CANON CONVERGENCE WITH XC10
Canon has announced its compact and lightweight 4K XC10 digital camcorder, designed to deliver the goods for both video recording and stills photography.
Inheriting many of the Cinema EOS range features, the new model offers 4K video and 12MP stills, fast and slow motion recording, built-in wi-fi for easy browser and smart device control, high bit rate XF-AVC files, and integration with professional workflows thanks to a portfolio of professional standard codecs and recording modes.
The XC10 is designed for aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts, working ideally as a small stand-along camera for indie filmmakers or as a support camera in larger productions. Its imaging engine combines a specially developed 1-inch CMOS sensor and Canon’s new DIGIC DV5 image processor to give the speed and quality required to capture 4K video at a range of variable bit rates. Features include a 10x optical zoom lens with Canon’s image stabilisation tech, and a 27.3-273mm focal range (35mm equivalent, in video mode).
Users can easily switch between capturing sweeping scenes to intimate close ups with a single lens, and change between movie recording and still image shooting, capturing high quality 12MP images or extracting 8.29MP stills from 4K footage.
Able to fit seamlessly into workflows, or productions with existing Cinema EOS cameras, the XC10 can record UHDTV standard (3840 x 2160) 4K footage to an internal CFast 2.0 card at up to 305Mbps, or Full HD (1920 x 1080) to an SD card at up to 50Mbps, with pro-standard 4:2:2 colour sampling.
The Canon XC10 will be available mid-year, for US $2500.
Source: Canon media release
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