EOS C70 - Cinema EOS

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EOS C70

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Developed with an idea of combining the Cinema EOS series with the EOS R series, the new EOS C70 offers exceptional image quality and professional video features in a compact and mobile form factor, perfect for documentary, newsgathering, and corporate videos.

The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera with a built-in RF-lens mount, which was previously a feature that was only used for the EOS R series of mirrorless cameras. The RF-mount offers users access to Canon's superb line of 

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Canon Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, 16+ stops of Total Dynamic Range

Canon Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, 16+ stops of Total Dynamic Range

The EOS C70 features Canon's next generation Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor. This new sensor is capable of a total dynamic range in excess of 16 stops and includes Canon's exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technology.

The DGO Sensor is a newly developed imaging system that generates high dynamic range and maintains low noise levels by reading out each photodiode with two different gains. It combines the two with a saturation prioritizing gain for bright areas, and a lower noise prioritizing gain for darker areas.

DIG!C DV7 Image Processor

DIG!C DV7 Image Processor

The EOS C70 features Canon's DIG!C DV7 image processor that takes the extensive RAW information captured from the imaging sensor and processes it for output. DiG!C is also the engine behind features such as high frame rate recording, Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, Dual Pixel Autofocus, HDR (PQ) output, Electronic Image Stabilization, and proxy recording.

Canon Log 2 and 3, PQ, and HLG Recording

Canon Log 2 and 3, PQ, and HLG Recording

The EOS C70 supports both Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3 Gamma. In post-production, Canon Log is designed to reproduce the entire tonal range that the CMOS image sensor is capable of. Log workflows provide the user with higher dynamic range, more highlight and shadow retention, and more flexibility in color grading.

Canon Log 2 provides the largest dynamic range and image detail. However, while Canon Log 2 provides the most post-production flexibility and full dynamic range of the sensor, it typically requires more time in post and color correction.

For users looking for most of the benefits of a log workflow, but with shorter turnaround times, Canon Log 3 provides an alternative with only a slightly reduced dynamic range of 14 stops.

The EOS C70 also features HLG and PQ compliance with ITU-BT.2100 in Custom Picture (CP) presets, allowing users to record HDR footage instantly without grading.

RF Mount

RF Mount

The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera engineered with a built-in RF mount making it compatible with Canon's expanding line of high-performance RF lenses. The short flange distance helps to dramatically reduce body depth, resulting in a more compact design.

EF Lens Compatibility with Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x

EF Lens Compatibility with Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x

In addition to RF lenses, the EOS C70 offers tremendous flexibility by also being compatible with Canon's broad line of award-winning EF lenses thanks to the new EF - RF optical adapter, Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x. This adapter converts light transmission from full-frame to Super 35mm image format. It extends the angle of view and optical sensitivity, while seamlessly integrating with the camera's optical corrections. mount adapter.

In addition to the flanges of the RF mount, four screws securely attach the adapter to the camera. Once mounted, the adapter maintains a similar angle of view of your full frame lenses on the Super 35mm sensor, while boosting the speed of the attached lens by an average of 1-stop. The adapter also carries all EF information through to the RF contacts, so on certain lenses, full DPAF and metadata will be available, working much as they do on a native EF mount.

Direct Touch Control

Direct Touch Control

The EOS C70 is equipped with Direct Touch Control which allows easy access to commonly used menu settings on the fully-rotatable LCD screen. Users will be able to simply touch the screen to start/stop recording, access file format and resolution, set ISO/Gain, color temperature and iris, and display important settings. Shooting settings that were once in various places of the menu can now be accessed with one hand, allowing for on-the-spot changes while holding the camera.

9x16 Vertical Shooting

9x16 Vertical Shooting

The EOS C70 supports vertical shooting, which is crucial for creators looking to capture content for smart devices and digital signage. The user interface can be switched to support vertical shooting with the same feel as horizontal shooting. A 1/4/20 tripod hole is built into the side of the camera grip, allowing users to easily attach a tripod without special accessories.

New Compact, Uni-Body Design

New Compact, Uni-Body Design

The EOS C70 features a new uni-body design that exhibits a compact form factor and an ergonomic built-in grip making handheld shooting easy and comfortable.

Built-in Mini-XLRS

Built-in Mini-XLRS

The EOS C70 is equipped with two mini-XLR audio input terminals for professional audio recording. Additionally, manual audio control dials let users intuitively and quickly adjust the audio control.

Built-in Neutral Density Filter System

Built-in Neutral Density Filter System

The newly-developed thin, motorized ND filter unit has been specifically designed for the RF mount's short flange back. It offers up to 10 stops of ND, allowing users to shoot in various lighting conditions.

Time Code Terminal

Time Code Terminal

The EOS C70 includes a time code input/output terminal in the lower front of the body that makes synchronizing easier in multi-camera productions.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF, EOS iTR AF X, Dual Pixel Focus Guide

Dual Pixel CMOS AF, EOS iTR AF X, Dual Pixel Focus Guide

Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology uses every pixel on the imaging sensor to detect focus and to capture actual image information, offering users high precision focusing and exceptional image quality.

The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera to feature EOS iTR AF X, which includes a head detection algorithm developed with deep learning technology. In Face Detection mode, the AF works with this advanced algorithm to dramatically improve distance measuring and tracking reliability.

The EOS C70 also features Dual Pixel Focus Guide, which is an innovative UI that gives users both front- and back-focus information telling users if the focus position is in the back or the front, aiding in smooth pulls during manual focus.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,243 moderator
    edited September 24, 2020

    The new age of filmmaking - Introducing the Canon EOS C70 - Canon Europe

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    READY FOR ACTION: THE CANON EOS C70 4K DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA PACKS CINEMA EOS IMAGING FEATURES INTO STILL CAMERA ERGONOMICS

    The First Cinema EOS Camera with an RF Mount, this New Compact and Lightweight Model Features a Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, DIGIC DV7 Image Processor,
and 16+ Stops of Total Dynamic Range

    MELVILLE, N.Y., September 24, 2020 -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the company's first-ever RF mount Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera. When the Canon RF mount was first introduced, imaging professionals began to dream about the possibilities that this revolutionary mount system might provide them. One request that Canon consistently heard was to put an RF mount on a Cinema EOS camera so that future lens performance could capitalize on the short flange depth. Just two short years later, those wishes have come true with the new C70 camera.

    The unique design of the EOS C70 camera puts a significant emphasis on operational convenience for the end-user. The small form-factor, weighing only 2.6lbs., allows the camera to be easily handheld and dramatically enhances a videographer's mobility, providing a seamless bridge between the EOS and Cinema EOS families for cinematic applications. Cleverly designed, the camera features a slim, motorized ND filter unit -- having a mere 6mm depth -- that is built into the short flange back of the RF mount. The motorized 10-stop ND filter provides users with the flexibility to control exposure while keeping the desired depth-of-field and capturing images that feature the desired level of bokeh. Thirteen customizable buttons allow users to select from more than 80 functions to be assigned based on individual preferences.

    "The Canon EOS C70 camera is truly a special tool that will undoubtedly satisfy and delight a variety of users on the search for a high-powered piece of video equipment," said Tatsuro "Tony" Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.'s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. "In today's fast-moving, ever-changing world of filmmaking and content creation, versatility is key, and the EOS C70 will provide a familiar form and feature set to our entire spectrum of imaging customers. We are eager to see how creatives use this tool and the projects that come from it."

    The camera features Canon's innovative and next-generation Super 35mm DGO Sensor that further extends the high dynamic range and lowers noise levels by reading out each photodiode with two different gains. One gain prioritizes saturation -- protecting detail in highlight areas -- while the other suppresses noise in the shadows. The result is an image with up to 16-plus stops of total dynamic range, clean, rich shadows, and vibrant highlights in up to 4K/ 60p or 2K/120p in Super16mm Crop mode. The EOS C70 camera also features Canon's recently developed DIGIC DV7 image processor that collects the extensive information captured from the DGO sensor and processes it into exceptional HDR imagery while offering choices between Canon Log 2 and 3, in addition to PQ and HLG gamma functionality. The C70 camera can also record 4K DCI or UHD up to 120fps and 2K DCI or HD up to 180 fps -- with an important flexibility in the choice of codecs.

    The camera supports XF-AVC format (in variable bit-rate) -- both Intra and Long GOP with MXF file format. The intra-frame format compresses the data after analyzing each frame separately, while Long GOP format compresses data at a higher rate, creating an even smaller file size. A secondary choice is Long GOP 10-bit 4:2:2/4:2:0 MP4/HEVC (a next-generation HDR video recording compression standard) with an MP4 file format -- a first in the Cinema EOS line.

    The camera's independent air intake system is separated from the electrical systems to protect the sensor from water, sand, and dust. In addition, the camera also features two air outlet vents that allow uninterrupted recording for extended periods of time.

    Additional features of the Canon EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera include:

    • New Direct Touch Menu System
    • Coordinated Electronic Image Stabilization
    • Two built-in Mini XLR inputs
    • Time-code input/output terminal
    • Custom picture processing via import of 3D LUTs and recording to Look Files
    • Dual-SD card slots
    • Built-in stereo mic
    • Support for optional Canon RC-V100 remote control

    Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x

    The Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x is a new optical adapter that allows users to tap into Canon's extensive collection of superb full-frame EF lenses when operating the EOS C70 camera. The adapter implements two critically important functions -- preserving the similar FF wide angle image onto the 4K Super 35mm image sensor while simultaneously elevating the lens camera sensitivity by one stop. The mount adapter preserves full electronic communication between the lens and camera, enabling optical lens corrections and transfer of lens metadata between the EOS C70 camera and select Canon EF lenses*.


    Price & Availability


    The Canon EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera is scheduled to be available in November 2020 for an estimated retail price of $5499.00. The Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x is scheduled to be available in December 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99**. For more information please visit cinemaeos.usa.canon.com.


    • Compatible EF lenses are EF16-35mm F2.8L III USM, EF24-70mm F2.8L II USM and EF24-105mm F4L IS II USM. As of September 24, 2020. Firmware update provided free of charge, compatibility will be added for additional EF lenses in the future. Even if you do not update the firmware, you can use the EF lens, but it is recommended to use the firmware update in order to effectively use the function linked with the camera.

    ** Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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    Canon Cinema EOS C70 In Action | Kim Churchill Live Performance - Canon Australia

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