It’s time to take a serious look and compare two of Canon’s best Cine Cameras - the Canon EOS C70 vs. EOS C200. Canon develops popular and industry-recognised EOS Cine Cameras to suit the growing videography and cinematography markets. The older EF-Mount Canon EOS C200 is an excellent example of how powerful the Canon Cine range is. The Canon EOS C200 is an EF-mount camera making the most of the vast range of Canon EF and third party lenses. With the C200, if a job requires a specific look, there’s a Canon EF lens to match.

Canon C70

 

However, with the advanced performance and versatility of mirrorless digital cameras, the need for mirrorless Cine Cameras has increased. Fortunately, the Canon EOS C70 answers the call with current-generation technology, incredible performance and envious output. What’s more, the Canon EOS C70 welcomes the new age with an RF mount. As a result, videographers and cinematographers enjoy the quickly expanding Canon RF lens range and those developed by Laowa, Sirui and Nisi. 

 

Let’s look at each model, some of the best lenses to pair with each camera and compare the two Canon EOS Cine Cameras. 

 

The Ultimate Canon Cine Comparison - EOS C70 vs EOS C200 on Georges Cameras TV

 

In our latest video, Nathan takes an in-depth look at and compares the ultimate Canon Cine Cameras. Focusing on the EF-mount Canon EOS C200 and the RF-mount Canon EOS C70, he talks about the build, specs, and of course, the video recording capabilities of both cameras. Further to this, he demonstrates using these stellar Canon Cine Cameras with Canon EF and RF mount lenses. If you’re looking for the ultimate cine camera for your next pro-grade productions, the Canon EOS C70 and C200 make the top of the list. It’s also the first video in a cinema camera series, so stay tuned for more to come.

 

 

Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera

 

The Canon EOS C70 houses a single chip Super 35mm equivalent CMOS sensor with 4096 x 2160 effective pixels (approx. 8.85 million pixels). Canon’s exceptional image quality has always been at the forefront of technology. So C100, C200 or C300 users will know what to expect when they start shooting with the C70. Footage will be rich in contrast and gradation even in areas of significant variable light. This vast range of light capturing capability is thanks to the Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor, allowing 16+ stops of flexibility.

 

Canon EOS C70

 

Canon EOS C70 Specifications

 

  • Super35 Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF & EOS iTR AF X
  • DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
  • RF Lens Mount / EF Mount with Adapter
  • DCI 4K 60p, Hi-Speed UHD 4K 120p/2K 180p
  • 10-bit recording internally to dual SD cards
  • Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG HDR Recording
  • Mechanical Filter Wheel (Built-in ND filters)
  • ISO 100 to 102,400
  • Gain -6 to 54 dB (Native) / -2 to 54 dB (Expanded)
  • 6.4 µm Pixel Pitch
  • Weight 1.17 kg

 

Designed for documentaries, new shooters, social media production agencies and small film crews, the Canon EOS C70 improves mobility while offering exceptional high-quality 4K footage. The lightweight body is a welcome addition for professionals due to its size and portability. Now with three mounts (1x ⅜” and 2x ¼”), the camera will become a magnet for third-party manufacturers for a cage, gimbal and monitor accessories. Combine this with the C70‘s RF lens mount, and the configurations you have at your fingertips makes this an exciting tool for filmmaking.

 

Canon EOS C70 Recording Options

 

Recording Format (Video)

  • XF-AVC Intra
  • XF-AVC Long GOP
  • MP4 (HEVC/H.264)

 

Canon C70

 

Recording Frame rate

  • XF-AVC Intra 4K/29.97p/25p  
  • XF-AVC Intra 2K/59.94p/50p
  • XF-AVC Long GOP 4K/59.94p/50p
  • XF-AVC HFR Long GOP 4K/119.88p/120p 
  • XF-AVC HFR Long GOP 2K Crop/179.82p/180p
  • MP4 H.265 Long GOP 4K/59.94p/50p
  • MP4 H.265 Long GOP 2K/59.94p/50p
  • MP4 HFR H.265 Long GOP 4K/119.88p/120p
  • MP4 HFR H.265 Long GOP 2K/179.82p/180p
  • MP4 H.264 Long GOP 4K/59.94p/50p 
  • MP4 HFR H.264 Long GOP 4K/119.88p/120p
  • MP4 HFR H.264 Long GOP 2K/179.82p/180p

 

Recording Format (Audio)

  • Linear PCM 24bit 48kHz 4ch (XF-AVC)
  • MPEG-2 Aac LC 16bit 48kHz 2ch (MP4)

 

Video Output

  • 1 x HDMI Output

 

Audio Output

  • 2 x Mini XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
  • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Input
  • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output

 

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens

 

The Canon EOS C70 is spoiled for choice when it comes to lens options. Our top pick is the Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 IS Macro STM with a deliciously fast maximum aperture and exceptional image quality. Manage the depth of field like a pro and achieve dreamy background blur. The RF 35mm F/1.8 is a brilliant prime lens option for cinematography work. The lens features a customisable control ring and a minimum focus distance of 17cm. Thanks to the STM Stepping AF Motor, the focus performance is sublime, and image quality is assured with Super Spectra lens coatings. When paired with the RF Mount Canon EOS C70, it makes for a lightweight and compact cinematography solution.

