Canon EOS C500 Mark II
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- 5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor

- Internal 5.9K Cinema RAW Light recording

- DIGIC DV7 Image Processor

- 4K 4:2:2 10-bit

- HDR capable with PQ/HLG

-  Electronical Image Stabilisation

-  Internal Full Frame ND (2/4/6/8/10)

- User changeable lens mount

- Dual CFexpress slots


This newly developed compact Canon EOS C500 MKII 5.9K Full Frame camera is already making its mark in the cinema game, providing cinematographers with excellent flexibility in achieving amazing shots every time. The C500 MKII delivers a cinematic look with smooth, natural skin tones and accurate colour reproduction thanks to Canon’s colour technology.

The C500 Mk II is home to some big developments in the Cinema EOS department. It is the first camera in this range to feature an interchangeable lens-mount for EF Cinema Lock, and PL. It is also the first Cinema EOS System to support Electronic IS, with 5-axis Image Stabilisation.

Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, incorporated into this camera, offers high speed continuous AF. Its 4.3-inc LCD monitor supplies seamless, intuitive touch operation and enhanced focus control. You also get Dual Pixel Focus Guide, Tracking AF and Face Priority AF/Face Only AF

Among the many new developments, the C500 has an advanced DIGIC DV 7 image processor that allows Cinema RAW Light recording internally at 5.9K, and it supports Canon XF-AVC format 4K 4:2:2 10 bit. Another great feature is the 15+ stop High Dynamic Range that the sensor provides.

With dual SD CFexpress card slots, and an additional SD card slot for proxy files, you can record the same file format simultaneously. The C500 MK II supports high frame rate recording up to 5/60fps at 5.9K. To suppress moiré and reduce noise, a high-quality debayering algorithm is used when over sampling 5.9K for 4K/UHD.

Weighing in at approx. 1.730g, you can comfortably hook up the C500 MKII to gimbals and handheld rigs to utilise in a variety of shooting conditions.

There are also optional extension units available to cater to production needs. Unit 1 offers support with Genlock interface and Unit 2 adds 2 more XLR inputs with a V-lock battery mount. An optional EVF unit is ideal for use when shooting handheld. The advanced 12G-SDI interface has 4 times the bandwidth compared to 3G-SDI, making 4K workflows simpler, and the HDMI interface delivers 4K 50/60p over one cable.


Introducing the Canon EOS C500 Mark II




Full Frame CMOS sensor


RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)

Sensor Modes

Full Frame / Super 35 mm (Crop) / Super 16 mm (Crop)

Total Pixels

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

Dynamic Range

Canon Log 2: 1600% / 15+ stops
Canon Log 3: 1600% / 14 stops
Wide DR: 800% (at ISO 400)







Lens Mount

Canon EF Mount. B4 mount lens via adapter accessory (EF or PL)

Lens Magnification factor (for EF Mount lenses, including Cinema Primes)

Full Frame: 5952 X 3140/4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080:x1.00
3840X2160/1920 X 1080: x1.056
Super 35MM (Crop):
4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x1.460
3840 X 2160/1920 X 1080: x1.534
Super 16mm (Crop):
4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x2.920
3840 X 2160/1920 X1080: x3.069

Changeable Lens Mount

Yes, User changeable to EF with Cinema Mount or PL

Peripheral illumination correction

YES (dependent on lens used)

ND filter

Up to 10 stops via built in ND filter system (in extended mode)

Focus control

EF Mount: Via lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used)
PL Mount: Only Cine Servo lenses


Iris control (EF mount lenses)

Via body, grip, wireless control or wired remote.
1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control.
Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.

Cooke /i Technology Support

Yes (PL Mount only after mount change)

Anamorphic Lens Support

Yes, x2.0/x1.3

Image stabilisation system

Optical depending on lens used



Internal Recording

CFexpress card x2 for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC/MXF, SD card for XF-AVC Proxy recording, SD card also used for Photo Storage (1920 x 1080), CP setting transfer and firmware update.

