Camera kits

Canon C500 Mk II FF5.9K Camera PL/EOS (Full Frame)

Canon C500 Mk II FF5.9K Camera PL/EOS (Full Frame)

NEW!
  • Description
  • Rates & Packages
  • Case Studies
  • Other Information
  • Videos

Canon C500 II FF 5.9K large Sensor Full Frame Camera supplied with choice of EF or PL mounts (compatible with all canon EF lenses or PL full frame lenses), equipped with full anamorphic capability or 4K S35mm windowed option.  OLED viewfinder, touch screen LCD, Extension 2 module (4 audio inputs) and ARRI Pro kit are all included as standard.  5.9K Cinema RAW Light or 4K 4:2:2 XF-AVC capture to dual CF Express cards.

Please read, The VMI guide to the Canon C500 Mk II

C500 Mk II Main Features

  • 5.9K Cinema RAW Light or 4K 4:2:2 XF-AVC.
  • Compact Form Factor.
  • Full configures into a shoulder-mount camcorder with full ARRI Kit and professional EVF
  • Native PL or EF mount.  PL mount reads Cooke/i data.
  • Advanced Dual Pixel Auto Focus Mode (in EF mount only with suitable lenses).
  • Records up to 5.9K images to internal CF Express cards.
  • All acquisition formats possible including anamorphic and Full Frame.
  • Up to 60p in 5.9K/60p in Cinema RAW Light S-35
  • or up to 120p in a S-16 crop.
  • 10 stops of built-in ND.
  • Built-in Image Stabilisation, even with PL lenses.
  • Up to 4 audio channels using extension 2 back (provided with VMI kits as standard).
  • 12G 4K output.
  • ACES and LUT Support.
  • 9 customisable buttons

Compact Form Factor

The Canon C500 Mk II uses the same sensor as the Canon C700 FF, built into a versatile, modular compact form factor camcorder which is shorter than the C300 Mk II and body weighting just 1.75kg (without battery).  It can be used in a cut-down format to make it suitable for gimbal and drone use or instead can be built up into a fully-featured shoulder-mounted camera complete with full ARRI kit and professional viewfinder.

Choice of Native Lens Mount

It can be supplied with a choice of native PL or EF mount and will record 4K+ images either in 16:9 or anamorphic formats. 

The PL mount can read Cooke/i data.

Advanced Dual Pixel Auto Focus Mode (in EF mount only with suitable lenses)

Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology function really has to be seen to be appreciated.  There are many AF modes which can allow the user to totally avoid the feared ‘focus hunt’. 

High-speed Continuous AF auto focus, smooth, intuitive touch focus operation as well as an improved focus control that recreates a more natural focus pull. To further fine tune AF performance, the EOS C500 Mark II offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed and response.

Clearly, this requires suitable Canon AF lenses and the most recent EF lenses offer the best auto focus functionality.

Records on-board Cinema RAW Light

It records up to 5.9K images to internal CF Express (same form factor as XQD cards).

15 stops of dynamic range is available when shooting with either the Canon Log2 gamma curve or in Cinema Raw Light, making it ideally suited to capturing HDR video content and the camera is able to record oversampled 4K video internally, which should provide superior results to using a native 4K only sensor.

Users can also capture footage internally using Canon's own XF-AVC codec. Unlike its big brother the Canon C700, the Canon C500 II can only capture Cinema Raw Light to internal cards and not the full RAW format, though the quality is excellent  This efficient codec also benefits the user to be able to benefit from long record times (up to 50 mins of 25p in 5.9K Cinema Raw Light on single 512GB CFExpress card).   THe C500 Mk II is also compatible with original Canon log, Canon Log 2 or Canon Log 3 if preferred.

All acquisition formats possible including anamorphic and Full Frame

The new Canon-developed full frame sensor used in the C500 II and C700 FF has a native resolution of 5952 x 3140 pixels, providing a 17:9 cinema-friendly aspect ratio, and has an imaging area of 38.1x20.1mm in size, making this both a bit wider and a bit shorter than a standard full frame sensor.  However, this is smart, since it achieves the same image circle size as a full frame DSLR, meaning the C500 II FF is compatible with Canon's entire line of EF-mount lenses at their standard focal lengths.

The full frame (FF) or windowed open gate or Super-35 modes mean that you have a complete choice of all of the capture formats including S-35 Open Gate 4:3 to create 2:1 ot 2:38:1, 16:9 windowed S-35 or Full Frame 16:9.  

LCD and outstanding Viewfinder

The VMI C500 II Kit includes a touch-screen 4.3-inch LCD monitor as standard but VMI are offering the superb OLED Electronic Viewfinder EVF-V704 as standard issue and which totally converts this camera into a totally functional professional shoulder-mount camera.

Fast and Slow Capability

The C500 II will offer up to 60p in 5.9K/60p in Cinema RAW Light S-35 or up to 120p in a S-16 crop.

Built-in ND

In common with the Canon C700 FF, the C500 II offers 10 stops of built-in ND.

