The just introduced EOS C500 Mark II comes with a 5.9K full-format sensor developed by Canon itself and is internally "supported" by a Canon DIGIC DV 7 processor. According to Canon, a dynamic range of more than 15 f-stops can be achieved. The camera handles the internal recording of 5.9K RAW and 4K 4:2:2 10 Bit in Canon&s XF-AVC. According to the press release, up to 50/60 fps in 5.9K resolution are possible.
The C500 Mark II is the first camera in the Cinema EOS family to record 5.9K Cinema RAW Light on CFexpress media. Two CFexpress card slots allow simultaneous recording in the same file format, an additional SD card slot is used for recording proxy files.
In addition, simultaneous external recording should also be possible. The camera is equipped with a 12G SDI interface, which enables output of up to 4K 50/60p with a single cable. 4K with up to 50/60p is also possible via the HDMI output.
The EOS C500 Mark II is the first Cinema EOS system camera with a convertible EF bayonet: the latter with Cinema Lock or PL. It is also the first Cinema EOS system camera that supports an electronic image stabilizer Electronic IS. However, this is not a moving sensor, but a digital process that uses excess edge pixels. In addition, the camera is equipped with a robust, internal electronically controlled full-frame ND filter with 2, 4, 6 (and extended 81 or 102 f-stops).
The EOS C500 Mark II also features Canon&s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Especially the continuous AF with intuitive touch focusing and the Dual Pixel Focus Guide remain unique features of Canon. In addition, the EOS C500 Mark II has face recognition AF and tracking AF. AF tracking speed and sensitivity can also be adjusted to fine-tune the AF.
The body itself weighs approximately 1,730 grams and can be configured with two different extensions - the EU-V1 and the EU-V2. The EU-V1 has a Genlock/Sync BNC interface, a Remote B interface for the optional RC-V100 remote control, and an Ethernet interface for IP streaming or browser remote control.
The EU-V2 also has these interfaces, but there are two additional XLR inputs and a 12-pin interface for the lens. It is also equipped with a V-Lock battery holder with D-Tap and 24 V power output.
Two different electronic viewfinders (EVF-V70 and EVF-V50) are also optionally available.
Also exciting: The EOS C500 Mark II supports user LUTs that can be switched on with a dedicated LUT button.
The EOS C500 Mark II will be shown for the first time at IBC 2019 and will be available from December. A prize has not yet been announced.