Canon C500 (4K)

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Great commercial, music video and movie 4K camera.  Shot 80% of Need for Speed with this camera. Love the ergonomics of its size and weight.  Needs many accessories to turn into a production friendly camera.

Canon C500

Total Pixels: 4206 x 2340 pixels, approx. 9.84 megapixels

Sensor Type: CMOS

Scanning System: Progressive

Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)

Processor: Digic DV III

Dynamic Range: During Normal Shooting: 300%, With Canon Log Gamma: 800% (ISO 850 or above, gain 2.5dB or above)

Mount Type: EF or PL

ND Filter: Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops

ISO: 320 ~ 20,000

Iris Control: With compatible EF lenses: 1/2, 1/3 stop, or fine setting

External Recording Output: 4K RAW 10bit 4096×2160 or 3840×2160 at 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/50p/25p/24p
4K RAW 10bit 4096×1080 or 3840×1080 at 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps
2K RGB 444 12bit 2048×1080 or 1920×1080 at 59.94p/29.98p/23.98p/50p/25p/24p)
2K RGB 444 10bit 2048×1080 or 1920×1080 at 59.94p/29.98p/23.98p/50p/25p/24p)
2K YCC 422 10bit 2048×1080 or 1920×1080 62p up to 119.88p in 2 frame steps

Compression: Video: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP

Audio: Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz

Recording Media: CF Card (Type 1 Only); 2 Slots (Movie Files); UDMA supported
SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (JPEG)

File Format: MXF (OP-1a)

Phantom Power: +48V

Slow and Fast Motion Recording: 4K RAW (4096×2160/3840×2160)
1-60 fps (60Hz/24:00); 1-50 (50Hz)

4K HRAW (4096×1080/3840×1080)
1-60, 62-120 in 2 frame increments (60Hz/24:00); 1-50, 52-100 in 2 frame increments (50Hz)

2K RGB 4:4:4 (2048×1080/1920×1080)
1-60. 62-120 in 2 frame increments (60Hz/24:00); 1-50, 52-100 in 2 frame increments (50Hz)

2K YCC 4:2:2 (2048×1080/1920×1080)
1-60, 62-120 in 2 frame increments (60Hz/24:00); 1-50, 52-100 in 2 frame increments (50Hz)

50 Mbps 1920×1080
1-30 (29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-25 (50i/25p)

50 Mbps 1280×720
1-60 (59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-50 (50p/25p)

35 Mbps 1920×1080
1-30 (29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-25 (50i/25p)

35 Mbps 1280×720
1-60 (59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p); 1-50 (50p/25p)

25 Mbps 1440×1080
1-30 (29.97p/23.98p)

Time Code: Drop Frame (not available in 24P), Non-Drop Frame

Time Code Modes: Regeneration, Record Run, Free Run and External Source

HD/SD-SDI: HD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 1920×1080: 59.94i/50i/23.98/24.00, 1280×720: 59.94p/50p/23.98/24.00

SD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i BNC Connector, output only

NTSC 480i/PAL 576i: Compliant with SMTPE 259M

Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 272M

Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M

HD-SDI: (Compliant with SMTPE 292M)

1080i/720p: Compliant with SMTPE 292M

Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 299M

3G-SDI: Connector: 2x BNC

Output Modes: RAW (10-bit); RGB 4:4:4 (10-bit/12-bit); YCC 4:2:2 (10-bit)

Frame Rates: 23.98p/24.00p/25.00p/29.97p/59.94p/50p

Audio Inputs: 2x XLR inputs (auto and manual level settings), 1x External microphone terminal
(3.5 mm diameter)

Video Output: Connector: 2x BNC, Resolution: 2048×1080 / 1920×1080

Frame Rates: 23.98p/24.00p/25.00p/29.97p/30p/59.94p/50p/60p, Color Space: YPbPr 10-bit

HDMI: Connector: HDMI (Type A)
HD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 1920×1080: 60i/59.94i/50i, 1280×720: 60p/59.94p/50p
SD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i

Headphone Jack: 1x 3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Power: Supply: DC 7.4 V (Battery Pack) / DC 8.4 V (DC In), Battery: BP-9 Series (Excluding BP-925)

Compact Power Adapter: CA-940N

Weight: Body with monitor, handle, BP-955, and 2 CF cards: 6.4 lb

Pearls
I find that 2000 ISO is as high as you should go before losing color information BIT depth.
I find that 4000 ISO is as high as you should go for digital noise issues.
12 stops of Latitude in Canon Log
Needs an external recording device
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