Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (PL Lens Mount)

Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (PL Lens Mount)

Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (PL Lens Mount)

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  • 4K RAW (4096 x 2160) Output
  • PL Lens Mount to Accept Cinema Lenses
  • 8.8 Mp Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • Also Puts Out 2K, Quad HD & Full HD
  • 2x 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 50 Mb/s Proxy HD Recording to CF Card
  • 10-Bit 4K RAW at Up to 60p
  • 10-Bit 4K Half RAW at Up to 120p
  • 12-Bit 2K 4:4:4 Signal at Up to 60p
  • Canon Log Gamma
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  • 1Description

The Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (PL Lens Mount) represents Canon's first foray into the world of 4K digital cinema production. Sharing a sensor with the earlier EOS C300 PL camera, the EOS C500 PL fulfills the potential of the large (Super 35mm-size), high-resolution (8.8 Mp effective) CMOS imager by offering full 4K RAW output via 3G-SDI.

The C500 PL also has a body type in common with the C300 PL. Featuring large, accessible buttons with ridges dividing them, the EOS C500 PL has been designed expressly for the craft of digital cinema. Its signal output is similarly appropriate: At rates up to 60 frames per second, the 10-bit 4K RAW data stream output can be recorded to an approved external device (sold separately) at full resolution. Using a format called 4K half RAW, which halves the horizontal resolution, you can capture up to 120 fps to the external recorder by using both of the C500 PL's 3G-SDI outputs.

The Canon EOS C500 PL integrates with time-tested feature film production workflows. As 4K RAW data is being recorded externally, you can record proxy files at 50 Mb/s to the camera's internal CF card so rough-cut or dailies editing can begin immediately after a scene is complete. For the widest latitude for color correction in post-production, the camera offers Canon's Log gamma mode, which results in excellent tonal reproduction in the highlight and lowlight regions of an image, and a greatly expanded dynamic range.

As its name suggests, the EOS C500 PL features a PL mount for compatibility not only with a broad range of compatible cine lenses from manufacturers like Angenieux and Zeiss, but also with Canon's burgeoning line of Cinema EOS lenses for PL mount. These lenses are designed to match up perfectly with the 3-perf Super 35mm-size CMOS sensor of this camera. Like the camcorder, these lenses (sold separately) were developed specifically for digital cinema, with engraved markings on angled surfaces in meters and feet and uniform front diameters for easy lens switching without having to reconfigure a matte box or follow focus gearing.

Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard, the Canon CMOS sensor has an effective resolution of 4096 x 2160. The image sensor employs an innovative readout technique that delivers full-bandwidth individual RGB video components without the need for any de-Bayering algorithms
RAW 4K Output
Using a single 3G-SDI output, the C500 PL is able to output a full 4K RAW (4096 x 2160-pixel) data stream in 10-bit color space, with full Bayer encoding and frame rates up to 60 fps. Using both of the camera's 3G-SDI outputs, the frame rate can jump as high as 120 fps, but with the horizontal resolution reduced by half and then interpolated back in
Canon Log Gamma
Shooting in Canon Log mode, cinematographers can set the camera exposure value using their customary light meter practices. This nonlinear transfer function is specifically designed to facilitate the post-production of digital images originating in Cinema EOS in a manner similar to the post-production of images digitally transferred from motion picture film (the contemporary DI process). By managing the disposition of quantization bits, Canon Log ensures excellent tonal reproduction within both highlight and low-light regions of a given digital image
Canon EOS C500 with PL Lens Mount
Designed to integrate into existing production setups, the EOS C500 PL is fully compatible with a wide variety of industry-standard PL-mount lenses, ensuring it will work seamlessly with trusted optics already in the filmmaker's possession. Compatibility with Canon's existing PL mount lenses means filmmakers can take advantage of the new optical designs Canon has developed for the cinema market
Canon Cinema EOS Lenses, Available in PL Mount
Some Canon Cinema EOS lenses (sold separately) are available in both PL and EF configurations. They're designed and engineered to meet or exceed the exacting standards of working professionals. Every Canon Cinema EOS lens is designed to fulfill contemporary 4K production standards, surpassing the performance requirements of any HD imaging system. Zoom lenses feature large aspherical lens elements to achieve sharp, consistent images in every shooting situation. Geared inner focusing minimizes focus-induced changes in the angle of view, rendering focus breathing virtually zero. The 11-blade aperture diaphragms ensure smooth out-of-focus areas and beautiful bokeh – and innovative glass construction counteracts barrel expansion and contraction to avoid temperature-induced marking discrepancies. Cinema EOS lenses provide markings on angled surfaces on both sides of the barrel, making it easy to read focus and aperture settings from behind or either side of the camera. Focus markings can be switched from standard labeling to metric. Control rings are designed to maintain the proper amount of resistance with consistent operating torque. Cinema EOS lenses share uniform gear position, diameter and rotation angle as well as front lens diameters, enabling the film crew to quickly change to another Canon zoom or prime lens or compatible third-party accessories like matte boxes and rods without adjustments
Designed with Filmmakers in Mind
With everything a cinematographer needs, the EOS C500 PL comes ready to produce. A logical layout of buttons and dials make operation simple. A lock switch turns off all controls except the recording button and function buttons. Small ridges between the buttons help prevent activating functions by mistake. A backlit display panel is great for low-light viewing. A tally lamp is clearly visible from the side or behind the camera
Comfortable Ergonomic Controls
The moment you pick up the EOS C500 PL, you'll feel right at home. Four separate start/stop buttons and 15 other customizable buttons distributed over the camera body mean quiet and intuitive access
Accommodating File-Based Production
The Cinema EOS system creates full HD proxy files in the internationally standardized Material eXchange Format (MXF), wrapping video and audio with metadata in a single file that maintains access to critical information throughout the production process
UPC: 013803147964
In the Box
Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera (PL Lens Mount)
  • Camera Cover
  • Monitor Unit (with Microphone Holder Unit and Screws for MHU)
  • Handle Unit
  • Thumb Rest
  • WFT Adapter
  • Tripod Adapter Base
  • Eye Cup
  • EVF Cap
  • SS-1200 Shoulder Strap
  • BP-955 Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (5200 mAh)
  • CG-940 Battery Charger
  • CA-940 Compact Power Adapter
  • DC Cable for CA-940
  • AC Cable
  • XF Utilities Disc Ver.31
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Effective Pixels 4096 x 2160 pixels, approx. 8.85 megapixels
    Total Pixels 4206 x 2340 pixels, approx. 9.84 megapixels
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Scanning System Progressive
    Filter RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
    Processor Digic DV III
    Minimum 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 (1920x1080/29.97p, Canon Log, ISO 850, Dynamic Range 800%)
    50.00 Hz Mode: 54 dB (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)
    Lens System
    Mount Type PL
    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
    Peripheral Illumination Correction Yes
    Exposure Control
    Gain Normal Setting: -6 ~ 30 dB
    Fine Setting: 0 ~ 24 dB in 0.5 dB increments
    ISO 320 ~ 80,000
    Shutter 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 ~ 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops
    SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
    29.97p: 1/30 ~ 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops
    SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz
    23.98p/24p: 1/24 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 Control With compatible EF lenses: 1/2, 1/3 stop, or fine setting
    White Balance Kelvin Setting: 2,000K ~ 15,000K in 100K increments
    Presets: Daylight (5,400K); Tungsten (3,200K); Kelvin
    White balance shift is available within Presets (-9 to +9)
    Auto Black Balance Yes
    External Recording Output 4K RAW 10bit 4096x2160 or 3840x2160 at 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/50p/25p/24p
