Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

Canon XC10 Camera with Steadicam Merlin Stabilizer and Vest Kit

Canon XC10 Camera with Steadicam Merlin Stabilizer and Vest Kit

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Canon XC10 Camera with Steadicam Merlin Stabilizer and Vest Kit

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Canon XC10 Camera with Steadicam Merlin Stabilizer and Vest Kit Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest

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  • XC10 4K Camcorder
  • Steadicam Merlin Stabilizer
  • Includes Vest for Merlin

Configuration: With Steadicam Merlin System

Camcorder With Steadicam Merlin System

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Canon XC10 overview

  • 1Description

Record stable 4K footage with this Canon XC10 Camera with Steadicam Merlin Stabilizer and Vest Kit. The XC10's small form factor enables it to be easily balanced on the Steadicam Merlin. The included vest lets you shoot for long periods of time without tiring, and also provides extra stability and isolation through its spring-arm. See below for more information on the individual items included in this kit.

  • Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

    With the XC10 4K Camcorder from Canon, professional UltraHD 4K recording capability is presented in package ergonomically designed for handheld operation and portability. The camera incorporates a 10x f/2.8 to 5.6 SLR-style manual zoom lens with auto and manual focus capability. The 4K recording in a compact form factor is made possible by the camera's 1" CMOS sensor that is backed by a DIGIC DV 5 image processor. With a 4224 x 3164 total resolution, it is able to capture video at up to 3840 x 2160 and 4:3 photos in up to 12-megapixels (4000 x 3000). The 8.9 to 89mm lens yields a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode and 24.1 to 241mm in the 4:3 photo modes. Video is recorded with H.264 compression and packed in the widely supported MXF wrapper. Bitrates 35 and 50 Mbps are available for 1080i/p recording, and there are 205 and 305 Mbps modes (depending on frame rate) for UltraHD 4K.

    The size of the XC10 lends the camera to run-and-gun applications, such as documentary and many types of event shooting, where the larger form factor of an interchangeable lens cinema camera or DSLR might prove impractical. Another obvious use case for high performance in a small body is mounting on a medium-sized UAV such as a hexa-rotor. The camera features a hot shoe that supports Canon speed lights or works as a standard cold shoe for LEDs, microphones, or other third-party on-camera accessories. Still photos, user settings, and video up to and including 1080p are recorded to SDHC/SDXC memory cards. To handle the up to 305 Mbps bitrate of 4K video there is also a CFast card slot. This unit includes a 64 GB CFast 2.0 card and a CFast card reader for loading your footage into a computer.

    DIGIC DV 5 Image Processor
    Designed and built by Canon the DIGIC DV 5 Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture designed to retain high image quality with minimal compression artifacting even when applying complex compression algorithms such as those required by H.264 - all while maintaining low power consumption and minimal heat output for better battery life and less chance of overheating
    Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma
    Canon Log records an image with subdued contrast and sharpness, which preserves a high dynamic range and presupposes color grading in postproduction. Canon Log Gamma emphasizes rich gradients from mid-range to highlights, resulting in up to 12-stops of dynamic range

