The Canon EOS C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera Body is part of the Cinema EOS lineup of cameras, and it features a full-frame CMOS sensor with an effective 18.69MP resolution. This allows it to feature a 5.9K output in full frame, and crop (window) the sensor for Super 35 and Super 16 frame sizes while maintaining a high resolution. The C500 Mark II comes with a Canon EF mount and features an interchangeable lens mount system, allowing you to swap out the mount in the field for an optional Cinema Locking EF or PL mount, thus greatly expanding the amount of glass you can use with the camera. The sensor features over 15 stops of dynamic range and Dual Pixel autofocus support, and the camera uses a DIG!C DV 7 chip for image processing.
The camera internally records raw using the Canon Cinema RAW Light codec in 12- or 10-bit, or you can capture using the XF-AVC codec in 10-bit. Internal recording is done to CFexpress cards via two CFexpress card slots. 8-bit proxy recording in the XF-AVC codes, as well as JPEGs, can be captured onto an SD card via the built-in SD card slot. Supporting a variety of gamma settings including Canon Log 2 and Log 3, as well as supporting a variety of color gamuts including Cinema BT.2020, DCI-P3, and legacy BT.709. LUT importing is supported of course. The camera supports four channels of 24-bit, 48 kHz linear PCM audio recording.
The full-frame CMOS sensor captures a clean, low-noise image with over 15 stops of dynamic range, and it has a color gamut that exceeds the BT-2020 specs. The sensor is capable of capturing footage in a variety of aspect formats, including DCI-4K, UHD, and Anamorphic Widescreen. In addition to shooting using the sensor's full-frame size, you can use a variety of spherical and anamorphic glass designed for Super 35mm and Super 16mm capture using appropriate sensor crop modes, lens mounts, and adapters.
DIG!C DV 7 Image Processor
The EOS C500 Mark II uses the DiG!C DV 7 image processor that takes the extensive raw information captured from the 5.9K sensor. The DiG!C DV 7 enables high frame rate recording, Dual Pixel Auto Focus, Canon RAW Light Recording, HDR (PQ and HLG) output, electronic image stabilization, proxy recording, and oversampling processing. The high-speed DIG!C DV 7 enables the camera to simultaneously record 2K proxy files as XF-AVC 2K 4:2:0 8-bit to an SD card, while you are recording Cinema RAW Light files (5.9K, 4K Crop, or 2K Crop) to the internal CFexpress cards.
Interchangeable Lens Mounts
the C500 Mark II comes standard with a Canon EF lens mount that works with and has electronic iris control of a variety of Canon EF, ENG, and Canon Cine-Servo lenses. An optional EF Cine Lock mount also features the Canon EF electronic protocols, and it removes any play when mounting EF lenses to your camera. An industry-standard PL mount is also available, enabling using virtually any PL-mount lens on your C500 Mark II. The lens mounts are field-swappable by the user, and each mount comes with a set of shims for setting the correct depth. An optional B4 lens adapter is available for either the PL or EF lens mount; this adapter allows you to use B4 mount ENG-style lenses on your C500 Mark II.
Dual-Pixel CMOS AF with support for Touch AF and Face Detection AF
Focus control includes Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), Manual Focus, One-Shot AF, Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, and Face Detection AF
Please note: Only lenses that support AF functions can be used in these modes.
Shutter settings include Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow, or Off mode. Either 1/3 or 1/4 steps selected as speed increments.
Electronic Image Stabilization
A new feature to the Cinema EOS ecosystem, the C500 Mark II features built-in five-axis electronic IS that works with almost any lens, including anamorphic lenses.
Optional Expansion Modules
LOG and LUT Support
The camera body features two XLR audio inputs, and the camera supports a total of four audio tracks for recording. Two additional XLR audio inputs are available with an optional Expansion Unit 2.
Recording in 8-bit is only available as a proxy recording to the SD card when recording Cinema RAW Light to the CFexpress cards.
The camera supports drop frame (in 59.94 Hz mode only) and non-drop in all other modes. You can set the timecode to Rec Run, Free Run, and Regen.
White Balance Modes
AWB, Kelvin setting (2000 to 15000K / -20 to +20CC), Daylight, Tungsten, Set (A/B)
An optional EVF is available separately.
Wireless streaming is available via a proprietary port on the camera body that requires a WFT unit (not included).
The camera includes a battery and power supply for charging the battery. An optional power supply for powering the camera from mains power is not included.
Lenses that Support Auto Iris
COMPACT SERVO lenses
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.
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Lens Communication||Yes, with Autofocus Support|
|Sensor Resolution||Actual: 20.8 Megapixel (6062 x 3432)|
Effective: 18.69 Megapixel (5952 x 3140)
|Sensor Type||Full-Frame CMOS|
|Built-In ND Filter||Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64), 8 Stop (1/256), 10 Stop (1/1024) ND Filters|
|Internal Filter Holder||No|
|Capture Type||Stills & Video|
|Shutter Type||Electronic Rolling Shutter|
|ISO Sensitivity||160 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 102,400)|
|Advertised Dynamic Range||15 Stops|
|Internal Recording Modes||Cinema RAW Light 12-Bit|
5952 x 3140 up to fps
4096 x 2160 up to fps
3840 x 2160 up to fps
Cinema RAW Light 10-Bit
5952 x 3140 up to fps
4096 x 2160 up to fps
3840 x 2160 up to fps
XF-AVC 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 up to fps [160 to 810 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 up to fps [160 to 810 Mb/s]
2048 x 1080 up to fps [160 to 810 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p up to fps [160 to 810 Mb/s]
XF-AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit
2048 x 1080 up to fps [24 to 35 Mb/s]
|Sensor Crop Modes||Super35 / APS-C|
|Sensor Crop While Recording||5K (5952 x 3140) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw|
4K (4096 x 2160) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
2K (2048 x 1080) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
|Gamma Curve||Canon Log 2, Canon Log 3, HDR-HLG, HDR-PQ, Normal 1, Wide DR|
|Built-In Microphone Type||Mono|
|Audio Recording||4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio|
Still Image Capture
|Media/Memory Card Slot||Dual Slot: CFexpress Type B|
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
|Video I/O||1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output|
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
|Audio I/O||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input|
2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
|Power I/O||1 x XLR 4-Pin (11.5 to 20 VDC) Input|
|Other I/O||1 x BNC (Timecode) Input/Output|
|Display Type||Included External Touchscreen LCD|
|Type||Optional, Not Included|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus|
|Battery Type||Canon BP-A Series|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||6.6 x 6 x 5.8" / 16.8 x 15.2 x 14.7 cm|
|Weight||3.9 lb / 1.77 kg|
|Package Weight||14.445 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||18.4 x 14.5 x 12.7"|