Recording time (CFexpress card, 512GB) Approx.

Cinema RAW Light: 5952 X 3140: 2.1Gbps: 30 Mins
4096 X 2160: 1 Gbps: 65 Mins
2048 X 1080: 250 Mbps 270 Mins

4096 X 2160: 810 Mbps 80 Mins/410 Mbps 165 Mins
2048 X 2160: 310 Mbps 215 Mins/160 Mbps 425 Mins

Recording Formats

Cinema RAW Light (CRM), XF-AVC (MXF)

System Frequency/ Frame Rates

59.94Hz mode (59.94P / 59.94i / 29.97P / 23.98P), 50.00Hz mode (50.00P / 50.00i / 25.00P), 24.00 Hz mode (24.00P)

Cinema RAW Light Bit Rate/Bit Depth (PAL)

5952 X 3140: 50.00P, 2.1Gbps 10-bit/25.00P,
2.1 Gbps 12-bit
4096 X 2160: 50.00P, 1 Gbps 10-bit/25.00P,
1Gbps 12-bit
2048 X 1080: 50.00P,
250Mbps 10-bit/25.00P 250 Mbps 12-bit

XF-AVC Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL)

4096 X 2160/3840 X 2160: 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-BIT 810
Mbps/25.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-bit 410 Mbps
2048 X 1080/1920 X 1080: 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-BIT 310
Mbps/25.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-bit 160 Mbps
All Intra Frame

XF-AVC Proxy Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL) To SD Card

2048 X 1080: 50.00P, YCC 4:2:0 8-bit 35 Mbps/25.00P,
YCC 4:2:0 8-bit 24 Mbps Long GOP

Slow/Fast motion

Yes, Cinema RAW Light 5952 x 3140/4096 x 2160:
1 -60 FPS/2048 x1080 (2K Crop) 1 -120FPS
4096 x 2160/3840 x 2160 (810/410 Mbps)
1 - 60 FPS (Full Frame/Super 35mm Crop)
1 - 60 FPS (Full Frame/Super 35mm Crop)
1 - 120 FPS (Super 16mm Crop)

Interval Record


Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

Yes, 3 seconds

Relay Recording


Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording


Scan Reverse


HD->SD conversion


Photo storage media

SD/SDHC memory card

Photo Recording Size

Approx. 930 KB at 2048x1080; Approx. 880 KB at 1920x1080



Wave Form Monitor

Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals
(Not available from SDI Out 1 -4)
Line Display/Line and Spot/Line Select/Field
Display/RGB Display/YPrPb. HDR PQ and HDR-HLG
output supported.

False Colour Display (Exposure Indication)

Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals

Colour Bars

SMPTE, EBU and ARIB colour bars available. See the menu.


Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable)


Level 1; Level 2; Both, Output via HD-SDI or HDMI


On/Off selectable: center, horizontal, grid, aspect, safety zone, and rectangular marker. Colour selectable, yellow, blue, green, red, black, gray or white.



Built- In EVF


Optional EVF Accessory

Yes. OLED Electronic Viewfinder, EVF-V50 or EVF- V70



Audio in

XLR 3-pin connector x2 , 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only)
Input 1 and 2 on camera body. Additional 2x 3-Pin
XLR on optional Expansion Unit EU-V2 (Input 3 and 4)

Headphone output

3.5 mm stereo mini jack (output only, Camera Body).

Video monitor output

MON.: BNC jack , (output only, Camera Body).


HDMI connector (type A) (output only, Camera Body).


Yes, Input only, Camera Body. (GP-E2 connection)

SDI output

BNC jack 1 x 12G-SDI Out (output only, Camera Body).

Time code

BNC jack (input/output, Camera Body).


