Canon EOS C500 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body - PL Lens Mount

SKU: CAC500PL MFR: 6346B002
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About the Canon C500 PL

The Canon EOS C500 capitalizes on the groundbreaking ergonomic design of the EOS C300 camera, and offers a new Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor and an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K and 2K image acquisition. Addressing the discrete needs of cinema and TV, the EOS C500 offers two forms of 4K origination - productions can dynamically select DCI (SMPTE 2048-1:2011 standard) or the alternative television-centric Quad-HD (SMPTE 2036-1:2009 and ITU-R BT.1769 standards) source image formats - and output a selection of 4K, 2K and HD digital sampling formats.

The EOS C500 features uncompressed Canon RAW output for both 4K and 2K recording. The Canon RAW output is delivered to external recording systems via built-in dual 3G-SDI ports. Dual uncompressed HD-SDI out ports supports external live monitoring. HD or 2K content can be written to dual onboard CF cards simultaneously to provide proxy video for offline NLE systems.

Canon has collaborated with some of the most respected names in the industry to ensure the standardized 4K/2K output interfaces work with external digital recording units, portable and master monitors and color grading systems - affording maximum flexibility to production and post-production teams.
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Canon C500 PL Includes

  • EOS C500 PL Body (with Camera Cover)
  • Monitor Unit
  • Handle Unit
  • Thumb Rest
  • WFT Attachment
  • Tripod Adapter Base
  • Eye Cup
  • Viewfinder Cap
  • Shoulder Strap SS-1200
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Pack BP-955
  • Battery Charger CG-940
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-940
  • DC Cable (for CA-940)
  • AC Cable
  • XF Utilities Disc Ver.31
  • Canon 1 Year Warranty

Canon C500 PL Specifications

Rec Codec 50 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL 1920 x 1080:
True 24 (24.00)

1280 x 720:
True 24 (24.00)
Rec Mode 35 Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL 1920 x 1080:

1280 x 720:
Rec Mode 25 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14 1440 x 1080: 59.94i/29.98p/23.98p
Image Sensor CMOS; Super 35; 26.2 x 13.8 (29.6 mm diagonal); 6.4 µm cell pitch
Effective Pixels 4096 x 2160 pixels; Approx. 8.85 megapixels
Total Pixels 4206 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.84 megapixels
Max. Movie Recording Time 2GB:
50 Mbps - 5 min
35 Mbps - 5 min
25 Mbps - 10 min

50 Mbps - 10 min
35 Mbps - 10 min
25 Mbps - 20 min

50 Mbps - 20 min
35 Mbps - 25 min
25 Mbps - 40 min

50 Mbps - 40 min
35 Mbps - 55 min
25 Mbps - 80 min

50 Mbps - 80 min
35 Mbps - 110min
25 Mbps - 155 min

50 Mbps - 160 min
35 Mbps - 225 min
25 Mbps - 310 min
Lens PL mount
Focusing System Manual
White Balance Kelvin Setting 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments
Minimum Illumination 59.94 Hz Mode: 0.3 Lux
(f/1.2, 24 dB, 29.97p, 1/30 sec.)
50.00 Hz Mode: 0.25 Lux
(f/1.2, 24 dB, 25p, 1/25 sec.)
HD/SD-SDI Terminal 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
SD-SDI 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
Timecode Terminals Yes; BNC Connector (Input and Output)
LCD Screen (Monitor Unit) Rotating 4 inch Wide Screen Color LCD Display (1,230,000 dots: 854x480) on detachable controller
Recording Media 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
Audio Terminal 2 - Balanced 3-pin XLR on Monitor Unit (Mic Level, Mic Level with phantom power and Line Level)
HDMI Terminal Yes (Type A)
HD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 1920x1080: 60i/59.94i/50i, 1280x720: 60p/59.94p/50p
SD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i
Operating Temperature Range -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 6.3 x 7.0 x 6.7 in (160 x 179 x 171 mm)
Weight (not including lens) C500 Body: Approx. 4.0 lb. (1820 g)
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