An upgraded follow-up to the XC10, the Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder is enhanced for more professional use, providing for a more complete audio/video capture workflow in the same compact, ergonomic form factor.
The XC15 features a 1" 12MP CMOS sensor capable of capturing up to UHD 4K resolution at up to 29.97 fps and 1080p at up to 59.94 fps. It has an integrated 8.9 to 89mm zoom lens with an f/2.8 to f/5.6 aperture. The lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode. The lens offers separate focus and zoom rings and auto and manual focus controls.
The XC15 supports both CFast and SD cards. It records 4K video to CFast cards in an MXF wrapper at up to 305 Mb/s in an H.264-based, IntraFrame, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec. 1080p video is recorded on SD cards at up to 50 Mb/s in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec, also in an MXF wrapper. Still images are also stored to SD cards. Keeping 4K video separate from 1080p video and still images helps avoid data mix-ups.
The XC15 comes with the MA-400 microphone adapter, which connects to an XLR audio input. The MA-400 was originally designed for the C300 Mk II and is geared toward single-user applications such as run-and-gun newsgathering. It's shoe-mountable from two different positions and offers an external mic holder.
Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder
Canon XC15 SpecsImaging
Image Sensor 1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor Sensor Resolution 4224 x 3164 (13.36 MP) Effective Sensor Resolution 3840 x 2160 (8.29 MP) ISO 160 to 20,000 Gain 0 to 42 dB Minimum Illumination 0.05 Lux at 1/2 Shutter SpeedLens 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 4:2:2 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97 fps (305 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (35 Mb/s)
Variable Frame Rates 720p: to 120 fps Still Photo JPEG: 4000 x 3000 (12 MP)
JPEG: 4000 x 2664 (10.66 MP)
JPEG: 3840 x 2160 (8.29 MP)
Audio Recording 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHzInterfaces Video Connectors 1 x HDMI Output Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Mono Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x USB Micro-B Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-FiDisplay Display Type LCD Screen Size 3" Touchscreen Yes Screen Resolution 1,030,000 DotsPower Battery Type Canon LP-E6N Power Connectors 1 x Barrel InputGeneral Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount Tripod Mount 1/4"-20 Female Dimensions 9.4 x 8.7 x 5.2" / 23.88 x 22.1 x 13.21 cm (With Protrusions)
4.8 x 4.2 x 5" / 12.19 x 10.67 x 12.7 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight 2 lb / 0.91 kgPackaging Info Package Weight 9 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 13.4 x 9.1