Canon’s latest handheld camera captures 4K 50p video, supports dual pixel CMOS autofocus and can shoot 100fps full HD slow motion. We already want one.
Other key features of Legria GX10, for that be its name, include a large sensor, a 8.3 – 124.5mm lens with 15x zoom, an 8-stop ND filter with three densities and support for wide dynamic range. The camera allows for manual control via buttons and dials, but also features an optimised 4K Auto Mode. There’s a built-in image stabilisation function, should you have a particularly shaky day, and a face tracking feature should you need to track a face (the GX10 can detect up to nine faces in a shot, but only track one face or object).
The GX10 has dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, and supports either continuous relay recording or simultaneous recording to MP4 format. Once you’ve captured your footage, you can share it wirelessly with the GX10’s built-in, dual-band WiFi, which can also be used to control the camera remotely, or connect to a third party audio recorder – the GX10 itself has a mono-directional mic built in, but no XLR port.
Here’s the official Canon statement on the GX10’s virtues:
“Capture incredibly vibrant Wide DR 4K footage at up to 50fps for smooth, lifelike results. Record pin-sharp, broad landscapes and shallow focus, detailed close ups – even in demanding light – with the 15x wide angle zoom lens, high sensitivity 1.0 type CMOS sensor and 8-stop ND filter.
“Use intuitively thanks to refined handheld ergonomics with dedicated controls, professional zoom rocker, lens ring and 8.8cm (3.5”) Vari-angle widescreen display with touch-autofocus. A 5-Axis Image Stabilizer with powerful optical lens shift and Dual Pixel CMOS AF ensure steady, smooth, sharp footage.
“Speed up operation – so you capture every shot – with customisable function buttons and dial plus included wireless remote control. Instantly get incredibly professional results using Automatic mode. A high resolution, tilting viewfinder allows comfortable, stable use in even the brightest conditions.
“Experience versatility to match your vision. Shoot 50p footage, even in 4K, for stunning fluidity and realism. Slow action to half or even quarter speed with 50fps 4K and up to 100fps Full HD. Enjoy dual card relay recording for long sessions and simultaneous recording confidence.
“Dual Band 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi enables remote shooting and control via smart devices and browsers, as well as wireless transfer of your movies. The audio input and Canon Mini Advanced Shoe allow connection of a 3.5mm mic, line level audio source or the directly connected optional DM-100 Microphone.”
The Legria GX10 is due to join us in November this year, with an RRP of £1289.99 inc VAT.