Canon Firmware: New Release For Canon EOS C70 (ver. 1.0.3.1)

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Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS C70.

Canon firmware Version 1.0.3.1 for the EOS C70 incorporates the following fix and enhancements:

  1. Adds support for the Cinema RAW Light recording modes. Resolution:4096×2160,2048×1080 Bit Depth:12 bit Frame rate:59.94P,50.00P,29.97P,23.98P,25.00P,24.00P
  2. Adds [Frame Recording] modes.
  3. Adds [Interval Recording] modes.

Download Canon EOS C70 firmware 1.0.3.1 here.

Canon EOS C70 Firmware Update Released

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Canon released firmware update 1.0.2.1 for the Canon EOS C70.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1 incorporates the following fix and enhancements:

1. Adds [EOS Standard] and [EOS Neutral] to the Custom Picture Presets.

2. Adds EF lenses compatible with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter.

  • CN-E14mm T3.1 L F
  • CN-E20mm T1.5 L F
  • CN-E24mm T1.5 L F
  • CN-E35mm T1.5 L F
  • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
  • EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
  • EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  • EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
  • EF 135mm f/2L USM

Download Canon EOS C70 firmware 1.0.2.1

Canon EOS C70 Firmware Update 1.0.1.1 Released

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Canon released Canon EOS C70 firmware version 1.0.1.1.

Canon EOS C70 firmware version 1.0.1.1 incorporates the following fix and enhancement:

1. Adds ITU-R.BT.709 standard compliant Gamma[BT.709 Standard / BT.709] the to the Custom Picture. 
2. Adds [Whole Area] to the AF Frame option so the camera focuses automatically on a subject at the center of the screen. 
3. Object or Face Tracking can now be initiated by touching the LCD monitor during 'Whole Area' AF. 
4. Adds [2x] option to the Magnification.
5. Adds [Mask 100%] to the [Aspect Marker] and [Safe Area Marker].
6. Adds "B&W during Magn." as an option to the Assistance Function menu.
7. Adds View Assist function to video output from the HDMI OUT terminal. 
8. Adds EF lenses compatible with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter.*1
  EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM
  EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
9. Changes to display the AF frame only when operating the AF, while using with EF-EOS R 0.71x Mount Adapter 
10. Adds Wi-Fi adapters tested for use with the camera.
  ASUS USB-AC68
  TP-LINK Archer T9UH

Download Cannon EOS C70 firmware version 1.0.1.1 here.

Canon Announces Upcoming Firmware Updates (R5, C70, Cinema cameras)

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A lot of firmware updates are coming to Canon cameras and Cinema gear. First firmware updates coming in June, the rest in July.

Canon press release:

New Free Firmware Boosts Cinema and Live Production Capabilities of Canon Cinema EOS Equipment

Updates Bring Added Functionality and Features to Renowned Products

MELVILLE, NY, June 1, 2021Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced upcoming firmware updates for several of its professional imaging products. Based largely on feedback from our users, these firmware updates provide improved workflow, ease-of-use, customization options, and enhanced lens compatibility and functionality for several popular Canon products. Some of the key free firmware updates are as follows:

  • EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C500 Mark II
    • Adds BT.709 Standard Gamma, Custom Picture Name Support of 16 Letters – A BT.709 Standard/BT.709 option has been added under Gamma/Gamut. Standard BT.709 will be set to CP File “C6.” Also, a Custom Picture file can now have a maximum of 16 letters.
  • EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II (View Video)
    • XC Protocol Functionality – Canon’s new IP Protocol for streaming and camera control. Developed specifically for live production, the XC Protocol allows for camera control with the Canon Remote Controller RC-IP100 and easier development for 3rd party product collaboration.
    • 12G-SDI Output Option for 2K/FHD – Adds the option to limit the 12G-SDI output to 2K/FHD when recording in resolutions at 4K and above. This allows compatibility from the SDI Out port with 3G-SDI devices.
    • MON. Out & HDMI Simultaneous Output –Adds the ability to use both the Mon. Out & HDMI output simultaneously. This brings the total number of monitor outputs to three, increasing flexibility in production.
    • Anamorphic 1.8x De-squeeze – Adds 1.8x de-squeeze function to further increase compatibility with anamorphic lenses.
    • “Look File” Feature – Originally introduced with the EOS C70, this feature allows the user to load a 3D LUT file onto the camera and apply the look to the recorded image. This allows the user to apply the results of a color corrected image to be recorded in-camera with no additional post-production necessary.
  • EOS C70 (View Video)
    • HDMI View Assist –Adds the View Assist feature, which allows for a WideDR/BT.709 LUT to be displayed over HDMI when shooting in a Canon Log gamma.
    • Improved AF Feature – This update adds a “Whole area” option to the AF Frame size, increasing the AF area to 80% of the frame. When “Whole Area” is selected the AF switches to “Tracking” by a single touch operation and switches to “Face Detection” when a face is touched.
    • When Using the EF-EOS R 0.71x adapter, the Possible AF Range Frame is now only momentarily displayed when selecting the AF Frame position.
    • Expanded EF Lens Support When Using the EF-EOS R 0.71x Adapter – adds the following lenses, fully compatible with DPAF, optical corrections, and metadata transmission:
      • EF16-35mm F2.8L II USM
      • EF16-35mm F4L IS USM
      • EF24-105mm F4L IS USM
      • EF70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
      • EF70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM
      • EF70-200mm F4L IS USM
      • EF70-200mm F4L IS II USM
  • EOS C300 Mark III
    • 60p -> 24p/30p Pulldown Feature –This feature allows for seamless switching of the frame rate aesthetic without interrupting the output signal to a production switcher. This allows you to change the frame rate “look” quickly with the press of a button with no blackout or glitch.
  • EOS C500 Mark II
    • Anamorphic 4:3/6:5 Resolution Options When Sensor Mode is set to Full Frame Mode (Cinema RAW Light only) –Adds these resolution modes to allow for more options and simplify the anamorphic post-production process.
  • EOS R5
    • Support for Both the COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm and 70-200mm Lenses[i] – Compact production now fits in the palm of your hand! The popular ENG lenses can now be used (via an EOS R adapter) on the dynamic EOS R5 camera when both the camera and lens firmware have been updated.

Firmware for the Canon R5 and C70 are expected to be available for download on June 30, 2021 and firmware for the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II cameras is expected to be available on July 30, 2021.

To learn more about these and other just announced firmware updates and their availability, please visit, usa.canon.com/support. To learn more about Canon’s XC Protocol, please visit the Canon Developer Community at https://developercommunity.usa.canon.com/.

Canon EOS R5 vs Canon EOS C70 Video Shootout

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Here is a somewhat different Canon EOS R5 and EOS C70 review. How do they compare?

Different price, different sensor size, not really in the same market segment. Different in many ways but both cameras deliver great video performance. Parker Walbeck looks at the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS C70 to see how video performance compares and differs.

Canon EOS C70 at a glance:

  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • DCI 4K 60p, Hi-Speed UHD 4K 120p/2K 180p
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG HDR Recording
  • RF Lens Mount / EF Mount with Adapter
  • DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
  • 16+ Stops of Total Dynamic Range
  • Built-In ND Filters / Auto ISO & Gain
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF & EOS iTR AF X
  • 1 BNC Timecode / 2 Mini-XLR Audio Inputs
  • Dual SD Card Slots, LUT/Long GOP Support

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EOS R5 at a glance:

  • 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 8K30 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 20 fps E. Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 Points
  • 0.5″ 5.76m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.2″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon Cinema EOS C70 User Manual Available For Download

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Want to learn more about the Canon Cinema EOS C70? What’s better than the user manual?

The user manual for the Canon Cinema EOS C70 can be downloaded at Canon Thailand.

At a glance:

  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • 4K 120p, 2K Crop 180p HDR Capture
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG Recording
  • RF Lens Mount / EF Mount with Adapter

Canon Cinema EOS C70:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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