Canon CR-N500 Professional 4K NDI PTZ Camera with 15x Zoom (Black)
Canon's CR-N500 PTZ camera produces outstanding image quality and is equipped with powerful features and functions to be utilized in many industries including House of Worship, Education, Broadcast, Corporate, Events and more.
The CR-N500 produces incredible 4K and HD image quality with the combination of a 1" CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 6 image processor, along with a 15x optical zoom (20x digital) with one of the widest in class 73-degree angle-of-view. These core components provide the image-processing power and speed that enables 4K UHD video acquisition, image stabilization and precise Dual Pixel CMOS AF. On-air pan and tilt movement is possible thanks to the smooth and responsive pan and tilt mechanism equipped with the CR-N500.
The CR-N500 camera supports multiple professional interfaces, including single cable PoE+ connectivity, which allows you to use NDI®|HX2 to stream audio and video, control (IP), tally, and power over a single cable. The camera supports other protocols, such as RTSP/RTP, as well as RTMP/RTMPS, to stream to social sites such as Facebook Live and YouTube. Even better, the CR-N500 can be controlled remotely by IP, Serial, IR or wirelessly via Wi-fi. The camera supports multiple control standards, including Canon's XC protocol as well as VISCA Protocol (serial and IP) for easy connectivity to a wide range of 3rd party hardware controllers.
High Quality 4K 30P and Full HD 60P Video Output
1.0 Type CMOS Sensor
The CR-N500 features a Canon 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor capable of 4K UHD video capture at 30p and up to 60fps in Full HD, making the CR-N500 PTZ camera great for the remote and unobtrusive capture of professional productions.
The CR-N500’s 1.0-inch 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 larger sensor also exhibits a shallow depth of field at large apertures, producing a beautiful bokeh and blurred backgrounds in images, while Canon’s DAF tracks and keeps subjects in sharp focus. The CR-N500’s DIGIC DV 6 imaging engine drives the high sensitivity and low noise performance of the camera yielding amazing imagery in a variety of shooting conditions.
Minimum subject illumination at 1.5 lux*.
*When camera set to: (3840 × 2160 : shutter speed 1/30 sec., Frame Rate 29.97P, Gain 33.0 dB).
DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor
The CR-N500 PTZ camera incorporates Canon's DIGIC 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 Dual Pixel CMOS 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 COMOS 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.
Dual Pixel Focus Guide
Utilizing information from Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Dual Pixel Focus Guide helps achieve precise focus by displaying focus assist information on the screen. It employs a truly an innovative user interface that helps enable the user to see if they are focused in front of or behind the subject through visual observation, and allows quick and accurate manual focus to be achieved. This helps simplify the focusing process when shooting in 4K UHD, which requires strict focus accuracy.
Face Detection & Tracking
The CR-N500 has multiple focus modes that aid the operator when confirming focus. When set to on, the Face Detection & Tracking can track the face of a subject when they are within a frame. Furthermore, there are two Face Detection options (Face Priority & Face Only). Face Priority will track a face within the scene, when a face is no longer within the scene, the camera will continue to focus within the predefined focus area. In the same way, the Face Only function will track the detected face within the scene, if the face is no longer within the scene, the camera will maintain its focus position without tracking for new objects. If more than one face is detected within a scene, the operator can toggle between detected faces. Both modes are useful when following a subject allowing the operator to focus on composition while the camera handles focus.
Canon 4K UHD Lens
The CR-N500 features a 15x optical zoom lens and exhibits a wide viewing angle of 73 degrees (horizontal). At the wide end, the 25.5 mm* lens is capable of capturing extensive scenes in tight shooting spaces such as indoor events for cinematic wide shots. The camera utilizes aspheric lens elements to achieve 4K image quality while minimizing various aberrations over the entire zoom range.
Easily change the look of the image capture by utilizing a neutral-density filter. The CR-N500 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.
Furthermore, the lens structure of the CR-N500 enables real-time responsiveness in a three-dimensional space, supporting optical image stabilization, which helps keep the image capture stable by minimizing vibration.
*35 mm camera equivalent
Over Sampling HD Processing
The full HD recording (over sampling HD processing) takes full advantage of the image information acquired by Canon’s 4K sensor to generate beautiful high-definition full HD video. This helps content creators produce stunningly detailed FHD video when utilizing the CR-N500.
Smooth & Responsive Pan and Tilt Control
Variable Pan and Tilt speed of .1° - 100°/second
The CR-N500 is equipped with the PT (Pan, Tilt) drive mechanism that can change the speed from fast to slow in incremental steps. This allows the operator to set the speeds to desired preference to allow for smooth PT movement. The CR-N500 exhibits a variable Pan and Tilt speed of .1° - 100°/second.
Virtually Seamless Integration into Canon Imaging Workflow
Canon Log 3 Supported
Canon Log 3 is a gamma regarded for its latitude and flexibility with post-processing. It realizes a dynamic range (800%/13-STOP equivalent) while retaining the characteristics of the dark area and the proximity of 18% grey.
Log shooting is particularly effective for constantly shifting shooting sites such as unscripted productions and documentaries or sites with rapidly changing lighting conditions.
Canon Log 3 is a gamma considering a simple grading by tightening the dark area to arrange the gradation, which retains the ease of use of Canon Log making the noise less visible.
Shooting in log allows the CR-N500 to more easily match the color and look of other cameras, especially those also shooting in log. This helps provide a more consistent look across the entire production.
