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Canon EOS C500 Camcorder

9.84MP 4/3 1.8kg Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Has an interchangeable lens
Very large display diagonal

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 1,806 expert and user reviews, Canon has good reviews for its camcorders. Canon also has good reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders compared to other brands. 80% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The EOS C500 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic HS900, or the Canon EOS C300 which has better reviews.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 4 inches, the Canon EOS C500's display diagonal is one of the largest amongst video cameras of this age and type. The average display diagonal of video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera is 2.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS C300.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The EOS C500 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The EOS C500 features pre-record function, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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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 video cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

The worst maximum video resolution across similar types of video camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 9 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 megabits per second, the EOS C500 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions amongst video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The EOS C500 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years also support HDMI.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung F90BN ($245.95).

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Has an XLR in

The EOS C500 has an XLR in. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have an XLR in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon EOS C500 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon EOS C500 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The EOS C500 features progressive scan. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera also feature progressive scan.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years only have one memory slots, however the Canon EOS C500 has two memory slots.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon EOS C500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders of this spec and age is 0.49". At 0.52 inches, the Canon EOS C500 has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Low Viewfinder

The average viewfinder of camcorders of this age and spec is 510,000 pixels. With a viewfinder of only 1.55 pixels, the EOS C500 has a quite low viewfinder compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The EOS C500 has a maximum optical sensor size of 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1".

A 4/3" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

The best optical sensor size amongst similar types of video camera is 1/2".

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The average weight of medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 400g, and the weights range from 50g to 3.3kg. When compared to other camcorders of this age and spec, the weight of the EOS C500 of 1.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camcorder was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon c500pl
Barcodes 00013803147957, 00013803147964

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