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Both of these Super 35mm Cinema EOS cameras are comparatively compact, but the EOS C70 takes portability to another level. "The whole concept is to bridge that gap between the capabilities of a Cinema EOS camera and the mobility and ease of handling of our mirrorless and DSLR cameras," says Paul. "That has resulted in the smallest and lightest cinema camera in the range to date. The EOS C300 Mark III is about half a kilo heavier.
"The EOS C70 is very much designed for somebody to operate on their own, and I can see it being used on a lot of documentary shoots. On 'run-and-gun' shoots in certain environments, you might want to use something that doesn't actually look that much like a video camera. A larger, more obvious video camera can start to attract the attention of people – and they may not necessarily be people whose attention you want to attract."
The EOS C300 Mark III's modular design, however, provides the flexibility to tailor it to a whole range of shooting scenarios. "It's designed to be used in its basic form, without any expansion units, by single operators or small crews," says Paul. "But when you come to more demanding projects, the ability to use expansion units means you can rig it up to suit your needs."