Built-in Image Stabilisation

Hard to believe but not only will the Canon C500 II stabilise images with suitable EF lenses but it has a function to perform a small digital zoom and offer digital image stabilisation of non-stabilising lenses including PL mount lenses.

We are also including the ARRI Pro Set to allow standard film accessories to be fitted. The ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for single shooter operation.

Up to 4 audio channels

The C500 II incorporates 2 x XLR audio inputs but when used with the Extension 2 module, this increases to 4 x separate XLR audio inputs.  The Extension 2 module also provides genlock, time code, multiple HD-SDI outputs and power outputs too0.  VMI is providing the Extension 2 back as standard with the Canon C500 Mk II.

12G 4K output

Surprisingly few cameras incorporate a 4K output but the C500 II outputs 4K both via the HDMI output and also via a configurable 12G HD-SDI output, so 4K will not need 4 x separate cables.

ACES and LUT Support

Not usually seen in a camera at this level, the Canon C500 II users can customize their own LUTs and load them onto the camera for precise-look monitoring, also, users can apply different LUTs for each output terminal.

A new dedicated LUT button gives additional operational flexibility.

The EOS C500 Mark II supports ACES 1.0 of the Academy Colour Encoding System. Using Canon supplied IDTs, images captured on the EOS C500 Mark II can be imported directly into the ACES compatible systems.

Additionally, video output from the camera can be monitored by selecting the ACES Proxy.

Storage

VMI kits are supplied with 3 x 512GB CF Express cards.  This card format can provide a sustained data rate of up to 1700 Mb/s.

VMI C500 Mk II FF Package

  • Canon C500 II FF 5.9K Camera
  • Canon Professional OLED Electronic Viewfinder EVF-V704
  • Canon C500 II LCD 4" Monitor incl. monitor bracket K2.0015520
  • Canon C500 II LCD/EVF Cable
  • Canon Extension Unit 2 EU-V2 with 4 x audio inputs
  • Canon 4" touch-screen LCD screen
  • 3 x 512GB CF Express cards
  • CF Express Reader
  • Mic Kit: Sennheiser K6/ME66 Shotgun Microphone
  • Sennheiser HD205 Headphones
  • 19mm Support Rod  340mm
  • Choice of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
  • or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
  • or 5 x Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries with Anton Bauer TM-4 charger
  • Optional BP8 support kit with 19mm bars

 

 

Canon C500 II FF 5.9K large Sensor Full Frame Camera supplied with choice of EF or PL mounts (compatible with all canon EF lenses or PL full frame lenses), equipped with full anamorphic capability or 4K S35mm windowed option.  OLED viewfinder, touch screen LCD, Extension 2 module (4 audio inputs) and ARRI Pro kit are all included as standard.  5.9K Cinema RAW Light or 4K 4:2:2 XF-AVC capture to dual CF Express Cards.

Please read, The VMI guide to the Canon C500 Mk II

more...


  • Rate:
    £295/day £885/week Add to Shoot Kit

Guides

Shooting with HD Video lenses on large sensor cameras

Large Sensor Cameras - Everything that you need to know

 

Specifications

Image Sensor  

Sensor

Full Frame CMOS sensor

 

System

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

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): W 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 selected resolution

Dynamic Range

Canon Log 2: 1600% / 15+ stops

Canon Log 3: 1600% / 14 stopsWide DR: 800% (at ISO 400)

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC DV7

Lens

Lens Mount

Canon EF Mount. B4 mount lens via adapter accessory (EF or PL)

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

Full Frame:

5952 X 3140/4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x1.003840 X2160/1920 X 1080: x1.056Super 35MM (Crop):4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x1.4603840 X 2160/1920 X 1080: x1.534Super 16mm (Crop):4096 X 2160/2048 X 1080: x2.9203840 X 2160/1920 X1080: x3.069

Changeable Lens 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)

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 (PL Mount only after mount change)

Anamorphic Lens Support

Yes, x2.0/x1.3

Image stabilization system

Optical depending on lens used

Recording

Internal Recording

CFexpress card x2 for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC/MXF, SD card for XF-AVC 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 270 MinsXF-AVC/MXF:           4096 X 2160: 810 Mbps 80 Mins/410 Mbps 165 Mins                                  2048 X 2160: 310 Mbps 215 Mins/160 Mbps 425 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)24.00 Hz 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, 1Gbps 12-bit2048 X 1080: 50.00P, 250Mbps 10-bit/25.00P 250 Mbps 12-bit

XF-AVC Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL)

4096 X 2160/3840 X 2160: 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-BIT 810 Mbps/25.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-bit 410 Mbps

2048 X 1080/1920 X 1080: 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-BIT 310 Mbps/25.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-bit 160 MbpsAll Intra Frame

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

Slow/Fast motion

Yes, Cinema RAW Light 5952 x 3140/4096 x 2160: 1 -60 FPS/2048 x1080 (2K Crop) 1 -120FPS

XF-AVC: 4096 x 2160/3840 x 2160 (810/410 Mbps) 1 - 60 FPS (Full Frame/Super 35mm Crop)               2048x1080/1920x1080 1 - 60 FPS (Full Frame/Super 35mm Crop)                                                   1 - 120 FPS (Super 16mm Crop)

Interval Record

No

Frame Record

No

Pre Record (cache record)

Yes, 3 seconds

Relay Recording

Yes

Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording

Yes

Scan Reverse

Yes

HD->SD conversion

No

Photo storage media

SD/SDHC memory card

Photo Recording Size

Approx. 930 KB at 2048x1080; Approx. 880 KB at 1920x1080

System

 

Wave Form Monitor

Wave Form Monitor

Yes. Via MON., VIDEO or HDMI Terminals (Not available from SDI Out 1 -4)

Line Display/Line and Spot/Line Select/Field Display/RGB Display/YPrPb. HDR PQ and HDR-HLG output supported.

