Canon Introduces EOS C500 Mark II Cinema Camera, Plus New 31-Inch 4K Reference Display

Canon EOS C500 Mark II


Canon is bolstering its cinematic lineup with the new Canon EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera and the Canon DP V3120 31-inch 4K Reference Display, both announced this morning.

The EOS C500 Mark II promises versatility and quality with a 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor, while the 4K Reference Display delivers top-notch image quality with edge-to-edge precision. Here’s what to expect with Canon’s two new powerhouse products:

Canon EOS C500 Mark II

Canon EOS C500 Mark II

The customizable, full-frame Canon EOS C500 Mark II packs a big punch in its lightweight body. Its 5.9K full frame CMOS sensor has over 15 stops of dynamic range, impressively low noise, and a new DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor that enables 5.9K recording, internal recording of Canon Cinema Raw Light, and Dual Pixel Autofocus.

With user-changeable lens mounts and three expansion units, filmmakers have the power to create their perfect cinema system no matter the project.

Key Features

  • 5.9K full-frame CMOS sensor that supports Super 35mm and Super 16mm crops

  • User-changeable lens mounts for full customization

  • New DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, which processes high-resolution image data

  • Canon RAW Light and XF-AVC Recording

  • Proxy Recording

  • Canon Log 2 and 3 support

  • Dual pixel CMOS AF with touch AF and face detection AF

  • Electronic image stabilization

  • 4  channel audio recording

Canon EOS C500 Mark II

Powerful Sensor Offers Low Noise Footage with Spot-On Colors

Low noise, 15 stops of dynamic range, and natural skin tones are just a few of many advantages that come from shooting with the EOS C500 Mark II. The full-frame CMOS sensor captures a variety of footage styles and aspect formats, including DCI-4K, UHD, and Anamorphic Widescreen. Conventional Super 35mm and Super 16mm can also pair with the sensor for unique and story-driven footage.

DIGIC DV 7 Processes High-Res Data

The newly developed DIGIC DV 7 processes the 5.9K imaging sensor’s massive RAW information and readies it for output. With this powerhouse of a processing system, the EOS C500 Mark II offers high-frame-rate recording, dual pixel auto focus, Canon Raw Light Recording, HDR output, electronic image stabilization, proxy recording, and oversampling 5.9K processing. It also enables Cinema RAW Light recording, which means editors can color-grade freely with file sizes that range from 1/3 to 1/5 the size of Cinema Raw.

Designed for Creative Freedom

The Canon EOS C500 Mark II’s modular design features a host of accessories and expansion units for customization and functionality. Some of the nearly 20 accessories include a thumb rest, mic holder unit, LCD attachment, shoulder support unit, and mount kit. It can even be stripped down tight enough to fly on a drone.

Customization continues with the user-changeable lens mounts, including the EF mount the EOS C500 Mark II is shipped with, as well as an easily attachable PL mount.

The Canon EOS C500 Mark II accessories, available for preorder, include:

The Canon EOS C500 Mark II is available for preorder for $15999.

Canon DP V3120 31-inch 4K Reference Display

Canon 31-Inch 4K Reference Display

Canon’s new DP-V3120 4K Reference Display is a godsend for imaging professionals. It features 2000-nit edge-to-edge luminance and 0.001-nit full screen black level, which exceeds the requirements for Dolby Vision certified facilities. This 31-inch display packs a big punch, including:

Key Features

  • 31-inch 4K HDR Reference Display

  • 2,000-nit HDR peak edge-to-edge luminance, with 0.001-nit full-screen black level

  • Quiet operation

  • Award-winning HDR toolkit

  • 89-degree wide viewing angle

  • Dual screen and quad

  • Remote control connection

  • Optimized for use with Cinema EOS System

4K HDR Display Quality

The DP-V3120 LCD panel can showcase resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 pixels in 10-bit color. It shows an accurate display in color and image quality, with edge-to-edge consistency. The 2,000-nit edge-to-edge brightness and 0.001-nit black level result in a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, meaning imaging professionals have the unbeatable accuracy and quality they’ve been pining for.

With a quiet operation and image quality that goes Dolby Vision required monitor standards—not to mention compatibility with the Cinema EOS System—the DP-V3120 4K Reference Display is a game-changer for imaging professionals.

The Canon DP-V3120 4K Reference Display is available for preorder for $39000.