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Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera (RF Mount)

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Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera (RF Mount)
Key Features
  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • DCI 4K 60p, Hi-Speed UHD 4K 120p/2K 180p
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG HDR Recording
  • RF Lens Mount / EF Mount with Adapter
Incorporating key Cinema EOS video tools in a mirrorless-style body, the Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera features a Super35 DGO (Dual Gain Output) sensor for capturing nuanced images with up to 16+ stops of high dynamic range. The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera with an RF mount that enables you to use Canon's line of fast, reliable RF lenses with advanced coatings and image stabilization.The innovative DGO system combines two separate gain readings for each photodiode on the sensor, emphasizing saturation in bright areas of your image and lowering noise in darker areas.
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Canon C70 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cinema Capture in an RF-Mount, Mirrorless Form
  • 3Exceptional Image Quality
  • 4Highly Adaptable Shooting Style
  • 5Professional Design Features
  • 6Advanced Workflow Optimization
  • 7Firmware Updates
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Cinema Capture in an RF-Mount, Mirrorless Form
Incorporating key Cinema EOS video tools in a mirrorless-style body, the Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera features a Super35 DGO (Dual Gain Output) sensor for capturing nuanced images with up to 16+ stops of high dynamic range. The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera with an RF mount that enables you to use Canon's line of fast, reliable RF lenses with advanced coatings and image stabilization.The innovative DGO system combines two separate gain readings for each photodiode on the sensor, emphasizing saturation in bright areas of your image and lowering noise in darker areas.

Video resolutions include DCI 4K capture at rates ranging from 23.98 to 60 fps, plus high-speed options up to 120 fps in UHD 4K and 180 fps in cropped 2K. Pro video functions include unlimited video recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus control, a motorized ND filter wheel tucked into the shallower RF-mount flange depth, a BNC timecode input/output connector, and built-in dual mini-XLR audio inputs.

Exceptional Image Quality
Canon Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
Canon's next-generation Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor offers a dynamic range of up to 16+ stops and includes Canon's exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technology. The DGO Sensor generates a high dynamic range and maintains low-noise levels by reading out each pixel with different gains. It combines images using pixels shot with a saturation-prioritizing amplifier for bright areas, and a lower-noise, noise-prioritizing amplifier for darker areas.
DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
Canon's DIG!C DV7 image processor takes the extensive raw information captured from the imaging sensor and processes it for output. The DiG!C engine is also the driving force 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
The EOS C70 supports both the full dynamic range Canon Log 2 and the more workflow-friendly Canon Log 3 gamma. Canon Log formats are designed to reproduce the entire tonal range of its CMOS image sensor. Turn to a log post-production workflow when you're seeking a higher dynamic range, improved highlights and shadow retention, and increased grading flexibility. Note that while Canon Log 2 offers the largest dynamic range and image detail, the most post-production flexibility, and the full dynamic range of the sensor, it typically will require more time spent in color correction.

For users seeking most of the benefits of a log workflow but with reduced turnaround times, choose the Canon Log 3 alternative with only a slightly reduced dynamic range of 14 stops.
Highly Adaptable Shooting Style
RF Lens Mount
  • A built-in RF lens mount lends the EOS C70 compatibility with Canon's expanding line of high-performance RF-mount lenses.
  • With a short flange distance, the RF mount helps to noticeably reduce the camera body's depth, resulting in a more compact design.
EF Lens Compatibility with Optional Adapter
To provide greater flexibility in lens choices, the EOS C70 camera is also compatible with the separately available EF-EOS R 0.71X EF to RF lens mount adapter. This adapter converts your full-frame lenses to Super35 format while also providing a handy aperture speed boost of around one stop The EF adapter passes EF lens data through the RF mount, providing full Dual-Pixel Autofocus and metadata information for select lenses.

