The groundbreaking C500 and C500 PL Digital Cine Cameras fuse Canon’s very latest 4K/2K video technologies with its long established lens heritage and the creativity of the EOS System. With both EF mount (C500) and PL mount (C500 PL) interchangeable lens compatibility,…Read more
4206 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.84 megapixels
Super 35; 26.2 x 13.8 (29.6 mm diagonal); 6.4 µm cell pitch
Number of Sensors
RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Digic DV III
Interchangeable Lens System
Choice of PL or EF mounts for compatibility with a wide variety of lens systems.
Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops
Iris Dial located on camera body for use with EOS EF Lenses with electronic Iris control (EF Camera version only)
Peripheral Illumination Correction
Available on EF Mount model only
Normal Setting -6dB to 30 dB TBD
Fine Setting 0dB to 24 dB in 0.5 dB increments
320 to 20,000
Auto Gain Control (AGC)
Exposure Compensation/AE Shift
3 Modes: OFF; Speed; Angle; Slow Shutter; Clear Scan
Speed Mode is selected in 1/3 or ¼ stop increments
Shutter Speed Range
59.94i/59.94p: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
29.97p: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz
23.98p/24p: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz
50i/50p: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz
25p: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz
Shutter Angle Settings
59.94i/59.94p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
29.97p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 108, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
23.98p/24p: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
50i/50p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
25p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
Iris (Aperture) Range
EF Lens only - ½. 1/3 stop or fine setting can be selected
Smooth Manual control on Cinema Lenses
CF Card (Type 1 Only); 2 Slots (Movie Files); UDMA supported
SD Card (Still Images (JPEG), Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata, and menu settings); SD/SDHC/SDXC Supported; MMC Cards are not supported
*Custom Picture Data and settings is not compatible with data from others Canon models
Maximum Clip Number
999 (per media)
Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz
External Audio Inputs
2 - XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings)
External microphone terminal: (3.5 mm diameter)
Recording Channel Selection
This is used to set the allocation of the audio channels:
CH1/CH2: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
CH1/CH1: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH1 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
CH2/CH2: The CH2 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
ALL CH/ALL CH: Signals obtained by mixing the CH1 and CH2 signals are allocated to the L and R output channels.
XLR Mic Trimming
Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB or +12 dB
Recording Level Adjustment Range
- Infinity to +18dB
16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting
Available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
Yes; (with embedded audio);
HD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 1920x1080: 59.94i/50i/23.98/24.00, 1280x720: 59.94p/50p/23.98/24.00
SD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i BNC Connector, output only
NTSC 480i/PAL 576i: Compliant with SMTPE 259M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 272M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M
HD-SDI: (Compliant with SMTPE 292M)
1080i/720p: Compliant with SMTPE 292M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 299M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M
Approx. 6.3 x 7.0 x 6.7 in (160 x 179 x 171 mm)
C500 + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in (185 x 249 x187 mm)
C500 + Handle Unit + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in (185 x 284 x 301 mm)
Main Unit Weight
C500 Body: Approx. 4.0 lb. (1820 g)
Monitor Unit: Approx. 1.4 lb. (645 g)
Handle Unit: Approx. 6.3 oz. (180 g)
Total Equipped Weight
C500: Approx. 6.0 lb. (2705 g)*
C500: Approx. 6.4 lb. (2885 g)**
* Weights include the monitor unit, BP-955, 2x CF cards.
** Weights include the monitor unit, handle unit, BP-955, 2x CF cards.
Canon are offering you the chance to create your own kit, when you purchase this camera. Buy from a range of selected lenses and you can claim a rebate on the lens. All purchases must be made between 23 March 2016 and 31 January 2017, claim can be made on one lens only.
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Offer ends January 31, 2017
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