Canon C500 Mark II EF-Mount Overview
The Canon EOS C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera Body is part of the Cinema EOS lineup of cameras, and it features a full-frame CMOS sensor with an effective 18.69MP resolution. This allows it to feature a 5.9K output in full frame, and crop (window) the sensor for Super 35 and Super 16 frame sizes while maintaining a high resolution. The C500 Mark II comes with a Canon EF mount and features an interchangeable lens mount system, allowing you to swap out the mount in the field for an optional Cinema Locking EF or PL mount, thus greatly expanding the amount of glass you can use with the camera. The sensor features over 15 stops of dynamic range and Dual Pixel autofocus support, and the camera uses a DIG!C DV 7 chip for image processing.
The camera internally records raw using the Canon Cinema RAW Light codec in 12- or 10-bit, or you can capture using the XF-AVC codec in 10-bit. Internal recording is done to CFexpress cards via two CFexpress card slots. 8-bit proxy recording in the XF-AVC codes, as well as JPEGs, can be captured onto an SD card via the built-in SD card slot. Supporting a variety of gamma settings including Canon Log 2 and Log 3, as well as supporting a variety of color gamuts including Cinema BT.2020, DCI-P3, and legacy BT.709. LUT importing is supported of course. The camera supports four channels of 24-bit, 48 kHz linear PCM audio recording.
DIG!C DV 7 Image Processor
Interchangeable Lens Mounts
Dual-Pixel CMOS AF with support for Touch AF and Face Detection AF
- DAF technology utilizes the fact that each pixel in the camera’s CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photosite and compared using phase-difference to provide autofocus with compatible lenses. DAF can survey the scene and recognizes not only whether the subject is in focus or not, but in which direction (near or far) and by how much. Enabling auto-focus lenses to react when necessary and not have to “hunt” for focus.
- DAF technology can also be used to aid in manual focus. Focus information is translated to an on-screen guide that conveys to the operator the subject’s current focus and direction to move in order to achieve focus. When sharp focus is achieved, the indicator turns green as a clear indication.
- You can also use DAF and the camera’s touchscreen LCG to simulate a focus pull using preset locations. After setting two separate focus locations on the screen, the camera’s set button can be used to alternate between the two focus points. The focus racking effect can be fine-tuned by adjusting AF tracking speed and response.
Focus control includes Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), Manual Focus, One-Shot AF, Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, and Face Detection AF
Please note: Only lenses that support AF functions can be used in these modes.
Electronic Image Stabilization
- Slow and Fast Motion recording
- Relay recording
- Double slot recording
- Custom picture settings
- Color bars
- My Menu settings
- Waveform monitor
- Assignable buttons
- Key lock
- Marker display
- Enlarged display
- Custom display
- Control via Browser Remote
- Peripheral illumination correction
- Diffraction correction
- Built-in monaural microphone
- Fan control
Optional Expansion Modules
- Expansion unit 1 adds genlock/sync out, remote B (RS-422), and Ethernet ports, making the camera well suited for multicamera live production and streaming.
- Expansion unit 2 expands the compact form factor and adds two additional XLR audio inputs, lens control port, 24-volt DC out, and D-Tap power, in addition to genlock, sync out, remote B (RS-422), and an Ethernet port. It also allows the camera to be powered using industry-standard V-mount batteries.
LOG and LUT Support
- Log workflows provide the user with a higher dynamic range, more highlight and shadow retention, and more flexibility in grading.
- Canon Log 2 provides the most post-production flexibility and full dynamic range of the sensor. It typically requires more time in color correction.
- Canon Log 3 provides an alternative with only a slightly reduced dynamic range of 14 stops, which may speed up the post-production time.
- In addition to Canon Log 2 and Log 3, the camera also supports Wide DR, Normal 1, HDR-PQ, and HDR-HLG
- Users can use the included LUTs BT.709, BT.2020, DCI, ACESproxy, HDR-PQ, HDR-HLG, HDR1600%, HDR400%, or upload and apply custom LUTs to the outputs of the EOS C500 Mark II. LUTs can be assigned to specific output terminals and the LCD or viewfinder. Allowing each output to use a different LUT is great for giving different departments the look they need.
White Balance Modes
Lenses that Support Auto Iris
- EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
- EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
- EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
- EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
- EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
COMPACT SERVO lenses
- CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
- CN-E 70-200mm T4.4L IS KAS S
- CN7x17 KAS S/E1
- CN7x17 KAS S/P1
- CN20x50 IAS H/E1
- CN20x50 IAS H/P1
ENG broadcast lenses
2/3 mount lenses which allow for 12-pin communication using a B4 mount. The optional MO-4E or MO-4P B4 adapter is required.
- HJ14ex4.3B IASE S
- HJ18ex7.6B IASE S
- HJ24ex7.5B IASE S
- HJ17ex7.6B IASE S
- HJ22ex7.6B IASE S
- CJ45ex9.7B IASE-V H
- CJ45ex13.6B IASE-V H
- CJ24ex7.5B IASE S
- CJ14ex4.3B IASE S
- CJ18ex7.6B IASE S