The Canon EOS C500 Mark II is a large format, 5.9K sensor camera. It has an interchangeable lens mount so you can use either Canon EF or Arri PL mount lenses. It has support for anamorphic desqueeze for 1.3x and 2x anamorphic lenses.
The 38.1mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor has a rated dynamic range of 15 stops. The camera can record in 10 or 12 bit Cine RAW light, or 10 bit XF-AVC up to 60 fps. Higher frame rates - up to 120fps at 2K resolution - can be achieved by cropping in on the sensor.
Dual Pixel Autofocus adds versatility for small crews and documentary work, where focus pulling is difficult or simply not practical.
The C500 MKII has a touch monitor that is similar to the C200, but it is larger and brighter. To make it more versatile for use with gimbals etc, there is no integrated EVF on the back of the camera body as there is on the C300 Mark II and C200. This improves clearance at the back of the camera.
As an option, you can choose to include the Canon EVF-V70 OLED EVF. This replaces the touch monitor and places the EVF in a more ergonomic position, and is ideal for use outdoors or in any other situation where an EVF is preferable.
Some thoughts on using the C500 II for eral world projects.
Jake Estes field tests the C500 II and shares his thoughts on how it performs.
Geral Undone's review is a good technical overview of the Canon C500 II.
We run you through the CFexpress type B media used by the C500 II and show you the recording times you can expect.
We show you some battery options to power the C500 II and the kind of run times you can expect with them.
Arri PL mount Canon EF mount
Flange Focal Depth
PL: 52mm EF: 44mm
Full-frame 18.69MP CMOS Sensor with Dual Pixel Autofocus
38.1 x 20.1mm. ⌀ 43.08mm.
5952 x 3140 pixels.
Sensor Frame Rates
Full frame: 15 - 60 fps. Super 35 crop: 15 - 60 fps. Super 16 crop: 15 - 120 fps.
Canon Log 2: 15+ stops (at ISO 800) Canon Log 3: 14 stops (at ISO 800)
Lens Squeeze Factors
1.00x 1.30x 2.00x
Electronic shutter. 11.25°- 360° (1/12s - 1/2000s).
Media & Recording Formats
CFexpress 2.0 type B
Canon Cinema RAW Light. XF-AVC.
Canon RAW Light
Rec 709 Rec 2020 DCI-P3 Cinema Gamut
Recording Formats - XF-AVC
Clip resolution: 4096 x 2160px. Active photosites: 5952 x 3140px. Image area: 38.1 x 20.1mm. Image circle: ⌀43.08mm. Max FPS: 60.
Clip resolution: 3840 x 2160px. Active photosites: 5952 x 3140px. Image area: 38.1 x 20.1mm. Image circle: ⌀43.08mm. Max FPS: 60.
Clip resolution: 2048 x 1080px. Active photosites: 5952 x 3140px. Image area: 38.1 x 20.1mm. Image circle: ⌀43.08mm. Max FPS: 60.
Clip resolution: 1920 x 1080px Active photosites: 5952 x 3140px Image area: 38.1 x 20.1mm. Image circle: ⌀43.08mm. Max FPS: 60.
Recording Formats - Cinema RAW Light
Clip resolution: 5952 x 3140px. Active photosites: 5952 x 3140px. Image area: 38.1 x 20.1mm. Image circle: ⌀43.08mm. Max FPS: 60.
Clip resolution: 4096 x 2160px. Active photosites: 4096 x 2160px. Image area: 26.2 x 13.8mm. Image circle: ⌀29.61mm. Max FPS: 60.
Clip resolution: 2048 x 1080px. Active photosites: 2048 x 1080px. Image area: 13.1 x 6.9mm. Image circle: ⌀14.81mm. Max FPS: 120.
4.3" touchscreen LCD viewfinder
VF Display Type
4 channel linear PCM, 24-bit 48 kHz
2x XLR with phantom power (an additional 2 with the EU-V2). 3.5mm stereo mini jack.
3,5mm stereo headphone jack. SDI (embedded). HDMI (embedded).
Yes - one mono mic.
MON - Monitor output. SDI - 12G SDI (4K only).
HDMI Type A (full size).
Available with EU-V2 expansion unit - not included in this base kit.
11V - 20V via 4pin XLR
Canon BP-A30. Canon BP-A60. V-Lock (when used with EU-V2 expansion unit, which is not included in this base kit).
28W - 34W average consumption. 63W peak.
None (available only with the EU-V2).
Dimensions H x W x L
148 x 143 x 168mm.
1.75kg (body only).
In this post we'll explain setting up and using high speed frame rates on the Canon C500 Mark II.
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In this post we show you 3 common options for powering the Canon C500 mark II camera, for runtimes up to 17 continuous hours.
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