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EOS C500

Cinema EOS Cameras

About EOS C500

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Cinema EOS Camera
Item Code: 6345B002

Specifications

Back to TopImaging Sensor

Effective Pixels
4096 x 2160 pixels; Approx. 8.85 megapixels

Total Pixels
4206 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.84 megapixels

Sensor Type
CMOS

Sensor Size
Super 35; 26.2 x 13.8 (29.6 mm diagonal); 6.4 µm cell pitch

Scanning System
Progressive

Number of Sensors
1

Filter
RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)

Imaging Processor
Digic DV III

Back to TopLens System

Interchangeable Lens System
Choice of PL or EF mounts for compatibility with a wide variety of lens systems.

Zoom/Focus Preset
N/A

Shockless Zoom
N/A

Digital Teleconverter
N/A

ND Filter
Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops

Iris Dial
Iris Dial located on camera body for use with EOS EF Lenses with electronic Iris control (EF Camera version only)

Peripheral Illumination Correction
Available on EF Mount model only

Back to TopExposure and Metering

Exposure Modes
Manual

Metering Modes
N/A

Gain
Normal Setting -6dB to 30 dB TBD
Fine Setting 0dB to 24 dB in 0.5 dB increments

ISO
320 to 80,000

Auto Gain Control (AGC)
N/A

Shockless Gain
N/A

Exposure Compensation/AE Shift
N/A

Shutter Modes
3 Modes: OFF; Speed; Angle; Slow Shutter; Clear Scan
Speed Mode is selected in 1/3 or ¼ stop increments

Shutter Speed Range
59.94i/59.94p: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz

29.97p: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz

23.98p/24p: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz

50i/50p: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz

25p: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz

Shutter Angle Settings
59.94i/59.94p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

29.97p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 108, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

23.98p/24p: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

50i/50p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

25p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

Iris (Aperture) Range
EF Lens only - ½. 1/3 stop or fine setting can be selected
Smooth Manual control on Cinema Lenses

Back to TopFocus

Focus Settings
Manual

Autofocus System
N/A

AF Modes
None

Back to TopExternal Recording Output

Resolution
Resolution

Mode

Resolution

Frame Rate

4K RAW 10bit

4096x2160/3840x2160

59.94p/29.97p/

23.98p/50.00p/

25.00p/24.00p

4K RAW 10bit

4096x1080/3840x1080

62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps

2K RGB 444 12bit

2048x1080/1920x1080

59.94p/29.98p/23.98p/50.00p/25.00p True 24 (24.00p)

2K RGB 444 10bit

2048x1080/1920x1080

59.94p/29.98p/23.98p/50.00p/25.00p True 24 (24.00p)

2K YCC 422 10bit

2048x1080/1920x1080

62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps

Back to TopRecording/Codec

Compression
8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP

Maximum Bit rate
50Mbps (CBR)

Recording Options
Recording Options

Mode

Resolution

Frame Rate

50 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL

1920 x1080

59.94i/29.98p/23.98p

50i/25p

True 24 (24.00)

1280 x 720

59.94/29.98p/23.98p

50p/25p

True 24 (24.00)

35 Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL

1920 x1080

59.94i/29.98p/23.98p

50i/25p

1280 x 720

59.94/29.98p/23.98p

50p/25p

25 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14

1440 x1080

59.94i/29.98p/23.98p

50i/25p

Recording Time

Memory capacity (CF Card)

Bit rate

50 Mbps

35 Mbps

25 Mbps

2GB

5 minutes

5 minutes

10 minutes

4GB

10 minutes

10 minutes

20 minutes

8GB

20 minutes

25 minutes

40 minutes

16GB

40 minutes

55 minutes

80 minutes

32GB

80 minutes

110 minutes

155 minutes

64GB

160 minutes

225 minutes

310 minutes


Recording Media
CF Card (Type 1 Only); 2 Slots (Movie Files); UDMA supported
SD Card (Still Images (JPEG), Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata, and menu settings); SD/SDHC/SDXC Supported; MMC Cards are not supported
*Custom Picture Data and settings is not compatible with data from others Canon models

File Format
MXF (OP-1a)

File System
FAT 32

Maximum Clip Number
999 (per media)

Back to TopAudio

Recording Format
Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz

Built-in Microphone
None

External Audio Inputs
2 - XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings)
External microphone terminal: (3.5 mm diameter)

Recording Channel Selection
This is used to set the allocation of the audio channels:

CH1/CH2: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.

CH1/CH1: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH1 signals are allocated to the R output channel.

CH2/CH2: The CH2 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.

ALL CH/ALL CH: Signals obtained by mixing the CH1 and CH2 signals are allocated to the L and R output channels.

XLR Mic Trimming
Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB or +12 dB

Limiter
Available

Recording Level Adjustment Range
- Infinity to +18dB

Phantom Power
Available; +48V

Headphone Adjustment
16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting

Built-in Speaker
None

1KHz Tone
Available; -12, -18, or -20 dB

Back to TopFeatures and Performance

Playback
Clip Display: 3x4 Index Display, Original, "OK Mark," "Check Mark," "Shot Mark," Expand, Photo (SD Card), Clip Metadata

Clip Playback: Forward Search (x5, x15, x60), Reverse Search (x5, x15, x60), Forward frame Advance, Reverse Frame Advance, Record Review, Skip to next clip, skip to previous clip

Clip information Display: Clip Metadata display, custom picture settings Playback Functions: Inter-media Copy (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip); Clip Delete (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip)

Still Image Playback: index, single playback, erasure, protect

Slow and Fast Motion Recording
Slow and Fast Motion Recording

Available; Records at a different frame rate then the playback rate allowing for fast and slow motion effects: (Slow and Fast Motion Recording is available in 4K and 2K modes to external recording devices.)

Mode

Resolution

Playback Rate

Record Rate

4K RAW

4096x2160/3840x2160

60Hz/24:00

1-60

50Hz

1-50

4K HRAW

4096x1080/3840x1080

60Hz/24:00

1-60. 62-120 in 2 frame increments

50Hz

1-50. 52-100 in 2 frame increments

2K RGB 4:4:4

2048x1080/1920x1080

60Hz/24:00

1-60. 62-120 in 2 frame increments

50Hz

1-50. 52-100 in 2 frame increments

2K YCC 4:2:2

2048x1080/1920x1080

60Hz/24:00

1-60. 62-120 in 2 frame increments

50Hz

1-50. 52-100 in 2 frame increments

50 Mbps

1920x1080

29.97p/23.98p/24.00p

1-30

50i/25p

1-25

1280x720

59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p

1-60

50p/25p

1-50

35 Mbps

1920x1080

29.97p/23.98p/24.00p

1-30

50i/25p

1-25

1280x720

59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p

1-60

50p/25p

1-50

25 Mbps

1440x1080

29.97p/23.98p

1-30

     
All specifications are preliminary, and based on Canon Inc.'s standard test methods
All specifications subject to change without prior notice.

Special Recording Functions
Relay Recording*; Double-Slot Recording**; Copying between Media

* Not available during Slow Motion 50 Mbps recording

** Not available in combination with Slow and fast motion recording

NOTE: Special features other than Slow and Fast Motion Recording are not available in 4K and 2K modes

Photo Recording Mode
Available; Images captured to SD Card

Waveform Monitor
Available; 2 Modes (Standard and RGB Component)

Vectorscope
Available

Exposure/Focus Aids
Peaking (2 types), Zebra Pattern*, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode

*Can be output via the SDI or HDMI Jack (HD Only)

Interval Record
Available; ability to set time interval and number of frames to record

Interval can be set in 25 levels ranging from 1 second to 10 minutes.

(1s/2s/3s/4s/5s/6s/7s/8s/9s/10s/15s/20s/30s/40s/50s/1m/2m/3m/4m/5m/6 m/7m/8m/9m/10m)

NTSC 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames

NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames

PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames

Frame Record
Available; Records a set number of frames each time the record button is pressed

NTSC 59.94i/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames

NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames

PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames

Pre-Record
Yes, 3 seconds cache (Audio and Video)

Scan Reverse
When using a Depth of Field Converter or other lens adapters it flips or reverses the image automatically so it is recorded correctly.

Time code
*Drop Frame (DF) and Non-Drop Frame (NDF)

*Dropframe works with NTSC models only and is not available in 24P

Time Code Modes
Regeneration, Record Run, Free Run and External Source

Auto White Balance (AWB)
Not Available

White Balance
Kelvin Setting 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments

White Balance Presets
Daylight (5,400K); Tungsten (3,200K); Kelvin

White balance shift is available within Presets (-9 to +9)

Auto Black Balance
Available

Custom Picture Settings
23 Custom Picture settings

A total of nine 9 Customized Pictures are available in the camera and up to 20 can be saved to an SD card

Custom pictures can be adjusted using the following settings and saved for later recall:

Gamma, Black, Black Gamma, Low Key Saturation, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Skin Detail, Selective Noise Reduction, Color Matrix, White Balance, Color Correction, Setup Level

Custom Pictures CP8 and CP9 ship with the following presets:

C8: Cinema - Suited for giving recorded media a film tone.

C9: EOS Standard - Used to match the quality of DSLR video shot in EOS standard mode

Custom Functions
Available, 9 total functions

Custom Display
Yes; LCD panel and EVF information display can be customized

Total of 27 display and icons that can be turned on and off

On Screen Markers
Yes

Assign Buttons
15; Can be assigned functions as desired (37 functions Available)

Color Bars
Color bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards can be selected.

Minimum Subject Illumination
59.94 Hz Mode: 0.3 Lux

(f/1.2, 24 dB, 29.97p, 1/30 sec.)

