Canon ME20F-SH Professional Multi-purpose Video Camera

Full HD colour video footage in extremely low light

Canon ME20F-SH Professional Multi-purpose Video Camera

Canon ME20F-SH Professional Multi-purpose Video Camera

Full HD colour video footage in extremely low light

SKU: 1002C003

Cat no: 16559

  • Ultra low-light performance at ISO 4 million
  • High quality Full HD 1080p/1080i/720p output
  • Flexible control with auto and custom settings
  • Compatible with a wide range of EF lenses*
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Canon ME20F-SH Professional Multi-purpose Video Camera

 

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Shoot from daylight to ‘starlight’ in 1080p with ISO 4 million and infrared

Compact and lightweight this innovative full-frame, Full HD video camera delivers ultra low light performance and infrared capability at unrivalled sensitivity, over ISO 4 million (+75dB), to open up a new world of creative shooting possibilities.

Ultra low light performance in colour
The ME20F-SH incorporates a newly developed, full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor with approx. 2.26MP for maximum light gathering ability. With an ISO of over 4 million (+75dB) the camera can capture ‘never before seen’ colour footage in almost complete darkness (0.0005 lux), plus additional support for infrared (IR) filming.

High quality, Full HD output
This unique camera can produce a Full HD 1080p/1080i/720p output that can be recorded to an external recorder. It offers support for high dynamic range with 12-stop Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR mode, plus reduced motion blur with support for frame rates up to 50p/59.94p for shooting slow-motion.

Flexible, creative control
With extensive options for automatic functions for exposure via Iris and gain control, One-Shot AF and Auto WB the ME20F-SH gives control over your shooting settings. Choose from Custom Picture settings, including Canon Log and Wide DR. The wide ISO 800 to 4 million range lets filmmakers shoot from daylight to ‘starlight‘ conditions.

Remote control over built-in ND and IR filters
Remote operation of the built-in, electronically controlled ND filters (3-stop and 6-stop) and IR cut filter is possible via the Canon Remote Controller RC-V100.

Extensive lens compatibility
Featuring an EF mount with Cinema Lock the ME20F-SH will support a wide selection of compatible lenses across the Canon range, including zooms, primes and selected Canon Servo lenses* (with a 12-pin interface) for greater control and creative shooting opportunities.

Compact and connectable
The small, compact and lightweight ME20F-SH features extensive connection options for a monitor, output to an external recorder and remote control, including HDMI out, Genlock and two 3G/HD-SDI terminals. Remote control is possible via two sockets, including a 2.5mm jack for the Canon Remote Controller RC-V100.

Key Features

  • Ultra low-light performance at ISO 4 million
  • High quality Full HD 1080p/1080i/720p output
  • Flexible control with auto and custom settings
  • Compatible with a wide range of EF lenses*
  • Remote control of camera settings and built-in ND and IR cut filters possible
  • Small and lightweight for ease of integration

Product Specification

Camera
Sensor 35mm Full Size CMOS Sensor
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter (Bayer array)
Effective Pixels Per Sensor Approx. 2.26MP (2000 x 1128)
Minimum Illumination 0.0005 lux or less( Gain 75dB, f/1.2, 29.97P, 50 IRE)
Horizontal Resolution Depends on the 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 Depending on selected lens
Filter Diameter Depending on selected lens
Image Stabilization System Depending 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)
Recording
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
1280x720: 59.94P/50P/29.97P/25P/23.98P
HDMI Output: 1920x 1080: 59.94P/59.94i/50P/50i/29.97PsF/25PsF
1280x720: 59.94P/50P
640x480: 59.94P
Slow/Fast motion No
Interval Record No
Frame Record No
Pre Record (cache record) No
Scan Reverse No
Custom Picture Options Nine Custom Picture options: Canon Log, Wide DR, EOS Standard, CP1 - CP6 . User customisable settings: Black, Black Gamma, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, White Balance. Adjustable for Chroma Key performance¹
HD->SD conversion No
System
Automatic Exposure Settings Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Auto Gain Control (AGC)¹
Audio In 3.5mm stereo mini jack, plug-in power mic supported
Headphone Output No
Video Monitor Output Yes, 3G/HD-SDI (BNC) OSD output compatible, HDMI.
HDMI Yes. Output only
USB No
3G/HD-SDI Output Yes, X2; Output 1 OSD compatible, Output 2 Clean output only.
Time Code No
Genlock Yes, input only, BNC
Component Out No
AV terminal No
DC Input Yes. 4-Pin XLR, 2-Pin connection. Input voltage 11 - 17V
Lens Terminal Yes, 12-pin connector¹
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
Tally Lamp No
Custom Key No
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.
Custom Dial No
Shooting Functions
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
Exposure Lock No
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 - 1/2000 sec depending on recording mode and system frequency
Shutter Angle No
Slow Shutter (SLS) No
Scan Reverse Yes
Clear Scan No
Infrared Shooting Mode Yes: IR Cut-out filter, electrically operated.
Built-in IR lamp No
Auto Yes
Preset Daylight/Tungsten
Shockless WB Yes, via Custom Function Menu
Manual Setting Set A, Set B (Default 5,500K)Kelvin ( 2000K - 15000K)
Countup System No
Start Value Setting No
Recording Linear PCM 48 kHz 16-bit digital conversion, 2 channels
Accessories
Supplied 2-pin Power Connector
Optional RC-V100 remote Control Unit, Tripod Adapter RB-1, RS-422 8-pin remote cables RR-10 (10m)/ RR-100 (100m)
AC-E19 Compact Power Adapter
Operating Voltage DC: 11 - 17V via 4-pin XLR or 2pin connector
Power Consumption Approx 12W (Body Only)
Miscellaneous
Dimensions 102mm x 116mm x 113mm (W xH x D) 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 humidity)

Disclaimer

All specifications are subject to change without notice

Footnote

¹ Connector activation may require firmware update

¹ Firmware upgrades may be required to enable all camera features. Visit the Canon Support website for more information, or contact your local Canon representative.

¹ Firmware upgrades may be required to enable all camera features. Visit the Canon Support website for more information, or contact your local Canon representative.

  • Canon ME20F-SH Professional Multi-purpose Video Camera

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