As promised, Canon has released a major firmware update for the Canon Cinema EOS C70.
- The following features are enabled when the following lenses are attached: CN8×15 IAS S/E1, CN-E20-50mm T2.4 L F, CN-E45-135mm T2.4 L F:
- Displaying metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens attached.
- Displaying T number
- Support for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Lens Aberration Correction.
- Support for Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus (CN8×15 IAS S/E1 only)
- Support for [Dual Pixel Focus Guide].\
- The following features are enabled when the following lenses are attached: RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM:
- Adds a menu to switch lens functions. (Focus Ring, Control Ring, Lens Optical Image Stabilization)
- Adds support for Canon IP [XC Protocol].
- Enables SD Card recording in XF-AVC 4K Intra setting frame rate 50/60 frames per second.
- Enables Eye detection.
- Enables Eye / Face detection and tracking when S&F shooting frame rate is set from 24 to 120 frames per second.
- Adds support for 4CH display in audio meter.
- Improves the retention of the recording settings when switching between normal shooting and S&F shooting.
- Adds [Canon 709 / BT.709] to the Gamma/Color Space in Custom Picture setting.
- Adds [CMT 709] in LUT and Proxy Rec Color Conversion.
- Adds [CMT 709] in View Assist.
- Adds [G Gain] in White Balance in Custom Picture settings.
Download firmware v188.8.131.52 for the Canon Cinema EOS C70
Canon is going to need to either add features or drop the price of the current lineup.
The C300 III and C500 II seem far too expensive for what they offer now.
Of course, existing owners would rather see firmware updates.
More C70 owners complained about the autofocus because they compared it to mirrorless.
I am not sure that C300 III and C500 II owners even expected the R5 C autofocus to even be possible on Digic 8.
Now that the C70 proves that is possible I can imagine Canon getting a deluge of requests.
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Oh, perhaps I was not clear: "I wait for the eye focus update on R5C. I was contemplating selling my R5C but will wait now as except for the eye focus bugs, the R5C is a super camera." THAT was the intention.
I can see this logic working for the C500 II, which was designed for true cinema work with anamorphic capabilities, but the C300 III has always been the darling of the Doc world. Documentary productions, which usually have lower budgets and less crew, can use all the help they can get when it comes to focusing. The C300 III should at least have the same features of the C70.