Canon EOS C500

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Canon EOS C500
Canon EOS C500 with CN-E 30-300mm Cine lens.jpg
A Canon EOS C500 with CN-E 30-300mm Cine lens
TypeDigital cinema camera
Lens mountEF/PL
Image sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor sizeSuper 35 (26.2 mm x 13.8 mm)
Maximum resolution4K (4096 x 2160), UHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), HD (1920 x 1080)
StorageCompactFlash (CF) (Type I or Type II)
AV Port(s)3G-SDI
3.5mm stereo headphone monitor
XLR (2 channel)
3.5mm mic jack
Timecode in/out
Sync out (3D)

The EOS C500 is a digital cinema camera released by Canon in August 2012.[1] The camera is offered with the option of Canon EF or Arri PL mounts.


The Canon EOS C500 is Canon's second camera to form part of the Canon Cinema EOS line, complementing the previous Canon EOS C300. Notable new features compared to the previous camera are the addition of 4K and QHD motion video capture to the previous 2K and HD capture of the C300 and the ability of the C500 to record raw motion video to the Motion RAW format as well as raw still video to Still RAW format.


  • 8.85mp Super-35 CMOS sensor[2]
  • Outputs EOS Cinema RAW (uncompressed undebayered raw stream)
  • Frame rate up to 120fps at 4k
  • Availability: late 2012
  • Price: MSRP $30,000 USD


  1. ^ Canon U.S.A. Adds Two New Cameras To The Cinema EOS System: The EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera And The EOS C100 Digital Video Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., 2012-08-29, retrieved 2012-08-29
  2. ^ Canon Announces Development Of 4K Digital Cinema Cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., 2012-04-12, retrieved 2011-04-18

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