It may have taken them a while to join the mirrorless party, but with the release of the Canon EOS C70 you’d be hard pressed to argue that it wasn’t worth the wait.
The new camera is another strong addition to Canon’s already legendary Cinema EOS line, and represents an interesting synthesis of features from the Cinema EOS line and its newer EOS R mirrorless cameras.
To call a spade a spade here, the EOS C70 looks a bit like an EOS R body with Cinema EOS parts Frankenstein-ed onto it. It’s not until you look at the features that you realize ‘Yeah that’s pretty much exactly what it is’; A small and compact body with a plethora of pro level video features packed into it.
The camera features:
- Canon Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, 16+ stops of TotalDynamic Range
- DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
- Canon Log 2, 3,PQ, HLGRecording
- Built inND filtersystem(2/4/6/8/10 stops)
- Time Code Terminal(BNC)
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF, EOS iTRAF X,Dual Pixel Focus Guide
- Electronic Image Stabilization with Combination IS
- Auto ISO/Gain Control
- RC-V100 Remote Control Support
- Dual SD Card Slotswith Various RecordingOptions
- AND MORE, but we’ll get into those in more detail later.
The Canon EOS C70 is an absolute monster of a camera that offers exceptional image quality and professional video features in a compact and mobile form factor, perfect for documentary, newsgathering, and corporate videos. It’s new RF gives you access to a slew of new glass while still maintaining backwards compatibility and extra features through the use of an adaptor. The dual gain output sensor and the DIG!C image processor enable a variety of features to make pumping out amazing footage in a a bevy of different formats out as easy as possible. Overall it looks to be a heavy hitting video camera priced to compete with a crossover DSLM cameras.
If that list has got you sold already then read no further.
BUT if you do want to learn more, then lets continue this labored metaphor and deconstruct Frankenstein’s camera piece by piece.