Canon Will Announce An EF-EOS R 0.71x Speedbooster

Speedbooster

Along with the leaked press release for the Canon EOS C70, there is another interesting information.

Canon will release their first speedbooster-like 0.71x adapter to mount EF lenses on EOS R bodies. It was rumored and a patent showed up too.

From the press release:

Also launching today is the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x – an EF Lens to RF Mount adapter giving filmmakers the freedom to use the entire EF lens line-up1 with the EOS C70, optimising compatibility across two of Canon’s most popular lens lines. When paired with the EOS C70, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x employs an optical conversion to capture a Full Frame angle of view of an EF lens even when used with a Super 35mm sensor, as well as an increased light transmission of approximately 1-stop. The adapter enables full communication between three EF lenses and the camera body – EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM- providing continued support for Canon’s extensive range of EF lenses2. Auto Focus, peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration correction, and the transfer of lens metadata are also fully supported when using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x

Canon EOS C70 Press Release Leaks Ahead Of Announcement

Canon C70

We expect Canon to announce the EOS C70 today or tomorrow. The press release alreay leaked over the web. The Canon EOS C70 is Canon’s first Cinema camera with RF mount.

Canon’s EOS C70 brings the power of the RF Mount to its Cinema EOS System range for the first time.

Canon’s smallest and lightest Professional Cinema camera launches alongside a new EF-EOS R Mount adapter to unleash the full creative potential of Canon’s entire EF-Series and RF-Series lens line-up.

Canon Australia today launches the EOS C70 – a compact, versatile video camera that is the first to combine the powerful image quality of Canon’s Cinema EOS System range with the portability and flexibility of its EOS R line-up. For the first time, filmmakers using a Canon Cinema EOS System camera can enjoy the incredible possibilities of the powerful RF-Series lens range.

The EOS C70’s powerfully compact design – complete with professional interfaces and input/output terminals and ports – makes it perfectly suited for a broad range of uses including documentaries, productions of all sizes, newsgathering, and events such as weddings. High production social media content has also never been easier to capture thanks to the EOS C70’s vertical shooting capability. The EOS C70’s compact size yet expansive features enable filmmakers to shoot handheld or on a drone or gimbal, giving them enhanced creative freedom. What’s more, it offers multiple recording formats to SD cards – including 4K up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in XF-AVC (All-I or Long-GOP), and MP4 in HEVC (H.265) or H.264 – providing filmmakers with the ability to meet diverse production requirements.

Also launching today is the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x – an EF Lens to RF Mount adapter giving filmmakers the freedom to use the entire EF lens line-up1 with the EOS C70, optimising compatibility across two of Canon’s most popular lens lines. When paired with the EOS C70, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x employs an optical conversion to capture a Full Frame angle of view of an EF lens even when used with a Super 35mm sensor, as well as an increased light transmission of approximately 1-stop. The adapter enables full communication between three EF lenses and the camera body – EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM- providing continued support for Canon’s extensive range of EF lenses2. Auto Focus, peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration correction, and the transfer of lens metadata are also fully supported when using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x3.

Powerfully compact professional cinema capabilities

The EOS C70 bridges the gap between two Canon product portfolios – the Digital Interchangeable Lens camera line-up and the powerful Cinema EOS System cameras – with the short flange back design of Canon’s RF Mount making the compact design of the EOS C70 possible. While the camera 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. Furthermore, a new, thinner ND filter system gives up to 10-stops of ND filtration4, providing filmmakers with flexibility to control exposure while keeping control over the depth of field and enabling significant bokeh, even when using a high-speed lens.

Powering cinema with the consistent and stable performance of RF

Canon’s RF lens line-up is renowned for its excellent image quality and functionality. The Mount technology is engineered to provide advanced benefits for video use and is ideal for Canon’s Cinema EOS System range. Such capability gives filmmakers using the EOS C70 a comprehensive choice of high- quality lenses from the expanding RF range – including telephoto, zoom, high-quality primes, wide aperture and macro lenses. For optimal image stabilisation, the EOS C70 enables Combination IS which brings together the Optical IS in RF lenses and the Electronic IS in the camera body for outstanding stabilisation performance – even when shooting handheld. The enhanced communication capability between the lens and the camera also unlocks additional features such as the ability to display the object distance on the camera’s LCD monitor.

Impeccable 4K image quality

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 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.

Enhanced support functions

The EOS C70 boasts a number of ‘firsts’ for the Cinema EOS System range. 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. Likewise, the EOS C70 also introduces Auto ISO to the Cinema EOS System range for the first time.

Canon also breaks new ground with the EOS C70, as the first Cinema EOS System camera with a dedicated vertical shooting mode, designed to support the capture of content for social media and digital signage.

Simple storage and workflows

The EOS C70 features several recording options at resolutions from 4K, UHD, 2K, and Full HD. Designed for content producers who want to streamline their post-production workflows, the Dual SD card slots support high-speed UHS-II media – with a variety of configurations such as double slot, relay and simultaneous recording. For the first time in a Cinema EOS camera, it is now possible to record different formats, resolutions and bit depths on each media card slot, offering a truly flexible workflow.

