Magnification factor (for EF Mount lenses, including Cinema Primes)
Full Frame:
5952 X 3140/4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x1.00
3840 X 2160/1920 X 1080: x1.056
Super 35MM (Crop):
4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x1.460
3840 X 2160/1920 X 1080: x1.534
Super 16mm (Crop):
4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x2.920
3840 X 2160/1920 X 1080: x3.069

Changeable Lens Mount
Yes, User changeable to EF Cinema Lock or PL

Peripheral illumination correction
YES (dependent on lens used)

ND filter
Up to 10 stops via built in ND filter system (in extended mode)

Focus control
EF Mount: Via lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used)
PL Mount: Only Cine Servo lenses

Iris control (EF mount lenses)
Via body, grip, wireless control or wired remote.
1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control.
Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.

Cooke/I Technology Support
Yes (PL Mount only after mount change)

Anamorphic Lens Support
Yes, x2.0/x1.3

Image stabilization system
Optical depending on lens used. Electronic IS available (5-Axis)

Internal Recording
CFexpress card x2 for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC/MXF, SD card for Proxy recording
SD card also used for Photo Storage (1920 x 1080), CP setting transfer and firmware update

Recording time (Cfexpress card, 512GB) Approx.
Cinema RAW Light: 5952 X 3140: 2.1Gbps: 30 Mins
4096 X 2160: 1 Gbps: 65 Mins
2048 X 1080: 250 Mbps: 256 Mins
XF-AVC/MXF: 4096 X 2160: 810 Mbps 79 Mins/410 Mbps 156 Mins
2048 X 2160: 310 Mbps 207 Mins/160 Mbps 401 Mins

Recording Formats
Cinema RAW Light (CRM), XF-AVC (MXF)

System Frequency/ Frame Rates
59.94Hz mode (59.94P / 59.94i / 29.97P / 23.98P)
50.00Hz mode (50.00P / 50.00i / 25.00P)
24.00 Hz mode (24.00P)

Cinema RAW Light Bit Rate/Bit Depth (PAL)
5952 X 3140: 50.00P, 2.1Gbps 10-bit/25.00P, 2.1 Gbps 12-bit
4096 X 2160: 50.00P, 1 Gbps 10-bit/25.00P, 1Gbps 12-bit
2048 X 1080: 50.00P, 250Mbps 10-bit/25.00P 250 Mbps 12-bit

XF-AVC Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL)
All-I: 4096×2160/3840×2160 (5.9K/4K Crop), 2048×1080/1920x1080P, 1920x1080i (5.9K, 4K Crop, 2K Crop) YCC,4:2:2 10-bit
Long GoP: 4096×2160/3840×2160 (5.9K/4K Crop), 2048×1080/1920x1080P, 1920x1080i, 1280×720 (5.9K, 4K Crop, 2K Crop)*
XF-AVC Proxy Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL) To SD Card
2048 X 1080: 50.00P, YCC 4:2:0 8-bit 35 Mbps/25.00P, YCC 4:2:0 8-bit 24 Mbps Long GOP
Proxy recording available for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC recording*
Slow/Fast motion
Cinema RAW Light:
5952×3140/4096×2160: 59.94P/29.97P/50.00P/25.00P: 15 – 60 FPS. 24.00P/23.98P: 12 – 60 FPS
2048×1080: 59.94P/29.97P/50.00P/25.00P: 15 – 120 FPS. 24.00P/23.98P: 12 – 120 FPS
XF-AVC, Full frame/Super 35mm (Cropped):
4096×2160/3840×2160 (810/410 Mbps): 59.94P/29.97P/50.00P/25.00P: 15 – 60 FPS
24.00P/23.98P: 12 – 60 FPS
2048×1080/1920×1080 (310/160 Mbps): 59.94P/29.97P/50.00P/25.00P: 15 – 60 FPS
24.00P/23.98P: 12 – 60 FPS
Super 16mm (Cropped):
59.94P/29.97P/50.00P/25.00P: 15 – 120 FPS. 24.00P/23.98P: 12 – 120 FPS
2048×1080 (35/24 Mbps): 59.94P/29.97P/50.00P/25.00P: 15 – 120 FPS. 24.00P/23.98P: 12 – 120 FPS

Interval Record

Frame Record

Pre Record (cache record)
Yes, 3 seconds or 5 seconds, selectable*

Relay Recording

Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording

Scan Reverse

HD->SD conversion

Photo storage media
SD/SDHC memory card

Photo Recording Size
Approx. 930 KB at 2048×1080; Approx. 880 KB at 1920×1080

Wave Form Monitor
Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals (Not available from SDI Out 1 -4)
Line Display/Line and Spot/Line Select/Field Display/RGB Display/YPrPb. HDR PQ/HLG output supported. Indication is pre-LUT (where LUT is selected)

False Colour Display (Exposure Indication)
Yes. Via MON., VIDEO or HDMI Terminals

Colour Bars
SMPTE, EBU and ARIB colour bars available. See the menu.

Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable)

Level 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
On/Off selectable: center, horizontal, grid, aspect, safety zone, and rectangular marker. Colour selectable, yellow, blue, green, red, black, gray or white.

Built- In EVF

Optional EVF Accessory
Yes. OLED Electronic Viewfinder, EVF-V50 or EVF-V70

Audio in
XLR 3-pin connector x2, 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only, powered)
Input 1 and 2 on camera body. Additional 2x 3-Pin XLR on optional Expansion Unit EU-V2 (Input 3 and 4)

Headphone output
3.5 mm stereo mini jack (output only, Camera Body).

Video monitor output
MON.: BNC jack, (output only, Camera Body).

HDMI connector (type A) (output only, Camera Body).

Yes, Input only, Camera Body. (GP-E2 connection)

SDI output
BNC jack 1 x 12G-SDI Out (output only, Camera Body).

Time code
BNC jack (input/output, Camera Body).

Yes, with optional Expansion Unit EU-V1 and EU-V2. BNC jack (input only/also serves as SYNC OUT connector)

BNC jack (output only/also serves as GENLOCK connector)

Component out

AV terminal

DC Output
Yes, with optional EU-V2. DC 24V 2A jack Fischer 3-pin jack (output only),
D-Tap connection, 50W maximum

DC input
XLR 4-pin jack

Remote Control Terminal
REMOTE A connector 2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack (input only)
REMOTE B connector Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422) with optional EU-V1 or EU-V2

Wireless Control Terminal

Lens terminal
Yes, with optional EU-V2. 12-pin jack

Ethernet terminal
Yes, with optional EU-V1 and EU-V2. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)

IP Streaming
Yes. Via Ethernet connection. Wi-Fi capability (TBC) 9 Mbps/4 Mbps:1920 X 1080 (59.94p/59.94i/ 50.00p/50.00i) optional EU-V1 or EU-V2 required

User Viewing LUT input

Video connector
Canon’s proprietary specification (special 13-pin jack) for LM-V2 Monitor or optional EVF-V70 viewfinder or LM-V1 monitor

Tally lamp

Custom Dial

Exposure metering
Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris

Exposure Compensation

Auto Exposure mode
Auto Iris with compatible lenses

Push Auto Iris
Yes EF model all compatible lenses, PL Version compatible Canon Cine Servo lenses only with 12-pin connection on optional EU-V2

Exposure Lock

Auto Gain Control setting

ISO Sensitivity
1-Stop Display: [100], 160(*), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, [51200,102400]
[—] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF
1/3 Stop Display: [100,125], 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500,
3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600,
[32000,40000,51200,64000, 80000,102400]
[—] When ISO speed expansion is ON.

Auto Focus System (EF Mount)
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF

AF Frame Sizes (EF Mount)
Large; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 25% (horizontal) of the image display range
Small; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 8% (horizontal) of the image display range
Selectable AF point over 80% horizontal/80% vertical (approx.) of sensor

Auto Focus Modes (EF Mount)
One-Shot AF, Continuous AF and AF-Boosted MF. All modes take effect when the AF/MF switch of the EF lens is at the AF setting.
One-Shot AF, Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF

Face Detection AF (EF Version Only)
Face Priority or Face Only.

Focus Guide
EF version: All compatible Canon EF lenses, Canon Cine Servo Lenses

Gain setting
[-6dB,-3dB], -2dB(*), 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 27dB,
30dB, 33dB, 36dB, 39dB, 42dB, [45dB,48dB,51dB,54dB]
[—] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF.
When ISO speed expansion is ON: between -2 dB and 54 dB
When ISO speed expansion is OFF: Any value from -2 dB to 42 dB in 0.5 dB increments can be set.

Control Modes
Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)

Shutter speed
1 sec to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode, 39 setting options

Shutter Angle
11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate

Slow Shutter (SLS)
1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate

Clear Scan
24.00 Hz* to 250.40 Hz
(*) The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.

Custom Picture
Stored Configurations
BT.709 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut)
LOG (Canon Log 2 / Cinema Gamut)
HDR-PQ (HDR-PQ / BT.2020 Gamut)
HDR-HLG (HDR-HLG / BT.2020 Gamut)
USER5 to USER20 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut)
* From BT.709, HDR-HLG is protected.

