Canon Announces the EOS C500 Mark II

September 27, 2019

Canon has announced the full-frame EOS C500 Mark II, with estimated availability in December of this year! Check out these specs: 

  • Full Frame 5.9K 60p
  • DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor
  • 15+ stops of DR
  • 5-axis sensor stabilization
  • Cinema RAW Lite (Internal Recording)
  • XF-AVC (H.264)
  • 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 5.9K, 4K (60fps), 2K (sensor crop) 120fps
  • Modular design
  • User-changeable Lens Mounts (EF, Locking EF, PL)
  • EF, PL, anamorphic and Spherical Lens Support
  • 4.3″ LCD Monitor LM-V2 with Touch Focus
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Touch AF and Face Detection AF
  • Rear audio/power module
  • Internal ND filters (clear, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 stop – 8 & 10 with extension)
  • 4 channels of XLR with optional module
  • 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI
  • 2x CF Express slots
  • 1x SD card slot

What’s really cool about this release is what differentiates the EOS C500 Mark II from the EOS C700. The C500 has Digic DV 7 processors, allowing the sensor to operate in three different modes: 

  • Full-frame
  • Super 35mm (crop)
  • Super 16mm (crop)

divic dv7 canon c500

C500 mark II sensor frames

Another feature that is getting us excited is the 5-axis sensor stabilization, a first for this technology to be used in a digital camera.

What else do these new features mean? It can automatically obtain focal length with lenses that support data transmission. The Electronic IS can still work with non-electrical contact lenses by allowing for manual input of focal length. The Electronic IS also saves focal length.

This announcement has us counting down to the Holidays. If you can’t wait until then, feel free to get a closer snapshot from Matthew Allard over at Newsshooter.