The ME20F-SH features an incredible, newly developed, ultra-high-sensitivity image sensor that is capable of capturing images in dark places where even the naked eye cannot easily distinguish objects – making it possible to shoot clear and bright pictures with even the faintest of ambient light.
At the heart of this technology is the newly developed 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor that contains approximately 2.26 megapixels. The light sensing surface area of each pixel is more than 7 ½ times larger than a single pixel of the EOS-1D X, specifically tailoring it to shoot Full-HD movies with remarkable clarity in the darkest of circumstances at up to 1920x1080 at 50.00p/59.94p.
Equipped with the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the ME20F-SH shoots using a high-dynamic range function, which decreases the loss of details in dark areas, a common issue when shooting in low-light conditions. Using either the WideDR or Canon Log gamma profiles, video shooters can expect a wide gradation of up to 12 stops of dynamic range.
Another innovative feature is a motorized IR cut filter that enables infrared shooting – even in color. The ON/OFF for the IR cut filters can be controlled manually or by remote control. It also incorporates two ND filters of different density settings (3 stops and 8 stops) to facilitate shooting in a variety of lighting conditions – from broad daylight to very dark places with hardly any light.
The ME20F-SH represents Canon’s first model for the new multi-purpose camera line. The multi-purpose camera line features a unique concept in camera manufacturing: modular components. The image sensor, main circuit boards, and external interfaces can be swapped around to suit specific shooting purposes and the cube-shaped styling is ideal for system building.
- Minimum subject illumination below 0.0005 lux (at maximum 75 dB gain, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of 4 million)
- (2) 3G-SDI, HDMI, Genlock, Remote control outputs
- 4-pin XLR, and 2-pin power connectors
- 2 Channel microphone Input
- Canon EF lens mount with Cinema Lock
- One-Shot AF focus assistance
- Digital tele-converter (2X, 4X)
- High-rigidity magnesium panels
- IR cut filter