Beyond the headline specifications, the Canon EOS C70, EOS R5 C and EOS R5 all present filmmakers with a similar proposition: a highly mobile camera that delivers exceptional image quality. So, which camera is right for you and your video production?
The EOS C70 is a dedicated filmmaking tool with exceptional battery life, dynamic range and in-built capabilities such as XLR terminals and ND filters. It's ready for professionals to simply pick up and shoot a range of productions, such as weddings, corporate videos, documentaries and cinematic filmmaking. Support for native CN-R Prime lenses and the Canon Multi-Cam app provides the image quality and creative control that professional filmmakers look for.
The EOS R5 C is an exceptionally powerful and compact hybrid camera that combines professional filmmaking and photography in a single solution. Enhanced functionality such as the variable AF tracking frame and Digital-Teleconverter ensure that it's a camera that's ready for anything, designed for a new wave of creatives who shoot a wide variety of content and need a camera that can quickly adapt to their ever-changing requirements.
The EOS R5 is primarily designed for professional photography with its high-resolution image capture, industry-leading IBIS system and ultra-compact design. However, it also features fantastic video capabilities for those who occasionally or regularly shoot video but do not require the high-end features of a cinema camera.
If shooting video is your sole purpose, then the EOS C70 or EOS R5 C should be top of your list. "Ultimately they are video cameras, whereas the EOS R5 was designed from the start with great video functionality but is focused towards stills," says Mike.
The EOS C70 and EOS R5 C are also Netflix approved, adding to their appeal to filmmakers working across a diverse range of productions. "Both of these cameras meet the image capture benchmarks Netflix needs and they also have timecode input, which is one of the fundamental requirements," says Aron.
"The EOS C70 or EOS R5 C would make a great companion for the Canon EOS C300 Mark III on cinematic productions where a small-format camera may be required for action setups or drone sequences," adds Aron. "The EOS R5 C or EOS R5 can also come into the mix as a B-cam to the EOS C70 or when higher resolution is required for particular shots. They all share the same colour matrix, so it's easier to combine footage from different bodies."