Yes with optional Expansion Unit EU-V1 and EU-V2. BNC jack (input only/also serves as SYNC OUT connector)


BNC jack (output only/also serves as GENLOCK connector)

Component out


AV terminal


DC Output

Yes, with optiional EU-V2. DC 24V 2A jack Fischer 3-pin jack (output only), D-Tap connection, 50W maximum

DC input

XLR 4-pin jack

Remote Control Terminal

REMOTE A connector 2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack (input only) REMOTE B connector Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422) with optional EU-V1 or EU-V2

Wireless Control Terminal


Lens terminal

Yes, with optional EU-V2. 12-pin jack

Ethernet terminal

Yes, with optional EU-V1 and EU-V2. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)

IP Streaming

Yes. Via Ethernet connection. Wi-Fi capability TBC) 9 Mbps/4 Mbps:1920 X 1080 (59.94p/59.94i/50.00p/50.00i) optional EU-V1 or EU-V2 required

User Viewing LUT input


Video connector

Canon’s proprietary specification (special 13-pin jack) for LM-V2 Monitor or optional EVF-V70 viewfinder or LM-V1 monitor



Tally lamp


Custom Dial




Exposure metering

Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris

Exposure compensation


Auto Exposure mode

Auto Iris with compatible lenses

Push Auto Iris

Yes EF model all compatible lenses, PL Version compatible Canon Cine Servo lenses only with 12-pin connection on optional EU-V2

Exposure Lock


Auto Gain Control setting


ISO Sensitivity

1-Stop Display: [100], 160(*), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200,
6400, 12800, 25600, [51200,102400]
[---] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*)
Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF
1/3 Stop Display: [100,125], 160, 200, 250, 320, 400,
500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500,
3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000,
20000, 25600, [32000,40000,51200,64000, 80000,102400]
[---] When ISO speed expansion is ON.

Auto Focus System (EF Mount)

Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF

AF Frame Sizes (EF Mount)

Large; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 25%
(horizontal) of the image display range
Small; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 8%
(horizontal) of the image display range
Selectable AF point over 80% (approx.) of sensor

Auto Focus Modes (EF Mount)

One-Shot AF, Continuous AF and AF-Boosted MF. All modes take effect when the AF/MF switch of the EF lens is at the AF setting. One-Shot AF, Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF

Face Detection AF (EF Version Only)

Face Priority or Face Only.

Focus Guide

EF version: All compatible Canon EF lenses, Canon Cine Servo Lenses

Gain setting

[-6dB,-3dB], -2dB(*), 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 27dB, 30dB, 33dB, 36dB, 39dB, 42dB, 45dB,48dB,51dB,54dB] [---] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF. When ISO speed expansion is ON: between -2 dB and 54 dB When ISO speed expansion is OFF: Any value from -2 dB to 42 dB in 0.5 dB increments can be set.



Control Modes

Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)

Shutter speed

1 sec to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode, 39 setting options

Shutter Angle

11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate

Slow Shutter (SLS)

1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate

Clear Scan

24.00 Hz* to 250.40 Hz (*) The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.



Stored Configurations

BT.709 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut), LOG (Canon Log 2 / Cinema Gamut), HDR-PQ (HDR-PQ / BT.2020 Gamut), HDR-HLG (HDR-HLG / BT.2020 Gamut), USER5 to USER20 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut)* From BT.709, HDR-HLG is protected.

Colour Matrix

Neutral: Accurate colour reproduction, Production Camera: Colour reproduction for use in movie production, Video: Color reproduction equivalent to C300/500 CP-OFF (for commercial cameras)

HDR-HLG Profile

BT.2100: Corresponds to ITU-R BT.2100 Vivid: Corresponds to Traditional Colour in ITU-R BT.2390

Master Pedestal

-50 to +50

Master Black

Adjustable for each channel RGB -50 to +50 plus
Master Black -50 to +50

Black Gamma

Adjustable Level -50 to +50, Range -20 to +50 and Point -20 to +50

Low Key Saturation

Adjustable: -50 to +50


Point -50 to +109, Slope -35 to +50, Saturation -10 to +10


Adjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness

Noise reduction

Off, On (1 to 12)

Skin detail

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance. 32 steps

Selective Noise Reduction

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance.

