The Canon C500 MK II brings you a new generation Cinema EOS System with 5.9K Full Frame sensor in a compact body and delivers breathtaking image quality with Canon colour science. Newly developed technologies ensure great flexibility and reliability for all cinematographers.
Breath-taking Full Frame Image Quality Canon’s own developed 5.9K full frame CMOS sensor delivers an immersive cinematic look combined with natural, smooth skin-tones and faithful colour reproduction with Canon colour science.
The sensor also provides 15+ stop latitude with a wide colour space, perfect for High Dynamic Range productions.
High Quality and Efficient Recording Formats The C500 Mark II features a newly developed DIGIC DV 7 image processor which enables Cinema RAW Light recording internally at 5.9K, as well as supporting recording of Canon’s XF-AVC format in 4K 4:2:2 10-bit. Simultaneous recording of the same file format is possible to the dual CFexpress card slots, with an additional SD card slot for proxy files. This multi-recording format provides efficiency and fulfils production requirements.
5.9K Over Sampling Processing for 4K The Canon C500 uses a high-quality debayering algorithm when over sampling 5.9K for 4K/UHD recording. This suppresses moiré and reduces noise, resulting in a superior quality image.
Compact, Lightweight and Reliable Approx. 1,730g lightweight body enables it to be comfortably rigged with gimbals, hand-held rigs, making it ideal for various shooting conditions.
Various Mount and Lens Options The Canon C500 Mark II Camera provides great support for optional interchangeable lens mounts for different project requirements. EF lens mount provides perfect compatibility with a huge range of Canon EF lenses including EF Cine Primes, while the optional PL mount supports the Cooke /i system. Additionally, B4 mount adapters are also available (for EF or PL mounts) to use with B4 lenses.
Highly Configurable and Modular Design Optional Extension Units offer a flexible modular design and configuration capability to cater for a variety of production requirements. Extension Unit 1 offers multi-camera support with a Genlock interface, while Extension Unit 2 adds further interfaces, such as two more XLR inputs, ideal for broadcast applications and a V-Lock battery mount for extended recording times. The optional EVF Unit is ideal for hand-held use but also answers user’s demands to make it easily removable for gimbal applications.
Pioneering Auto Focus Technology The EOS C500 Mark II features Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology which offers high-speed Continuous AF. Users also benefit from smooth, intuitive touch focus operation with the new 4.3-inch LCD monitor LM-V2, as well as an improved focus control that recreates a more natural focus pull.
To further fine tune AF performance, the C500 II offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed and response.
Extensive Auto Focus Functions
Dual Pixel Focus Guide Dual Pixel CMOS AF phase-difference technology provides an innovative graphical guide that represents front/back focus deviation; the rectangle turns green when the subject is in focus, improving usability and accuracy when manual focus pulling, especially for critical focusing in 4K.
Tracking AF Simply use the touchscreen to select an object in the frame and it will be tracked as it moves within it, enabling effortless subject tracking, taking all the hard work away.
Face Priority AF / Face Only AF Working together with Canon Face Detection technology, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is excellent at automatically recognising a face, focusing and following it while it moves.
First Cinema EOS to Support Electronic IS C500 MK II is the first Cinema EOS camera to incorporate Electronic Image Stabilization (IS) into the camera body, supporting 5-axis camera shake correction. Even when used with lenses with no electronic lens communication, Electronic IS is possible by manually inputting the focal length.
Automatically Obtains Focal Length When a lens that supports data transmission is attached, focal length data is automatically received through the digital contacts for shooting with optimized Electronic IS.
Electronic IS with Non-Electrical Contract Lenses Shooting with Electronic IS is possible even when a lens that does not support data transmission is attached by simply manually inputting the focal length. It is also compatible with anamorphic lenses.
Focal Length can be Saved Just select focal length during shooting to shoot with an electronic IS effect optimized for the settings.
High Frame Rates The Canon EOS C500 Mark II supports high frame rate recordings up to a maximum 50/60 fps at 5.9K. In 2K (crop) mode, settings from 1fps to a maximum 120fps can also be made, increasing creative possibilities. The new Slow & Fast button gives quick access for Slow & Fast settings.
Advanced Interface The EOS C500 MARK II features an advanced 12G-SDI interface which has four times the bandwidth compared to 3G-SDI, simplifying 4K workflows by enabling it to output 4K 50/60p over a single cable. Similarly, the HDMI interface can also deliver 4K 50/60p over a single cable.
Full Frame ND Filter Equipped with a robust built-in electronically controlled ND filter system, C500 Mark II supports 2/4/6 and an extended 8/10 stops, making it possible to create an image with a shallow depth of field, even in the daytime.
New OSD Layout Newly added On-Screen Display (OSD) peripheral displays options that do not overlay information on the screen are available – choose from several options according to your needs.
Anamorphic Lens Support The C500 Mark II camera supports anamorphic lenses by electronically de-squeezing the image in the viewfinder and on connected monitors for viewing. Users can take advantage of the camera's full 5.9K resolution by using 1.3x squeeze anamorphic lenses. Popular 2x squeeze anamorphic lenses (that cover a native 1.2:1 aspect ratio on the sensor) can be used as well, using a 4:3 cropped area of the sensor.
