This just in: Meet Canon’s next-generation EOS C500 Mark II, the long-awaited successor to Canon’s C500 complete with Full Frame 5.9K sensor.

Right off the bat, the EOS C500 MK II impresses with its whopping 5.9K Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, the same sensor as in Canon’s high-end C700 FF but with a marked improvement. While Canon’s C700 FF uses their DIGIC 5 processor, the new EOS C500 MK II uses Canon’s new DIGIC 7 processor which supports Cinema RAW LIght internal recording at up to 5.9K as well as XF-AVC in 4K 4:2:2 10 -bit. The EOS C500 Mark II is the first Cinema EOS model to support the CFexpress format, featuring not one but two card slots, as well as a single SD-type slot. 

Canon has taken careful thought when designing the lens mount for their latest release with the inclusion of a mount that is interchangeable between EF Cinema Lock and PL Mount. Another first for this Cinema EOS model is its support of five-axis Electronic IS a feature seen in most current EOS DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face Detection AF and Tracking AF are also supported, along with the option to fine-tune AF tracking speed and response. The built-in motorised Full Frame ND unit, which can apply 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 stops of filtration which is rather useful for shooting in bright light. And the option to use custom LUTs is a nice addition to this already exciting cinema cameras offerings.

And all of this in a robust yet compact body weighing only 1.75 kgs allowing users an increased range of movement and even greater creative freedom.

Key Features

  • 5.9K Full-Frame CMOS sensor
  • 5.9K Cinema RAW Light up to 60fps
  • 2K crop mode up to 120fps
  • Canon DIGIC DV 7 processor
  • HDR-capable with PQ/HLG and Canon Log 2/3
  • Internal recording to CFexpress (2x) and SD (1x)
  • User interchangeable lens mount (EF and PL)
  • Internal ND (2/4/6/8/10 stops)
  • Internal LUT support
  • False-colour overlay
  • Weight: 1.75kg

As the Canon EOS C500 Mark II has just been announced we don’t yet have an ETA of stock arrival, please have a look at Orms Direct here for more information as we receive it.

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