Canon XC10

Announced Apr 8, 2015 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 241 mm (10×)
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Announced Apr 8, 2015
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Manufacturer description: Compact, lightweight and versatile, the Canon XC10 is designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video as well as compelling 12-Megapixel still images. The camcorder also has a built-in function to extract eight megapixel still images from recorded 4K video, making it one of Canon’s most convenient multimedia tools to date. In addition to the camcorder’s 4K and Full HD video capture capabilities, the XC10 camcorder includes a 1" 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, with a 10x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with a 2x Digital Teleconverter and Optical Image Stabilization allowing for rock-steady video and still image shooting.

Quick specs
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (12.8 x 9.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Focal length (equiv.) 24–241 mm
Max aperture F2.8–5.6
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,030,000
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format XF-AVC, H.264
Storage types CFast, SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 1040 g (2.29 lb / 36.68 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 102 x 122 mm (4.92 x 4.02 x 4.8)
GPS None

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Our review

The Canon XC10 is a camera that attempts to bridge the world between video and stills. As a video camera its features are compelling: broadcast quality video in a compact, self contained package, including a 305-Mbps 4:2:2 video codec, a 24mm-280mm zoom lens, and access to the same color profiles used on Canon's professional Cinema EOS cameras. On the stills side the XC10 can capture 12 megapixel images using the full area of its sensor. Though not as much resolution as you get with many dedicated still cameras, it can prove useful for certain applications such as on-set photos or citizen journalism.

Good for: Shooters whose primary focus is video; Users who need to match video looks to one of Canon's Cinema EOS cameras; Producers who need broadcast quality video on a budget

Not so good for: Shooters whose primary focus is still photos; Photographers who require Raw file support; Anyone who needs interchangeable lenses

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