Canon announces the XC15 4K Video Camcorder, a 4K UHD digital video camcorder for professional use that achieves high-image-quality with a lightweight, compact body.
One curious aspect of this camera, it has a C-Fast Card Slot, yet the 5D Mark IV does not. Strange… The XC15 comes with the MA-400 microphone adapter and features an XLR audio input supporting the adapter.
The MA-400 was originally designed for the C300 Mk II and is geared toward single-user applications such as run-and-gun news gathering. It’s shoe-mountable from two different positions and offers an external mic holder.
- 1″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
- UHD 4K at up to 29.97 fps
- Integrated f/2.8-5.6/8.9-89mm Zoom Lens
- XLR Audio Input & MA-400 Mic Adapter
- 24p Mode for 4K and 1080p Video
- New Looks/Menu Options,
- 3 New Shutter Speeds; Waveform Monitor
- Highlight Priority HDR-Like Gamma
- Rules Assignable to Files & Metadata
- NTSC & PAL Switchable
- Waveform Monitor display
- Movie looks incorporated from the C300 Mk II
- Ultra HD 4K: 3840 x 2160 at 29.97p/24.00p/25.00p/23.98p
NTSC: 305 Mbps / PAL: 205 Mbps
MXF (4:2:2/8-bit IntraFrame)
Sound: LPCM/2-Ch, 16-bit/48 kHz
- Full HD:
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25.00p/29.97p/50.00p/50.00i/59.94p/59.94i
50 Mbps at 59.94p/50.00p
35 Mbps at other frame rates
MXF (4:2:2/8-bit Long-GOP)
Sound: LPCM/2-Ch, 16-bit/48 kHz
- Slow & Fast Recording:
1/4, 1/2, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x1200 (30p playback)
Slow recording is HD only
1/2 time: 1920 x 1080, 1/4: 1280 x 720
- One CFast card slot, one SD card slot
4K: CFast cards
1080p/still photos: SD cards
- HDMI output
USB port (high-speed)
XLR input (when using MA-400 mic adapter)
DC-jack (supports CA-945 power adapter)
The new Canon XC15, which builds on the XC10 4K UHD digital video camcorder announced in April 2015, enables shooting with an external microphone through an XLR input and features the selection of visual expression “Look” modes, including modes that allow it to match the look of other Canon professional cameras, making it ideal for use as a “B”-camera as well as for media and video content productions.
The Canon XC15 4K UHD professional video camcorder is scheduled to be available in September 2016 for a list price of $3,000.00.*
For more information, please visit usa.canon.com
Here’s more from Canon’s Press Release
Canon’s New Lightweight, Compact XC15 4K UHD Video Camcorder Ideal for News and Video Production
XLR Microphone Input Provides Audio Support in Addition to High-Quality 4K UHD Video Capture
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 1, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the XC15 4K Video Camcorder, a 4K UHD digital video camcorder for professional use that achieves high-image quality with a lightweight, compact body.
The new Canon XC15, which builds on the XC10 4K UHD digital video camcorder announced in April 2015, enables shooting with an external microphone through an XLR input and features the selection of visual-expression “Look” modes, including modes that allow it to match the look of other Canon professional cameras, making it ideal for use as a “B”-camera as well as for media and video-content productions.
The Canon XC15 ships with the MA-400 microphone adapter that, when attached, enables shooting with XLR-input microphones used in a wide range of media and content-creation applications. As a result, the camcorder supports the production of content that combines both high-image quality and high-sound quality with reduced noise. The MA-400 is also compatible with the EOS C300 Mark II camera.
Thanks to its high-sensitivity one-inch CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 5 image processing platform with high calculation-processing power, the new XC15 is capable of capturing high-image quality and low-noise 4K UHD video. Additionally, the camcorder features a compact, lightweight body design, measuring approximately 5.0 x 4.1 x 4.8 inches (WxHxD) and weighs approximately 2.1 pounds while also sporting a 10x optical zoom lens1, which facilitates shooting in confined spaces and environments that demand mobility.
The Canon XC15 4K UHD professional video camcorder is scheduled to be available in September 2016 for a list price of $3,000.00.* For more information, please visit usa.canon.com
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings.