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R5 C vs R5 vs C70 Video Feature Comparison

The camera market is ever changing, and new technology and features are becoming available with every launch. With the popularity of hybrid photo and video cameras growing, Canon is giving users options when it comes to finding their perfect fit. The following 3 cameras are compact and incredibly powerful tools for filmmakers and enthusiast videographers alike, and all share the versatile RF mount.

In this article we’ll take you through some of the key video features of the EOS R5 C, EOS R5 and the EOS C70.


EOS R5 C – for the hybrid shooter more inclined to shoot video

Riesling body only

Sharing photo specs with the R5, the EOS R5 C incorporates the high-quality image capture capabilities of the EOS R5, along with the additional features of a Cinema EOS camera all in a compact design. The addition of a newly developed heat dissipating fan and built in cooling system makes longer recording times possible when shooting high quality 8K 60p1 or 4K 120p video. The compact and lightweight design has the feel of a Canon R series camera, making it easy to shoot hand-held and on the go.

If you’re an avid video shooter who dabbles in some photography, the EOS R5 C would be a great addition to your kit. Being a Cinema EOS camera, the EOS R5 C includes more video features, including timecode in/out terminal and Cinema RAW Light video recording format.

Find more information on the EOS R5 C here: https://www.canon.co.nz/cameras/eos-r5c

8K 60p recording requires connection to an external power source via the combination of DR-E6C DC coupler + CA-946 power adapter; or the PD-E1 USB Power adapter. These accessories are available for purchase separately.


EOS R5 – for the professional shooter that wants exceptional image quality

EOS R5 Body only

The Canon EOS R5 delivers unprecedented image and video quality to the Canon Full Frame Mirrorless range. 45MP still images, In Body Image Stabilization and 8K 30P video encompassed in a lightweight design, it makes the EOS R5 an extremely popular option for professional or enthusiast photographers that want a stills camera which also performs when shooting video.

While the EOS R5’s main features are more skewed toward the stills shooter, photographers who need the ability to switch between photo and video modes without any loss of quality and without having to learn a whole new menu system will find that the EOS R5 is a great option. Utilising the Dual Card slots, the shooter can record high quality photos or videos simultaneously and can capture 8K 30p videos on a CFexpress card.

Bringing a whole new life to the professional 5 Series of cameras, the EOS R5 is a reliable and sturdy workhorse capable of capturing both high quality images and professional video.

Find more information on the EOS R5 here: https://www.canon.co.nz/cameras/eos-r5


EOS C70 – for uncompromised video performance

EOS C70 Body only

The Canon C70 was the first Cinema EOS camera to include the RF mount, allowing users to take full advantage of their exceptional image quality and handling as well as utilising the RF lens Image Stabilisation on select lenses. The C70 is a light and portable option for shooting handheld when compared to the existing Cinema EOS range, however it’s still packed full of video features.

Unlike the Full Frame R5 and R5 C, the C70 is equipped with a Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor. The Dual Pixel AF keeps focus on the subject you are tracking, even when shooting at the cameras highest frame rate of 4K 120p. With Dynamic range of 16+ stops and a built in ND filter, the C70 is made for shooting in tough lighting situations. If you’re looking for a video camera that shares features with top end Cinema EOS lines and a robust build quality, the EOS C70 would be your best option.

Find more information on the C70 here: https://www.canon.co.nz/cameras/eos-c70


Video Specification Comparison Chart:


