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The first RF mount Canon video camera hints at where the next generation of Cinema EOS cameras is heading CANON EOS C70 PR I CE £4798 / $5499

cine-style batteries and has built-in ND filters. It’s the non-hybrid video camera that consists of a hybrid body design. Odds are, this might start a whole new range of Canon EOS cinema cameras. Using the RF mount, this allows for faster apertures and better communication from lens to camera for improved image stabilisation. And the short flange distance means it’s easy to adapt other lenses to fit, such as the hugely popular Canon EF range. Use the right adapter on the EOS C70 with a suitable Canon EF lens, and it retains all the AF and image stabilisation characteristics, without any compromise. It’s a nice way for Canon users to edge towards the RF mount, without investing in a whole new set of glass. There is also a new lens mount adapter called the EF-EOS R 0.71x. This optically converts any EF

ABOVE Although not ideal for stills, the Canon EOS C70 creates 8-megapixel images for expert video thumbnails


handling. Plus, there was also the mirrorless Canon EOS R5, shooting 8K video and recording Canon Raw Light files internally. So, here’s a camera that’s definitely not a hybrid – the new Canon EOS C70. The body is the Cinema EOS range’s entry-level model, with no pretensions for shooting stills. Nonetheless, it manages 8-megapixel images, ideal for video thumbnails. It also borrows the RF mount from the Canon EOS R mirrorless range – the first cinema camera to use the larger mount. Sharing many controls with the EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR, it looks similar to that camera from the front. However, there’s no viewfinder, it has the cinema range’s traditional audio controls, takes

he word hybrid has been used for all sorts of cameras in recent years. First, there were

HD-ready DSLRs, such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, capable of stills and high-resolution video. It was a sort of hybrid, if you will. Then came mirrorless cameras, with specs firmly targeting the filmmaking market. Led by Panasonic and Sony, these have become popular with professional filmmakers for their large sensors, as well as great stills and video spec. Canon’s entries include the EOS-1D C – a mix of a pro-spec EOS-1D DSLR with extra movie spec – as well as the XC10 and XC15. These were a hybrid of a fixed-lens video camera with DSLR-type


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