The New Canon C500 Mark II Camera

Its no secret that 2019 has been the year of the camera. It feels like a new camera has been either announced or released almost every month this year, and Canon looks like it is going to cap it all off this December by releasing the new C500 Mark II.

With the bevy of new DSLM cameras that have blurred the line between pro-sumer stills camera and professional video camera Canon’s Cinema EOS line has been given an increasingly intense run for its money.  Canon looks to be re-asserting it’s status as King of the Heap by releasing the C500 Mark II. The new camera offers some truly impressive specs and a high degree of modularity at a very competitive price point (compared to other similarly capable and similarly modular camera systems).

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Here is a list of official features that Canon has announced for the camera:

  • 5.9K Full Frame CMOS Sensor, with support for Super 35mm and Super 16mm crop modes
  • User Changeable Lens Mounts which gives users freedom to use the lenses they desire
  • Newly developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, which powerfully processes high-resolution image data
  • Canon RAW Light and XF-AVC Recording
  • Proxy Recording
  • Compatibility with EF and PL* Lenses
  • Anamorphic Lens Support
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Modular Design with three available Expansion Units allows a high level of connectivity and interoperability
  • 3” LCD Touch screen Monitor LM-V2
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with support for Touch AF and Face Detection AF
  • Canon Log 2 and 3 Support
  • 4 Channel Audio Recording
  • Support for Custom User LUTs
  • 15 stops dynamic range
  • Cinema RAW light internal
  • Drone and gimbal size and weight

Let’s break down what some of these features mean.

  • 5.9K Full Frame CMOS Sensor, with support for Super 35mm and Super 16mm crop modes
  • User Changeable Lens Mounts which gives users freedom to use the lenses they desire
  • Compatibility with EF and PL* Lenses
  • Anamorphic Lens Support
 
These features taken together point to Canon’s effort to make this camera just as comfortable shooting high budget narrative films as it is shooting run and gun docs and commercial work. The drone/gimbal sizing means that you with the right drone you can send this 100ft in the air while still maintaining all the advantages of the full frame sensor and advanced video codecs. The crop modes, user swap-able lens mounts, anamorphic lens support and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) make this camera truly lens agnostic.  As Canon’s own literature states, this camera can take anything from old servo zoom B4 lenses to vintage stills glass to PL cinema glass (especially their own Sumire Prime Cinema lenses, because y’know, synergy).
 
With Canon’s excellent Dual Pixel AF, EIS system, and support for custom user LUTs the C500 Mark II is a big boy cinema camera that still provides exceptional user assistance. The camera supports Continuous, Face Detect, and One-shot AF modes when using appropriate lenses. The EIS system is basically just Canon’s way of saying this camera has 5 axis IBIS, so you can use any non-OIS lens with impunity. 
  • Newly developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, which powerfully processes high-resolution image data
  • Canon RAW Light and XF-AVC Recording
  • Proxy Recording
  • Canon Log 2 and 3 Support
  • 15 stops dynamic range
  • Cinema RAW light internal
 
The C500 Mark II is a lean, mean, media recording machine. The new DIGIC DV 7 Image processor allows you to record in a variety of frame rates, resolutions, bitrates, and codecs depending how much color flexibility you need in post or how much space you have on your hard drive. The ability to record 2K 8bit proxies to standard SD cards lets you streamline your transition into post-production and make your editor’s life just a little bit easier. With 15 stops of dynamic range and Cinema RAW light internal this camera is capable of producing footage that will make the hardest part of color grading be deciding what ‘film look’ best fits your quirky indie dramady about deconstructing the manic pixie dream-girl trope.
  • Modular Design with three available Expansion Units allows a high level of connectivity and interoperability
  • 3” LCD Touch screen Monitor LM-V2
  • 4 Channel Audio Recording
 
This one goes out to all you multi-cam users out there. The C500 Mark II system features a variety of expansion units that enable features to make the C500 Mark II a capable broadcast camera. The stand-outs in this section are the EU-V1 expansion unit and the EU-V2 expander. The studio-centric EU-V1 adds Ethernet ports for live-streaming, RS244 remote camera control, and genlock/sync-out. If the EU-V1 is the nerdy indoor kid little brother, the EU-V2 is the beefy, out on the football field big brother expansion unit. The EU-V2 adds a V-Mount battery plate, two additional XLR audio inputs for 4-channel recording, a lens control port, 24V and D-tap power outputs, Genlock, an additional RS422 port and an Ethernet port. 

Oh! and also this camera supports IP streaming. You can pair the camera with a separately available transmitter or stream to your computer via Wi-Fi or Ethernet to allow an off-set producer or a nosy client to view your capture at rates of up to 1080p XF-AVC at 9 or 4 Mb/s.

Getting down to the nitty gritty, the Canon Cinema C500 Mark II is scheduled to be available in December 2019 for an estimated retail price of $15,999.00. 

If you are are in the market for a camera system that can do everything from low budget docs to real cinema work and have a spare $16k burning a hole in your pocket the new Canon Cinema C500 Mark II is a pretty solid value proposition. 

 For more information, including accessory prices and availability, call or email us today!

Canon C300 Mark II Touch Focus Kit!

Canon has announced the new Canon EOS C300 Mark II Touch Auto Focus Kit!.

The Canon C300 Mark II Touch Focus Kit is priced at only $9,999!  That’s the same price as the traditional C300 Mark II.

C300 Mark II Touch Auto Focus Kit

The new Canon C300 Mark II Touch Focus Kit enables touchscreen auto focus using the 4″ Touchscreen LCD Monitor (LM-V1) that has been shipping with the C200. Also included is the MA-400 XLR accessory, which is a separate XLR unit. Canon spent a lot of time rethinking how the C300 Mark II could be rigged using the LM-V1 Touch Screen LCD and the MA-400 XLR accessory. Using these two accessories instead of the traditional “clamshell” Monitor/XLR unit allows for a more flexible and arguable more streamlined set-up. Additionally, if a user doesn’t need XLR, they can now rig the C300 Mark II with the LCD only for an incredibly small set-up. This also allows easier rigging with Gimbal Stabilizers. And the Top Handle is still included! The LCD and XLR accessory can be configured in many ways with or without the top handle.

New items included in the Canon C300 Mark II Touch Focus Kit 0635C032 includes:

C300 Mark II Touch Auto Focus Kit

In the box:  EOS C300 MK II Body (EF Mount), Grip, Camera Cover, Handle Unit, Handle Bracket, Battery Pack BP-A30, Battery Charger CG-A10, Compact Power Adapter CA-A10, Eye Cup, Hexagon Socket, Allen key, Viewfinder Cap, Thumb rest, Tripod base TB-1, WFT Attachment, Measuring Hook, AC Cable x2, DC Cable(for CA-940), Shoulder Strap SS-1200, LM-V1, MA-400, Mount To Shoe Adapter, 492LCD Micro Ball Head, Instruction Manual

Order the Canon C300 Mark II Touch Focus kit here.

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Canon C300 is UK’s most rented camera of the year

Televisual just announced the results of  their 2013 survey of UK based rental houses.

The Canon C300 came in at #1 with the Arri Alexa coming at at #2.

At Texas Media Systems, we are not surprised at the survey results. Rental houses are often early buyers of the latest and greatest cameras. The C300 continues to be a strong seller to the rental house market, proving growing demand by rental customers.

Check out the full article in the March issue of Televisual.

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