This autumn, as expected, Canon introduced the new model – EOS C70. It is the first digital cinema camera with a Canon RF mount.
The EOS C70 features a Super35 image sensor that incorporates Canon’s next-generation Dual Gain Output (DGO) technology. The DGO sensor reads each pixel at two different gain levels, one for saturation and light protection, and the other for suppressing shadow noise.
Canon estimates that the camera can provide more than 16 stages of dynamic range. It shoots video at resolutions up to DCI 4K/60p or 2K/120p (using Super16 cropping). It can also shoot at 4K/120p and 2K/180p resolutions without the Extended Dynamic Range.
Data processing is handled by the DIGIC DV7 processor, which allows selection between Canon Log 2 and 3 profiles in addition to PQ and HLG. XF-AVC compression (with variable flow rate) – like Intra and Long GOP with MXF is supported. In the first case, compression is performed after each frame is analyzed, while Long GOP compresses data more strongly, allowing to reduce the file. The second option – recording Long GOP with 10-bit representation and 4:2:2/4:2:0 MP4/HEVC sub-sampling to an MP4 file – is implemented in Cinema EOS line for the first time.
Other features include a motorized 10-stage ND filter, two Mini XLR microphone inputs, thirteen customizable buttons and customizable color reproduction parameters. The air cooling system provides the ability to record for long periods of time. The manufacturer notes that the cooling system is outside the sealed part of the camera, which prevents dust or moisture from entering the electronics.
The camera is equipped with a 3.5-inch LCD display and a resolution of 2.76 million dots, but has no electronic viewfinder. There are two SD slots for removable media.
At the same time, a Canon EF-EOS R 0.71x mount adapter was announced, which allows you to use EF lenses with the new camera. Unlike existing Canon EF-EOS R mount adapters, it preserves the field of view angle of a full-frame lens when used with the Super35 sensor, while increasing aperture ratio by one step.
EOS C70 camera will be available in November at a price of 5499 dollars. The EF-EOS R 0.71x adapter will be available in December at a price of $600.