Additional compatible adapters include the EF-EOS R Canon Mount, Canon Control Ring Mount, Drop-In Circular Polarizer Filter Mount, and Drop-In Variable ND Filter Mount adapters.
Direct Touch Control
The EOS C70 features Direct Touch Control, enabling you to quickly and easily access your favorite menu settings through the fully rotatable LCD screen. Simply touch the 3.5" screen to start/stop recording, set ISO/Gain, color temperature, and iris, and access other critical settings. Recording settings that are located in different menus can now be controlled with one hand, enabling on-the-spot changes even while operating the camera with one hand.
9 x 16 Vertical Capture
Use the 1/4"-20 tripod thread built into the grip to position the EOS C70 for vertical use when capturing images for digital signage or mobile device use. For easier viewing, the user interface can also be switched for vertical use.
Professional Design Features
Compact Design
The compact EOS C70 features a lightweight design with a built-in ergonomic grip. This smallest of the EOS bodies has two top shoe mounts and comes with a detachable handle and a mic holder.
Mini-XLR Audio Inputs
  • Two mini-XLR inputs with phantom power and manual control dials provide professional audio recording options for the EOS C70
  • The EOS C70 supports up to 4-channel audio using dual mini-XLR ports, an internal stereo mic, and a 3.5mm mic input
Built-In ND Filters
Designed specifically for the EOS C70's short flange distance, a thin motorized ND filter unit enables users to quickly select up to 10 stops of neutral density - an especially handy feature for ENG shooters or when shooting in quickly changing lighting conditions.
Timecode Input/Output
A BNC connector on the front of the EOS C70 enables users to input and output timecode, making synching on multicamera shoots easier.
Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus with Touch AF and Face Detection
  • Another innovative EOS C70 feature is the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology, which uses each pixel on the CMOS sensor for both focus detection and image information, resulting in precision focusing and optimal image quality. The EOS C70 is also the first Cinema EOS camera to feature the EOS iTR AF X autofocus function featuring a head-detection algorithm developed using deep-learning technology.
  • In Face Detection mode, this algorithm helps to improve distance measuring and tracking reliability, even when a subject turns their head to the side or back.
  • The EOS C70 also features the innovative Dual Pixel Focus Guide, which provides both front- and back-focus information to let users know where to set the focus during manual pulls.
EIS with Coordinated Control
  • To smooth out handheld shots, the EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS camera to offer enhanced image stabilization with coordinated control. When used with an RF-mount lens and the EOS C70's electronic IS, coordinated control optimizes hand-shake correction for even greater vibration reduction than that obtained with an EF-mount lens and electronic IS.
  • When working in the 2K format, the EOS C70's Super16 Digital IS improves performance by using the peripheral area around the center of the 4K sensor to stabilize the image.
Auto ISO/Gain Control
In another first for the Cinema EOS line, the EOS C70 can automatically adjust ISO and Gain Control using the DGO (dual gain output) to change gain smoothly, enabling users to concentrate on their framing instead of their aperture control when moving between locations with notable changes in light levels.
RC-V100 Support and LANC Compatible
The EOS C70 body's remote LANC terminal enables remote control using the optional Canon RC-V100 unit. The RC-V100 provides full access to key functions like start/stop, shutter/gain adjustments, focus/iris/zoom settings, display settings, white balance, black gamma, and more.
Advanced Workflow Optimization
Dual SD Card Slots / Multiple Recording Options
Dual SD card slots on the EOS C70 enable simultaneous recording in different formats including 4K/HD and XF-AVC/MP4 options. The EOS C70 can also capture still photos when on standby in select video modes.
Standard and High Frame Rate to 4K 120p
With its new chip design and DIG!C DV7 processor, the EOS C70 is capable of both standard rates ranging from 23.98 to 60pfs and ultra-high frame rates. Capture video at frame rates up to 120 fps in 4K and up to 180 fps in the 2K crop mode. Dual Pixel AF is supported by the EOS C70 even at high frame rates, keeping your focus even when used on a gimbal or drone.
Note:
V90 SD cards are recommended for slow- and fast-motion recording.
Log2/3 and Cube LUT Support
For greater flexibility during post-production, this camera also offers Canon's Log 2 and Log 3 gamma modes, both of which provide an expanded dynamic range with excellent tonal reproduction for highlights and in low-light areas of your images. The EOS C70 also supports .cube 3D LUTs so you can get the most accurate color reproduction on both the LCD and your external viewing monitors
4K/2K Long GOP Support
The EOS C70 supports the higher-compression Long GOP for longer recording times at rates up to 4K60p. The inter-frame Long GOP compression detects differences between frames by referring to preceding and subsequent frames.
Firmware Updates
Winter 2022 Update
With this firmware update, you'll be able to add the latest codec, eye and face detection, and audio metering, as well as streaming, gamma, and LUT support options to your cine-style capture. Efficient intra-frame compression choices now include 4K60p XF-AVC capture and new 24p 240 Mb/s, 30p 300 Mb/s, and 60p 600 Mb/s bit rates. When using a 64GB card, you can now record up to 35 minutes at 24p and up to 14 minutes at 60p.

