Canon added a new camcorder to its major collection - Canon XC10, which boasts 4K video, as well as the ability to shoot stills.
This lightweight, compact, but at the same quite powerful camcorder is equipped with a 12MP 1" CMOS sensor, which, with up to 12 stops of dynamic range, delivers astonishing details in both highlights and lowlights, no matter if you are recording videos or taking photos. As it has already been mentioned, the XC10 sports superb 4K video (3840 x 2160) at 30 fps, while it also features a built-in function that enables it to extract 8MP still images from recorded 4K video, which makes this camcorder one of Canon's most versatile multimedia tools so far.
The Canon XC10 also offers a DIGIC DV5 signal processor, which provides support to 4K video recording, as well as 5-axis image stabilization, which is, however, intended solely for Full HD video recording. For the sake of delivering both stills and movies of the highest quality possible, the XC10 uses two new codecs - XF-AVC Intra (with bit rates of up to 305 Mbps) for 4K recording, and XF-AVC Long GOP for Full HD recording. The camcorder XC10 features dual memory card slots - CFast for 4K video and SD for Full HD.
The Canon XC10 is also equipped with an f/2.8-5.6 lens equivalent to 27.3-273mm for videos and 24.1-241mm for images; moreover, it boasts 10x optical zoom, two UD, two Hi-UD, and one apsherical element. The XC10 is also characterized by built-in Wi-Fi, a vari-angle 3" 1,030,000-dot TFT LCD with a capacitative touch-panel, a rotating grip, a built-in ND filter, ISO range 160 - 20,000, while the battery used by the XC10 is the same as on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EOS 7D Mark II - LP-E6. In addition, there is also a possibility to mount an optional Direct Viewfinder for eye-level shooting in bright conditions.
The Canon XC10 will come onto the market in June, and it will packed with a SanDisk 64GB CFast 2.0 memory card, at a price of $2499.
The news was taken from CANON.