Canon released two excellent hybrid mirrorless cameras this year – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. They take great photos and are capable of shooting beautiful video as well, but they tend to overheat if you use them for a long time. This is especially true when using demanding modes like 8K (on the R5) or slow motion 4K. That’s why Canon decided to release the C70 – a compact video powerhouse.
Canon C70 is the company’s first cinema camera with RF mount (of course, you can use all EF lenses with an adapter). It features the same excellent super 35mm sensor found in the much more expensive C300 III. It has 16+ stops of dynamic range, records 4K at up to 120 fps and 1080p at up to 180 fps. Of course, the camera also supports Canon Log 2 and Log 3 Gamma. Finally, this camera is quite affordable for a cinema camera. With all this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best memory cards for Canon C70.
Best SD Cards for Canon C70
The C70 has dual SD memory card slots, both of which support UHS-II cards. The fact that this cinema camera uses standard SD memory cards is great, as they are definitely more affordable than some other media formats like CFexpress, for example. It means you can buy more memory cards and higher capacity cards as well (we recommend getting 128GB models). Anyway, here are the best SD cards for Canon C70.UHS-II Cards:
|MEMORY CARD||WRITE SPEED||READ SPEED||GET CARD|
|Sony Tough-G Series SDXC 128GB UHS-II U3 V90||Up to 299 MB/s||Up to 300 MB/s|
|Lexar Professional 2000X 128GB SDXC UHS-II U3 V90||Up to 260 MB/s||Up to 300 MB/s|
|ProGrade Digital 128GB UHS-II U3 V90||Up to 250 MB/s||Up to 300 MB/s|
Recommended SD Cards for 4K Video on C70
Like we mentioned earlier, Canon C70 is a very powerful video camera that’s capable of 4K video recording at up to 120 fps and 1080p at up to 180 fps (with a crop). Of course, not all of the modes are equally demanding and for certain uses even slower UHS-II cards should do the trick. However, if you plan on shooting 4K in 120 fps slow motion, you have to grab a V90 capable UHS-II cards as these cards guarantee a minimum continuous write speeds 90 MB/s.
The C70 is an excellent choice for videographers. It packs an amazing set of features for its price. It has a great super 35mm sensor, built-in ND filters, the camera records 4K video at up to 120 fps and so much more! We hope that this guide helped you pick the right memory card for your Canon C70.