Canon launched the EOS C70 a few days ago, and we are ready to see what this new invention has to offer. This camera is the first of its kind. It combines the powerful image quality of the Canon Cinema EOS System series and the flexibility and portability of the EOS R line up. It has filmmakers all around the world excited because they will finally have the chance to enjoy the powerful RF lenses. Here is a closer look at the EOS C70.
Compact body design
Canon must have had documentary filmmakers in mind when designing this camera because they have reduced its size while maintaining cinema-quality. The EOS C70 is the lightest and smallest camera in the Cinema line-up, but it has retained all the features that support most professional video requirements. The multifunctional handgrip makes it easier to operate the camera as well.
RF mount system
Canon’s RF lenses are world-renowned for their functionality and impeccable image quality. Filmmakers using the EOS C70 will have a comprehensive choice of lenses from the RF line up at their disposal thanks to the new mount technology. It also enables Combination IS, which leverages Optical IS in RF lenses, and Electronic IS in the body for maximum image stabilisation even the camera is handheld.
Compatibility with the EF lenses
The short flange distance enables the use of adapters such as the EF-EOS R 0.17x optical conversion to capture a Full Frame angle of view of an EF lens. This adapter permits full communication between the EF lens and the camera body allowing filmmakers to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Immaculate 4K image quality
Like the Canon EOS C300 Mark III, the EOS C70 takes advantage of its powerful 35mm Dual Gain Output sensor to deliver excellent image quality with up to 16 stops of dynamic range. It also produces high-quality content in 4K, due to the sensor and the DIGIC DV 7 processor. The EOS C70 has taken things a notch higher when it comes to its selection of resolutions, frame rates, and formats. It allows slow motion and fast motion capture with DCI 4K recording at 120fps and 180fps, respectively.