The long rumored fixed lens 4K Canon XC10 has been announced.
From Canon’s press release:
“The compact, affordable Canon XC10 4K Camcorder is designed for cinematic 4K /Full HD video shooting, 12 Megapixel digital still photography, and capture of 8 Megapixel stills from 4K footage. The XC10 Camcorder features a Genuine Canon 10x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with 2X Digital Teleconverter, Canon Image Stabilization, Auto Focus with Face Detection technology, and built-in Wi-Fi. The XC10 also offers wide dynamic range Canon Log Gamma recording and multiple “look” settings, to seamlessly integrate with other Canon Cinema EOS Series cameras as a “B,” “C,” or “crash-cam.” Drawing from Canon’s expertise in optics, sensors, and imaging technologies, proprietary components of the XC10 include a custom-designed, Canon 12 Megapixel one-inch CMOS sensor for 12 stops of exposure latitude, an advanced DIGIC DV5 signal processor, and the Canon XF-AVC codec for internal 4K and HD recording.”
Looks like the perfect camera for Gibals or Drones, with the sun-shade and Display-Loupe detached and a weight of 930g, the cam features a small squary housing and can cact as a companion for the also new Canon C300 Mark II.
Introduction by Canon
Maximum framerate in 4K is 29.97p/23.98p for NTSC and 25p for PAL with bitrates of 205 and 305 Mbps when shooting 4K and when using HD resolution the camera shoots 50p/59.97p with 50 Mbit or 35 Mbit on SD Cards.
Canon also introduced a new codec called XF-AVC which is targeted to the 4K market and will get support from many major NLE and software developers. Read more about the codec.
- Internal 4K Recording on CFast Cards
- 1080p recording on SD Card
- 1″ CMOS Sensor 4000x3000px
- Compact 10x Wide-Angle Canon Zoom Lens (FF equivalent 24 – 241 mm)
- Auto Focus with Face Recognition/Tracking
- Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording
- Multiple “Look” Settings & Canon Log
- 12-Stop/800% Dynamic Range
- One Step ND-Filter
- High-Sensitivity Up to 20,000 ISO
- Tilting LCD Monitor with Touch-Panel Control
- Rotating Freestyle Handgrip
- Remote Tablet/Smartphone Control Via Dual-Band Wi-Fi
- Hot Shoe for Canon Speedlite and EOS Accessories
- Use With Optional Canon RC-6 Remote Controller or GP-E2 GPS Unit
Short film shot with the XC10 in 4K:
The Canon XC10 will be released around june 2015 with a price of about $2499 including a 64GB CFast 2.0 Card. When recording 4K PAL with 305mbit datarate you will get about 28 minutes video on that card. So you will another 64GB or better a 128GB Card which costs about $400 right now. But they expect to get cheaper when they get produced in larger numbers.
In Europe the camera will be sold without a CFCard and is listed at retailers at €1990 Euro.