50.00 Hz Mode: 0.25 Lux

(f/1.2, 24 dB, 25p, 1/25 sec.)

Sensitivity
59.94 Hz Mode: F9

(1920 x 1080/59.94i, ISO 640 (0 dB), 2000 lux, 89.9% Reflection)

50.00 Hz Mode: F10

(1920 x 1080/50i, ISO 640 (0 dB), 2000 lux, 89.9% Reflection)

S/N Ratio
59.94 Hz Mode: 54 dB (Typical)

(1920x1080/29.97p, Canon Log, ISO 850, Dynamic Range 800%)

50.00 Hz Mode: 54 dB (Typical)

(1920x1080/25p, Canon Log, ISO 850, Dynamic Range 800%)

Dynamic Range
During Normal Shooting: 300%

*With Canon Log Gamma: 800%

*ISO 850 or above - gain 2.5dB or above

Back to TopEVF

Viewing Angle Adjustment
Available; Viewing Angle can be adjusted up and down 60°

Diopter Adjustment Range
+2.0 to -5.5

EVF Adjustments
Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)

Back to TopLCD Monitor

Display Adjustments
Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)

Back to TopInput/Output

HD/SD SDI
Yes; (with embedded audio);

HD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 1920x1080: 59.94i/50i/23.98/24.00, 1280x720: 59.94p/50p/23.98/24.00

SD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i BNC Connector, output only

SD-SDI:

NTSC 480i/PAL 576i: Compliant with SMTPE 259M

Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 272M

Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M

HD-SDI: (Compliant with SMTPE 292M)

1080i/720p: Compliant with SMTPE 292M

Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 299M

Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M

3G SDI
Available; 2x BNC

Output Modes: RAW (10-bit); RGB 4:4:4 (10-bit/12-bit); YCC 4:2:2 (10-bit)

Frame Rates: 23.98p/24.00p/25.00p/29.97p/59.94p/50p

Video Monitor Out
Available; 2x BNC

Resolution: 2048x1080 / 1920x1080

Frame Rates: 23.98p/24.00p/25.00p/29.97p/30p/59.94p/50p/60p

Color Space: YPbPr: 10-bit

Time code In/Out
Yes; BNC Connector (Input and Output)

Genlock
Yes; BNC Connector (Input Only)

Adjustment range: -1023 to +1023

Synch Out
Yes, BNC Connector

(1) HD tri-level signal (HD Sync) 1920x1080: 59.94i/50i/23.98/24.00, 1280x720: 59.94p/50p/23.98, 24.00; The HD standard analog component Y signal with the black muted is output.

(2) HD-Y signals (HD-Y) 1920x1080: 60i, 59.94i/50i, 1280x720: 60p/59.94p/50p; Only the HD standard analog component Y signal is output.

(3) Black burst signal 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i; The SD standard analog composite signal with the black muted is output.

(4) Composite 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i; The SD standard analog composite signals are output.

HDMI
Yes (Type A)

HD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 1920x1080: 60i/59.94i/50i, 1280x720: 60p/59.94p/50p

SD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i

Audio Input Terminal
2 - Balanced 3-pin XLR on Monitor Unit (Mic Level, Mic Level with phantom power and Line Level)

3.5mm Microphone terminal

Headphone Jack
Available; 3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Remote Terminals
Available (Fully LANC Compatible)

Remote control through WFT-E6A accessory is also possible

USB Connector
N/A

CCU
N/A

Back to TopPower

Supply
DC 7.4 V (Battery Pack) / DC 8.4 V (DC In)

Power Terminal
DC in on camera (no need for "Dummy Battery")

Battery
BP-9 Series (Excluding BP-925)

Compact Power Adapter
CA-940N

Back to TopAccessories

Tripod Adapter
Canon TA-100

Tripod Adapter Base
Canon TB-1

Zoom Remote Controller
Canon ZR 2000

Wi-Fi Adapter
WFT-E6A

Back to TopOther

Dimensions
Approx. 6.3 x 7.0 x 6.7 in (160 x 179 x 171 mm)

C500 + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in (185 x 249 x187 mm)

C500 + Handle Unit + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in (185 x 284 x 301 mm)

Main Unit Weight
C500 Body: Approx. 4.0 lb. (1820 g)

Monitor Unit: Approx. 1.4 lb. (645 g)

Handle Unit: Approx. 6.3 oz. (180 g)

Total Equipped Weight
C500: Approx. 6.0 lb. (2705 g)*

C500: Approx. 6.4 lb. (2885 g)**

* Weights include the monitor unit, BP-955, 2x CF cards.

** Weights include the monitor unit, handle unit, BP-955, 2x CF cards.

Temperature and Humidity
Performance requirements: 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)

Operating requirements: -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)

Language Support
English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian

Time and Date
Automatic Calendar range January 1st, 2010 through December 31, 2031 selectable in American, Japanese and European Date formats.

World Clock
World Clock support - UTC time setting: Setting range from +14:00 to - 12:00