Canon Australia launched the new EOS C70, it combines the image quality of the Cinema EOS System with the compact size, portability and flexibility of its EOS R line-up of cameras, so you get to enjoy the RF-Series lens range. The EOS C70 comes complete with pro interfaces and input/output terminals and ports, which makes it a suitable choice for a broad range of uses including documentaries, productions of all sizes, newsgathering, and events such as weddings. Content Creators wanting to achieve higher production quality for social media content on channels such as Instagram Stories or Reels or especially for TikTok, the C70 makes it much easier to capture thanks to the EOS C70’s vertical shooting capability.
Australian DOP Kate Cornish tests out the Canon Cinema EOS C70 during a live performance video shoot of musician Kim Churchill. The EOS C70 packs in some seriously impressive specs in the smallest Cinema EOS body
The EOS C70’s compact size will enable filmmakers to shoot handheld or on a drone or gimbal, quite easily. The EOS C70 offers multiple recording formats to SD cards, (nice affordable media option) which includes 4K up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in XF-AVC (All-I or Long-GOP), and MP4 in HEVC (H.265) or H.264 and it is now possible to record different formats, resolutions and bit depths on each media card slot, configurations such as double slot, relay and simultaneous recording will give content creators, productions and filmmakers the ability to adapt to a diverse range of workflow requirements.
A mount for all your EF lenses!
So also new from Canon, is the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x, so yes you will be able to use an EF Lens to RF Mount adapter giving filmmakers the freedom to use the entire EF lens line-up1 with the EOS C70, optimising compatibility across two of Canon’s popular lens lines. When paired with the EOS C70, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x employs an optical conversion to capture a Full Frame angle of view of an EF lens even when used with a Super 35mm sensor, as well as an increased light transmission of approximately 1-stop.
The adapter enables full communication between three EF lenses and the camera body – EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM – providing continued support for Canon’s extensive range of EF lenses. Auto Focus, peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration correction, and the transfer of lens metadata are also fully supported when using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x.
The expanding RF range of lenses includes telephoto, zoom, high-quality primes, wide aperture and macro lenses. Using the RF lens range gives you optimal image stabilisation, the EOS C70 enables Combination IS, which brings together the Optical IS in RF lenses and the Electronic IS in the camera body for stabilisation when shooting handheld. The enhanced communication capability between the lens and the camera also unlocks additional features such as the ability to display the object distance on the camera’s LCD monitor.
Small but packed with pro features
The EOS C70 brings together the short flange back design of Canon’s RF Mount making the compact design of the EOS C70 possible. While the camera is small and light, it’s packed with features that support professional video requirements. It has 13 assignable buttons, a multi-functional handgrip for ease of operability, professional input/output terminals including HDMI and 2x mini XLR terminals for audio, as well as an independent ventilation system. Furthermore, a new, thinner ND filter system gives up to 10-stops of ND filtration, providing filmmakers with the flexibility to control exposure while keeping control over the depth of field and enabling significant bokeh, even when using a high-speed lens.
4K image quality just like the C300MKIII
Taking advantage of its Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor, seen in the EOS C300 Mark III, the EOS C70 delivers exceptional image quality with over 16 stops of dynamic range. The EOS C70 produces the same true-to-life, cinematic colours, clean low-light image quality and HDR acquisition capabilities that easily match in with the C300MKIII. The combination of the DGO sensor, and the DIGIC DV 7 processor it’s a good choice to produce high-quality content in 4K. It also supports slow-motion capture with 4K 120p recording – with Dual Pixel CMOS AF support, as well as an audio recording. For those who desire higher frame rates, 180p is also available in Super16 mode. Recording to Dual SD cards in Canon’s XF-AVC format with 4K 4:2:2 10-bit, the EOS C70 captures high-resolution footage.
Cool functions of the EOS C70 you should know about
In addition to supporting Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel AF system, it is also the first Cinema EOS System camera to feature the revolutionary EOS iTR AF X (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) and the dedicated vertical shooting mode, designed to support the capture of content for social media and digital signage.
EOS C70 Key Features:
- RF Mount system
- The Cinema EOS C70 uses Canon’s new 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor with HDR capabilities
- High frame rate 4K shooting at 120fps with audio recording and DPAF
- Dual SD card slots allowing for simultaneous recording in multiple formats
- Improved Dual Pixel Auto Focus with an intelligent tracking and a new touch user interface
- Compatible with the new Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x giving users access to the extensive range of Canon EF mount lenses