Ahead of the event NAB 2015, Canon has officially launched a dedicated compact 4K Camcorder is Canon XC10.This is a hybrid 4K Camcorders 2015 with the ability to capture 12 megapixel stills and 4K video recording capabilities / Full HD 4: 2: 2. A 1.0 inch CMOS Sensor and non-removable lens with 10X zoom capability 24-240mm (27-270mm when shooting video). In terms of appearance, the camcorder is quite simple with the box shape body design. The rotating grip can rotate up to 180 degrees. Canon said as rotating handle is specifically designed for user to pick perfect postures. On the back of the camera, large LCD screen size of 3 inches with a resolution of 1,030,000 (100% coverage). Canon also added a set of LCD magnification optics for enhanced photography experience. The only port on the hot shoe, rest all the function key adjustment mode are put on the top of the handle. The bottom of the mounting base only standard ports.
In terms of image, camera sensor size with 1-inch and a 12-megapixel resolution. You can also shoot 8-megapixel or 12-megapixel stills and 4K video shooting. To support 4K video recording, Canon 4K Camcorders equip DIGIC DV5 image processor. Image processing technology also supports 5-axis image stabilization when shooting in Full HD resolution. It uses the XF-AVC codec to record 4K video and full HD recording at the highest level, also to increase the bitrate and image quality.The Canon XC10 with a 10x Zoom lens is dedicated to 4K shooting and extends from 24mm focal length to 240mm (10x zoom). Maximum aperture of the lens is F2.8 – F5.6. Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is also present on this lens. Canon says this particular lens is equipped with two low scattering UD lenses, two Hi-UD lenses very low scattering and a spherical dual lens. On the video recording feature, the camera using the H.264 codec 4: 2: 2/10-bit MXF to shoot UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K video on a CF card or full HD (1920×1080) on SD card. The highest frame rate when shooting 4K is 305Mbps / 29.97P, while shooting Full HD at 50Mbps / 59.94P.
The Canon XC10 brings 12-stop wide dynamic range and 4K video via HDMI 1.4 ports for external processing needs. Canon camcorders also equip Canon Log gamma image mode as on the EOS Cinema. In addition to high-resolution video recording, the 4K Video Camera also can go fast motion at 1200X 4K / Full HD resolution and slow motion 1 / 4x at 720p resolution.The Canon XC10 is also features a WiFi connectivity for users to control it via smartphone or tablet. The camcorder with a LP-E6 battery similar to 5D Mark III or 7D Mark II so you can easily find a spare battery on the market. The total weight of the battery and lens mount just up to 1kg, quite light with rotation handle with the 4K quality system.
Canon XC10 price around $ 2,499, will sell out in the next month and comes with 64GB SanDisk CFast card 2.0. Card.
Canon XC10 Specifications:
- Dimensions of 124 x 102x 122mm
- Weight of 1.04kg
- TFT-LCD Display of 3 inches, 1,030,000 pixel
- 12-megapixel 1.0-inch CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC DV5 Processor
- 24-240mm 10X Zoom Lens
- ISO 100-20000
- Maximum aperture: F2.8 – F5.6
- Codec: H.264 4: 2: 2/10-bit MXF to 4K (305Mbps / 29.97P) and XF-AVC Long GOP for Full HD (50Mbps / 59.94P)
- 4K UHD recording @ 30 fps, Full HD recording @ 60 fps.
- 100% coverage
- Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi, Micro-USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4 port
- LP-E6 Battery