Canon Launches New EOS C70 

    Bringing The Power of the RF Mount to Cinema EOS System

    The Smallest Professional Cinema Camera

    Supports 4K High Frame Rate Shooting With High Mobility

    Canon Hongkong today launches the new EOS C70 professional interchangeable-lens 4K camera - a compact, versatile video camera that is the first to combine the powerful image quality of Canon’s Cinema EOS System range with the portability and flexibility of its EOS R line-up. For the first time, filmmakers using a Canon Cinema EOS System camera can enjoy the incredible possibilities of the powerful RF-Series lens range.

    The EOS C70’s powerfully compact design – complete with professional interfaces and input/output terminals and ports – makes it perfectly suited for a broad range of uses including documentaries, productions of all sizes, news gathering, and events such as weddings. High production social media content has also never been easier to capture thanks to the EOS C70’s vertical shooting capability. The EOS C70’s compact size yet expansive 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, and MP4 in HEVC (H.265) or H.264 – providing filmmakers with the ability to meet diverse production requirements.

    Powerfully compact professional cinema capabilities
    The EOS C70 bridges the gap between two Canon product portfolios – the Digital Interchangeable Lens camera line-up and the powerful Cinema EOS System cameras – with the short flange back design of Canon’s RF Mount making the compact design of the EOS C70 possible. While the camera is the smallest in Canon’s Cinema EOS System line-up, it’s packed with features that support a versatile range of professional video requirements. It has 13 assignable buttons, a multi-functional hand grip for ease of operability, professional input/output terminals including HDMI and 2x mini XLR terminals for audio, as well as an independent ventilation system. Furthermore, a new, thinner ND filter system gives up to 10-stops of ND filtration4, providing filmmakers with flexibility to control exposure while keeping control over the depth of field and enabling significant bokeh, even when using a high-speed lens.

    Powering cinema with the consistent and stable performance of RF
    Canon’s RF lens line-up is renowned for its excellent image quality and functionality. The Mount technology is engineered to provide advanced benefits for video use and is ideal for Canon’s Cinema EOS System range. Such capability gives filmmakers using the EOS C70 a comprehensive choice of high-quality lenses from the expanding RF range – including telephoto, zoom, high-quality primes, wide aperture and macro lenses. For optimal image stabilisation, the EOS C70 enables Combination IS which brings together the Optical IS in RF lenses and the Electronic IS in the camera body for outstanding stabilisation performance – even when shooting handheld. The enhanced communication capability between the lens and the camera also unlocks additional features such as the ability to display the object distance on the camera’s LCD monitor.

    Impeccable 4K image quality
    Taking advantage of its Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor, seen in the highly acclaimed EOS C300 Mark III, the EOS C70 delivers exceptional image quality with over 16 stops of dynamic range. Much like the EOS C300 Mark III, the EOS C70 produces the same true-to-life, cinematic colours, exceptionally clean low-light image quality and superb HDR acquisition capabilities. Thanks to the DGO sensor, and powerful DIGIC DV 7 processor the EOS C70 is an ideal choice for professionals looking to produce high-quality content in 4K. It also supports slow motion capture with 4K 120p recording – with Dual Pixel CMOS AF support, as well as audio recording. For those who desire higher frame rates, 180p is also available in Super16 mode. Recording to Dual SD cards in Canon’s XF-AVC format with 4K 4:2:2 10-bit, the EOS C70 captures high resolution footage for a wide range of applications, from documentary and journalism to music videos and web-based content.

    Enhanced support functions
    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 revolutionary 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 that works in conjunction with Face Detection AF to greatly improve the reliability of focusing on and tracking the subject. Likewise, the EOS C70 also introduces Auto ISO to the Cinema EOS System range for the first time.

    Canon also breaks new ground with the EOS C70, as 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.

    Simple storage and workflows
    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.
     

    The Canon’s new EOS 70 professional interchangeable-lens Digital 4K Cinema Camera available for sale now and the suggested retail price is HK$42,900.

    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 and 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

    Specification

    System

    Recording System
    Clips
    XF-AVC Video compression MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
    Audio Format Linear PCM, 24 bit, 48 kHz, 4 channels
    File Format MXF
    MP4 Video compression H.265 / HEVC, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
    Audio Format Linear PCM, 16 bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels MPEG-2 AAC-LC, 16 bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    File Format MP4
    WAV (audio files for slow & fast motion clips) Audio Format Linear PCM, 24 bit, 48 kHz, 4 channels
    File Format BWF
    Photos DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver. 2.31, JPEG compression
    Video Configuration (recording / play back)
    Primary Clips:
    XF-AVC Bit rate 410 Mbps, 310 Mbps, 160 Mbps / Intra-frame, 260 Mbps, 160 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 24 Mbps / Long GOP
    Resolution 4096x2160, 3840x2160, 2048x1080, 1920x1080, 1280x720
    Color sampling YCbCr 4:2:2, 10 bit
    Frame rate 59.94P, 59.94i, 50.00P, 50.00i, 29.97P, 25.00P, 24.00P, 23.98P
    MP4 Bit rate 225 Mbps, 170 Mbps, 150 Mbps, 135 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps,12 Mbps, 9 Mbps, 8 Mbps / Long GOP
      Resolution 4096x2160, 3840x2160, 2048x1080, 1920x1080, 1280x720
      Color sampling YCbCr 4:2:2, 10 bit, 4:2:0, 10 bit, 4:2:0, 8 bit
      Frame rate 59.94P, 50.00P, 29.97P, 25.00P, 24.00P, 23.98P
    Sub recording clips:
    XF-AVC Bit rate 160 Mbps / Intra-frame,160 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 24 Mbps / Long GOP
    Resolution 4096x2160, 3840x2160, 2048x1080, 1920x1080, 1280x720
    Color sampling YCbCr 4:2:2, 10 bit
    Frame rate 59.94P, 59.94i, 50.00P, 50.00i, 29.97P, 25.00P, 24.00P, 23.98P
    MP4 Bit rate 150 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps, 8 Mbps / Long GOP
      Resolution 4096x2160, 3840x2160, 2048x1080, 1920x1080, 1280x720
      Color sampling YCbCr 4:2:2, 10 bit, 4:2:0, 10 bit, 4:2:0, 8 bit
      Frame rate 59.94P, 50.00P, 29.97P, 25.00P, 24.00P, 23.98P
    Proxy clips:
    XF-AVC Bit rate 24 Mbps / Long GOP
      Resolution 2048x1080, 1920x1080, 1280x720
      Color sampling YCbCr 4:2:0, 8 bit
      Frame rate 59.94P, 59.94i, 50.00P, 50.00i, 29.97P, 25.00P, 24.00P, 23.98P
    Recording Media (not included) SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) cards
    Image Sensor

