Canon CR-X500 Outdoor 4K PTZ Camera -White

  • 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

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The Canon CR-X500 Outdoor 4K PTZ Camera in White will fit right into your multi-camera shoot, event, streaming broadcast, reality show, or digital video production. Suitable for working on a field or studio productions with a need to shoot outdoors in the elements, and require remotely controlled cameras with minimal operating crew. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Image Sensor
Image Sensor1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionActual: 13.4 Megapixel
Effective: 8.29 Megapixel (3840 x 2160)
Gain0 to 33 dB
Minimum Illumination3 Lux at 1/60 Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed1/3 to 1/1000 sec
Max Digital Zoom30x ( in 1080p)
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Optical Zoom Ratio15x
Focal Length8.3 to 124.5mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length25.5 to 382.5mm
Field of ViewHorizontal: 5.7 to 73°
Vertical: 3.2 to 45.2°
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 4.5
Image StabilizationOptical
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Video Output
Broadcast System CompatibilityNTSC, PAL
Output FormatsSDI: 3840 x 2160p 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 720p at 50, 59.94 fps
Move SpeedPan: 0.5 to 25°/sec
Tilt: 0.3 to 20°/sec
Movement RangePan: 340° (-170 to 170°)
Tilt: 80° (-50 to 30°)
Supported Control ProtocolsNU
Video Output Connectors1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Female
Control Interface1 x 9-Pin D-Sub (RS-422) Input
Other I/O1 x BNC (Genlock) Input/Output
PoE SupportNone
Power Connectors1 x Proprietary (10 to 15 VDC)
Power ConsumptionPower Supply: 10.5 to 15 VDC 90 W
Operating Temperature5 to 104°F / -15 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Storage Humidity90%
IP RatingIP55
Dimensions15.35 x 15.2 x 13.27" / 38.99 x 38.6 x 33.71 cm (Excluding Protrusions)
Weight37.5 lb / 17 kg

What's In The Box

  • Canon CR-X500 Outdoor 4K PTZ Camera with 15x Optical Zoom (White)
  • Waterproof Tube
  • Control Connector
  • 3 x Ferrite Core
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

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