Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera

Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera

Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera

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  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • 4K 120p, 2K Crop 180p HDR Capture
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG Recording
  • RF Lens Mount / EF Mount with Adapter

The Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera - Body Only (RF-mount) is the smallest and lightest 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.

Canon EOS C70 features a Super35 DGO (Dual Gain Output) sensor for capturing nuanced images with up to 16+ stops of high dynamic range. 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 functions include unlimited video recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus control and up to 4K 120p or Super 16 2K crop 180 fps capture - plus a BNC timecode input/output connector, and built-in dual mini-XLR audio inputs. The EOS C70 is also 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.

For greater flexibility during post-production, the C70 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 colour reproduction on both the LCD and your external viewing monitors.

This lightweight cine camera also incorporates a 3.5" Direct Touch Control LCD panel for quick, easy setting changes, and both auto-ISO and auto-gain functions for on-the-go adjustments to changing light levels. Furthermore, a new, thinner ND filter system gives up to 10-stops of ND filtration, providing filmmakers with the flexibility to control exposure while keeping control over the depth of field and enabling significant bokeh, even when using a high-speed lens.

The EOS C70 cinema camera features one HDMI Type-A output, a BNC timecode input/output, and a USB Type-C port for control or linking to an external Wi-Fi adapter for streaming. It supports up to 4-channel audio using dual mini-XLR ports, an internal stereo mic, and a 3.5mm mic input. It comes with a detachable handle unit, a mic holder, a shoulder strap, one BPA-30 battery, a battery charger, an AC adapter with power cord, and a port cap.


Key Features of the Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera - Body Only (RF-mount)

  • RF Lens Mount / EF Mount with Adapter
  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • 4K 120p no crop 4:2:2 10-bit recording
  • 2K Crop 180p HDR Capture
  • In-built ND filters
  • Dual mini-XLR
  • Full-sized HDMI output
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Extended Auto Focus (Dual Pixel CMOS AF + EOS iTR AF X )
  • Articulating touch screen
  • No recording time limits!
  • Compact size


4K Super 35mm DGO (Dual Gain Output) Sensor | 16+ stops of Dynamic Range

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 an 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.

Canon EOS C70 Sensor Modes
  • Super 35mm
  • Super 16mm (crop)

Canon EOS C70 Crop Factors
  • 4K Super 35mm: 1.46x
  • UHD Super 35mm: 1.53x
  • 2K Super 16mm (cropped): 2.92x
  • HD Super 16mm (cropped): 3.07x

Dual Gain Output

Canon C70's DGO sensor produces images optimized for HDR by creating two images. One prioritizes highlights and the other prioritizes shadows and dark areas. This sensor is capable of 16+ stops of dynamic range with reduced noise in the shadows and improved low light performance.

The DGO works* across all ISO ranges on the C70 up to 60p S35 4K recording, including 2K Super 16mm Crop mode up to 180 fps, and results in:

  • 16+ stops dynamic range, at ISO 800 in Canon Log 2
  • 14 stops dynamic range, at ISO 800 in Canon Log 3

Auto ISO

Canon has also as a first for Cinema EOS cameras included an Auto ISO option in the C70. The Auto ISO can be set to either High or Low in the menu. This feature makes going from outdoors to indoors in one shot a more practical scenario when shooting with minimal crew.

High Frame Rate; 4K 120p and 2K Crop 180p

With its new chip design and DIG!C DV7 processor, the EOS C70 is capable of 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.

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.


Dual Pixel AF + EOS iTR AF X (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition)

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.

EIS with Coordinated Control

To smooth out handheld shots, 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.


Other Features

Built-in ND

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.

You can activate the ND through the touchscreen or via the ND buttons on the side of the camera.

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.

Multi-functional grip

Canon has taken what people loved about the handgrips that have appeared on various Cinema EOS cameras over the years and integrated it into the C70’s body.

Many of the EOS C70 camera controls have been configured around the right grip, allowing you to access and change various settings while holding the camera. Three custom dials and a joystick are placed on the grip in an ergonomic layout. The custom dials can be set to perform various functions such as iris, ISO/gain, WB selection and colour temperature.

Various settings can also be assigned to the RF lens control ring in addition to the front and rear custom dials, with up to three different parameters set at the same time. Additionally, the C70 has a total of 13 user-assignable buttons for customization to your filmmaking needs.

Direct Touch Control

The EOS C70 features Direct Touch Control, enabling you to quickly and easily access your favourite menu settings through the fully rotatable LCD screen. Simply touch the 3.5" screen to start/stop recording, set ISO/Gain, colour temperature, and iris, and to access other critical settings. Recording settings that are used to located in different menus can now be controlled with one hand, enabling on-the-spot changes even while operating the camera with one hand.

Mini-XLR Audio Inputs

Two mini-XLR inputs with phantom power and manual control dials provide professional audio recording options for the EOS C70.

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.

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.

EF Lens Compatibility with Optional Adapter

The optional EF-EOS R 0.71X EF to RF lens adapter converts a full-frame lens to Super35 format while boosting the aperture speed by an average of 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.

Cube LUT Support

A Look File option enables users to import .cube-type 3D LUTs, improving the flexibility of the EOS C70 in professional workflows.

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.

  • MPN - C70
  • GTIN - TBA
Image Sensor Size 26.2 x 13.8 mm (Super35)
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution Actual: 4206 x 2280 (9.6 MP)
Effective: 4096 x 2160 (8.85 MP)
Sensor Windowing in 16:9
Pixel Pitch 6.4 µm
Color Filter Bayer
ISO 100 to 102,400
Gain -6 to 54 dB (Native)
-2 to 54 dB (Expanded)
Advertised Dynamic Range 16 Stops