Canon ME20F

Featuring an astonishing four million ISO rating, the Canon ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera captures video at up to 1920 x 1080p 60 and supports both NTSC and PAL broadcast frame rates. The camera incorporates a full frame 35mm-sized sensor with approximately 2.26 million pixels. This results in a pixel that is about 7.5 x larger than the pixels on optional Canon Full-frame DSLR cameras, which provides for camera’s notable ISO rating. Incorporating a Canon DIGIC DV 4 image processor, the camera supports 12 stops of dynamic range, and features Wide DR and Canon Log gamma profiles that protect highlight and shadow detail. The camera body is small in size and features 2 x HD/3G-SDI outputs, and a single HDMI output. The camera incorporates a Genlock-in for integrating this camera into a multi-camera shoot. Although small in size the ME20F Multi-Purpose camera features a locking Cinema EF Lens mount.

Canon ME20F

  • This small box sized camera is versatile and can fit into smaller spaces. You can use optional accessories to configure the camera for a variety of applications.
  • The camera’s sensor feature photosites that measure 19 micrometers, which is 7.5 times larger than the photosites of the nominal Canon 35mm DSLR sensor. This allows the camera to provide excellent low light performance.
  • This is an HD camera body only and is capable of capturing 1920 x 1080 footage at 59.94P / 59.94i / 50.00P / 50.00i / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P.
  • Professional connectivity includes the HD/3G-SDI connectors and genlock input, allowing the camera to be easily integrated into a multi-camera workflow. The OSD is available on both the HDMI and the first SDI output.
  • The camera features a built-in filter stack including a clear filter, an ND 1/8, and an ND 1/64, as well as an IR cut filter, this allows you to choose to use the IR cut filter much as you would choose from the built-in ND filters.
  • The camera features built-in One-shot AF, and Push Auto Iris. The One-Shot AF assists in focusing adjustment with a dedicated button. Focus status can be confirmed on an external monitor. Push Auto Iris automatically adjusts the aperture of the lens to quickly and easily maintain proper exposure, even in situations where lighting changes frequently.
  • The locking cinema EF mount is compatible with EF mount lenses, and provides a stronger attachment to the camera than a standard EF mount. The front of the camera features a 12-pin lens terminal enabling lens connectivity with EF mount CINE-SERVO lenses or 2/3″ broadcast lenses with an optional third party adapter.

Shoot from daylight to ‘starlight’

Open up a new world of creative filmmaking possibilities! The innovative ME20F-SH full-frame Full HD video camera delivers ultra low light performance and infrared capability at an unrivalled sensitivity of over ISO 4 million.

Capture colour and low light as never before

Shoot with maximum light-gathering ability

A special, newly developed full-frame 35mm 2.26 Megapixel CMOS sensor is designed specifically for low light video capture. With larger pixel sizes the sensor maximises light-gathering capabilities to deliver ultra low light images with low noise.

Canon ME20F

Film at over ISO 4 million

Thanks to a maximum ISO in excess of an unparalleled 4 million (+75dB) the ME20F-SH can see and shoot in almost complete darkness at less than 0.0005 lux. In other words you can shoot a night sky with confidence even when it’s lit purely by starlight (with an f/1.2 lens at 29.97p and maximum gain).

The colour camera that sees in the dark

See and shoot colour

The ME20F-SH is able to clearly see and identify colours, even in extreme low light conditions and high gain settings, plus it has the added advantage and ability to capture infrared (IR) in colour too.

Canon ME20F

High quality Full HD output

Flexible control over creative options

Canon ME20F

Auto shooting options

The ME20F-SH is easy to set up and use, with a range of automatic modes including shutter priority (Tv), aperture priority (Av) and auto gain control (AGC),* as well as Auto White Balance and One-Shot AF. Crucially, manual control is always available, giving you creative control over camera settings when you need it.

Custom Picture settings

The camera’s Custom Picture menu offers a variety of options that control various aspects of the image produced. You can save up to six custom pictures files in-camera for later use or use one of three preset Custom Picture files (Canon Log, Wide DR or EOS Standard).

Chroma key made simple

Support for chroma key operation has been enhanced for the ME20F-SH making it ideal for news, presentations or even special effects in independent films.*

Wide ISO range

The ME20F-SH offers a mind-boggling ISO range from 800 (0dB) to over 4 million (+75dB), which allows filmmakers to shoot anything from daylight conditions right through to ‘starlight’ conditions at night.

Remote operation of built-in filters

Fast and easy remote operation of the ME20F-SH’s built-in, electronically controlled ND filters (3-stop and 6-stop) and IR cut filter is possible via the compatible Canon Remote Controller RC-V100.

Seamless compatibility and configuration

Compact and lightweight body

The ME20F-SH is a compact and lightweight camera that weighs just 1.1kg and measures approximately 102x116x113mm (wxhxd). It’s ideal for low light location work, whether on land or underwater.

Easy mounting and positioning

With both bottom and top mounting points the ME20F-SH provides the flexibility for easily positioning and mounting on to robotic heads, brackets, cranes and tripods; thus effortlessly integrating into location workflows. It’s quite simply a unique, multi-purpose camera for almost any lighting condition.

Canon ME20F

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 10.2 × 11.6 × 11.3 cm


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