Whether you're an advanced amateur or professional 4K and HD videographer, a digital filmmaker needing a cost-effective 4K UHD/HD "B" or "C" camera, or a multimedia journalist in the field, the XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is the complete package to get you the high-quality footage you seek and do so easily and conveniently.
With a compact, portable body, the new XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is ideal for handheld editorial and news shooting or on-set TV and film shoots. Its different Look Settings can be used to make sure it pairs well with Canon Cinema EOS cameras as well as XF and XA series camcorders.
The XC15 4K UHD Camcorder's compact design, advanced 12 Megapixel CMOS image sensor, wide-angle 10x zoom lens with Image Stabilizer and advanced autofocus delivers outstanding sharpness and color to bring virtually any project to life.
Equipped with features that will appeal to not only experienced videographers but also novice filmmakers, the Canon XC15 4K UHD Camcorder will help all users capture brilliant imagery quickly and easily, again and again.
4K UHD Wide-angle 10x Zoom Lens with Image Stabilizer.
The Canon XC15 4K UHD Camcorder incorporates a Canon 4K video lens that leverages proprietary Canon optical technologies derived from years of experience in developing Cinema, Broadcast and EF Series lenses. This 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens offers a focal range of 24.1-241mm for photos and 27.3-273mm for movies. The use of UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) and Hi-UD lens elements helps compensate for chromatic aberrations and provides a compact size ideal for on-the-go reporting and recording. An innovative retractable lens barrel structure integrating internal guide bars helps facilitate precise lens movement during zooming, while only extending the lens barrel by a mere 36.2mm.
12 Megapixel One-inch 4K UHD-compatible CMOS Image Sensor.
The XC15 4K UHD Camcorder features a Canon 12.0 Megapixel 1-inch CMOS image sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range, and both video and photo shooting functionality. The hybrid design makes the XC15 4K UHD Camcorder a true crossover capable of satisfying the needs of both video and still workflows. With capture that includes both 4K UHD and Full HD (FHD) video and still capture up to 12.0 Megapixels, the XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is a strong contender in professional productions, creative fields and more.
Compact and Ergonomic Design.
The Canon XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is compact, ergonomic and lightweight, broadening the range of recording opportunities and possibilities for image expression - and offering innovative shooting potential in situations where a larger camera can't be used. Users will appreciate this camcorder for events such as weddings, video reporting, documentaries and other uses where increased mobility and an unobtrusive design is necessary. This allows the user to interact and record their subjects in a more personal way, while at the same time, limiting the amount of equipment that needs to be carried.
The handgrip on the XC15 4K UHD Camcorder can be rotated to various positions to allow for comfortable shooting at a variety of camera angles. The grip contributes to the camcorder's intuitive user interface (UI) with multiple easy-to-see and easy-to-adjust controls based on the familiar UI design of Canon EOS SLR cameras.
Integrated LCD with Touch Panel
A 3.0-inch 1.03-million-dot tilting LCD monitor provides the Canon XC15 4K UHD Camcorder with a bright, vivid-color display for shooting and playing back footage. The LCD's innovative two-axis parallel hinge mechanism allows the display to be placed in optimal positions for shooting at a variety of angles, from low to high. This LCD also integrates a highly advanced capacitive touch-panel for easy fingertip control of all camera functions and settings.
