New Canon XC15 – Pro compact 4K camcorder with high-end audio interface

Canon launches its second professional compact camcorder, the 4K-capable XC15

 

New Canon XC15 – Pro compact 4K camcorder with high-end audio interface

 

 

Key Features

  • 4K-video (3840 x 2160) and Full HD recording

  • Canon Log recording

  • 10x Optical Zoom with stabilisation

  • 12 stops of dynamic range

  • ISO 100 to 20000

  • Grab 8.29MP stills from video, in camera

  • Two XLR inputs + Waveform monitoring

  • Built-in Wi-Fi for liveview and remote recording via browser or app

 

Compact and designed to deliver pro-quality video, the newly announced XC15 has a 1-inch CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV5 processor and can record 4K (UHD) and Full HD video. With versatility in its DNA, the XC15 can be used to pull 8.29MP stills from its 4K footage, in camera. It also has a dedicated stills mode.

This camera is primarily aimed at content creators such as news gatherers and independent or documentary filmmakers. Following in the footsteps of the popular XC10, the XC15 combines the best elements from its predecessor with new features and functionality, including a microphone adapter with dual XLR inputs for professional audio capture, quick autofocus and a 24p frame rate option for cinematographers.

Using the XC15 it will be possible to record UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K footage at 25p or 24p to an internal CFast 2.0 card at up to an impressive 305Mbps, or Full HD to an SD card at up to 50Mbps. It also features Canon Log, and can provide the same 12 stops (800%) of dynamic range as Canon’s EOS C500, making it a workable option B or C camera for film production.

Shooting in tight spaces or at extreme angles with the XC15 will be made easier thanks to its vari-angle LCD touch panel, and its 10x fixed optical zoom will help get you closer to the action without having to be too intrusive or imposing.

 

Click here to buy the Canon XC15

 

 

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