Wide DR Gamma Supported
The CR-N500 supports Wide DR Gamma for natural and realistic-looking images that faithfully represent the scene at hand. Wide DR Gamma achieves a dynamic range of 800% to produce almost seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail and virtually no blown-out highlights.
Equipped with Six Image Quality Modes
The CR-N500 is equipped with the acclaimed image quality modes for high-end video production. There are six preset image modes to choose from, each preset contains specific gamma, color space and color matrix parameters. Apart from the preset image quality mode, adjusting and combining the gamma, color space and color matrix make it possible to adjust to the intended image look.
Equipped with a Variety of Image Quality Adjustment Functions
The CR-N500 features the Image Quality Adjustment function (Custom Picture) which is acclaimed for high-end video production. The Image Quality Adjustment function equipped with the CR-N500 is similar to Canon’s XF705 and Cinema EOS System, which allows users to adjust the picture settings to adapt to the shooting conditions or add effects according to the intention of direction. This function makes it possible for content creators to match the image capture of other cameras in a production - resulting in a match of image output.
Easy Integration Into IP Streaming
Various Interfaces Supported for Multiple Environments
HDMI, 3G-SDI and IP
The CR-N500 is equipped with three output interfaces. The IP output and HDMI output are suitable when capturing UHD 4K at 30P or full HD resolutions at 59.94P. The SDI output is capable of full HD resolution and is suitable for usage when requiring high image quality video at 59.94P .
Turn the CR-N500 into a super webcam with Canon's Webcam Driver. The Webcam Driver is a virtual USB driver that allows the CR-N500 to be used as a powerful webcam over a network. The software has many advantages such as, automatic camera detection, up to 4K 30P video output, embedded audio (AAC-LC), supports up to 5 cameras and is free of charge. Furthermore, the PTZ camera is not restricted to the short distance of USB cable, which allows for more flexibility in installation. Whether you are connecting to a video conference system, lecture capture or other platform, take advantage of Canon's CR-N500 with Webcam Driver for the ultimate PTZ webcam experience.
The CR-N500 is equipped with Genlock to allow for sync with other systems in multi-camera environments.
2 Channel XLR Audio
The CR-N500 offers a variety of ways to record high-quality audio through two XLR terminals, and internal stereo mini-jack mic terminal.
Standard Serial RS-422
The CR-N500 is equipped with a serial terminal RS-422 which can be utilized to connect third party supported controllers that support the standard (VISCA) protocol communication.
One Person Operation
Control multiple cameras
The CR-N500 can be controlled by IP, infrared and Wi-Fi. Canon’s hardware controller, the RC-IP100 is capable of controlling up to 100 cameras and 100 presets – this allows the operator to control multiple cameras in a larger production. The CR-N500 is a perfect fit for many applications in broadcast, education, House of Worship, events & staging and more.
All New Design
The CR-N500 impresses with its distinctive style. A solid exterior color and shape that looks like it was cut out from a cone, and the size that gives a sense of strength, yet stable and compact. This PTZ camera maintains design harmony with other Canon professional imaging products such as the established Canon 4K camera systems and lenses. The CR-N500 is available in two different colors, Satin Black and Titanium White.
Equipped with Tally Lamps
The CR-N500 is equipped with tally lamps that indicate the status of the camera. The tally lamps are located on the front and rear of the lens section, and illuminate red when the camera is shooting. Providing clear visual indications for staff and performers to know which camera is shooting live.
Wireless Remote Controls Supported
In addition to the IP interface, the CR-N500 can also connect by Wi-Fi. This allows the operator to access the camera's Settings Page from a wireless tablet device that is equipped with a supported HTTP browser. When using multiple cameras at the same time the user can set and operate the other cameras in the same way by inserting the assigned IP address of the camera in the web browser of the tablet or other device. In addition, the CR-N500 is equipped with an infrared remote controller, which is also used to controller the camera wirelessly.
Easy-to-use Settings Page and Discovery Tool
The Camera Search Tool is utilized to find Canon PTZ's on a network, which helps installers and integrators with setup and configuration. The Search Tool is available for Mac or Windows systems. Furthermore, the CR-N500 supports the web application "Settings Page". The Settings Page allows the user to configure the settings of camera operation, which is accessible by web browser. Video quality adjustments such as exposure and white balance that are usually performed by the camera operator on site can now be adjusted and set while watching the video from their desk through the Settings Page. Both Camera Search Tool and Settings Page enhances the ease of use by remote control.
Remote Camera Control Application
The Remote Camera Control Application can be utilized to control the CR-N500. The Remote Camera Control Application is a Windows application for centralized control of multiple cameras. It is possible to operate up to nine cameras and display videos at the same time - achieving a "multi-camera operation". At a video production or broadcasting site, an operator can select a camera from the videos displayed on the "Connected Camera List", within the application and operate it from the "Camera Control Area" in the control panel of the software. The software is included and can be installed immediately without having to prepare a hardware controller in advance making it easy to use for the operator while creating an effective one-person operation.
Backed by a 3-year warranty
The CR-N500 offers peace of mind being backed by Canon’s 3-year warranty which guarantees each unit will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for up to 3 years from the date of original purchase.
What's in the box:
- Canon CR-N500 Professional 4K NDI PTZ Camera with 15x Zoom (Black)
- IR Remote Control
- Remote Battery
- Safety Wire
- Safety Wire with Screw
- Ceiling Plate
- AC Adapter
- Power Cable
- Limited 3-Year Warranty