3rd July 2015
Unveiled only recently the compact video and digital stills camera features a specially developed 1” CMOS sensor, combined with Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor.
The XC10 can record UHDTV standard 4K footage, plus full HD footage with pro-standard 4:2:2 colour sampling for high-resolution performance.
We've had a play with the new 'hybrid' camcorder and are impressed with the following:
- It's face recognition option
- A selection of slow and fast motion recording modes – up to 1/4x slow motion in HD – as well as interval shooting
- A 12-stop Wide Dynamic Range, providing vivid detail in both highlights and shadows
- It's 7.66cm vari-angle touch LCD
- It's versatile 27.3-273mm focal range (35mm equivalent, in video mode)
Moreover, the XC10 is also Wi-Fi compatible, enabling remote control of key features via a browser, smartphone or tablet – securing its position as an essential part of any Cinema EOS video shooter’s toolkit.
In April we hosted an XC10 Open Day which gave attendees the chance to take a first-look at the camera. The overall feedback Canon received from delegates on the day was good.
A sales representative for Canon told us: “People seemed to really like the durability of the camera. They also seemed keen on the fact that we are offering our customers an interchangeable viewfinder.”
In the meantime, here's a short introduction to the 4K camera in question which we produced ourselves.