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

SKU: 1456C002
  • Specs

    Canon XC15 Specs

    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 Speed
    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
    Manual Focus
    Built-In ND Filter Yes
    Recording Media 1 x CFast Card Slot
    1 x SDXC Card Slot
    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 kHz
    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-Fi
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 3"
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Resolution 1,030,000 Dots
    Battery Type Canon LP-E6N
    Power Connectors 1 x Barrel Input
    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 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 13.4 x 9.1