Canon XC10 A new concept from Canon.
The Canon XC10 is a compact, lightweight, portable hybrid camera that offers incredible filming flexibility with a high end DSLR stills camera. The perfect choice for the self-shooting APs on reality TV! The Canon XC10 comes fitted with a 24-240 manual zoom lens with a built in image stabilizer. It’s a versatile design with a rotating side handle containing much of the button functionality, such as it is: On/Off, playback, record, mode wheel and menu. A LCD touch screen gives you the picture information and other functions at your fingertips. The camera comes with a viewfinder attachment to clip onto the LCD for shooting in bright daylight and better eye level shooting. The lens contains built in ND filter accessed through the menu.
The XC10 can take two types of recording media, utilising CFast 2.0 cards for 4K recording and SD cards for HD and stills.
The camera provides great images using a powerful combination of a specially developed 1inch CMOS sensor and Canon’s new DIGIC DV5 image processor. It delivers rich colours and with high ISO of up to 20,000, ensures excellent results in low light conditions. It boasts a 12-stop Wide Dynamic Range, providing vivid detail in both highlights and shadows. The lens stops between 2.8 – 5.6, the settings accessed via the touchscreen.
Canon like the idea that you can switch quickly between shooting high-quality video and taking 12 MP stills with this camera. Plus you can easily take stills grabs (at 8.29 MP) from your video footage. There is certainly some merit to this functionality, and the XC10 provides a powerful all in one solution.
- Codec: Canon have developed a new XF-AVC codec based on H.264, which is an intra-frame codec, meaning even at 4K each frame maintains full data information.
- Data rate: 4:2:2 8-bit Recording
- 305 Mbps 4:2:2 intra 3840×2160
205 Mbps 4:2:2 intra 3840×2160
- Full HD (1920 x 1080):
- 50 Mbps 4:2:2 Long GOP
35 Mbps 4:2:2 Long GOP
- Frame Rates:
- 4K – 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- Full HD – 59.94p, 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p or with PAL settings – 50p, 50i, 25p
The XC10 is also Wi-Fi compatible, enabling remote control of key features via a browser, smartphone or tablet. Share images directly to your phone to upload wherever you are.
The Canon XC10 looks set to be a market leader in high quality professional standard, easy use and versatile video cameras. Perfect for TV and self-shooting producers, for news articles, reality shows and corporate work. A great 4K entry camera for filmmakers and indie producers, or a brilliant B camera that would match seamlessly with higher end Canon Cinema EOS cameras.