User LUT Support Users can customize their own LUTs and load them onto the camera for precise-look monitoring, also, users can apply different LUTs for each output terminal.
A new dedicated LUT button gives additional operational flexibility.
ACES Support The C500 Mark II supports ACES 1.0 of the Academy Colour Encoding System. Using Canon supplied IDTs, images captured on the D206 can be imported directly into the ACES compatible systems.
Additionally, video output from the camera can be monitored by selecting the ACES Proxy.
5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor
Immersive Full Frame look with faithful colour reproduction
Internal 5.9K Cinema RAW Light recording
Efficient RAW file onto CFexpress
4K 4:2:2 10-bit
Up to 810Mbps internal recording
Dual CFexpress slots
Simultaneous or relay recording
High Dynamic Range support
SMPTE ST 2084 and ITU-R BT.2100 (HLG)
Pioneering Autofocus Technology
Accurate and reliable, with touch screen control
DIGIC DV7 Image Processor - To power the advanced features of the camera
12G-SDI terminal - Deliver 4K signal via single cable
Yes, User changeable to EF with Cinema Mount or PL
Peripheral illumination correction
YES (dependent on lens used)
Up to 10 stops via built in ND filter system (in extended mode)
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
Image stabilization system
Optical depending on lens used
CFexpresscard x2 for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC/MXF, SD card for XF-AVC Proxy recordingSD card also used for Photo Storage (1920 x 1080), CP setting transfer and firmware update,
Recording time (CFexpresscard, 512GB) Approx.
Cinema RAW Light: 5952 X 3140: 2.1Gbps: 30 Mins 4096 X 2160: 1 Gbps: 65 Mins 2048 X 1080: 250 Mbps 256 Mins XF-AVC/MXF: 4096 X 2160: 810 Mbps 79 Mins/410 Mbps 156 Mins 2048 X 2160: 310 Mbps 207 Mins/160 Mbps 401 Mins
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. Indication is pre-LUT (where LUT is selected)
False Colour Display (Exposure Indication)
Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals
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.
Optional EVF Accessory
Yes. OLED Electronic Viewfinder, EVF-V50 or EVF-V70
XLR 3-pin connector x2 , 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only, powered) Input 1 and 2 on camera body. Additional 2x 3-Pin XLR on optional Expansion Unit EU-V2 (Input 3 and 4)
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)
BNC jack 1 x 12G-SDI Out (output only, Camera Body).
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)
Yes, with optional EU-V2. DC 24V 2A jack Fischer 3-pin jack (output only), D-Tap connection, 50W maximum
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
Yes, with optional EU-V2. 12-pin jack
Yes, with optional EU-V1 and EU-V2. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)
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
Canon’s proprietary specification (special 13-pin jack) for LM-V2 Monitor or optional EVF-V70 viewfinder or LM-V1 monitor
Shooting Functions Exposure
Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris
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
Auto Gain Control Setting
1-Stop Display: , 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.
EF version: All compatible Canon EF lenses, Canon Cine Servo Lenses
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.
Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance.
Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection
AWB, USER setting 01(setting range: 2000K to 15000K/ -20CC to +20CC), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)
Area selection / area revision of two areas
-50 to +50 On/Off
Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications
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 (2000K-15000K, 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
Dimensions (Main Body Only)
Approx. 153x148x168mm (WxHxD)
Weight (Body Only)
Camera Grip GR-V1: Approx. 260g Mic holder unit: Approx. 56g LCD Monitor LM-V2: Approx. 204g LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2: Approx. 265g Handle unit: Approx. 227g Thumb rest: Approx. 9g Battery Pack BP-A60: Approx. 434g Extension System Attachment Bracket Approx. 11g Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B: Approx. 290g (Not including AC cable) Unit Cable UN-5 Approx. 80g Battery Charger CG-A20: Approx. 145g Body cap: Approx. 1g Eyecap: Approx. 26g Optional accessories Extension unit 1: EU-V1: Approx. 11g Extension unit 2: EU-V2: Approx. 652g OLED Electronic View Finder: EVF-V50: Approx.17 g EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1: Approx. 170g Not including cap PL Mount Kit PM-V1: Approx. 345g Not including cap MO-4E: Approx. 230g MO-4P: Approx. 248g CFexpress card: Approx. 8g Clamp Base: CL-V2:Approx. 120g
Operating Temperature Range
Approx. 0 to 40°C, (85% relative humidity) Approx. -5 to 45°C, (60% relative humidity)
Cinema RAW Light: Full size/5952 x 3140 2.1GB: 59.94P/50.00P 34.0W Super 16mm/2048 x 1080 250Mbps: 59.94P/50.00P 28.0W XF-AVC: Full size/ 4096 x 2160 810Mbps: 59.94P/50.00P 33.4W Super 16mm/2048 x 1080 310Mbps: 59.94P/50.00P 28.0W MAX POWER CONSUMPTION: 63W
* All specifications are subject to change without notice * CFexpress (owned by CompactFlash Association)