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Canon EOS C500
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Canon EOS C500 Camcorder

9.84MP 1.8kg CMOS Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Interchangeable Lens 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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18 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

On average Canon medium sensor size video cameras have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all video cameras built by Canon.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The EOS C500 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS C500 which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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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 comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the EOS C500. The smallest screen size of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the EOS C500 is 1.5" and the largest is 4".

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Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the EOS C500, the Canon EOS C500 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon EOS C500 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS C500.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The EOS C500 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera also support a CF and SDHC 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the EOS C500.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the EOS C500 only have one memory card slot, however the EOS C500 has two memory card slots.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The EOS C500 has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Canon camcorder has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst maximum video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

The Canon EOS C500 has a better image processor than most video cameras of this type and age. This camcorder has a DIGIC DV II image processor, whereas most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it have a BIONZ image processor. Similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago image processors range from BIONZ (worst) to DIGIC DV III (best).

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

When compared to other video cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS C500 that we have checked the bitrate at maximum video resolution of, the Canon 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 medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 28 Mbit/s, and the bitrates at maximum video resolution range from 9 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the EOS C500 is 1.3MP, the highest is 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.3MP. With a megapixel count of 8.85 megapixels, the EOS C500 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.36". At 0.52 inches, the EOS C500 has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon EOS C500 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the EOS C500 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Canon EOS C500 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS C500 which have an image stabiliser.

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Very Low Viewfinder Resolution

The lowest viewfinder resolution of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the EOS C500 is 1.5 pixels and the highest is 1,500,000 pixels. The Canon EOS C500 has one of the lower viewfinders resolutions (only 1.55 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS C500 are not 3D compatible. The EOS C500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the EOS C500, the EOS C500 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS C500 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Very Heavy

Medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS C500 have weights of between 76g and 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g. The weight of the Canon EOS C500 of 1.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium sensor size video cameras 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

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Progressive Scan
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Pre-Record
Audio
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Headphone Connectivity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Windows Operating Systems Supported
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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…

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803147957, 00013803147964

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