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4096 x 2160 pixels; Approx. 8.85 megapixels
4206 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.84 megapixels
Super 35; 26.2 x 13.8 (29.6 mm diagonal); 6.4 µm cell pitch
Number of Sensors
RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Digic DV III
Interchangeable Lens System
Choice of PL or EF mounts for compatibility with a wide variety of lens systems.
Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops
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
Normal Setting -6dB to 30 dB TBD
Fine Setting 0dB to 24 dB in 0.5 dB increments
320 to 80,000
Auto Gain Control (AGC)
Exposure Compensation/AE Shift
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
8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
Maximum Bit rate
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
Maximum Clip Number
999 (per media)
Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz
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
Recording Level Adjustment Range
- Infinity to +18dB
16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting
Available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
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
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
Available; 2 Modes (Standard and RGB Component)
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)
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.
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
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
Yes, 3 seconds cache (Audio and Video)
When using a Depth of Field Converter or other lens adapters it flips or reverses the image automatically so it is recorded correctly.
*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)
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
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
Available, 9 total functions
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
15; Can be assigned functions as desired (37 functions Available)
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.)
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)
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%)
During Normal Shooting: 300%
*With Canon Log Gamma: 800%
*ISO 850 or above - gain 2.5dB or above
Viewing Angle Adjustment
Available; Viewing Angle can be adjusted up and down 60°
Diopter Adjustment Range
+2.0 to -5.5
Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)
Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)
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
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
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)
Yes; BNC Connector (Input Only)
Adjustment range: -1023 to +1023
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.
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
Available; 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Available (Fully LANC Compatible)
Remote control through WFT-E6A accessory is also possible
DC 7.4 V (Battery Pack) / DC 8.4 V (DC In)
DC in on camera (no need for Dummy Battery)
BP-9 Series (Excluding BP-925)
Compact Power Adapter
Tripod Adapter Base
Zoom Remote Controller
Canon ZR 2000
Approx. 6.3 x 7.0 x 7.0 in (160 x 179 x 177 mm)
C500 PL + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in (185 x 249 x187 mm)
C500 PL + Handle Unit + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in (185 x 284 x 301 mm)
Main Unit Weight
C500 PL Body: Approx. 4.3 lb. (1930 g)
Monitor Unit: Approx. 1.4 lb. (645 g)
Handle Unit: Approx. 6.3 oz. (180 g)
Total Equipped Weight
C500 PL: Approx. 6.2 lb. (2815 g)*
C500 PL: 6.6 lb. (2995 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)
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 support - UTC time setting: Setting range from +14:00 to - 12:00
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
Product Advisories for EOS C500 PL
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Battery Pack 955
Battery Pack 975
CA-930 Power Adapter
CA-940 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, Rated Output/Consumption 8.4 V DC, 4.8 A / 83 VA (100V) - 107 VA (240 V),Operation Temperature: 0 - 40 ?C (32 - 104 ?F),Dimensions (W x D x H): Approx. 103 x 51 x 139 mm (4.1 x 2.0 x 5.5 in.),Weight: 395 g (13.9 oz.)
Remote Controller RC-V100
The RC-V100 Remote Controller provides full access to all important user functions, in addition to basic controls. Learn More
Tripod Adapter Base
Tripod Adapter TA-100
TA-100 Tripod Adapter allows you to quickly mount/dismount the XL2 on or from a tripod.
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6A
New Wireless LAN support for IEEE 802.11n communication in addition to existing IEEE 802.11a/b/g for the EOS-1D X Internal Bluetooth Function for secure communication with Bluetooth compatible equipment Stable design ensures sending errors can be sent automatically Enhanced camera clock synchronization across multiple cameras