New generation Cinema EOS System with 5.9K Full Frame sensor in a compact body, delivers breathtaking image quality with Canon colour science. Newly developed technologies ensure great flexibility and reliability for all cinematographers.
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.
The EOS 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.
The EOS C500 MARK II 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.
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 EOS C500 MARK II offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed and response.
EOS C500 MARK II is the first Cinema EOS camera to incorporate Electronic Image Stabilisation (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.
The 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.
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Included in Kit
Canon C500 II FF 5.9K Camera
Canon Professional OLED Electronic Viewfinder EVF-V704
Canon C500 II LCD 4″ Monitor incl. monitor bracket K2.0015520
Canon C500 II LCD/EVF Cable
Canon Extension Unit 2 EU-V2 with 4 x audio inputs
Canon 4″ touch-screen LCD screen
2x 512GB CF Express cards
CF Express Reader
Full Frame CMOS sensor
RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
Full Frame / Super 35 mm (Crop) / Super 16 mm (Crop)
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
Canon Log 2: 1600% / 15+ stops
Canon Log 3: 1600% / 14 stops
Wide DR: 800% (at ISO 400
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)
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 stabilisation system
Optical depending on lens used
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
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,
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
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)
Pre Record (cache record)
Yes, 3 seconds
Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording
Photo storage media
SD/SDHC memory card
Photo Recording Size Approx.
930 KB at 2048×1080; Approx. 880 KB at 1920×1080