XC 10: Canon’s Effort to Offer a 4K Camcorder

April 14, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Gone are those days in which video snappers used to brag about full HD capture. The term HD still prevails, but it’s just that it has taken the jump to being Ultra.

The world of video cameras have started setting the pace for 4K video capturing devices and Canon has decided to step it on  to the camcorder segment.

Named the XC 10, Canon’s new 4K video camcorder is a beauty of its own. Marked at a price of $2500, this device will surely not have a single penny wasted from you.


It’s not that compact cameras capable of 4K video capture are scarce in number, but it does matter to have a better lighting and color balance in your video when watching at ultra resolutions.

What it offers for the price is a 24.1-241mm f/2.8-5.6 lens with 10x wide-angle zoom, which captures videos at resolutions of 3840×2160.

Options are available to make a switch to the Full HD capture if  4K doesn’t suit your taste. Still images can also be snapped at 12MP resolutions. Besides you could also chisel pictures from the videos captured, with a quality of up to 8MP.

XC 10 has also kept its external design handy with a measurement of 4.9 x 4.0 x 4.8-inches, weighing only 2.3 pounds. The 3-inch touch-screen at its back can be tilted at will for multi-angled video capturing.

Canon also offers two modes of storage; either with the SDXC cards or on CompactFlash. There is also Wi-Fi offering to let you control the shutters from a remote smartphone or tablet.

Canon will be dispatching the XC 10 to the markets by this June. It won’t be the sole device in the segment either.

A handful of devices currently are having its run in the market, of which GH4 from Panasonic would be offering the rivalry with its cheaper pricing.

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