The Canon C500 Mark II body + 512GB CFExpress card & reader features a 5.9K Full Frame sensor and newly developed image processing platform. The Canon C500MKII offers cinematographers endless possibilities through the modular design offering outstanding flexibility for single-operator and multi-camera production, gimbal shooting and full-scale cinema camera operation.
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.
|Full Frame CMOS sensor
|RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
|Full Frame / Super 35 mm (Crop) / Super 16 mm (Crop)
|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): W 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 selected resolution
|Canon Log 2: 1600% / 15+ stops
Canon Log 3: 1600% / 14 stops
Wide DR: 800% (at ISO 400)
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.
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.
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.
DAF technology utilizes the fact that 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. Enabling auto-focus lenses to react when necessary and not have to "hunt" for focus.
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.
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.