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Canon CR-X500 Outdoor 4K PTZ Camera with 15x Optical Zoom

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Key Features

  • 1″ CMOS Sensor with Dual-Pixel AF
  • Capture up to UHD 4K / 1080p Video
  • 12G-SDI Video Output, Genlock
  • IP55-Rated Dust/Water-Resistant Housing
  • Built-In Lens Wiper, AUX Expansion Port
  • 15x Optical Zoom, 30x Advanced HD Zoom
  • Built-In ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • Canon DIG!C DV6 Processor
  • RS-422 and Canon NU Serial Control
  • Compatible with Canon PTZ Controller

If you’re working on a field or studio production with a need to shoot outdoors in the elements, and remotely controlled cameras with minimal operating crew is required, the white CR-X500 Outdoor 4K PTZ Camera with 15x Zoom from Canon will fit right into your multi-camera shoot, event, streaming broadcast, reality show, or digital video production. The CR-X500 is designed to be mounted in an outdoor location and provides IP55 water-resistant protection, preventing dust, dirt, water, and salt from damaging the camera lens and electronics.

The CR-X500 internals sport many resources of a high-resolution Canon camera or camcorder with features such as a 1″ dual-pixel CMOS sensor, the Canon DIG!C DV6 image processor, a wide dynamic range, minimum brightness of 3 lux, 15x zoom, 30x digital zoom in Full HD, and video output up to UHD 4K via its 12G-SDI connector. Other professional camera attributes of the CR-X500 include genlock support, HLG, and Canon Log 3 support as well as built-in ND filters with clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 options. It can perform smooth, precision pan movements with a speed range of 0.5 to 25° per second and tilt movements with a speed range of 0.3 to 20° per second. It features a very low environmental noise rating of NC-55 at under 10° per second.

The camera can utilize an external controller via RS-422 or Canon’s proprietary NU serial protocol using the optional RC-IP100 PTZ controller. There is also a built-in lens wiper so you don’t have to wipe off the lens yourself if it gets wet or dirty. There is also an AUX port on the back so you can add an optional washing unit.

Key Features

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.

12G-SDI Output

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.

Optical-Shift Stabilization

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.

Smooth and Responsive Pan and Tilt Performance

The CR-X500 is equipped with the PT drive mechanism that can change the pan/tilt speed in incremental steps. This allows the operator to set the speed to desired preference to allow for smooth PT movement. The CR-X500 exhibits a variable pan speed of 0.5 to 25°/second and tilt speed of 0.3 to 20°/second.

Canon Log 3 Support

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% gray.

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-X500 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-X500 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 Image-Quality Adjustment Modes

The CR-X500 is equipped with image-quality adjustments for high-end video production. There are several 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. Options available include: Master Pedestal, R-Gain, B-Gain, R-Black, B-Black, Gamma, Color Matrix, Knee, Skin Detail, Sharpness, Black Gamma, and Noise Reduction.


The CR-X500 is equipped with Genlock to allow for sync with other systems in multi-camera environments.

Standard Serial RS-422

The CR-X500 is equipped with a serial terminal RS-422 which can be utilized to connect controllers that support Canon’s NU serial protocol communication.

One-Person Operation

The CR-X500 can be controlled by serial control via Canon’s hardware controller, the RC-IP100, which is capable of controlling up to 100 cameras and 100 presets, allowing the operator to control multiple cameras in a larger production. The CR-X500 is a perfect fit for many applications in broadcast, education, house of worship, events, staging, and more.

IP55 Dust and Water Resistance

The CR-X500 is resistant to dust and water intrusion to the IP55 rating level.

Wind and Salt Resistance

The CR-X500’s paint is salt resistant to better protect against environmental wear and pan and tilt operations are wind resistant.

Low Environmental Noise

Has a less than NC-55 rating with movements under 10° per second.

Built-In Wiper

The included wiper allows for the wiping of the camera lens when weather conditions call for it.

Auxiliary Port

An auxiliary port is available for third-party expansion like adding a washer unit.

UPC: 013803345803

Canon CR-X500 Key Specs

Image Sensor

1"-Type CMOS

Sensor Resolution

Actual: 13.4 Megapixel
Effective: 8.29 Megapixel (3840 x 2160)

Shutter Speed

1/1000 to 1/3 Second

Optical Zoom Ratio


Max Digital Zoom

30x ( in 1080p)

External Recording Modes

4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC
3840 x 2160 at 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps

Broadcast Output


Supported Control Protocols


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