Colour matrix
Neutral: Accurate colour reproduction
Production Camera: Colour reproduction for use in movie production
Video: Color reproduction equivalent to C300/500 CP-OFF (for commercial cameras)

HDR-HLG Profile
BT.2100: Corresponds to ITU-R BT.2100
Vivid: Corresponds to Traditional Colour in ITU-R BT.2390

Master Pedestal
-50 to +50

Master Black
Adjustable for each channel RGB -50 to +50 plus Master Black -50 to +50

Black Gamma
Adjustable Level -50 to +50, Range -20 to +50 and Point -20 to +50

Low Key Saturation
Adjustable: -50 to +50

Point -50 to +109, Slope -35 to +50, Saturation -10 to +10

Adjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness

Noise reduction
Off, On (1 to 12)

Skin detail
Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance. 32 steps

Selective Noise Reduction
Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance.

Colour matrix
Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection

White balance
AWB, USER setting (setting range: 2000K to 15000K/ -20CC to
+20CC), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)

Colour correction
Area selection / area revision of two areas

Setup level
-50 to +50 On/Off

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications
Wi-Fi (Optional Accessory)
(1) WPS [Wi-Fi Protected Setup] (push-button system, PIN code system)
(2) Manual setup
(3) Search for access points
Open system, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP-64, WEP-128, TKIP, AES, Auto /manual

GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White Balance

Daylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K-15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B

White Balance Matching
Yes, for previous models

White Balance Shift
YES. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)

Black balance
Black balance adjustment

Time code
Count up system
Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates)

Start value setting
“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Linear PCM (24-bit / 48kHz), 4 channels

Camera Grip GR-V1, Thumb rest, Mic holder unit [w/ M4 screw], LCD Monitor LM-V2,
LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2, Handle unit, Shoulder strap SS-1200, Battery Charger CG-A20,
Compact power adapter CA-CP200B, AC cable, Battery pack (BP-A60),
Extension System Attachment Bracket, Unit Cable UN-5,
Other: Stopper, Hex Wrenches (M4 and M3), Hex Socket Head Bolt (1/4 in.),
Hex Socket Head Bolt (M3)

Canon Battery Pack BP-A30/BP-A60 (provided with camera)
Canon Battery Charger CG-A10/CG-A20 (provided with camera)
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B (provided with camera)
Canon Shoulder Strap SS-1200 (provided with camera)
Canon Tripod base TB-1
Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9
Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
Canon Unit Cable UN-5 (provided)/UN-10 (purchased separately)
Canon OLED Electronic View Finder EVF-V50(*)/EVF-V70
* Canon Extension unit 1: EU-V1
* Canon Extension unit 2: EU-V2
* Canon EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1
* Canon PL Mount Kit PM-V1
Canon B4 Mount Adapter MO-4E/MO-4P
Canon LCD Monitor LM-V2 (included)/LM-V1
Canon LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2 (included)/LA-V1
Canon Camera Grip GR-V1 (included)
Canon Shoulder Support Unit SU-15
Canon Shoulder Style Grip Unit SG-1
Canon Clamp Base CL-V2
Canon Rod Clamp RD-1
Canon Handle Unit HDU-2
Canon 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
(*) New products

Third Party Accessories
V-Lock battery

Dimensions (Main Body Only)
153x148x168mm (WxHxD)

Weight (body only)
Approx. 1,750g

Weight (Accessories)
Camera Grip GR-V1: Approx. 260g Mic holder unit: Approx. 56g
LCD Monitor LM-V2: Approx. 204g LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2: Approx. 265g
Handle unit: Approx. 227g Thumb rest: Approx. 9g
Battery Pack BP-A60: Approx. 434g Extension System Attachment Bracket: Approx. 11g
Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B: Approx. 290g (Not including AC cable)
Unit Cable UN-5 Approx. 80g Battery Charger CG-A20: Approx. 145g Body cap: Approx. 17g
Eyecap: Approx. 26g

Optional accessories
Extension unit 1 EU-V1: Approx. 114g / Extension unit 2 EU-V2: Approx. 652g
OLED Electronic View Finder EVF-V50: Approx.170 g
EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1: Approx. 170g Not including cap
PL Mount Kit PM-V1: Approx. 345g Not including cap
B4 Mount Adapter MO-4E: Approx. 230g / MO-4P: Approx. 248g
CFexpress card: Approx. 8g Clamp Base: CL-V2:Approx. 120g

Operating Temperature range
Approx. 0 to 40°C, (85% relative humidity)
Approx. -5 to 45°C, (60% relative humidity)

Power Supply
BP-A60 (Supplied), BP-A30 (Optional) V-Lock with EU-V2, 11V – 20V, Mains 4-pin XLR

Power Consumption
Cinema RAW Light: Full size/5952 x 3140 2.1GB: 59.94P/50.00P – 34.0W
Super 16mm/2048 x 1080 250Mbps: 59.94P/50.00P – 28.0W
XF-AVC: Full size/ 4096 x 2160 810Mbps: 59.94P/50.00P – 33.4W
Super 16mm/2048 x 1080 310Mbps: 59.94P/50.00P – 28.0W

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