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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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16 Reasons For

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Canon medium total megapixels video cameras have excellent reviews on average and across all camcorders Canon is one of the top rated manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS C500 is 2.8". When compared to other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS C500 that we have checked the display diagonal of, the EOS C500's display diagonal of 4 inches is one of the largest.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The EOS C500 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the EOS C500, the Canon EOS C500 has an HDMI.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon EOS C500 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This video camera also support a CF and SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the EOS C500.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Two Memory Slotss

The Canon EOS C500 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years only have one memory slots.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

The EOS C500 has a DIGIC DV II image processor which is better than the BIONZ image processor found on most camcorders of this age and spec. The best image processor of all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the EOS C500 is DIGIC DV III and the worst is BIONZ.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

This video camera's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders of this type and age.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders of this age and type is 28 Mbit/s. When compared to other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS C500 that we have checked, the Canon EOS C500's bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 megabits per second is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The EOS C500 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes (0.52 inches) amongst video cameras of this age. The viewfinder screen sizes of camcorders of this age and spec range from 0.24" to 0.52".

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Has a Built-In Display

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

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on video cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The EOS C500 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS C500 which have an image stabilizer.

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Not Full HD

The Canon EOS C500 is not Full HD. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS C500 are also not Full HD.

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Expensive

We think this video camera looks expensive compared to other video cameras of this spec and age. The price range of video cameras of this spec and age is from £29 to £9,954.

Very Low Viewfinder

With a viewfinder of only 1.55 pixels, the EOS C500 has one of the lower viewfinders amongst camcorders of this age. The lowest viewfinder of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS C500 is 1.5 pixels, the highest is 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 510,000 pixels.

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Not 3D

The Canon EOS C500 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS C500 do not have a night mode. The EOS C500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The EOS C500 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon EOS C500 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the EOS C500 are also not waterproof.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS C500 is 390g. With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Canon EOS C500's weight is one of the heaviest amongst similar spec 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

This medium total megapixels video camera was released over three years ago.

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…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers opteka eos1, opteka eos1d, opteka eos1v, canon 31690004, opteka sv200excn3
Barcodes 00013803147957, 00013803147964, 00813789120063, 08137890940894

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