Canon unveil the new XC-10 4K video camera

Just before NAB 2015, Canon unveiled their latest 4K wonder, the XC-10 video camera. Obviously, they brought it with them to the bright lights of Vegas and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one and even take a few cheeky pictures of it. Here’s what you need to know…

Hot off the Atomos press release

“Melbourne, Australia – 8th April 2015: Canon’s latest announcement sees the Japanese giant launches a compact 4K video camera, the XC-10. Inheriting many features from the Cinema EOS range but in an incredibly small form factor it delivers 4K on the run and most importantly has the essential feature of clean HDMI, start/stop trigger and timecode over HDMI for perfect integration with the Shogun and other Atomos recorders.”

XC-10 Specced out

– High sensitivity up to 20,000 ISO.

– 12-Stops of Dynamic Range.

– Internal 4K UHD recording to C-Fast cards, into XF-AVC codec (up to 305mbps).

– Internal 1080HD, up to 50/60p, onto SDHC.

– 1” single large sensor, with fixed 10x zoom lens (273mm).

– Rotating freestyle handy grip and tilting LCD touch panel.

– HDMI out.

– 3.5mm audio input.

– Multiple ‘looks’ and Canon Log.

– Shoot 12MP stills or extract 8MP stills from 4K UHD footage.

– Slow and fast motion recording.

– Steadicam functionality.

Our verdict

Our M&E team are singing the Canon XC-10 4K’s praise (mind, they did have a few lemonades while they were in Vegas). Here’s what they had to say:

– The built-in, dual-band WiFi is great and really simple to use for camera control via your web-browser.

– The Steadicam functionality feature works a treat and holds shots steady even when zoomed in x10 handheld.

– The XC-10 does only have a 3.5mm audio input, though we think it would be great to have XLR audio inputs.

– Although not part of the Canon EOS range, the XC-10 still shares many accessories with the stills cameras (like batteries), which is a real bonus.

In pictures

When they were in Vegas, our M&E guys managed to get hold of an XC-10 and took these photos. Isn’t she a beauty…

Canon XC-10

Canon XC-10

Canon XC-10

Canon XC-10

Canon XC-10

Want one?

Like what you see? You can pre-order your Canon XC-10 over on our website here for £1599 (£1918.80 inc VAT). Or you can also pre-order yours as part of our bundle complete with Atomos Shogun 4K recorder and SSD here for £2355 (£2826 inc VAT).

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