Canon EOS C500
Canon EOS C500
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Canon EOS C500

A 4 year old 9.84 megapixel Full HD camcorder with poor features
9.84MP 4/3" Yes 1.8kg Jul 2013
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Canon EOS C500 Review

With mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon EOS C500 number 453 across all camcorders.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 79%. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
It is missing some features:
Does not have a built-in microphone

Canon EOS C500 Video Reviews

Canon EOS C500 In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

Based on 1,283 user and expert reviews (including 285 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its camcorders. Canon also has very good ratings specifically within its camcorders range compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the EOS C500 of 9.84MP is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon EOS C500 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The EOS C500 has an interchangeable lens, unlike 94% of camcorders which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

The EOS C500's effective megapixels (image) of 8.85MP is fairly high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 23% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all camcorders is 5.8MP, with the lowest being 1.1MP and the highest being 26MP.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The EOS C500 does not have a built-in microphone, unlike 52% of video cameras which have a built-in microphone.

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The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The Canon EOS C500's weight of 1.8kg is in the heaviest 8% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The EOS C500's display diagonal of 4" is in the largest 3% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 0.24" and the largest being 11".

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon EOS C500 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Supports HDMI


The Canon EOS C500 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since July 2013.

Product Identifiers

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

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