by Kevin Alexander | 10th April 2015
Canon today introduced a new small 4K 1 inch sensor 4K camera with a fixed lens, the XC10. The XC10 is a brand-new product category for Canon – a very compact and lightweight UHD-capable video (and stills) camera with a built-in fixed zoom range of 25-135mm, with a 1-inch sensor. The lens has a f2.8 to 5.6 aperture with a 10x optical zoom and focal length range of 8.9 to 89mm (35mm equivalent: 27.3 to 273 mm). It records 4K up to 29.97fps, 1080p/i up to 59.94 fps, and 720p up to 119.98 fps. It also has a slow and fast motion feature supported at 1080 resolution. Besides shooting 4K video it also shoots 13.36 MP stills. It also uses CFast 2.0 cards and the XF-AVC codec, which is quite impressive for a camera of this size. It features CLog and Wide DR as well as many other shared settings from the higher-end Canon Cinema cameras. It has a smart hot shoe for audio accessories, however Canon is leaving it to third parties to develop these audio accessories. The camera also features an HDMI output with a 4:2:2, 10-bit signal. We can see this camera clearly getting a lot of interest as a b-camera to many higher-end Cinema camera productions, or as a stand-alone one-man-band news-gathering tool – which it is perfectly fit for with its wide zoom range and optical stabilization. The XC10 will come in at $2,499. Technical Specs Chroma Subsampling: 4:2:2, 8-bit Bit Rates: 4K: 305 Mbps: 29.97p, 23.98p 205 Mbps: 25p 1080/720P: 50 Mbps: 59.94p, 50p 35 Mbps: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p 25p Frame Rates: 4K: 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p 720p: 119.98p, 100p Slow & Fast Motion supported at 1080 resolution Video Resolutions: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) 1080p/i 720p Codec: AVC/H.264 File Type: MXF ISO Range: 100 to 20,000 Gain: 0.0 to 42 db Zoom: Optical 10x Focal Length: 8.9 to 89mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 to 273 mm) Aperture: f2.8 to 5.6 Effective Pixels: 3840 x 2160 Total Pixels: 4224 x 3164 Sensor: 1” CMOS Recording Media: CFast: 4K video SDHC/SDXC: HD video, photos, and camera settings 3” LCD Screen HDMI Output with 4:2:2, 10-bit signalRead more
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