    4K RAW 10bit 4096x1080 or 3840x1080 at 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps
    2K RGB 444 12bit 2048x1080 or 1920x1080 at 59.94p/29.98p/23.98p/50p/25p/24p)
    2K RGB 444 10bit 2048x1080 or 1920x1080 at 59.94p/29.98p/23.98p/50p/25p/24p)
    2K YCC 422 10bit 2048x1080 or 1920x1080 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps
    Compression Video: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
    Audio: Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz
    Maximum Bit Rate 50Mbps (CBR)
    Recording Options 50 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL
    1920x1080 at 59.94i/29.98p/23.98p/50i/25p/24.00p
    1280x720 at 59.94/29.98p/23.98p/50p/25p/24.00p
    35 Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL
    1920x1080 at 59.94i/29.98p/23.98p/50i/25p
    1280x720 at 59.94/29.98p/23.98p/50p/25p
    25 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14
    1440x1080 at 59.94i/29.98p/23.98p/50i/25p
    Recording Time 2GB: 5 min (at 50 Mbps), 5 min (at 35 Mbps), 10 min (at 25 Mbps)
    4GB: 10 min (at 50 Mbps), 10 min (at 35 Mbps), 20 min (at 25 Mbps)
    8GB: 20 min (at 50 Mbps), 25 min (at 35 Mbps), 40 min (at 25 Mbps)
    16GB: 40 min (at 50 Mbps), 55 min (at 35 Mbps), 80 min (at 25 Mbps)
    32GB: 80 min (at 50 Mbps), 110 min (at 35 Mbps), 155 min (at 25 Mbps)
    64GB: 160 min (at 50 Mbps), 225 min(at 35 Mbps), 310 min (at 25 Mbps)
    Recording Media CF Card (Type 1 Only); 2 Slots (Movie Files); UDMA supported
    SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (JPEG), Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata, and menu settings
    *Custom Picture Data and settings are not compatible with data from others Canon models
    File Format MXF (OP-1a)
    Maximum Clip Number 999 (per media)
    Audio Features Recording Channel Selection: CH1/CH2, CH1/CH1, CH2/CH2, ALL CH/ALL CH
    XLR Mic Trimming: -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB or +12 dB
    Limiter: available
    Recording Level Adjustment Range: - Infinity to +18dB
    Phantom Power: +48V
    Headphone Adjustment: 16 Settings (volume is muted at lowest setting)
    1 KHz Tone: -12, -18, or -20 dB
    Slow and Fast Motion Recording This feature 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.
    4K RAW (4096x2160/3840x2160)
    1-60 fps (60Hz/24:00); 1-50 (50Hz)
    4K HRAW (4096x1080/3840x1080)
    1-60, 62-120 in 2 frame increments (60Hz/24:00); 1-50, 52-100 in 2 frame increments (50Hz)
    2K RGB 4:4:4 (2048x1080/1920x1080)
    1-60. 62-120 in 2 frame increments (60Hz/24:00); 1-50, 52-100 in 2 frame increments (50Hz)
    2K YCC 4:2:2 (2048x1080/1920x1080)
    1-60, 62-120 in 2 frame increments (60Hz/24:00); 1-50, 52-100 in 2 frame increments (50Hz)
    50 Mbps 1920x1080
    1-30 (29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-25 (50i/25p)
    50 Mbps 1280x720
    1-60 (59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-50 (50p/25p)
    35 Mbps 1920x1080
    1-30 (29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-25 (50i/25p)
    35 Mbps 1280x720
    1-60 (59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-50 (50p/25p)
    25 Mbps 1440x1080
    1-30 (29.97p/23.98p)
    Time Code Drop Frame (not available in 24P)
    Non-Drop Frame
    Time Code Modes Regeneration, Record Run, Free Run and External Source
    Special Recording Functions Relay Recording, Double-Slot Recording, Copying between Media, Photo Recording Mode, Waveform Monitor (Standard and RGB Component modes), Vectorscope, Peaking (2 types), Zebra Pattern, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode, Interval Record, Frame Record Pre-Record (3 seconds cache), Scan Reverse
    Electronic View Finder Viewing Angle Adjustment: viewing Angle can be adjusted up and down 60°
    Diopter Adjustment Range: +2.0 to -5.5
    Adjustments: brightness, contrast, color, and backlight
    Monitor Type: LCD
    Display Adjustments: brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, and backlight
    HD/SD-SDI 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
    3G-SDI Connector: 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
    Audio Inputs 2x XLR inputs (auto and manual level settings)
    1x External microphone terminal (3.5 mm diameter)
    Video Output Connector: 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 I/O Connector: BNC (Input and Output)
    Genlock Connector: BNC (Input Only)
    Adjustment range: -1023 ~ 1023
    Synch Out Connector: BNC
    (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 Connector: HDMI (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
    Headphone Jack 1x 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
    Remote Terminals Fully LANC Compatible
    Remote control through WFT-E6A accessory is also possible
    Power Terminal DC in on camera (no need for "Dummy Battery")
    Other Features 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
    Custom Picture Settings: 23 Custom Picture settings
    Custom Functions: 9 total functions
    Custom Display: LCD panel and EVF information display can be customized
    On Screen Markers
    Assignable Buttons: 15 buttons, 37 functions
    Color Bars: compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards
    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
    Power Supply: DC 7.4 V (Battery Pack) / DC 8.4 V (DC In)
    Battery: BP-9 Series (Excluding BP-925)
    Compact Power Adapter: CA-940N
    Operating Conditions Performance requirements: (0° ~ 40° C) 85% (relative humidity)
    Operating requirements: (-5° ~ 45° C) 60% (relative humidity)
    Dimensions Body only: 6.3 x 7.0 x 6.7 in (160 x 179 x 171 mm)
    With monitor: 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in (185 x 249 x187 mm)
    With handle and monitor: 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in (185 x 284 x 301 mm)
    Weight Body Only: 4 lb (1820 g)
    Monitor Unit: 1.4 lb (645 g)
    Handle Unit: 6.3 oz (180 g)
    With Monitor, BP-955, and 2 CF cards: 6.0 lb (2705 g)
    With Monitor, Handle, BP-955, and 2 CF Cards: 6.4 lb. (2885 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 14.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 11.8 x 11.7"
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