First class infrared capability
Capturing video in low-light conditions often requires the use of infrared illumination, a technique that traditionally only yields footage in black and white. The ME20F-SH however, achieves impressive high-sensitivity performance enabling the capture of colour Full HD video with reduced noise, even in low-light conditions and without the need for infrared illumination.
Exceptionally high sensitivity
Designed to be used in situations where ambient light levels are extremely low, the ME20F-SH features a newly developed Full Frame 35mm with 2.26 MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC DV4 processor. The sensor’s pixels and read-out circuitry use Canon’s proprietary technologies to achieve both reduced noise and exceptionally high sensitivity, allowing you to capture subjects illuminated with less than 0.0005 lux.
Similar to Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras, the ME20F-SH includes Canon Log and Wide DR settings, which enable a wide dynamic range (800%), delivering high-quality results across a variety of ambient lighting conditions, without the need for supplemental lighting.
The Canon ME20F-SH offers several options with regard to connectivity to external third party devices for recording or remote viewing purposes, and is also compatible with Canon’s RC-V100 (as well as other compatible devices) for full remote control over the camera.
Enabling a wide range of imaging possibilities
The Canon ME20F-SH employs Canon’s EF mount with Cinema Lock, as found on the Cinema EOS C500, allowing users to take advantage of the company’s extensive lineup of interchangeable lenses (compatible lenses to be confirmed).
By enabling operators to select the ideal lens based on their shooting or application requirements, taking into consideration such factors as angle of view and level of brightness, the multi-purpose camera facilitates a wide range of shooting possibilities.
Key features of the Canon ME20F-SH
- 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 lenses²
- Remote control of camera settings and built-in ND and IR cut filters possible
- Small and lightweight for ease of integration
Sensor: 35mm Full Size CMOS Sensor
Filter: RGB Primary Colour Filter (Bayer array)
Effective pixels per sensor: Approx. 2.25MP (2000 x 1128)
Minimum illumination: 0.0005 lux or less (Gain 75dB, f/1.2, 29.97P, 50IRE)
Horizontal Resolution: Depends on lens used
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount with Cinema Lock
ND filter: Yes, 2 density (1/8, 3 stops or 1/64 , 6 stops) Manually selected electronic control
Focus control: Manual Focus using lens or via RC-V100 Remote Control; One Shot AF via assignable button
Iris control: Manual; 1/2 stop increments. Push Auto Iris via assignable button. Auto (combined function combining Iris, Gain, Shutter and ND filter operation)
Aperture range: Depends on selected lens
Filter diameter Depends on selected lens
Image stabilization system: Depends on selected lens
Digital Tele Converter Yes : X2/ X4 tele converter
Type: DIGIC DV 4
Sampling accuracy: YbCbCr 422 via 3G/HD-SDI; RGB 444, YCbCr 444, YCbCr 422 via HDMI
Bit depth: 10 bit (8 bit effective)
Video storage media: External Recording Device
Recording file format: Depending on External Device
Recording frame rate:
3G/HD-SDI Output: 1920x1080: 59.94P/59.94i/50P/50i/29.97P/25P/23.98P
HDMI Output: 1920x 1080: 59.94P/59.94i/50P/50i/29.97PsF/25PsF
Custom Picture Options:
Canon Log, Wide DR, EOS Standard, Normal 1 - Normal 4.
User customisable settings: Black, Black Gamma, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, White Balance
Audio in: 3.5mm stereo mini jack, plug-in power mic supported
Headphone output: 3.5mm Stereo mini jack
Video monitor output: Yes, 3G/HD-SDI (BNC) OSD output compatible, HDMI.
HDMI: Yes. Output only
3G/HD-SDI output: Yes, X2; Output 1 OSD compatible, Output 2 Clean output only.
Genlock: Yes, input only, BNC
DC input: Yes x2, 4-Pin XLR, 2-Pin connection. Input 11 - 17V
Lens Terminal: Yes, 12-pin connector
Remote Control Terminal: Yes, x2: Remote A: 2.5mm mini jack/Remote B: Circular 8-pin . Both utilise
Canon Unique Protocol.
Memory Card connector: Yes, microSD card (for firmware update only, no recording capability)
Colour Bars: Yes, SMPTE, EBU and ARIB depending on system frequency
User Assigned Functions:
Yes, 4 buttons.
Assignable items: One-Shot AF / Push Auto Iris / ABB /AE Shift + / AE Shift - / Bar
/ Set WB /Tele-converter / Infrared / External Rec / Custom Picture /
Camera Mode A/M.
These items work with the RC-V100 remote controller.
Exposure metering: Backlight, Standard, Spotlight
Exposure compensation: Yes: ±2.0, ±1.75, ±1.50, ±1.25, ±1.0,±0.75, ±0.50, ±0.25 or ±0
Auto Gain Control setting Yes , OFF (75dB) or value from 36dB to 75 dB (in 3 dB increments)
ISO Sensitivity: Maximum in excess of ISO 4,000,000 equivalent at -75dB
Dynamic Range: Canon Log/Wide DR mode: 800%/12 stops at +9.0dB (Approx. ISO2300)
Gain setting: 0dB to -75dB in 3dB intervals.
Control Modes: Manual 1/4 stop increments, Auto (combined function combining Iris, Gain, Shutter and ND filter operation)
Shutter speed: 1/3 sec - 1/200 sec depending on recording mode and system frequency
Scan Reverse: Yes
Infrared shooting mode: Yes: IR Cut-out filter, electrically operated.
Shockless WB: Yes, via Custom Function Menu
Manual setting: Set A, Set B (Default 5,500K) Kelvin ( 2000K - 15000K)
Recording: Linear PCM 48 kHz 16-bit digital conversion, 2 channels
Optional: RC-V100 remote Control Unit
Operating Voltage: DC: 11 - 17V via 4-pin XLR or 2pin connector
Dimensions (W x H x D): 102mm x 116mm x 113mm (4.0 x 4.6 x 4.4 inches)
Weight (camera only): Approx. 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs)
Operating temperature range: Approx. 0 to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity), Approx. -5 to 45°C, 60% (relative
All specifications are subject to change without notice
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