Canon EOS C500 Mark II

Canon EOS C500 Mark II


5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor

5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor

Immersive Full Frame look with faithful colour reproduction

Internal 5.9K Cinema RAW Light recording

Internal 5.9K Cinema RAW Light recording

Efficient RAW file onto CFexpress

4K 4:2:2 10-bit

4K 4:2:2 10-bit

Up to 810Mbps internal recording

Dual CFexpress slots

Dual CFexpress slots

Simultaneous or relay recording

High Dynamic Range support

High Dynamic Range support

SMPTE ST 2084 and ITU-R BT.2100 (HLG)

Pioneering Autofocus Technology

Pioneering Autofocus Technology

Accurate and reliable, with touch screen control

DIGIC DV7 Image Processor

DIGIC DV7 Image Processor

To power the advanced features of the camera

12G-SDI terminal

12G-SDI terminal

Deliver 4K signal via single cable

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Specifications in detail

Image Sensor


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
Approx. 13.16 megapixels (4192 x 3140): 4:3 selected resolution
Approx. 11.83 megapixels (3768 x 3140): 6:5 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): 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)

Image Processor




Lens Mount

Canon EF Mount.
PL mount via PM-V1 Accessory.
B4 mount via MO-4E/MO-4P adapters.

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

Full Frame:
5952 x 3140 / 4096 x 2160 / 2048 x 1080: x1.00
3840 x 2160 / 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 x 1080: x3.069

Changeable Lens Mount

Yes, User changeable to EF Cinema Lock or PL Mount

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, with Frame Sync support (PL Mount Only)

Anamorphic Lens Support

Yes, 2x / 1.8x / 1.3x

Image stabilization system

Optical depending on lens used, Digital 5-Axis IS for non-IS lenses. Combination of Optical IS and Digital IS to give combined 5-Axis IS


Internal Recording

CFexpress card x2 for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC/MXF, SD card for 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: 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

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)
24.00Hz 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, 1 Gbps 12-bit
4192 x 3140: 50.00P, 1.48 Gbps 10-bit / 25.00P, 1.48 Gbps 12-bit
3768 x 3140: 50.00P, 1.33 Gbps 10-bit / 25.00P, 1.33 Gbps 12-bit
2048 X 1080: 50.00P, 250Mbps 10-bit / 25.00P, 250 Mbps 12-bit

XF-AVC Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL)

All-I: 4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160 (5.9K / 4K Crop), 2048 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080P, 1920 x 1080i (5.9K, 4K Crop, 2K Crop) YCC, 4:2:2 10-bit
Long GoP: 4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160 (5.9K / 4K Crop), 2048 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080P, 1920 x 1080i, 1280 x 720 (5.9K, 4K Crop, 2K Crop)*

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
Proxy recording available for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC recording*

Slow/Fast motion

Cinema RAW Light:
5952 x 3140 / 4096 x 2160: 59.94P / 29.97P / 50.00P / 25.00P: 15 - 60 FPS. 24.00P / 23.98P: 12 - 60 FPS
2048 x 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 50.00P / 25.00P: 15 - 120 FPS. 24.00P / 23.98P: 12 - 120 FPS

XF-AVC, Full frame / Super 35mm (Cropped):
4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160 (810 / 410 Mbps): 59.94P / 29.97P / 50.00P / 25.00P: 15 - 60 FPS 24.00P / 23.98P: 12 - 60 FPS
2048 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080 (310 / 160 Mbps): 59.94P / 29.97P / 50.00P / 25.00P: 15 - 60 FPS 24.00P / 23.98P: 12 - 60 FPS

Super 16mm (Cropped):
59.94P / 29.97P / 50.00P / 25.00P: 15 - 120 FPS. 24.00P / 23.98P: 12 - 120 FPS
2048 x 1080 (35 / 24 Mbps): 59.94P / 29.97P / 50.00P / 25.00P: 15 - 120 FPS. 24.00P / 23.98P: 12 - 120 FPS

Interval Record


Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

Yes, 3 seconds or 5 seconds, selectable*

Relay Recording


Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording


Scan Reverse


HD->SD conversion


Digital Teleconverter

1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, 3x, Off

Photo storage media

SD/SDHC memory card

Photo Recording Size

Approx. 930 KB at 2048 x 1080; Approx. 880 KB at 1920 x 1080


Wave Form Monitor

Yes. Via MON, SDI OUT, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals
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, SDI OUT, 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 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

2x 3-pin XLR Inputs, 1x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only, powered)
XLR Input 1 / 2 on camera body. XLR Input 2 / 3 via optional Expansion Unit EU-V2

Headphone output

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

Video monitor output

MON: 1x 3G-SDI BNC terminal (output only, Camera Body).