Colour matrix

Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection

White balance

AWB, USER setting 01(setting range: 2000K to 15000K/
-20CC to +20CC), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)

Colour correction

Area selection / area revision of two areas

Setup level

-50 to +50 On/Off



Wi-Fi (Optional Accessory)

1) WPS [Wi-Fi Protected Setup] (push-button system,
PIN code system)
(2) Manual setup
(3) Search for access points
Open system, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP-64, WEP-128,
TKIP, AES, Auto /manual

GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)






Daylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B

White Balance Matching

Yes, for previous models

White Balance Shift

YES. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)



Black balance adjustment




Count up system

Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates)

Start value setting

“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable




Linear PCM (24-bit / 48kHz), 4 channels




Camera Grip GR-V1, Thumb rest, Mic holder unit
[w/ M4 screw], LCD Monitor LM-V2,
LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2, Handle unit, Shoulder
strap SS-1200, Battery Charger CG-A20,
Compact power adapter CA-CP200B, AC cable,
Battery pack (BP-A60), Extension System Attachment
Bracket, Unit Cable UN-5, Other: Stopper,
Hex Wrenches (M4 and M3), Hex Socket Head Bolt
(1/4 in.), Hex Socket Head Bolt (M3)


Canon Battery Pack BP-A30/BP-A60 (provided with camera)
Canon Battery Charger CG-A10/CG-A20 (provided with camera)
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B (provided with camera)
Canon Shoulder Strap SS-1200 (provided with camera)
Canon Tripod base TB- 1
Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
Canon Unit Cable UN-5 (provided)/UN-10 (purchased separately)
Canon OLED Electronic View Finder EVF-V50(*)/EVF-V70
* Canon Extension unit 1: EU-V1
* Canon Extension unit 2: EU-V2
* Canon EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1
* Canon PL Mount Kit PM-V1
Canon B4 Mount Adapter MO-4E/MO-4P
Canon LCD Monitor LM-V2 (included)/LM- V1
Canon LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2 (included)/LA-V1
Canon Camera Grip GR-V1 (included)
Canon Shoulder Support Unit SU- 15
Canon Shoulder Style Grip Unit SG-1
Canon Clamp Base CL-V2
Canon Rod Clamp RD-1
Canon Handle Unit HDU- 2
Canon 8-pin Remote Cable RR-10/RR-100
Canon EF/EF cinema lens group, Canon PL cinema lens group, and accessories designed for these lenses (*) New products

Third Party Accessories

V-Lock battery



Dimensions (Main Body Only)

Approx. 153x148x168mm (WxHxD)

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 1,730g

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 0 to 40°C, (85% relative humidity), Approx. -5 to 45°C, (60% relative humidity)

Power Supply

BP-A60 (Supplied), BP-A30 (Optional) V-Lock with EU-V2, 11V - 20V, Mains 4-pin XLR

1x Canon EOS C500 Mark II

1x Card Reader

1x Camera Grip GR-V1

1x Thumb rest

1x Mic holder unit [w/ M4 screw]

1x LCD Monitor LM-V2

1x LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2

1x Handle unit

1x Shoulder strap SS-1200

1x Battery Charger CG-A20

1x Compact power adapter CA-CP200B

1x AC cable

1x Battery pack (BP-A60)

1x Extension System Attachment Bracket

1x Unit Cable UN-5

1x Stopper

1x Hex Wrench Set (M4 and M3)

1x Hex Socket Head Bolt (1/4 in.)

1x Hex Socket Head Bolt (M3)

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Perfect for class, work or the gym, the Wayfarer Messenger Bag is packed with pockets. The dual-buckle flap closure reveals an organizational panel, and the roomy main compartment has spaces for your laptop and a change of clothes. An adjustable shoulder strap and easy-grip handle promise easy carrying.