With the recent announcement of the new EOS C700 flagship 4K camera in the EOS Cinema line-up, the now ageing Canon EOS C500 gets a welcomed price drop, that makes it even more appealing to broadcast and cinema productions. Also, ARRI have some new Pro Accessories from their renowned PCA range for the EOS C700.
The Canon C500 features a 4K Super 35 sensor, and even though it doesn't record it internally, the camera has been around for quite some time and seen some heavy use on big Hollywood productions such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Need for Speed", in addition to countless commercials and high-end corporate promos. Just a few months ago there was another price drop, which took the price down to £6995 + VAT, and now Canon have slashed another £2K off the price of the camera - which is now priced at an all time low of £4,895 + VAT!
This is quite an astonishing price given what the C500 can do when unleash the full potential of the camera with an external 4K Raw recorder like the Odyssey7Q for example. Check out the recording frame rates and formats below:
- 4K RAW - 10-bit 4096 × 2160 up to 60p
- 4K RAW - 10-bit 3840 × 2160 up to 60p
- 4K Half - RAW - 10-bit 4096 × 1080 & 3840 x 1080 up to 60p
- 2K RGB 444 - 12-bit 2048 × 1080 / 1920 × 1080 up to 60p
- 2K RGB 444 - 10-bit 2048 × 1080 / 1920 × 1080 up to 60p
- 2K YCC 422 - 10-bit 2048 × 1080 / 1920 × 1080 up to 60p
Internally, the C500 is limited to Full HD recording onto CF cards, which is more than enough for some productions, which require fast turn-around. However for those who want to expand the functionality the external recorder option is always there.
All of a sudden a C500 + Odyssey7Q+ can become a very effective 4K raw production setup.
You can order your EOS C500 camera in EF or PL from our website here at the discounted price.
ARRI also have some new accessories specifically designed for the new EOS C700 High-end 4K camera. You can see photos of the new items, for which we don't have a lot of data now, but we will update you as soon as we know how much they would cost and then they would be available.
We are very proud to be an exclusive EOS C700 and ARRI cameras distributor in the UK and offer the camera to our customers in all its configurations.