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Canon EOS C500
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Canon EOS C500 Camcorder

9.84MP 1.8kg CMOS Jul 2013
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera capitalizes on the groundbreaking ergonomic design of the EOS C300 camera, and offers a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, DIGIC DV III... More
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19 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon video cameras and also specifically for Canon medium sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Canon had excellent reviews.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Large Screen Size

At 4 inches, the EOS C500 has a very large screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The smallest screen size of video cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS C500 is 1.5" and the largest is 4".

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The EOS C500 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the EOS C500 do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon EOS C500 is Full HD, as are most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the EOS C500.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon EOS C500 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS C500 also have an HDMI port.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The EOS C500 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras of this age and spec. This camcorder also support a CF and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Two Memory Card Slots

The EOS C500 has more memory card slots than most of the medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the EOS C500. Most of the medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago only have one memory card slot, however this video camera has two memory card slots.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon EOS C500 has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. Most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS C500.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

The EOS C500 has a better image processor than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a DIGIC DV II image processor, whereas most medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a BIONZ image processor. Across all video cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS C500 the worst image processor is BIONZ and the best is DIGIC DV III.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

When compared to other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS C500 that we have assessed the bitrate at maximum video resolution of, the EOS C500's bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 megabits per second is one of the biggest. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 28 Mbit/s.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 8.85 megapixels, the EOS C500 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS C500. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the EOS C500 the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.5MP.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS C500 range from 0.24" to 0.52". With a viewfinder screen size of 0.52 inches, the EOS C500 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS C500, the EOS C500 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The EOS C500 has a higher ISO sensitivity than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera has a 400 ISO sensitivity, whereas most medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an 80 ISO sensitivity. This Canon video camera also have 320, 500, 640, 800, 1, 000, 1, 250, 1, 600, 2, 000, 2, 250, 2, 500, 3, 200, 4, 000, 5, 000, 6, 400, 8, 000, 10, 000, 12, 800 and 16 and 000 ISO sensitivities. Across all medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS C500 the best ISO sensitivity is 1,600 and the worst is Auto.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS C500 have an image stabiliser, however the Canon EOS C500 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Low Viewfinder Resolution

The average viewfinder resolution of medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 540,000 pixels, and the viewfinders resolutions range from 1.5 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels. The EOS C500 has a quite low viewfinder resolution (only 1.55 pixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the EOS C500.

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Not 3D Compatible

The EOS C500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS C500 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the EOS C500 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS C500 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in projector. The EOS C500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the EOS C500 is one of the heaviest comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the EOS C500 amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The average weight of medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 320g, and the weights range from 76g to 2.8kg.

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Very Big

The heights of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 17mm to 240mm, and the average height is 79mm. At 171 millimeters, the EOS C500 is quite big compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS C500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the EOS C500 over three years ago.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Lock
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Type
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Mac Operating Systems
AC Adapter Output
AC Adapter Frequency
Projector
Built-In Projector

Expert Reviews

17 April 2012

Prices haven't been set in stone, but Canon expects the C500 to retail for $30,000?roughly twice the cost of the C300. The 4K footage I saw on display was breathtaking. Still, it's hard not to...

17 April 2012

Early November of last year, Canon made a huge announcement about the ?future of filmmaking? at an event in Hollywood, California. That's where the company unveiled its new line of Cinema EOS... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon c500, canon c500p, canon c500pl
Barcodes 00013803147957, 00013803147964

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