1″ CMOS Sensor
The CR-X500 features a Canon 1″ 4K CMOS image sensor capable of UHD 4K video capture at 30p and up to 60p in Full HD, making the CR-X500 PTZ camera great for the remote and unobtrusive capture of professional productions.
The 1″ sensor allows for larger photosites compared to smaller-sized sensors found in other PTZ cameras, resulting in stunning images with less noise in low-light situations. The large sensor also exhibits a shallow depth of field at large apertures, producing blurred backgrounds in images, while Canon’s DPAF tracks and keeps subjects in sharp focus. The CR-X500’s DIG!C DV 6 imaging processor drives the high sensitivity (3 lux) and low-noise performance of the camera yielding amazing imagery in a variety of shooting conditions.
Canon DIG!C DV6 Processor
The CR-X500 PTZ camera incorporates Canon’s DIG!C DV 6 Image Processor, which is essential in providing high image quality, advanced performance, and convenient operability. This advanced core technology component provides the image-processing power and speed that enables features such as 4K UHD video acquisition and precise AF.
Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
Dual-Pixel CMOS AF is Canon’s breakthrough AF technology that uses a CMOS sensor with a structure that combines imaging and phase-difference AF functions. The Dual-Pixel CMOS AF determines the focusing position by the phase difference, which drives the focusing lens smoothly and enables quick focusing. The AF tracking capability is effective, even during zooming, panning, or tilting. On the other hand, with conventional contrast AF method, used by other cameras, the focusing position is determined by the contrast (difference of brightness). Therefore, the focusing lens may move slightly back and forth around the focusing position, which could cause delay when focusing.
The CR-X500 has one 12G-SDI output, suitable for high image quality 4K video at a high frame rate of 59.94p.
4K 59.94P 4:2:2 10-Bit Output
The CR-X500 supports UHD 4K 59.94p 4:2:2 10-bit output for natural and realistic 4K video.
Canon UHD 4K Lens
The CR-X500 features a 15x Optical 4K UHD Zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent range for 25.5mm to 382.5mm. This zoom range helps to capture wide angle environment shots to telephoto detail subject shots. The lens group zoom system makes the 4K UHD lens compact and slim while providing support for the CMOS sensor. Aspheric lens elements are utilized to achieve 4K image quality while correcting various aberrations over the entire zoom range.
Built-In ND Filters
Easily change the look of the image capture by utilizing a neutral-density filter. The CR-X500 is equipped with a built-in ND filter mechanism that allows the user to select from three densities: 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64. With the built-in ND filter, users can achieve rich video expression by controlling aperture values.
30x Zoom in HD with Advanced Zoom
Users can get up to 30x Advanced Zoom when shooting in Full HD, which utilizes the CR-X500’s full 4K UHD sensor to extend the zoom range while maintaining image quality.
The lens structure of the CR-X500 enables real-time responsiveness in a three-dimensional space, supporting optical image stabilization, which helps keep the image capture stable by minimizing vibration.