Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

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  • 1" CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
  • UltraHD 4K at 29.97/23.98p
  • H.264 Recording in MXF Wrapper
  • Up to 305 Mbps 4K / 50 Mbps HD Recording
  • SDHC/SDXC and CFast Card Slots
  • 64 GB CFast 2.0 Card and Reader Included
  • HDMI Output - Supports 4K Monitoring
  • 10x Zoom / 8.9 to 89mm Focal Length
  • 100 to 20,000 ISO Range
  • Ergonomic Tilting Hand Grip

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With the XC10 4K Camcorder from Canon, professional UltraHD 4K recording capability is presented in package ergonomically designed for handheld operation and portability. The camera incorporates a 10x f/2.8 to 5.6 SLR-style manual zoom lens with auto and manual focus capability. The 4K recording in a compact form factor is made possible by the camera's 1inch CMOS sensor that is backed by a DIGIC DV 5 image processor. With a 4224 x 3164 total resolution, it is able to capture video at up to 3840 x 2160 and 4:3 photos in up to 12-megapixels (4000 x 3000). The 8.9 to 89mm lens yields a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode and 24.1 to 241mm in the 4:3 photo modes. Video is recorded with H.264 compression and packed in the widely supported MXF wrapper. Bitrates 35 and 50 Mbps are available for 1080i/p recording, and there are 205 and 305 Mbps modes (depending on frame rate) for UltraHD 4K.

The size of the XC10 lends the camera to run-and-gun applications, such as documentary and many types of event shooting, where the larger form factor of an interchangeable lens cinema camera or DSLR might prove impractical. Another obvious use case for high performance in a small body is mounting on a medium-sized UAV such as a hexa-rotor. The camera features a hot shoe that supports Canon speed lights or works as a standard cold shoe for LEDs, microphones, or other third-party on-camera accessories. Still photos, user settings, and video up to and including 1080p are recorded to SDHC/SDXC memory cards. To handle the up to 305 Mbps bitrate of 4K video there is also a CFast card slot. This unit includes a 64 GB CFast 2.0 card and a CFast card reader for loading your footage into a computer.

DIGIC DV 5 Image Processor.
Designed and built by Canon the DIGIC DV 5 Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture designed to retain high image quality with minimal compression artifacting even when applying complex compression algorithms such as those required by H.264 - all while maintaining low power consumption and minimal heat output for better battery life and less chance of overheating

Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma

  • Canon Log records an image with subdued contrast and sharpness, which preserves a high dynamic range and presupposes color grading in postproduction. Canon Log Gamma emphasizes rich gradients from mid-range to highlights, resulting in up to 12-stops of dynamic range 

  • For those who would rather not grade in post: Wide DR Gamma yields wide dynamic range by suppressing brightness while maintaining gradations but is designed to produce finished-looking images without requiring any color grading in post-production

100 to 20,000 ISO Range
With a wide ISO range of 100 to 20,000 - coupled with iris and shutter speed control - the XC10 is able to electronically adjust to a range of lighting conditions, from broad daylight to dimly lit rooms. For those more experienced in the video world, there is also the option to use gain values rather than ISO. Gain can be set in the range of 0 to 42dB. To help avoid excessive noise, limits can be defined for both gain and ISO when using auto exposure modes

3inch LCD Display
For monitoring, playback, and menu access, the XC10 features a 3inch, 1,030,000-dot LCD. It features a full 100% coverage so there will be no worries about pesky boom mics or other protrusion creeping into the edge of a shot unnoticed. The screen is capacitive-touch sensitive allowing you to access settings that do not have dedicated buttons provided

CFast and SD Card Slots
For every day photo and video capture (up to 1080p), there is an SDHC/SDXC card slot. An SD card can also be used to store user customizations. To accommodate the up to 305 Mbps that 4K video capture requires there is a separate CFast card slot

720p High Framerate Recording
Capture either 100 fps for PAL area or 120 fps for NTSC area to create slow-motion effects. These high-speed frame rates are recorded in either 35 or 50 Mbps

Ergonomic Design with Tilting Grip
You can always mount the XC10 to a tripod or other stabilization device, but it is designed to be comfortable handheld as well. The handgrip features a photo/video mode selection toggle, record start/stop button, and exposure rotary all accessible by index finger for easy one-handed operation. The grip also tilts up to 90-degrees, helping you to shoot from high or low angles

SLR-Style Lens Operation
The 10x optical zoom lens features dedicated focus and zoom rings, providing the feel of a typical DSLR lens



  • 1" CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
  • UltraHD 4K at 29.97/23.98p
  • H.264 Recording in MXF Wrapper
  • Up to 305 Mbps 4K / 50 Mbps HD Recording
  • SDHC/SDXC and CFast Card Slots
  • 64 GB CFast 2.0 Card and Reader Included
  • HDMI Output - Supports 4K Monitoring
  • 10x Zoom / 8.9 to 89mm Focal Length
  • 100 to 20,000 ISO Range
  • Ergonomic Tilting Hand Grip

Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder

Image Sensor
Sensor 1" (16.0 mm) CMOS
Total Pixels 13.36 MP (4224 x 3164)
Effective Pixels Movies: 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
Photos: 12 MP (4000 x 3000)
Processor DIGIC DV 5
Color Filter RGB primary color filter (Bayer array)
  • Maximum: f/2.8 to 5.6
  • Design: 8-blade iris diaphragm
Focal Length
  • 8.9 to 89 mm
  • 35mm Equivalent Movie Mode: 27.3 to 273 mm 
  • 35mm Equivalent Photo Mode: 24.1 to 241 mm
Zoom Optical: 10x
ND Filters 1 unit (single density)
Image Stabilization
  • Optical
  • Digital
Focus Control
  • AF
  • Manual (via focus ring)
Auto Focus Modes
  • Face Detection / Tracking
  • AiAF (Photo Mode) 
  • Push AF 
  • Touch Focus
Control Rings
  • Focus Ring
  • Zoom Ring
Auto Focus System TTL-video signal sensing system
Filter Diameter 58 mm
Exposure Control
Exposure Modes

  • Programmed AE (P) 
  • Shutter Priority AE (Tv or Aperture)
  • Priority AE (Av) 
  • Manual Exposure (M) 
Scene Modes: 
  • Portrait
  • Sports 
  • Night
  • Scene 
  • Snow 
  • Beach 
  • Sunset 
  • Low Light 
  • Spotlight Fireworks 
Other AE Modes
  • Exposure Lock
  • UAE Shift 
  • Highlight AE
Gain 0.0 to 42 dB (supports AGC limit)
ISO Range 100 to 20,000 (supports auto ISO limit)
Shutter Speed Range Not specified by manufacturer
Recording Formats - Video
File Type MXF
Codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolutions
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • 1080p/i (1920 x 1080)
Frame Rates
29.97p, 23.98p
59.94p, 59.94i, 29.97p , 23.98p
Slow & Fast Motion
Supported at 1080 resolution

Bit Rates
  • 305 Mbps: 29.97p, 23.98p
  • 205 Mbps: 29.97p, 23.98p 
  • 50 Mbps: 59.94p 
  • 35 Mbps: 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
Chroma Subsampling 4:2:2, 8-bit
Audio Encoding Linear PCM: 16-bit/48kHz, 2-channel
  • Drop frame (NTSC frame rates only)
  • Non-drop frame
  • Record run
  • Free run
  • Regeneration
Picture Profiles
  • Standard
  • EOS Standard
  • Wide DR 
  • Cinema EOS Standard
  • Canon Log
  • User Setting 1
  • User Setting 2
Recording Formats - Photo
File Type JPEG
  • 10.66 MP: 4000 x 2664 (3:2)
  • 12 MP: 4000 x 3000 (4:3) 
  • VGA: 640 x 480 (4:3)
  • 8.29 MP: 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
Shooting Modes
  • Single shot 
  • Continuous 
  • AF Continuous
  • Interval Recording (for time-lapse)
Simultaneous Photo / Video Capture Photo grabs are possible at the current video resolution. Still image capture during video playback also possible
Picture Profiles
  • Standard
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Neutral
  • Sepia
  • Monochrome
  • User Setting 1
  • User Setting 2
Recording Media
  • CFast: 4K: video
  • SDHC / SDXC: HD video, photos, and camera settings
LCD Display
Size 3" (7.7 cm) diagonal
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Resolution 1,030,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Interface Electrostatic capacitance-type touch panel, variable angle supported
  • Color bars
  • Peaking
  • Zebra pattern
  • Markers digital
  • 2x Digital magnification
HDMI Output 1 x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 1.4)
Output Signal 4:2:2, 8-bit
Output Resolutions
  • 59.94p/i: 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
  • 29.97p: 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
Audio Input 1 x 3.5 mm input jack
Headphone Jack 1 x 3.5 mm output jack
USB 1 x Mini-USB type B
Wi-Fi 2.4 / 5 GHz
White Balance
  • Auto 
  • Daylight
  • Shade 
  • Cloudy 
  • Fluorescent 
  • Fluorescent H / Tungsten 
  • Flash (photo only) 
  • Color Temperature 1
  • Color Temperature 2
Power Requirements 8.4 VDC
Power Supply CA-570
Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • Camcorder Only: 4.9 x 4.0 x 4.8" / 125 x 102 x 122 mm 
  • With Viewfinder and Lens Hood: 5.2 x 4.5 x 9.4" / 131 x 115 x 238 mm
  • Camcorder Only: 2.1 lb / 930 g
  • With Battery and Lens Hood: 2.3 lb / 1040 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight 2.7897 kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)  0.359 x 0.232 x 0.216 m
Barcode # 4549292040517
Brand Canon
Shipping Weight 2.7896kg
Shipping Width 0.231m
Shipping Height 0.216m
Shipping Length 0.358m
Unit Of Measure ea
Type New
  • 2 Year Australian Warranty
  • 100% Australian Stock

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