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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

We checked 1,849 user and expert reviews for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 80% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the EOS C500 in July 2013.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The EOS C500 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera do not have an interchangeable lens.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available including the Panasonic HS900, or the Canon EOS C300 which both of have better reviews.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". When compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the EOS C500 of 4 inches is one of the largest.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4" screen size camcorders currently available including the Canon EOS C300 which has better reviews.

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Image Sensor

Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the EOS C500 is 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1".

A 4/3" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size across all camcorders of this age and spec.

The best optical sensor size across comparable types of camcorder is 1/2".

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9.84 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 9.84 megapixels sensor camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 9.84MP sensor camcorders currently available including the Canon EOS C300 which has better reviews.

If this video camera total megapixels is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the GZ-R15 (10MP and higher rated), or the GZ-R10 (£157) (10MP and higher rated) both from JVC.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon EOS C500 supports HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the HDR-CX330, and the HDR-CX400E both from Sony which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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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 available for around the same time as this camcorder also have an XLR in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The EOS C500 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The EOS C500 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a DC-in jack.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon EOS C500 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The EOS C500 features pre-record function. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also feature pre-record function.

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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 the 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution found on most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

The worst maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 50 megabits per second, the EOS C500 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder is 9 Mbit/s, the biggest is 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 31 Mbit/s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Canon EOS C500 has more memory slots than most of the medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Most of the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera only have one memory slots, however this video camera has two memory slots.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The EOS C500 features progressive scan, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Viewfinder

The Canon EOS C500 has one of the lower viewfinders (only 1.55 pixels) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The lowest viewfinder of video cameras of this type and age is 1.5 pixels, the highest is 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 510,000 pixels.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera range from 0.24" to 1.8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.49". With a viewfinder screen size of 0.52 inches, the EOS C500 has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The EOS C500 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The weights of camcorders of this type and age range from 50g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 370g. At 1.8 kilograms, the Canon EOS C500 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers c500ef, canon c500pl, canon c500ef
Barcodes 00013803147957, 00013803147964

Canon EOS C500 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon EOS C500 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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