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Canon ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera

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Canon ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera
Key Features
  • Up to 4 Million ISO & 12 Stops DR
  • Full Frame 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV 4
  • Full HD up to 60p
Featuring an astonishing four million ISO rating, the Canon ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera captures video at up to 1920 x 1080p 60 and supports both NTSC and PAL broadcast frame rates. The camera incorporates a full frame 35mm-sized sensor with approximately 2.26 million pixels. This results in a pixel that is about 7.5 x larger than the pixels on optional Canon Full-frame DSLR cameras, which provides for camera's notable ISO rating.
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Canon ME20F-SH Overview

Featuring an astonishing four million ISO rating, the Canon ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera captures video at up to 1920 x 1080p 60 and supports both NTSC and PAL broadcast frame rates. The camera incorporates a full frame 35mm-sized sensor with approximately 2.26 million pixels. This results in a pixel that is about 7.5 x larger than the pixels on optional Canon Full-frame DSLR cameras, which provides for camera's notable ISO rating.

Incorporating a Canon DIGIC DV 4 image processor, the camera supports 12 stops of dynamic range, and features Wide DR and Canon Log gamma profiles that protect highlight and shadow detail. The camera body is small in size and features 2 x HD/3G-SDI outputs, and a single HDMI output. The camera incorporates a Genlock-in for integrating this camera into a multi-camera shoot. Although small in size the ME20F Multi-Purpose camera features a locking Cinema EF Lens mount.

This small box sized camera is versatile and can fit into smaller spaces. You can use optional accessories to configure the camera for a variety of applications.
The camera's sensor feature photosites that measure 19 micrometers, which is 7.5 times larger than the photosites of the nominal Canon 35mm DSLR sensor. This allows the camera to provide excellent low light performance.
This is an HD camera body only and is capable of capturing 1920 x 1080 footage at 59.94P / 59.94i / 50.00P / 50.00i / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P.
Professional connectivity includes the HD/3G-SDI connectors and genlock input, allowing the camera to be easily integrated into a multi-camera workflow. The OSD is available on both the HDMI and the first SDI output.
The camera features a built-in filter stack including a clear filter, an ND 1/8, and an ND 1/64, as well as an IR cut filter, this allows you to choose to use the IR cut filter much as you would choose from the built-in ND filters.
The camera features built-in One-shot AF, and Push Auto Iris. The One-Shot AF assists in focusing adjustment with a dedicated button. Focus status can be confirmed on an external monitor. Push Auto Iris automatically adjusts the aperture of the lens to quickly and easily maintain proper exposure, even in situations where lighting changes frequently.
The locking cinema EF mount is compatible with EF mount lenses, and provides a stronger attachment to the camera than a standard EF mount. The front of the camera features a 12-pin lens terminal enabling lens connectivity with EF mount CINE-SERVO lenses or 2/3" broadcast lenses with an optional third party adapter.
UPC: 013803271249

Canon ME20F-SH Specs

SensorFull frame 35mm
PixelsTotal: 2160 x 1200 (approximately 2.59 MP)
Effective: 2000 x 1128 (approximately 2.25 MP)
Color Filter SystemRGB Bayer array
Lens PortCanon EF Cinema Lock type
Interface (Inputs/Outputs)Outputs
HD/3G-SDI: 2 (#1 with OSD, #2 clean)

HDMI: 1
Inputs
Genlock: Input only
Mic: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Remote Control A: 1 x 2.5 mm stereo mini jack (Canon unique protocol)
Remote Control B: 1 x Circular 8-pin connector (Canon unique protocol)
Format1920 x 1080p: 50 / 59.94
1920 x 1080PsF: 25 / 29.97
1920 x 1080i: 50 / 59.94
1280 x 720p: 50 / 59.94
768 x 576p: 50
640 x 480p: 59.94
ExposureAuto: Iris, Gain, Shutter and ND operating together (Cannot set auto / manual separately)
AE shift / AE response selectable
GainManual: 0 dB to 75 dB (3 dB intervals), ISO4M equivalent at gain 75 dB Auto: Iris, Gain, Shutter and ND operating together, Gain limit is settable from 36 dB to Off / 75 dB
ShutterManual: 1.4 stops
Auto: Iris, Gain, Shutter and ND operating together
IrisManual: 1/2 stops push auto iris available (used with assign button)
Auto: Iris, Gain, Shutter and ND operating together
ND FilterElectric Manual: 2 density (1/8, 1/64)
Auto: Iris, Gain, Shutter and ND operating together
Focus ControlManual focus (when used with RC-V100)
ONE SHOT AF (used with assign button)
White BalanceAWB/Kelvin (2000K - 15000K) / Daylight / Tungsten / Set A / Set B
IRIR cut filter ON/OFF (electric manual)
Digital Zoom2x / 4x
PowerInput: 11 to 17 VDC
Consumption: approximately 11 W (body only)
Input Connectors
1 x 4-pin XLR
1 x 2-pin
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.8 x 10.3 x 9.7"
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So... 1080 60p for 20k? what makes this camera better than an A7sii??
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When comparing gear, consideration for what the intended use of that piece is necessary. The Canon ME20F-SH and the Sony a7S II are for two different markets.The a7S II is meant more for the indie/commercial filmmaker budgets and the Canon ME20F-SH is for industrial, documentary and/or high end commercial/Hollywood budget productions. For the cost you get better low light performance than the a7S II and that comes into play when image quality is paramount. Also it is not just about shooting in normal low light situations, it also allows using high f stops on long lenses , or shooting underwater (it gets dark quickly there) or night aerial videography.
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Why is it $20K?!
Asked by: Logan S.
It is for high end movie production or corporate imaging needs where image quality is paramount and cost secondary. It has a huge full frame sensor that has Up to 4 Million ISO & 12 Stops DR, locking EF mount and other features that you have no doubt read. For that market, the price is not a consideration, only the best is.
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does it take pics too ? and at what specs?
Asked by: Anonymous
This camera records HD video only.
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What is the full well capacity of the sensor?

What is the full well capacity of the sensor?
Asked by: Victor
So that we may better assist you please email us directly at [email protected] with your questions on this product.
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Date published: 2018-12-12

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Why would Canon not to release a camcorder with the same sensor in a standart EOS Cinema form-factor (such as C100) and Cinema DNG recording?
Asked by: Vadim B.
With the ME20F-SH, Canon is making a camera that not only Hollywood can use, but one that addresses the needs organizations outside the entertainment industry. Not just for television and cinema, it is specifically designed for low light videography with it's large full frame sensor and high ISO. This makes it a terrific choice for those recording nature and wildlife, documentary production, astronomy, military, security and law enforcement.
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Does the camera write to an inserted memory card? Or, is the bandwidth of the recording stream so big that the camera must be hardwired to an external memory module to record movies?
Asked by: Anonymous
With the Canon ME20F-SH, you record the video to an external recorder such as the Atomos Ninja Blade. The recording stream is not so enormous as you might think. Remember, this is a just a Super35 sensor with only a 2.26 MP's. You may be confusing the high ISO with with pixels. Even then it would be only a 4MP camera. You can compare this with Sony's a7S II which is a 12MP video camera and it records 4K internally. Note: While the ME20F-SH does have a card slot, that is only for firmware updates.
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What is the native ISO for this camera?

What is the native ISO for this camera?
Asked by: Joe
This camera has a base ISO of 800.
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How much is the 4K version going to cost?
Asked by: Anonymous
We have not received work yet on what the pricing will be. But we understand that it will be much less than the ME20F-SH's price.
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