Also launching today is the CJ20ex5B IASE S, a 2-in-1 UHDxs-class lens with a powerful 20x zoom range and 5mm wide-angle which expands Canon’s range of industry-leading 4K broadcast lenses for 2/3- inch sensor cameras.

EOS C70 Key Features:

RF Mount system
  • The Cinema EOS C70 uses Canon’s new 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor with HDR capabilities
  • High frame rate 4K shooting at 120fps with audio recording and DPAF
  • Dual SD card slots allowing for simultaneous recording in multiple formats
  • Improved Dual Pixel Auto Focus with intelligent tracking and a new touch user interface
  • Compatible with the new Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x giving users access to the extensive range of Canon EF mount lenses

For more information about the EOS C70 and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x, visit: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-c70

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Canon Exec Neither Confirms Nor Denies The Canon EOS R7 (and R6 sensor derived from EOS-1D X III?)

Canon Eos R7

A Japanese site interviewed a Canon exec. When asked about a possible Canon EOS R7 camera, the Canon executive did not deny it. He didn’t confirm it either.

DC Watch interviewed Mr. Tsuyoshi Tokura, General Manager of Image Communication Business Headquarters at Canon. Here are some excerpts from the interview. Please note: the quoted text below is machine translated.

When asked about the EOS R7 (rumored to have an APS-C sensor), Mr. Tokura said:

We have released two models this time, but the R series lineup is not yet complete. Of course, I’m thinking of expanding it in the future as a strategy, but I can’t say yet whether it will be EOS R7. However, there is no doubt that the lineup will be expanded, so please look forward to it.

Not sure if something got lost (or added) in translation, but Mr. Tokura seems to suggest the Canon EOS R6 sensor is derived from the EOS-1D X Mark III (has a 20MP sensor like the R6). That’s the answer (I guess) to a question about the sensor resolution of the EOS R5 and R6. If someone can read Japanese I’d appreciate a help on this one.

[Canon] wanted to make the most of the CMOS sensor on the EOS-1D X Mark III. It is burdensome to develop two models at the same time, so by making good use of them, you can create them in parallel. Since the EOS R5 is a high-pixel model with about 45 million pixels and performance that can meet professional needs, the EOS R6, which can be said to be a brother machine, should be a model with a better overall balance than the number of pixels.

When asked why they made the RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11, considered atypical lenses for Canon:

It’s said that [it is untypical for] Canon, but it’s welcome that isn’t like Canon. It means how much you can make a surprise. When it comes to the new RF mount lens series, we have to do what we couldn’t do with the EF mount. The 600mm and 800mm lenses, which are quite affordable for super-telephoto lenses, are the popular versions of DO lenses. You can simply fix 600mm and 800mm to F11, so even if it is said that you can make it at this size and price, you can not make it unless various elemental technologies are catching up. The RF system and the technology, experience, and know-how cultivated in EF have been well matched, and we were able to commercialize it at this timing.

Get the whole interview at DC Watch.

canon eos r7
Will there be a Canon EOS R7 with APS-C sensor?

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon Set To Release An 11MP EOS R5c Video-Oriented Camera?

Canon Eos R5c Rumour

Here is a follow up to the rumor about two possible upcoming EOS R cameras, the EOS R5s and EOS R5c.

The same source contacted us again (thanks a lot) and suggested the resolution of the EOS R5c (or, unlikely, EOS R3c) might be around 11.25MP. The resolution of the EOS R5s (or, unlikely, EOS R3s) should be around 80MP, which is already rumored since a while.

Is a video-oriented EOS R camera with 11MP something plausible? It might, in our humble opinion. Still, we recommend to keep the salt ready for this rumor.

We expect Canon to release two Cinema cameras with RF mount on September 24, 2020.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

This Is The Canon C70, Announcement In A few Days

Canon C70

On September 24, 2020, Canon will announce the Canon C70, the company’s first Cinema camera with an RF mount (image on top).

Some specifications for the upcoming Canon C70 leaked over the web. Here they are:

  • Super 35mm 4K DGO sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:2 10bit onto SD cards up to 4K120 and 2K180
  • No RAW capability internally at launch
  • BP-A batteries

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

A Low Res Video And A High Res Photo Cam For The Canon EOS R Lineup?

Canon Eos R6 Manual

We got a rumor from a new source about a possible Canon EOS R5C (or R3C) video camera and a Canon EOS R5S (or R3S) camera with a high resolution sensor.

The Canon EOS R5C/R3C and the EOS R5S/R3S are said to share the same camera body form factor. Here is what else got suggested:

  • R5C/R3C has the same sensor technology as the EOS R5 but with half resolution
  • R5C/R3C records 4K/120P with no crop
  • R5C/R3C does 2.8K supersampling in super35 mode
  • Both have a newly developed heat sink
  • R5S/R3S has “double-width resolution sensor of EOS R6
  • R5S/R3S does 12fps
  • Dual Pixel AF performance in low light better than EOS R5 and EOS R6.
  • R5S/R3S “high resolution monster being hybrid for quality and speed

To be honest we have some doubts about this rumor. Besides the moniker uncertainty there is more that makes us wonder. Even if something might have got lost in translation, we wonder what “double-width resolution” exactly means.

Take this with a huge grain of salt. All Canon rumors are listed here.