EOS C70 EOS R5 C Video Mode EOS R5 Video Mode
Product Image image 1 image 2 image 3
CMOS Sensor Sensor Super 35mm Full Frame Full Frame
Effective pixels 8.8mp 45mp 45mp
Readout Non-addition, DGO Non-addition Non-addition
IBIS NO NO YES
ISO (extended) ISO 160-25600 (100-102400) Video mode: ISO 160-25600 (100-102400) Video mode: ISO 100-25600
Mount RF RF RF
Focus DAF (121 points) DAF (121 points) DAF (1053 points)
ND Filter 0,2,4,6,8,10 NO NO
IS Electronic IS (90%, 50%) Electronic (90%, 70%) 5-axis IIS + Electronic IS (90%, 70%)
LCD Vari-angle, 3.45 inch touch screen (approx. 2.76 million dots) Vari-angle, 3.2 inch touch screen (approx. 2.10 million dots) Vari-angle, 3.2 inch touch screen (approx. 2.10 million dots)
EVF NO 0.5 type 5.76 millon dot resolution 0.76x 60fps 0.5 type 5.76 millon dot resolution 0.76x 60fps
Gamma BT709 Standard, BT.709 Normal, BT.709 Wide DR, Canon Log 2, Canon Log 3, PG, HLG BT.709 Standard, BT.709 Normal, BT.709 Wide DR, Canon Log 3, PQ, HLG Gamma 2.2, BT.709, Canon Log, Canon Log 3 (FU), PQ
Colour gamut BT709, BT2020, Cinema Gamut BT709, BT2020, Cinema Gamut BT709, BT2020, Cinema Gamut
Custom picture YES YES NO
Picture style NO NO YES
LUT Output LUT NO NO NO
Record LUT (LookFile) YES YES NO
Touch UI YES YES NO
Shooting Assist WFM YES YES NO
Peaking YES YES YES
Magn. YES YES YES
Focus guide YES YES YES
Market YES YES NO
Recording Formats Recording resolutions 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 2048 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 8192 x 4320, 7680 x 4320, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 2048 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 8192 x 4320, 7680 x 4320, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080
Frame rate 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50.00p, 25.00p, 59.94i, 50.00i(XF-AVC) 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50.00p, 25.00p, 59.94i, 50.00i(XF-AVC) 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50.00p, 25.00p
S&F frame rate 1p - 120p (with multiple steps) 1p - 120p (with multiple steps) 120p or 100p
Maximum frame rate per resolution Fit 4K 120P @DAF
CropS35 2K
180P @DAF
Fit 8K 60p
Fit 4K 60p
Fit 4K 120p
CropS35 4K 60P
CropS35 4K 120P
CropS16 2K 120P
Fit 8K 30p
Fit 4K 120p
Colour sample bit depth 4:2:2 10bit 4:2:2 10bit 4:2:2 10bit
XF-AVC YES YES NO
XF-HEVC NO NO NO
MP4 [H.264] YES YES YES
MP4 [H.265(HEVC)] YES YES YES
RAW Cinema RAW Light (FU) 4K60P Cinema RAW Light 8K60P, 5.9K60P, 2.9K120P Video RAW 8K30P
Special Recording Proxy recording YES YES NO
Double recording YES YES NO
Relay recording YES YES NO
Pre recording YES YES NO
S&F frame rate YES YES 120p, time lapse
Interval recording YES YES NO
Timecode IN/OUT YES YES NO
Recording media SD (UHS-II) x2 Cfexpress (Type B) x 1 / SD (UHS-II) x1 Cfexpress (Type B) x 1 / SD (UHS-II) x1
Audio Format LPCM(16bit,24bit(MXF only)/48KHz/4ch) LPCM 24bit/48kHz/4ch (MXF,RAW)
LPCM 16bit/48kHz/4ch (MP4)
AAC 16bit/48kHz/2ch (MP4)
LPCM (16bit/48KHz/2ch)
Wi-Fi Dongle (USB-C) Special grip (WFT-R10) Built-in/WFT-R10
Bluetooth NO NO Built-in
Ether Dongle (USB-C) Special grip (WFT-R10) Special grip (WFT-R10)
IP-Streaming YES YES YES
FTP transfer YES YES YES
Browser Remote YES YES NO
Camera Connect/EOS Utility NO NO YES
Terminals SDI Terminal NO NO NO
HDMI TYPE-A 4K@60P 4:2:2 10bit TYPE-D (micro) 4K@60P 422 10bit TYPE-D (micro) 4K@60P 422 10bit
USB Type-C Yes (Wi-Fi/Ether dongle/no power supply) Yes (Charging/power supply) Yes (EOS Utility/charging/power supply)
MIC miniXLR x2 XLR adapter / 3.5Φ MIC terminal 3.5Φ MIC terminal
Remote A YES NO NO
Timecode In/Out Dedicated BNC Coaxial compact NO
Battery & AC adapter BP-A30 & CA-CP200L LP-E6NH / 2130mAh LP-E6NH / 2130mAh
Dustproof/moisture-proof construction Dust-proof/moisture-proof construction (same as EOS C300 II) Dust-proof/moisture-proof construction (same as EOS C300 II) Dust-proof/moisture-proof construction
Weight (camera only) Approx. 1125 g (2.6 lbs) Approx. 680 g (1.8 lbs) Approx. 650 g (1.4 lbs)
Size Approx. 160 x 130 x 116mm Approx. 141.5 x 97.5 x 111mm Approx. 138.5 x 97.5 x 88.5 mm
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