Main Unit Specs
Image Sensing Device Sensor CMOS image sensor (single panel)
Size 1.0-inch (16.0mm on the diagonal)
Total Pixels Approx. 13.36 megapixels (4224 x 3164)
Number of Effective Pixels Movies: approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
Photos: approx. 12 megapixels (4000 x 3000)
Filter RGB primary color filter (Bayer array)
Lens (CANON 4K VIDEO LENS) Magnification 10x
Nominal Focal Length 8.9-89mm
35mm Equivalent [Movies] 27.3-273mm
[Photos (4:3)] 24.1-241mm
F Number f/2.8-5.6
Aperture 8-blade iris diaphragm
Shutter Mechanical shutter incorporated
ND Filter 1 unit (single density)
Image Stabilizer Optical system + electronic system
Operating Rings Focus ring / zoom ring
Exposure Exposure Mode AUTO / Programmed AE (P) / Shutter-priority AE (Tv) / Aperture-priority AE (Av) / Manual Exposure (M) / SCN (Portrait / Sports / Night / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks)
Other EXP lock / AE shift / Highlight AE
Focus Mode AF / Manual (focus ring)
AF System TTL-video signal sensing system
Other Face detection & tracking, AiAF (in photo mode), PUSH AF, touch focus function provided
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch (7.66cm on the diagonal) color LCD (with 3:2 aspect ratio)
Approx. 1,030,000 dots, 100% view field coverage
Electrostatic capacitance-type touch panel, variable-angle supported
Viewfinder Not available (but viewfinder unit comes with it)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Fluorescent H / Tungsten / Color Temperature Setting / Set (1/2)
Minimum Illumination NTSC
Full Auto Mode: Approx. 6.4 lux (Frame Rate: 59.94i, Shutter Speed: 1/60)
Full Auto Mode: Approx. 3.2 lux (Frame Rate: 29.97p, Shutter Speed: 1/30)
Full Auto Mode: Approx. 2.56 lux (Frame Rate: 23.98p, Shutter Speed: 1/24)
Manual Mode: 0.05 lux (Frame Rate: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p, Shutter Speed: 1/2, Gain: 42 dB)
Movie Recording (Video Format: XF-AVC) File Format MXF
Video Compression Formats MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Quality (1) 4K recording (size: 3840 x 2160), (2) HD recording (size: 1920 x 1080)
Bit Rate/Frame Rate (1) 4K Movie Recording
305 Mbps NTSC: 29.97P / 23.98P / 24.00P
(2) HD Recording
50 Mbps NTSC: 59.94P
35 Mbps NTSC: 29.97P / 23.98P / 59.94i / 24.00P
Color Sampling YCC422, 8-bit
Audio Linear PCM (16-bit / 48 kHz), 2 channels
Rec Media for Photos Image Type Size JPEG
[3:2] 4000 x 2664 (10.66M)
[4:3] 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 640 x 480 (VGA)
[16:9] 3840 x 2160 (8.29M)
Other Photo recording in movie recording movie and photo capture during movie playback also possible (In these cases, the image size will be the same as the size of the images in which the movies are recorded and played back.)
Single-image shooting, continuous shooting or AF continuous shooting available with drive mode setting.
Recording Media CFast? 4K recording
SD Card Recording of HD video images, photos (JPEG), menus, etc. possible
ISO/Gain Setting ISO 160-20000 / 0.0 dB - 42 dB gain
Auto ISO limit / AGC limit functions incorporated
Time Code Count-up Operation Mode Drop frame* or non-drop frame
Rec run, free run, regeneration
* NTSC model only
Image Customizing (Settings that Give the Images a Particular â??Lookâ?) (1) For movie recording: Standard, Cinema EOS Std., Neutral, Production Camera, Color Matrix off, Canon Log, EOS Std., Wide DR, High-brightness Priority, User Settings (1/2)
(2) For taking photos: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Fidelity Setting, Sepia, Monochrome, Clear, Autumn Leaves, User Settings (1/2)
Other Rotary grip (90Â° rotation forward/backward), Slow & Fast motion recording, pre-recording (only during HD recording), interval recording (only when taking photos), powered IS, enlarged display (/position movement), color bar, peaking display, zebra display, FUNC. customizing, assign buttons (x3), marker displays, color bar, digital teleconverter (2x), GPS support (GP-E2), view assist (with high-brightness priority set as the â??lookâ?), WFM
Playback Playback Operations Normal playback, fast forward (at speeds of x5, x15, x60), fast reverse (at speeds of x5, x15, x60), frame forward, frame reverse, forward skip, reverse skip
Index Displays 3x4 index screen
[4K movies, HD movies, photo playback indexes]
Other Enlargement zooming (in photo mode), HD image extraction playback (in 4K movie playback mode)
Edit Deletion only
Wi-FiÂ® 5 GHz/2.4 GHz dual band
Accessory Shoe Microphone Adapter MA-400 (cold shoe)
Terminal HDMI OUT connector, USB connector, MIC jack, headphones jack, AUDIO connector, DC-IN socket
Image Processing Platform DIGIC DV 5
Power Supply-related Specs Battery Pack*: LP-E6N (7.2V, 1865 mAh)
Battery Charger: LC-E6, LC-E6E
AC Adapter CA-945
* Interchangeable with EOS models (5D Mark III, 6D, 5DS, 5DS R, 60D, 70D, 7D Mark II)
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