Canon has launched the EOS C70 – a compact, versatile camera that combines the powerful image quality of Canon’s Cinema EOS System range with the portability and flexibility of its EOS R line-up.
The EOS C70’s design makes it perfect for a broad range of uses including documentaries, productions of all sizes, news gathering and now even social media – thanks to its unique vertical shooting capability. Its size and features enable filmmakers to shoot handheld or on a drone or gimbal – giving them enhanced creative freedom. What’s more, it offers multiple recording formats to SD cards – including 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 – providing filmmakers with the abilitiy to meet diverse production requirements.
Apart from the camera, Canon has also launched the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x – an EF Lens to RF Mount adapter giving filmmakers the freedom to use the entire EF lens line-up with the EOS C70, enhancing compatibility across two of Canon’s most popular lens lines.
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 the EF lens and camera body, 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 is also fully supported when using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x.
The EOS C70 boasts a number of ‘firsts’ for the Cinema EOS System range. In addition to supporting Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel AF System, it is also the first Cinema EOS System camera to feature the EOS iTR AF X (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) system seen in the newly-launched EOS R5. The system uses a face and head detection algorithm developed using deep learning technology. Working in conjunction with Face Detection AF, this feature greatly improves the reliability of focusing on, and tracking the subject. The EOS C70 also introduces Auto ISO to the Cinema EOS System range for the first time.
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 & DPAF
- Dual SD card slots allowing for simultaneous recording in multiple formats
- Improved Dual Pixel Auto Focus with 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
The Canon EOS C70 also debuts a dedicated vertical shooting mode, designed to support the capture of content for social media and digital signage.
The EOS C70 features several recording options at resolutions from 4K, UHD, 2K, and Full HD. Designed for content producers who want to streamline their post production workflows, the Dual SD card slots support high-speed UHS-II media – with a variety of configurations such as double slot, relay and simultaneous recording. For the first time in a Cinema EOS camera, it is now possible to record different formats, resolutions and bit depths on each media card slot, offering a truly flexible workflow.
Also launching today is the the CJ20ex5B IASE S, a 2-in-1 UHDxs-class lens with a powerful 20x zoom range and 5mm wide-angle which expands Canon’s range of industry-leading 4K broadcast lenses for 2/3-inch sensor cameras.
Amine Djouahra, Sales and Marketing Director at Canon Central and North Africa says: “We are incredibly proud to launch the new Canon cinema cameras that is a compact camera, with cinema quality, a product of this calibre to our pro-imagining cinema product range. The world of technology, as well as our customers’ expectations, is ever evolving. Our innovative spirit ensures that our product offering is world class. Such is the case with the EOS C70, the first cinema EOS system camera to use the RF mount – it creates endless possibilities for both film professionals and customers who simply want to have one of the best products in their hands. We bring people and technology together, and we will continue to create endless possibilities.”