Canon has announced a compact, lightweight video and digital stills camera that provides professional 4K quality and some say signals a convergence of video and stills.
The XC10 offers
- 1-inch sensor
- Max ISO sensitivity of 20,000
- 12 stops of dynamic range
- 305Mbps 4K video up to 30fps
- 12-megapixel photos
- SDHC/SDXC and CFast Card Slots
- Lens is fixed with a 10x 24-240mm-equivalent f/2.8-5.6 zoom
- Small size at just 4.9 x 4 x 4.8 inches
- Microphone jack
- Headphone jack
- HDMI 1.4 port
- DC power
- Built-in neutral density filter
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Tilting Hand Grip
- Tilting Touchscreen with included add-on viewfinder
My Quick Thoughts on the Canon XC10
- It looks well built and likely will take professional use day in day out
- Uses same battery as many current Canon pro bodies and will offer excellent battery life
- Price is an issue, For $2499 you can pick up a Panasonic GH4 and a really nice lens or two.
- Benefit of the GH4- Huge lens selection and likely better low light quality – especially with fixed aperture lenses
- Benefit of the XC10- smaller with broadcast quality bit rates
Available in June – Preorder from B&H for $2,499 or Amazon
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