 

Canon RF 35mm

 

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 Specifications

 

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7" Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

 

Canon EOS C200 Cinema Camera

 

While it’s an older model, the Canon EOS C200 is a powerful cinema camera with an integrated EVF, LCD touchscreen, and dual XLR inputs. It’s flexible and adaptable to make the most of existing monitors and audio capture solutions.  The EOS C200 features an 8.85-megapixel 16:9 ratio Super 35 CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC DV6 processors; it excels at capturing ultra-high resolution video in UHD 4K at 60p. What’s more, the Canon EOS C200 records 10-bit or 12-bit footage internally to a high capacity CFast 2.0 card. 

 

Canon C200

 

Canon EOS C200 Specifications

 

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
  • Dual DIGIC DV 6 Processors
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Records UHD 4K at 60p
  • 12-bit recording internally to CFast 2.0 card
  • Mechanical Filter Wheel (Built-in ND filters)
  • ISO 160 to 25,600 (Native) / 100 to 102,400 (Expanded)
  • Gain -2 to 42 dB (Native)/ -6 to 54 dB (Expanded)
  • 6.4 µm Pixel Pitch
  • Weight 1.5 kg



The Canon EOS C200 is a larger yet robust cine camera that includes a support handle to mount the included rotating 4" touch-panel LCD monitor. It also supports a range of monitors, recorders and microphones for convenience. The large and bright EVF features a 1,770 dot resolution for highly detailed work. As for focus performance, the C200 makes the most of the responsive and highly accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology to never miss a scene. 

 

Canon C200

 

Canon EOS C200 Recording Options

 

Cinema RAW Light 12-Bit:

  • 4096 x 2160 at 24/30 fps (1 Gb/s) 
  • 4096 x 2160 at 60 fps (1 Gb/s) 

 

MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit:

  • 3840 x 2160p at 24/30/60 fps (150 MB/s) 
  • 1920 x 1080p at 30/60/120 fps (35 MB/s) 

 

Audio Recording

  • 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
  • 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
  • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
  • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output

 

Video Output

  • 1 x BNC (SDI) Output
  • 1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output

 

Audio Output

  • 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
  • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
  • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output

 

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens

 

One of the best lenses to drop on the Canon EOS C200 Cine Camera is the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens. With a fast maximum f/2.8 aperture and exceptional weather-sealed construction, it’s the ultimate cinematographer's choice. Achieve smooth manual or autofocus thanks to the Ultrasonic Motor AF system. On the inside, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L features three aspherical and two UD elements with SWC, Air Sphere and Fluorine coatings for optimal image quality. The 16-35mm zoom range provides greater flexibility for panning wide shots or closer headshots.

 

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Specifications

 

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two UD Elements
  • SWC, Air Sphere, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

 

Which Canon EOS Cinema Camera Is Right For You?

 

Canon continues to spoil videographers and cinematographers with a wide range of exceptional video camera choices. Aside from the stunning video capabilities of the Canon EOS RF and R6, there’s a vast number of video-centric camera models. Putting aside the Canon Professional Handycam range, the Canon EOS C70 and C200 make compelling arguments for your next video kit purchase. That brings us to the ultimate question, which of the two Canon Cine Cameras is best for you?

 

The Canon EOS C200 may be an older and larger model when compared to the C70, but it still packs a punch. If you’ve loved using a past generation Canon Cine Camera such as the C300, you’ll appreciate the prowess of the Canon EOS C200. Plus, as they both featured the Canon EF lens mount, your lenses will deliver the same level of performance and image capture. Alternatively, if you are a Canon full-frame DSLR shooter, your Canon and third-party EF lenses will drop right onto the highly capable Canon EOS C200 cinema camera. 

 

Canon C200

 

The Canon EOS C70 represents the very best Canon has to offer in a cinema camera. Professional videographers and cinematographers will achieve magical and compelling footage through this camera. It achieves this through the latest Canon EOS cine camera technology while harnessing the high standards for the Canon RF lens mount and growing lens range. The Canon EOS C70 provides cinematographers with a compact yet fully optimised camera with a range of video and audio recording capabilities. Those capabilities are what sets the Canon EOS C70 apart from the pack. 

 

Canon EOS Cine Cameras at Georges Cameras

 

Canon has stood the test of time from the early days of the camcorders gracing the glovebox on every family vacation to the current generation of tech-heavy cine cameras. The Canon EOS Cinema Camera line has witnessed the dawn of a new era with RF mount bodies such as the Canon EOS C70. However, don’t let the age and EF mount of the C200 fool you; it’s a powerhouse of performance. Regardless of your choice, Georges Cameras stocks a comprehensive range of Canon Cinema Cameras, accessories and a vast line-up of suitable lenses. Get creative, get inspired and get into Georges Cameras for the best Canon EOS Cine Camera options.