Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

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Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1" CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
  • UHD 4K at 29.97/23.98p
  • H.264 Recording in MXF Wrapper
  • Up to 305 Mb/s 4K, 50 Mb/s HD Recording
  • SDXC/SDHC and CFast Card Slots
  • HDMI Output, Supports 4K Monitoring
  • 10x Zoom / 8.9 to 89mm Focal Length
  • 100 to 20,000 ISO Range
  • Ergonomic Tilting Handgrip
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Canon XC10 overview

  • 1Description

With the XC10 4K Camcorder from Canon, professional Ultra HD 4K recording capability is presented in a 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 can capture video at up to 3840 x 2160 and 4:3 photos in up to 12MP (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. Bit rates of 35 and 50 Mb/s are available for 1080i/p recording, and there are 205 and 305 Mb/s modes (depending on frame rate) for UHD 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 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 1080p are recorded to SDXC/SDHC memory cards. To handle the up to 305 Mb/s bit rate of 4K video there is also a CFast card slot. Compatible memory cards and card readers are available separately.

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. It maintains 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 midrange 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 can 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 42 dB. 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 full 100% coverage, so there is no need to worry about pesky boom mics or other protrusion creeping unnoticed into the edge of a shot. 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 SDXC/SDHC card slot. An SD card can also be used to store user customizations. To accommodate the up to 305 Mb/s that 4K video capture requires there is a separate CFast card slot
720p High Frame Rate Recording
Capture either 100 fps for PAL, or 120 fps for NTSC, to create slow-motion effects. These high-speed frame rates are recorded in either 35 or 50 Mb/s
Ergonomic Design with Tilting Grip
You can always mount the XC10 on 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°, helping you 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: 013803257977
In the Box
Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder
  • LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1865mAh)
  • CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Hood Unit
  • Viewfinder Loupe
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Cable
  • RC-6 Wireless Remote Control
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Canon XC10 specs

    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 89mm
    35mm Equivalent Movie Mode: 27.3 to 273mm
    35mm Equivalent Photo Mode: 24.1 to 241mm
    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
    Zoom
    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 Mb/s: 29.97p, 23.98p
    205 Mb/s: 29.97p, 23.98p

    1080
    50 Mb/s: 59.94p
    35 Mb/s: 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
    Chroma Subsampling 4:2:2, 8-bit
    Audio Encoding Linear PCM: 16-bit/48 kHz, 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
    SDXC/SDHC: 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
    Digital magnification (2x)
    Inputs/Outputs
    HDMI Output 1 x Mini-HDMI (1.4)
    Output Signal 4:2:2, 8-bit
    Output Resolutions 3840 x 2160p: 29.97
    1920 x 1080p: 59.94/29.97
    1920 x 1080i: 59.94
    720 x 480p: 59.94/29.97
    720 x 480i: 59.94
    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" / 12.5 x 10.2 x 12.2 cm
    With Viewfinder and Lens Hood: 5.2 x 4.5 x 9.4" / 13.1 x 11.5 x 23.8 cm
    Weight Camcorder Only: 2.1 lb / 930 g
    With Battery and Lens Hood: 2.3 lb / 1.04 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 9.1 x 8.5"

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