“The C500 Mark II is a full-frame camera with RAW workflow dedicated for high-end productions, that meant to bridge the gap between the C300 Mark II and the C700 series, as well as to be a complementary camera to the C700 series (go here to read about the history of Canon’s Cinema EOS). While we are getting teased by Canon about its new C500 Mark II, almost no footage has been released yet (formally). It’s a bit strange that Canon hasn’t demonstrated intensively C500 Mark II capabilities regarding the most critical factors, which are picture quality and color science.
So we decide to dig the net, and we find two pieces of evidence for those significant factors. One is sample footage that test (demos) the low light and 6K RAW capabilities of the C500 Mark II, and the other, which is a real-world execution of the C500 II by shooting a commercial.” – Source: Y.M. Cinema Magazine
WHY THIS MATTERS:
There isn’t much test footage yet available for the anticipated but still unreleased Canon C500 Mark II, but a commercial shoot and low-light camera test give some indication as to the camera’s capabilities. Commercial director Brett Danton raved about the dynamic range, saying “the camera performed and made my life easy.”