Livestreamers haven't been neglected—support for Canon's XC streaming protocol enables camera control with the optional RC-IP100 controller and easier development of third-party collaborations. Imaging tools have been updated with enhanced midrange contrast and an emphasis on accurate skin tones using Canon 709 gamma and LUT options. Off-speed shooters will appreciate eye and face detection in slow-/fast-motion modes; and last but not least, 4-channel audio levels can now be viewed onscreen to help you obtain optimal sound quality.

Canon C70 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens CommunicationYes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor ResolutionActual: 9.6 Megapixel (4206 x 2280)
Effective: 8.85 Megapixel (4096 x 2160)
Sensor Type26.2 x 13.8 mm (Super35) CMOS
Pixel Pitch6.4 µm
Image StabilizationDigital, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64), 8 Stop (1/256), 10 Stop (1/1024) ND Filters
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Speed1/12 to 1/2000 Second
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
160 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 102,400)
Gain-6 to 54 dB (Native)
-2 to 54 dB (Expanded)
Shutter Angle11 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range16 Stops
White Balance2000 to 15,000K
Presets: AWB, Daylight, Set A, Set B, Tungsten
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesXF-AVC 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 600 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 600 Mb/s]
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 600 Mb/s]
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080i) at 50/59.94 fps [24 to 600 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/50/59.94 fps [24 to 600 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [24 to 600 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 600 Mb/s]
H.264/H.265/MP4/XF-AVC/XF-AVC Proxy 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4098 x 2160) from 12 to 119.88 fps [135 to 225 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4098 x 2160) from 12 to 119.88 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50/59.94 fps [135 to 225 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 119.88 fps
2840 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
2048 x 1080 at 179.82 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 179.82 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [12 Mb/s]
H.264/H.265/MP4/XF-AVC/XF-AVC Proxy 4:2:2 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) from 12 to 119.88 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 119.88 fps
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) from 12 to 179.82 fps
1920 x 1080 at 179.82 fps
H.264/H.265/MP4/XF-AVC/XF-AVC Proxy 4:2:0 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) from 12 to 119.88 fps [100 to 170 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 170 Mb/s]
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) from 12 to 24.00/179.82 fps [35 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [35 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [9 Mb/s]
H.264/H.265/MP4/XF-AVC/XF-AVC Proxy 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) from 12 to 119.88 fps [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [150 Mb/s]
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) from 12 to 179.82 fps [24 to 35 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 35 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [8 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
2K (2048 x 1080)
Fast-/Slow-Motion SupportYes
Gamma CurveCanon Log 2, Canon Log 3, HDR-HLG, HDR-PQ, Wide DR
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Mono
Audio Recording4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP StreamingYes
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes16:9 JPEG
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
17:9 JPEG
4096 x 2160
2048 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9, 17:9
Image File FormatJPEG
Bit Depth12-Bit
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O2 x Mini XLR Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x Barrel (11.5 to 20 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x USB-C Control/Video Input/Output
1 x BNC (Timecode) Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control
WirelessNone
App CompatibleNo
*As of November, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS
*Adapter Required
Monitor
Size3.5"
Resolution1280 x 720 (2,760,000 Dot)
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended)
Operating Humidity85% (Recommended)
General
Battery TypeCanon BP-A Series
Tripod Mounting Thread2 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
1 x 3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Side)
Accessory Mount1 x 1/4"-20 Female
2 x Cold Shoe Mount
Netflix ApprovedYes
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.1 x 6.3 x 4.6" / 130.2 x 160 x 115.9 mm
Weight2.58 lb / 1.17 kg (Body Only)
2.95 lb / 1.34 kg (With Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.655 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 10.3 x 8.3"

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