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.
Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder
Canon XC10 SpecsImaging
Image Sensor 1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor Sensor Resolution 4224 x 3164 (13.36 MP) Effective Sensor Resolution 4000 x 3000 (12.00 MP) ISO 100 to 20,000 Gain 0 to 42 dBLens Focal Length 8.9 to 89mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length 27.3 to 273mm Optical Zoom Ratio 10x Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 5.6 Filter Size 58 mm Control Rings Focus
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Control Autofocus
Built-In ND Filter Yes Recording Media 1 x CFast Card Slot
1 x SDXC Card SlotRecording
Recording Modes MXF:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/29.97 fps (205 to 305 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps (35 to 50 Mb/s)
Variable Frame Rates 720p: to 120 fps Gamma Curve Canon Log, Standard, Wide DR Still Photo 4000 x 2664 (10.6 MP)
4000 x 3000 (12 MP)
Audio Recording 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHzInterfaces Video Connectors 1 x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 1.4) Output Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Mini-B Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-FiDisplay Screen Size 3" Touchscreen Yes Screen Resolution 1,030,000 DotsGeneral Dimensions 4.9 x 4 x 4.8" / 125 x 102 x 122 mm
5.2 x 4.5 x 9.4" / 131 x 115 x 238 mm (With Protrusions)
Weight 2.3 lb / 1040 gPackaging Info Package Weight 5.545 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.2 x 9.05 x 8.55"