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The Canon XC10

Canon - The Canon XC10 4K Camcorder features a compact, lightweight and versatile design for convenient 4K/Full HD video shooting and 12 Megapixel digital still photography. This all-in-one ergonomically convenient camcorder can satisfy a broad range of video and still production needs. The XC10 4K Camcorder is for everyone from next-generation advanced amateurs to professional 4K and HD videographers, from digital filmmakers needing a cost-effective 4K/HD "B" or "C" camera to multimedia journalists and news agencies seeking a 4K video camera. The XC10 4K Camcorder also appeals to the needs of cross media professionals in that it can also capture 12 Megapixel still images and provide 8 Megapixel stills extracted from 4K motion video.

The XC10 Camcorder's 4K imaging system is purpose-built of proprietary components, including a Genuine Canon 10x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with 2x Digital Teleconverter and Optical Image Stabilization. Employing a special Canon compact optical system, the lens offers a zoom ratio of 27.3-273mm for movies and 24.1-241mm for photos. The XC10 4K Camcorder also features a specially designed Canon 12 Megapixel one-inch CMOS sensor that can deliver 12 stops of exposure latitude. And the new DIGIC DV5 signal processor that provides the image-processing power and speed to deliver high image quality, performance and innovative new features like the Canon XF-AVC codec for 4K and HD recording.

Operability innovations designed into the XC10 4K Camcorder further facilitate creative expression and the ability to capture superb 4K/HD video and high-resolution still images. These include a Vari-Angle LCD monitor with a capacitive touch-panel for simple intuitive control, a rotating hand grip to support both movie and still-image shooting, a built-in ND filter, built-in dual-band Wi-Fi, and much more. The camcorder can be hand-held, or used with a wide range of camera-support accessories, including car mounts and drones.

Offering slow- and fast-motion recording, multiple custom picture settings including Canon log and Canon Wide DR Gamma, and interval shooting for time-lapse still photography, the XC10 4K Camcorder offers a wide range of workflow option. The camcorder can record H.264 4:2:2/8-bit MXF 4K (QFHD) 3840 x 2160 movies to internal CFast cards or Full HD 1920 x 1080 video to SD cards at multiple frame and bit rates (up to 305Mbps in 4K). The XC10 4K Camcorder also offers 4K 30p movie playback output via its HDMI 1.4 output.

Still-photography features include a mechanical shutter to help eliminate rolling-shutter distortion, up to 2.8 fps performance, support for multiple aspect ratios, and compatibility with such EOS accessories as Speedlite flash units, Canon GPS receivers, remote controllers, and LP-E6 series batteries and chargers.

Versatile, compact, and convenient, the XC10 4K Camcorder is a lightweight 4K/HD/still photography hybrid delivering high image quality and convenience to meet the diverse imaging needs of today's expanding universe of budget-conscious digital content creation professionals.

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Canon XC10 Key Features

  • 4K Wide-Angle 10x Zoom Lens with Image Stabilizer

  • 12 Megapixel One-Inch 4K-Compatible CMOS Image Sensor

  • DiG!C DV 5 Image Processor

  • XF-AVC Codec for 4K 30p and Full HD 60p

  • Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates

  • Slow and Fast Motion Recording

  • Superb Still Capture Capability

  • CFast 4K Recording Technology

  • Canon Log and Wide Dynamic Range Gamma

  • Image Settings Compatible with Cinema EOS Cameras

  • Compact and Ergonomic Design

  • Wireless Operation

  • Workflow Versatility

  • Compatibility with Multiple Canon Accessories

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Canon XC10 Specifications

Image Sensor

• 1.0 inch single-panel CMOS sensor

Sensor Resolution

• Total : 13.36 megapixels (4224 x 3164)
• Video (Effective) : 8 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
• Photos (Effective) : 12 megapixels (4000 x 3000)

Sensor Filter

• RGB primary color filter (Bayer array)

Lens Focal Length & Magnification

• 8.9 to 89 mm (10x)
• 3.5 mm equivalent : 27.3 to 273 mm (video)
• 3.5 mm equivalent : 24.1 to 241 mm (photo)

Lens Aperture

• f/2.8-5.6
• 8-blade iris diaphragm

Lens Shutter

• Mechanical shutter incorporated

ND Filter

• 1 unit (single density)

Image Stabilizer

• Optical system + electronic system

AF System

• TTL-video signal sensing system
• Face detection & tracking, AiAF (in photo mode), PUSH AF, touch focus function provided

LCD Monitor

• 3.0-inch (7.66 cm on the diagonal) color LCD (with 3:2 aspect ratio)
• Approx. 1,030,000 dots, 100% view field coverage
• Electrostatic capacitance-type touch panel, variable-angle supported


• Not available (but viewfinder unit comes with it)

Video Format

• XF-AVC (MXF file format)
• MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression

Video Quality

• 4K recording (size: 3840 x 2160)
• HD recording (size: 1920 x 1080)

Video Bit Rate / Frame Rate

• 4K recording : 305 Mbps / 205 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)
• HD recording : 50 Mbps (59.94P)
• HD recording : 35 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P/59.94i)

Video Colour Sampling

• YCC422, 8-bit

Video Audio Quality

• Linear PCM (16-bit/48kHz), 2 channel

Photo Type & Size

• 4000 x 2664 (10.66M)
• 4000 x 3000 (12M)
• 3840 x 2160 (8.29M)
• 640 x 480 (VGA)

Recording Media

• CFast : 4K recording
• SD Card : Recording of HD video images, photos (JPEG), menus, etc. possible

ISO / Gain Setting

• lSO160 - 20000/Gain 0.0dB - 42dB
• Auto ISO limit/AGC limit functions incorporated


• Provided (5 GHz/2.4 GHz dual band)

Accessory Shoe

• Speedlite supported


• HDMI OUT connector, USB connector, MIC jack, headphone jack, DC-IN socket

Image Processing Platform



• LP-E6N (7.2V 1865mAh)

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