False Colour Display (Exposure Indication)

Yes. Via MON., VIDEO or HDMI Terminals

Colour Bars

SMPTE, EBU and ARIB colour bars available. See the menu.

Peaking

Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable)

Zebra

Level 1; Level 2; Both

Output via HD-SDI or HDMI

Markers

On/Off selectable: center, horizontal, grid, aspect, safety zone, and rectangular marker. Colour selectable, yellow, blue, green, red, black, gray or white.

EVF

Built- In EVF

No

Optional EVF Accessory

Yes. OLED Electronic Viewfinder, EVF-V50 or EVF-V70

Inputs/Outputs

 

Audio in

Audio in

XLR 3-pin connector x2, 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only)

Input 1 and 2 on camera body. Additional 2x 3-Pin XLR on optional Expansion Unit EU-V2 (Input 3 and 4)

Headphone output

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

Video monitor output

MON.: BNC jack, (output only, Camera Body).

HDMI

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

USB

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

SDI output

BNC jack 1 x 12G-SDI Out (output only, Camera Body).

Time code

BNC jack (input/output, Camera Body).

BNC jack (input/output, Camera Body).

Genlock

Genlock

Ye with optinal Expansion Unit EU-V1 and EU-V2. BNC jack (input only/also serves as SYNC OUT connector)

Ye with optinal Expansion Unit EU-V1 and EU-V2. BNC jack (input only/also serves as SYNC OUT connector)

Synch

Sync

BNC jack (output only/also serves as GENLOCK connector)

Component out

No

AV terminal

No

DC Output

Yes, with optiional EU-V2. DC 24V 2A jack Fischer 3-pin jack (output only),

D-Tap connection, 50W maximumD-Tap connection, 50W maximum

DC input

DC input

XLR 4-pin jack

XLR 4-pin jack

Remote Control Terminal

Remote Control Terminal

REMOTE A connector 2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack (input only)

REMOTE B connector Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422) with optional EU-V1 or EU-V2

Wireless Control Terminal

Yes

Lens terminal

Yes, with optional EU-V2. 12-pin jack

Ethernet terminal

Yes, with optional EU-V1 and EU-V2. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)

IP Streaming

Yes. Via Ethernet connection. Wi-Fi capability TBC) 9 Mbps/4 Mbps:1920 X 1080 (59.94p/59.94i/ 50.00p/50.00i) optional EU-V1 or EU-V2 required

User Viewing LUT input

YES

Video connector

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

Misc.

 

Tally lamp

Tally lamp

Yes

Yes

Custom Dial

Custom Dial

Yes

Yes

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure metering

Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris

Exposure Compensation

Yes

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

Exposure Lock

No

Auto Gain Control setting

Yes

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 OFF1/3 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 rangeSelectable AF point over 80% (approx.) of sensor

Auto Focus Modes (EF Mount)

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)

Face Detection AF (EF Version Only)

Face Priority or Face Only.

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 dBWhen ISO speed expansion is OFF: Any value from -2 dB to 42 dB in 0.5 dB increments can be set.

Shutter

Control Modes

Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)

Shutter speed

1 sec to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode, 39 setting options

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

BT.709 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut)

LOG (Canon Log 2 / Cinema Gamut)HDR-PQ (HDR-PQ / BT.2020 Gamut)HDR-HLG (HDR-HLG / BT.2020 Gamut)USER5 to USER20 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut)* From BT.709, HDR-HLG is protected.

Colour matrix

Neutral: Accurate colour reproduction

Production Camera: Colour reproduction for use in movie productionVideo: Color 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

Knee

Point -50 to +109, Slope -35 to +50, Saturation -10 to +10

Sharpness

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 01(setting range: 2000K to 15000K/ -20CC to

AWB, USER setting 01(setting range: 2000K to 15000K/ -20CC to

+20CC), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)+20CC), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)

Colour correction

Colour correction

Area selection / area revision of two areas

Area selection / area revision of two areas

Setup level

Setup level

-50 to +50 On/Off

-50 to +50 On/Off

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications

White Balance

Auto

YES

Preset

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

YES

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

Audio

Recording

Linear PCM (24-bit / 48kHz), 4 channels

VMI are proud sponsors of:

The British Society of Cinematographers The Guild of Television Cameramen The Guild of British Camera Technicians International Federation of Cinematographers Plasa - Rental Guard Plasa member Cinematography Mailing List Xhire - Anri fraud network