Canon EOS C70 4K Cinema Camera Announced

Canon has just announced the latest offering in its Cinema EOS lineup – the EOS C70. The Super 35 4K camera which seems to be highly influenced by Canon’s full-frame mirrorless series comes equipped with a Super 35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor and a DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor which can capture 16 stops+ of dynamic range.

The brand new EOS C70 can record internal 4K DCI 4:2:2 10-bit video up to whopping 120fps. 4K UHD, 2K DCI, and HD up to 180fps are also possible depending on the video mode and codec you opt for.

The camera supports XF-AVC in both Intra and Long GOP with an MXF file format. Interestingly enough, it can also shoot using Long GOP 10-bit 4:2:2 H.265 and 8-bit 4:2:0 H.264 in an MP4 wrapper, which happens for the first time in the camera which is part of the Cinema EOS line.

All in all, the Canon EOS C70 features a lightweight and compact design while weighing in at just 2.6 lbs. It’s also worth mentioning that the model is the first Canon cinema camera with a built-in RF Mount which was first introduced with the Canon EOS R back in October 2018.

Additionally, the C70 sports a flip-out display and 1/4-20″ mounts on the bottom and on the side. It also features two 3-pin mini XLRs, a separate 3.5mm microphone input, a headphone jack, a USB Type connector, a remote terminal, and a full HDM port for external recording.

There’s also a timecode and a motorized 10-stop ND filter alongside 13 customizable buttons that are programmable with 80 functions for further convenience while shooting.

Other than that, the Canon EOS C70 has two dual card slots that support SD V90 cards. While the C70 does offer a proxy format, you can also record different format combinations, as well.

It also supports multiple color spaces such as Cinema Gamut, Rec.709, and Rec.2020. As for gamma profiles, C70 users will have access to a plethora of options including Rec.709, Wide DR, Canon Log 2, Canon Log 3, PQ, and HLG.

Beyond that, the newcomer features the same Dual Pixel Autofocus used on the C300 Mark III but with the inclusion of iTR AFx, which is part of Canon’s deep learning database that improves facial and head recognition. Other options in that regard include Continuous AF, Detection AF, and Tracking AF.

EOS C70 users can also take advantage of 5-axis Electronic Image Stabilization which in conjunction with RF lenses will unlock Combination IS for even better results. Last but not least, the camera offers more than a decent ISO range (160–25600) which can be further expanded to ISO 100-102400 and is adjustable in 1 stop or 1/3 increments.

Canon EOS C70 Highlights

  • Super 35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor
  • 4K 120p and 2K CROP 180p;
  • Variety of video modes and codecs;
  • 16+ Stops of Total Dynamic Range
  • Native RF Mount
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ, HLG Recording
  • 2x Built-in Mini-XLRs
  • Time Code Terminal
  • Built-in ND Filter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, EOS iTR AF X, Dual Pixel Focus Guide
  • Electronic Image Stabilization with Combination IS
  • Dual SD Card Slots with Various Recording Options
  • Price: $5,499
  • Availability: November 2020

The Canon EOS C70 is already available to pre-order retailing for $5,499 with expected shipping later in November.

[source: Canon]

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Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera (RF Lens Mount)

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