UPDATE: Images have leaked of the Canon EOS C70, and Canon has confirmed that it will be launching a new cinema camera on 24 September.
The Canon EOS C70 – said to be a 4K RAW 120p behemoth, with triple memory card slots and double batteries – will feature the new RF mount and seems destined to become one of the best cinema cameras.
With the same amount as fellow headline-grabber the Canon EOS R5, the C70 will be able to use the best Canon RF lenses as well as traditional PL and EF lenses via a series of new adapters. Canon Rumors, exactly the same site that leaked its specs, also shared the first full image of the digital camera, which as you can see above has a form factor more like a DSLR on steroids than the best cinema camera.
Coincidentally, Canon has just announced that a new cinema camera will be launched on 24 September at its virtual trade show event, Canon Vision. The manufacturer released a teaser picture to accompany the announcement (below) – although it’s very obscured, you can see that it matches the leaked photograph.
We’ll be bringing you full coverage of Canon Vision, along with the Canon EOS C70 – which, we’re willing to bet, won’t have any overheating issues to worry about. ORIGINAL STORY (05 August): Hot on the heels of the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, Canon is gearing up to announce its first-ever RF cinema camera later this month – and it will be capable of 4K 120p video, with three memory card slots, two batteries and a full-size HDMI port.
That’s according to a report stating that the new RF Cinema EOS digital camera will be revealed in late August, ahead of the IBC 2020 event (dedicated to broadcast imaging products) in mid-September.
The new RF cine camera won’t be an 8K juggernaut like the Canon EOS R5, and neither will it feature a full-frame 35mm image sensor. Instead, it will feature the same Super35 sensor as the Canon Cinema EOS C200 and will be capable of recording 4K 4:2:2 10-bit (in ALL-I and IPB) at around 120p, as well as 4K RAW externally at up to 120p.
The leaked specs were posted by Canon Rumors, which also stated that the camera will possess three memory slot machines – two UHS-II SD and one CFexpress Type B – and you will be powered by two LP-E6NH batteries (exactly the same new-generation version of the trusty LP-E6 batteries that are used in the Canon EOS R6 and R5).
In addition, it’ll feature mechanical internal ND filters good for around 6 stops, along with a pair of Mini XLR inputs and a full-dimension HDMI port – and it’ll cram all these specs into a camera that is said to be smaller than the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and will reputedly retail for just $4,499.
On top of releasing what could be one of the best cinema cameras around, the report claims that Canon will also release a series of cine-focused RF mount lens adapters: PL to RF with Cooke/I support, EF to RF focal length reducer, and EF cinema lock to RF.
It’s already been a busy time for Canon, between the headline-grabbing R5, R6 and new lenses just like the sub-$1,000 Canon RF 800mm f/11. And if we’ll be seeing the RF Cinema EOS camera this 30 days, Canon’s bid for world domination really will be in full swing…