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


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

SDI output

1x 12G-SDI BNC terminal, 4K to 2K/FHD conversion available (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, requires optional EU-V2 or EU-V3 accessories.
EU-V2: 24V/2A via Fischer 3-pin output / 50W D-Tap output
EU-V3: 12V/2A via Hirose 4-pin output

DC input

XLR 4-pin jack, 11.5 -20V

Remote Control Terminal

REMOTE A connector 2.5 mm stereo jack (input only)
REMOTE B connector Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422) with optional EU-V1 / EU-V2 / EU-V3

Wireless Control Terminal


Lens terminal

Yes, requires optional EU-V2 / EU-V3. 12-pin jack

Ethernet terminal

Yes, requires optional EU-V1 / EU-V2 / EU-V3. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)

IP Streaming & Control

Yes, via Ethernet / Wi-Fi connection.
9 Mbps / 4 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 (59.94p / 59.94i / 50.00p / 50.00i) (EU-V1 / EU-V2 / EU-V3 required)
Canon XC Protocol supported.
Canon Browser Remote supported.

LUT input

Yes, available for monitoring or applied directly to recordings. Compatible with .CUBE LUT files

Video connector

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

Tally Signal

Yes, requires optional EU-V3.
REC Tally Out / REC Trigger In via Hirose 4-pin terminal

Return Signal Input

Yes, requires optional EU-V3.
1x BNC terminal input (supporting 3G/HD-SDI signals)
Return output destinations: VIDEO / EVF-V50 / MON / HDMI / SDI OUT


Tally lamp

Yes, physical light and on-screen monitor border

Custom Dial


Smartphone Application Support

Canon Multi-Camera Control / Browser Remote Control


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 / EU-V3

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% horizontal / 80% vertical (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)

Yes, supporting frame rates up to 120p.
Face Priority or Face Only modes available.

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

1/3 stop: 1/12 to 1/1600, 1/2000 (24 settings)
1/4 stop: 1/12 to 1/1700. 1/2000 (31 settings)

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.

Custom Picture

Stored Configurations

C1: BT.709 Wide DR
C2: Canon Log 2
C3: Canon Log 3
C4: PQ
C6: BT.709 Standard
C7: EOS Standard
C8: EOS Neutral
C9: Canon 709
C10 - C20: User Defined

Colour matrix

Neutral: Accurate colour reproduction
Production Camera: Colour reproduction for use in movie production
Video: Colour 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 (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 & 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)

White Balance




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

Black balance adjustment


Time code

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 Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9
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 Extension unit 3: EU-V3
Canon EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1
Canon PL Mount Kit PM-V1
Canon RC-IP100 PTZ Controller
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

Third Party Accessories

V-Lock battery


Dimensions (Main Body Only)

153 x 148 x 168 mm (W x H x D)

Weight (body only)

Approx. 1,750g

Weight (Accessories)

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. 17g
Eye cap: Approx. 26g

Optional accessories
Extension unit 1 EU-V1: Approx. 114g
Extension unit 2 EU-V2: Approx. 652g
Extension unit 3 EU-V3: Approx. 1.06kg
OLED Electronic View Finder EVF-V50: Approx.170 g
EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1: Approx. 170g Not including cap
PL Mount Kit PM-V1: Approx. 345g Not including cap
B4 Mount Adapter 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)

Power Supply

BP-A60 (Supplied), BP-A30 (Optional), V-Lock with EU-V2 / EU-V3, 11.5V - 20V, Mains 4-pin XLR

Power Consumption

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

All specifications are subject to change without notice

* Firmware update may be required, available July 2020

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