Canon Launches Pre-Orders for EOS C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Cinema Camera

Canon has detailed its latest digital cinema camera, the EOS C500 Mark II. Pre-orders are now live via B&H Photo-Video for $15,999.

"As Canon's position in the production industry has grown, we have sought to deliver new solutions that can perform at an elite level, while also maintaining competitive pricing to help continue to remove the barriers of great content creation," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The EOS C500 Mark II encompasses the latest Canon technologies and, when teamed with the recently announced Sumire Prime Cinema Lenses and DP-V3120 4K Reference Display, forms an incredible input-to-output solution."

The EOS C500 Mark II features a 5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor with 60p recording support at 5.9K and 4K (2K recording at 120p) and 15 stops of dynamic range. Likewise, the device utilizes the new DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor for superior 4K HDR capture performance. In addition, the camera offers electronic image stabilization, internal cinema RAW light recording, user-changeable lens mounts, and a modular design -- enabling customers to augment the unit with several optional accessories, including the EVF-V70 electronic viewfinder, SU-15 shoulder support unit, and EU-V1 and EU-V2 expansion units.

Canon EOS C500 Mark II

Here's a full rundown of key specs and features per Canon:

  • 4K and 2K 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC recording and 5.9k oversampling for 4K
  • 2 CFexpress media card slots
  • Compatibility with EF and PL lenses as well as anamorphic and spherical lenses
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with the ability for Touch and Face detection AF
  • First Canon cinema camera with 5-axis electronic image stabilization, which can be utilized even without the use of lens with IS functionally
  • Support for Canon Log 2 and 3 Gamma
  • 4 channel recording that supports 4 XLR inputs with the use of the EU-V2 expansion unit
  • User LUT allowing users to upload and apply custom LUTs

The Canon EOS C500 Mark II is expected to start shipping in December.

Source: Canon