Canon EOS announced today, the launch of the EOS C70 camera, the newest addition to the Cinema EOS System. Utilizing Canon’s RF lens mount, the new camera achieves a compact and lightweight design and supports 4K/120P high frame rate recording, enabling rich visual expression. Alongside the camera, Canon also announced the launch of the mount adapter for EOS C70. The Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x (sold separately) will enable the camera to support an extensive lineup of EF lens series, opening a myriad of possibilities for creative cinematography. The EOS C70 is the first Cinema EOS System camera to be equipped with an RF mount, which makes it compatible with any of the RF lenses from Canon’s EOS R System.
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Featuring a 4K Super 35mm CMOS DGO (Dual Gain Output) sensor, the EOS C70 can capture high-image-quality 4K video in 4:2:2 (10-bit) color that delivers rich gradation, even in environments which demand high dynamic range. Moreover, the camera is equipped with the DIGIC DV7 image-processing platform capable of high-speed processing, enabling users to record high-frame rate 4K/120P video to UHS-II standard SD cards. Employing a miniaturized optical system, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x allows for video recording with an angle of view close to that of the mounted full-frame lens. This allows users to take full advantage of the wide selection of EF series lenses as well as expands the possibilities and flexibility of video production.
Commenting on flagship launch, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India said, “At Canon, our focus has always been to provide our consumers with the latest technology that enhances their photography and videography experience. In the recent times, we have witnessed a significant increase in the creation and consumption of video-based content and the current scenario has further fueled the same. Understanding the need for high-end innovative products and the industry’s ever-growing potential, we are extremely delighted to announce the launch of our EOS C70 camera for cinematographers and videographers, to have an ingenious filming experience. With this launch, we are certain that this product is aptly armed to cater to the evolving needs of the cinema & broadcasting professionals in the country with an absolutely new design and form factor.”
He further added, “We are also launching the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x, which is the lens adaptor for EOS C70 and the perfect companion to this camera as it decreases the focal length and further allows to record videos using EF lenses.”
Commenting on the product, Mr. C Sukumaran, Director, Consumer System Products & Imaging Communication Products said, “With the evolving needs and preferences of the audience today as well as a growing ecosystem, OTT led content has been seeing a phenomenal response and contributing immensely to the overall cinema industry. Owing to this increasing demand for quality content from the viewers, content creators now need innovative and clutter-breaking products more than ever before, that support their art and enable them to cultivate their creativity. Keeping in mind these dynamic requirements of today’s filming professionals, we have launched the EOS C70 camera and its lens adaptor, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x. We are confident that the camera’s cutting-edge features that support a variety of recording modes, coupled with its compact and lightweight design, will be ideal to support superior quality recording and will enable visual expression like never before. Furthermore, its newly designed “Direct Touch Control” function with vertical shooting options will allow users to change recording settings swiftly and directly from the camera’s touchscreen panel, making filming a seamless experience.”
Excellent performance and advanced AF algorithm
The EOS C70 is equipped with two SD card slots and supports a variety of recording modes such as simultaneous recording, relay recording and 4K/2K recording. In addition, the camera also incorporates Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which offers even greater performance with the addition of Intelligent Tracking and Recognition System. It’s advanced algorithm works in conjunction with Face Detection AF and further improves focus tracking, even when a subject is looking away from the camera.
Excellent versatility that can handle a variety of recording scenarios
Further, the camera provides excellent versatility that can handle a variety of recording scenarios and inherits many professional features found in the existing Cinema EOS lines, including two mini XLRs, audio control dials, Timecode IN/OUT, full HDMI terminal and the newly designed “Direct Touch Control” function that allows users to change recording settings quickly and directly from the camera’s touchscreen panel.
Superior Quality recording
The optical system of the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x reduces focal length by 0.71x, thus allowing the EOS C70—equipped with a Super-35mm DGO sensor—to record video using EF lenses originally designed for full-frame sensors with an angle of view similar to the original angle of the full-frame lenses. In addition, reducing the size of the optical system gains approximately one extra stop (one lens aperture “f-number”) of brightness, thus requiring lower ISO sensitivity. This enables high-image-quality recording with less noise, even in low-light environments such as indoors or at night.
When equipped with EF lenses via the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x, the EOS C70 digital cinema camera can achieve the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus functionality across the entire image, just like digital cinema cameras with an EF mount. In addition, the camera can also record and display data such as peripheral illumination correction, effectiveness of lateral chromatic aberration correction, F-number and focal length.
The Canon Cinema EOS C70 and the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x sales will start in November 2020.
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