    Super 35mm-equivalent CMOS sensor

    Effective pixels:

    8,850,000 pixels (4096x2160 or 2048x1080)

    8,290,000 pixels (3840x2160 or 1920x1080)

    LCD Touch Screen 8.8 cm (3.5 in.) color LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio, approx. 2,760,000 dots, 100% coverage, capacitive touch screen operation
    Lens Mount

    Canon RF lens mount compatible with Canon RF and EF1 lenses

    1 One of the available Canon EF-EOS R Mount Adapters is required for using EF lenses (including EF-S and EF Cinema lenses).

    Approximate lens multiplication factor (for 35mm equivalent focal length)
    [Super 35mm] sensor mode

    1.460 when the horizontal resolution is 4096 or 2048

    1.534 when the horizontal resolution is 3840 or 1920

    [Super 16mm (Cropped)] sensor mode

    2.920 when the horizontal resolution is 2048

    3.069 when the horizontal resolution is 1920

    Shutter Speed Speed (1/3-stop increments, 1/4-stop increments), angle, clear scan, slow, off
    Iris Manual (1/2-stop increments, 1/3-stop increments, fine adjustment available), push auto iris, automatic aperture
    ISO Speed/Gain

    Manual, automatic adjustment

    ISO Speed: ISO 1003, ISO 160 to ISO 25600, ISO 512003, ISO 1024003

    Gain: -6 dB3 to -3 dB3, -2 dB to 42 dB, 45 dB3 to 54 dB3

    3 With extended ISO/Gain range.

    ND Filter

    Built-in (Off, 2, 4, 6, 84 or 104 stops), motor operated

    4 With extended ND range.

    Exposure AE shift, light metering modes (standard, spotlight, backlight)
    White Balance

    Custom white balance (two sets, A and B); two preset settings (daylight, 5,600 K5 and tungsten lamp, 3,200 K5); color temperature setting (2,000 K to 15,000 K); automatic white balance (AWB)

    5 Color temperatures are approximate and given only as a reference.

    Focus

    Manual focus, autofocus (one-shot AF, AF-boosted MF, continuous AF, Face AF); face detection and subject tracking available

    AF type: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, contrast-detection AF

    Built-in Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone
    Size of Photos 4096x2160, 3840x2160, 2048x1080, 1920x1080
    Terminals
    HDMI OUT Terminal HDMI connector, output only
    INPUT Terminals (INPUT 1 and INPUT 2)

    Mini XLR 3-pin jack (pin 1 : shield, pin2: hot, pin3: cold), 2 sets, balanced

    MIC setting: -60 dBu / 600 Ω, microphone attenuator: 20 dB

    LINE setting: 4 dBu / 10 Ω

    MIC Terminal

    Ø 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

    MIC setting: -72 dBV / 1.5 kΩ microphone attenuator: 20 dB 

    LINE setting: -12 dBV / 10 kΩ

    Headphone Terminal Ø 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, -17 dBV / 50 Ω or less
    TIME CODE Terminal

    BNC jack, input/output

    Input setting: 0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p / 100 Ω); Output setting: 1.3 Vp-p / 50 Ω or less

    USB Terminal USB Type-C receptacle
    REMOTE A Terminal Ø 2.5 mm stereo sub-mini jack
    Power/Others
    Power supply (rated) 14.4 V DC (battery pack); 24.0 V DC (DC IN)
    Power Consumption and Approximate Continuous Recording Times Values are listed in the following order: Power consumption / Continuous recording time with a BP-A30 battery / Continuous recording time with a BP-A60 battery. The values were measured using normal recording (second card recording function turned off), with an RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM lens and LCD luminance set to [Normal].

    XF-AVC/MP4

    Approx. 14.6 W / 170 min. / 350 min. ([Super 35mm] sensor, 4096x2160 at 59.94P)

    Approx. 14.1 W / 175 min. / 360 min. ([Super 35mm] sensor, 4096x2160 at 50.00P)

    Approx. 12.4 W / 200 min. / 410 min. ([Super 16mm (Cropped)] sensor, 2048x1080 at 59.94P)

    Approx. 12.2 W / 205 min. / 415 min. ([Super 16mm (Cropped)] sensor, 2048x1080 at 50.00P)

    Operating temperature 0 – 40 °C 
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Camera body: 160 x 130 x 116 mm (6.3 x 5.1 x 4.6 in.)
    Weight Camera body: 1,190 g
    * All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2019, Canon's global revenue was US$32.7 billion.

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Canon HK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area.  Canon HK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. Canon HK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification.