The EOS C70, which features several recording options at resolutions from 4K, UHD, 2K, and Full HD, is designed for content producers who want to streamline their post-production workflows.
Canon Europe has launched the EOS C70 camera equipped with an RF mount which is aimed for productions of all sizes and even social media due to its vertical shooting capability.
The camera 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.
Canon also launched the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x – an EF Lens to RF Mount adapter which aims to let filmmakers use the entire EF lens line-up with the EOS C70. The EOS C70 weighs just over 2.5 pounds and is actually smaller than DSLRs like the EOS 1D X Mark III.
The camera has 13 assignable buttons, a multi-functional handgrip, professional input/output terminals including HDMI and 2x mini XLR terminals for audio, as well as an independent ventilation system. Additionally, a new, thinner ND filter system gives up to 10-stops of ND filtration and provides greater control of exposure and depth of field.
The key features of EOS C70 include an RF Mount system, 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 autofocus with an intelligent tracking and a new touch user interface, compatibility with the new Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x giving users access to the extensive range of Canon EF mount lenses.
The Mount technology promises a comprehensive choice of high-quality lenses from the expanding RF range – including telephoto, zoom, high-quality primes, wide aperture and macro lenses.
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 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 aims to deliver image quality with over 16 stops of dynamic range. The camera also supports slow-motion capture with 4K 120p recording – with Dual Pixel CMOS AF support, as well as an audio recording.
Canon EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS System camera with 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.
Canon also launched the CJ20ex5B IASE S, a UHDxs-class lens with a 20x zoom range and 5mm wide-angle which expands Canon’s range of 4K broadcast lenses for 2/3-inch sensor cameras.
Commenting on the launches, Amine Djouahra, Sales and Marketing Director at Canon Central and North Africa said: “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.”