    For those who would rather not grade in post: Wide DR Gamma yields wide dynamic range by suppressing brightness while maintaining gradations but is designed to produce finished-looking images without requiring any color grading in post-production
    100 to 20,000 ISO Range
    With a wide ISO range of 100 to 20,000 - coupled with iris and shutter speed control - the XC10 is able to electronically adjust to a range of lighting conditions, from broad daylight to dimly lit rooms. For those more experienced in the video world, there is also the option to use gain values rather than ISO. Gain can be set in the range of 0 to 42dB. To help avoid excessive noise, limits can be defined for both gain and ISO when using auto exposure modes
    3" LCD Display
    For monitoring, playback, and menu access, the XC10 features a 3", 1,030,000-dot LCD. It features a full 100% coverage so there will be no worries about pesky boom mics or other protrusion creeping into the edge of a shot unnoticed. The screen is capacitive-touch sensitive allowing you to access settings that do not have dedicated buttons provided
    CFast and SD Card Slots
    For every day photo and video capture (up to 1080p), there is an SDHC/SDXC card slot. An SD card can also be used to store user customizations. To accommodate the up to 305 Mbps that 4K video capture requires there is a separate CFast card slot
    720p High Framerate Recording
    Capture either 100 fps for PAL area or 120 fps for NTSC area to create slow-motion effects. These high-speed frame rates are recorded in either 35 or 50 Mbps
    Ergonomic Design with Tilting Grip
    You can always mount the XC10 to a tripod or other stabilization device, but it is designed to be comfortable handheld as well. The handgrip features a photo/video mode selection toggle, record start/stop button, and exposure rotary all accessible by index finger for easy one-handed operation. The grip also tilts up to 90-degrees, helping you to shoot from high or low angles
    SLR-Style Lens Operation
    The 10x optical zoom lens features dedicated focus and zoom rings, providing the feel of a typical DSLR lens
    UPC: 660685141131
  • Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System

    Designed by Garrett Brown, the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System is a lightweight handheld gimbal stabilizer that lets you capture smooth, professional-looking footage whether you go up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds, or wherever else the shot takes you. It weighs just 1.4 lb and its counterbalancing weight supports cameras up to 5 lb. The system utilizes a dual extended weight system that increases inertial stability and features a precise Folding-Caliper hinge that lets you fold and unfold the unit without any readjustment in balancing needed. Additionally, a multi-positional lens support platform is provided that adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies.

    The robust stage design offers a camera mount platform and features a multi-angle-viewable level
    A secure gimbal lock allows for precise tuning
    The lens platform adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies
    The ergonomic handle affords a comfortable grip for hours without undue fatigue for either right- or left-handed users
    All parts are stainless steel, aluminum, or brass for corrosion resistance
    Optional Merlin Vest and Arm available
    Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
    UPC: 884613025502
  • Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest

    The Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest is an upgrade kit for the Merlin and Merlin 2 camera stabilizers. It fits body types from approximately 50 to 350 lb, and secures by thin hook-and-loop fasteners.

    Application
    This upgrade allows the Merlin to operate with a vest and arm for a more professional feel and longer shot capability.
    UPC: 049383061604
In the Box
  • LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1865mAh)
  • CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Hood Unit
  • Viewfinder Unit
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • RC-6 Wireless Remote Control
  • SanDisk 64GB CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  • CFast Card Reader
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    • Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder
      Image Sensor
      Sensor 1" (16.0 mm) CMOS
      Total Pixels 13.36 MP (4224 x 3164)
      Effective Pixels Movies: 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
      Photos: 12 MP (4000 x 3000)
      Processor DIGIC DV 5
      Color Filter RGB primary color filter (Bayer array)
      Lens
      Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 to 5.6
      Design: 8-blade iris diaphragm
      Focal Length 8.9 to 89 mm
      35mm Equivalent Movie Mode: 27.3 to 273 mm
      35mm Equivalent Photo Mode: 24.1 to 241 mm
      Zoom Optical: 10x
      ND Filters 1 unit (single density)
      Image Stabilization Optical
      Digital
      Focus Control AF
      Manual (via focus ring)
      Auto Focus Modes Face Detection / Tracking
      AiAF (Photo Mode)
      Push AF
      Touch Focus
      Control Rings Focus Ring
      Zoom Ring
      Auto Focus System TTL-video signal sensing system
      Filter Diameter 58 mm
      Exposure Control
      Exposure Modes Auto
      Programmed AE (P)
      Shutter Priority AE (Tv or Aperture)
      Priority AE (Av)
      Manual Exposure (M)

      Scene Modes:
      Portrait
      Sports
      Night
      Scene
      Snow
      Beach
      Sunset
      Low Light
      Spotlight Fireworks

