Canon USA Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey provides a very informative overview of the features of the Canon ME20F-SH full-frame camera, which has unmatched low-light capabilities with a maximum ISO of 4 Million making it capable of seeing in the dark.
The ME20F-SH or "the Fish" as we sometimes call it here at VI, is an impressive specimen. The camera itself is tiny, its boxy shape may not garner much attention at first, but what is beyond impressive here is the fact that Canon's engineers have packed so much horsepower into such a tiny device. The full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor features massive light gathering photo sites that enable the camera to capture detail and actually see in the dark in super high ISO's that max out beyond 4 Million!
The ME20F-SH is best suited for wildlife documentaries, but can be used in live-action doco's or productions which require night vision in colour - yes, no more green IR video - the ME20F-SH actually produces a colour Full HD image in super high ISO's. Check out the Canon produced overview video tutorial series below, which will give you a more complete picture of what to expect from this low-light beast.
Part 1: Camera Overview
Part 2: Menu Overview
ME20F-SH Main Features
- Ultra low-light performance at ISO 4million
- High quality Full HD 1080p/1080i/720p output
- Flexible control with auto and custom settings
- Compatible with a wide range of EF lenses
- Remote control of camera settings and built-in ND and IR cut filters possible
- Small and lightweight for ease of integration
We had a chance to check out the ME20 at BVE 2016 and spoke with Sam from Canon UK, who gave us a run-down of the major features in the camera. See our video from the show floor below.
To learn more about the camera and place your order give us a call on 0208 977 1222.