      Other AE Modes
      Exposure Lock
      UAE Shift
      Highlight AE
      Gain 0.0 to 42 dB (supports AGC limit)
      ISO Range 100 to 20,000 (supports auto ISO limit)
      Shutter Speed Range Not specified by manufacturer
      Recording Formats - Video
      File Type MXF
      Codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      Video Resolutions UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
      1080p/i (1920 x 1080)
      Frame Rates 4K
      29.97p, 23.98p

      1080
      59.94p, 59.94i, 29.97p , 23.98p

      720p
      119.98p

      Slow & Fast Motion
      Supported at 1080 resolution
      Bit Rates 4K
      305 Mbps: 29.97p, 23.98p
      205 Mbps: 29.97p, 23.98p

      1080
      50 Mbps: 59.94p
      35 Mbps: 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
      Chroma Subsampling 4:2:2, 8-bit
      Audio Encoding Linear PCM: 16-bit/48kHz, 2-channel
      Timecode Drop frame (NTSC frame rates only)
      Non-drop frame
      Record run
      Free run
      Regeneration
      Picture Profiles Standard
      EOS Standard
      Wide DR
      Cinema EOS Standard
      Canon Log
      User Setting 1
      User Setting 2
      Recording Formats - Photo
      File Type JPEG
      Resolutions 10.66 MP: 4000 x 2664 (3:2)
      12 MP: 4000 x 3000 (4:3)
      VGA: 640 x 480 (4:3)
      8.29 MP: 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
      Shooting Modes Single shot
      Continuous
      AF Continuous
      Interval Recording (for time-lapse)
      Simultaneous Photo / Video Capture Photo grabs are possible at the current video resolution. Still image capture during video playback also possible
      Picture Profiles Standard
      Portrait
      Landscape
      Neutral
      Sepia
      Monochrome
      User Setting 1
      User Setting 2
      Media
      Recording Media CFast: 4K: video
      SDHC / SDXC: HD video, photos, and camera settings
      LCD Display
      Size 3" (7.7 cm) diagonal
      Aspect Ratio 3:2
      Resolution 1,030,000 dots
      Coverage 100%
      Interface Electrostatic capacitance-type touch panel, variable angle supported
      Functions Color bars
      Peaking
      Zebra pattern
      Markers digital
      2x Digital magnification
      Inputs/Outputs
      HDMI Output 1 x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 1.4)
      Output Signal 4:2:2, 8-bit
      Output Resolutions 59.94p/i: 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
      29.97p: 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
      Audio Input 1 x 3.5 mm input jack
      Headphone Jack 1 x 3.5 mm output jack
      USB 1 x Mini-USB type B
      Wi-Fi 2.4 / 5 GHz
      General
      White Balance Auto
      Daylight
      Shade
      Cloudy
      Fluorescent
      Fluorescent H / Tungsten
      Flash (photo only)
      Color Temperature 1
      Color Temperature 2
      Power Requirements 8.4 VDC
      Power Supply CA-570
      Dimensions (W x H x D) Camcorder Only: 4.9 x 4.0 x 4.8" / 125 x 102 x 122 mm
      With Viewfinder and Lens Hood: 5.2 x 4.5 x 9.4" / 131 x 115 x 238 mm
      Weight Camcorder Only: 2.1 lb / 930 g
      With Battery and Lens Hood: 2.3 lb / 1040 g
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 9.1 x 8.5"
    • Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
      Construction Stainless steel, aluminum, brass
      Load Capacity 0.5 to 5 lb (0.23 to 2.27 kg)
      7.5 lb (3.4 kg) with optional Merlin Arm & Vest
      Maximum Height Open: 15.3" (38.7 cm)
      Folded: 5.3" (13.5 cm)
      Minimum Height 8" (20.3 cm)
      Weight 1.4 lb (0.64 kg), without balance weights
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 10.0 x 5.1"
    • Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 14.5 x 8.85"

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