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Canon XC10 4K Hybrid Camera


Embracing Canon's class-leading image stabilisation technology and features a 10x zoom lens with a versatile 27.3 - 273mm focal range
  • Records 4K UHD on a Cfast 2.0 card
  • Canon Log and WideDR Gamme
  • 1080/60fps and 720p/120fps slow-motion
  • SD Card for stills capture
  • Perfect for flying on drones or hand-held gimbal

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In a nutshell
The Canon XC10 deliversmarket-leading image quality for a compact and ultra-portable camera. The XC10 is an entry-level video camcorder with the ability to shoot 4K 8-bit 4:2:2 colour space. With its slight and slender body, the Canon XC10 is perfect for unmanned aerial systems and 3-axis hand-held stabiliser gimbal like the DJI Ronin.

The XC10 features a 10x zoom lens with a versatile 27.3-273mm focal range, optimised for 4K shooting and embracing Canon's class-leading image stabilisation technology. You now have the freedom and flexibility to switch between fast action and close-ups without needing to change lenses. Live in the moment with the ability to move seemlessly from movie recording to still image with a simple click, and capture high quality images at 12MP or extract 8.29MP stills from 4K video recording.

In the hands
The perfect 'grab and go' camera, the Canon XC10 is an all-in-one pick-up-and-shoot camcorder, with no additional accessories required to capture high quality footage. In the hands, the camera is small, lightweight, and very comfortable to both hold and operate.

A handy rotation grip gives you comfort and convenience in a variety of shooting styles. The XC10 offers a range of customisable buttons right at your fingertips allowing you to tailor functions to your own needs. For easy viewing, the XC10 features a 7.66cm vari-angle touch LCD screen, giving a 100% field view coverage alongside direct access to the menu system. There's also the option of an optical loupe viewfinder that fits the LCD for more traditional shooting.

Ideal for
The Canon XC10 packs a whole bunch of impressive features into its lightweight & compact size. Shooting video and digital stills, the Canon XC10 delivers outstanding 4K quality to aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts. Incredibly versatile, with 5-axis in-camera body stabilisation (limited to full HD only), the XC10 is a joy to use for event shooters, wedding videographers and just about anytime when you need to operate the camera by hand in a run-and-gun situation.

Reaching up to 20,000 ISO, the Canon XC10 performs exceptionally in low light, with the built-in ND filters more than taking care of bright light conidtions.

Features you need to know about
The Canon XC10’s advanced imaging engine delivers breath-taking results, thanks to the combination of a specially-developed 1” CMOS sensor and the new Canon DIGIC DV5 image processor. This provides the high-speed and superb quality required to capture 4K video at a wide range variable bit rates.

Canon XC10 recording options seamlessly fit into workflows or productions with other Canon EOS cameras. You have the option of UHDTV standard recording (3840x2160) 4K to an internal CFast 2.0

Canon XC1O 4K Hybrid Camera Specifications

Sensor1-inch CMOS
SystemBayer pattern filter
Total pixels per sensor13.36MP
Effective pixels per sensorVideo Mode: 8.29MP (3840 x 2160); Stills mode: 12MP (4000 x 3000)
Minimum IlluminationAUTO MODE: PAL
50.00i: Approx. 5.32 lux (at 1/50 sec. shutter speed)
25.00p: Approx. 2.68 lux (at 1/25 sec. shutter speed)

50.00i/25.00p: Approx. 0.05 lux (1/2 sec. shutter speed)/td>
Horizontal Resolution1600 lines or more (4K recording), 800 or more (Full HD recording)

Zoom Ratio10x
Focal LengthVideo Mode: 8.9 - 89mm (27.3 - 273mm 35mm equivalent)
Still Mode: 4:3 - 241mm, / 3:2 - 25 - 250mm, / 16:9 - 27.3 - 273mm (approx.)
Minimum Focus Distance50cm across entire zoom range; approx. 8cm at wide macro setting
ND FilterYes, single density built-in. 1/8 (3-step) equivalent
Zoom ControlManual. 35mm conversion markers provided
Focus ControlAF, Face detection and tracking, Push AF, AiAF (Photo Mode) Manual focus ring
Touch Focus Function
Iris ControlAuto, Manual via control wheel
Aperture Rangef/2.8 - f/5.7 (W - T)
Filter Diameter58mm
Lens Elements / Groups12 Groups of 14 elements
Aperture Blades8 blade diaphragm, Mechanical shutter built in
Image Stabilisation SystemOptical (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation
Movie Mode IS options: Dynamic IS¹, Standard IS, Powered IS
Digital ZoomNo Digital Zoom. 2 x Digital Teleconverter via assignable button
Image Processor
Sampling AccuracyYCC 4:2:2
Bit Depth8-bit

Video Storage Media4K: CFAST 2.0™ card; Full HD / Photo: SD card (Class 10 recommended for 50Mbps)
CapacityDepends on card used
Recording TimeDepends on card capacity:
4K: CFAST 2.0™ 64GB approx. 25 min @ 305Mbps
Full HD 64GB SD card approx. 170 min @50Mbps
Recording File FormatMaterial eXchange Formact (MXF)
Recording FormatVideo format: XF-AVC
Compressed Format:MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Recording Frame Rate (PAL model)4K Recording: 305Mbps / 205Mbps at 25.00p
Full HD Recording: 50Mbps at 50.00p; 35Mbps at 50.00i / 25.00p
Slow / Fast MotionYes: 1/4x - 1200x speed¹. Frame rate is 25.00p
Interval RecordYes, Photo Mode only
Frame RecordNo
Pre Record (cache record)Yes, in Full HD mode to SD card only. 5 second pre-record time
Scan ReverseNo
HD->SD ConversionNo
Internal Data TransferNo
Photo Storage MediaSD card
Still Image Quality8.29 - 12Mp depending on format

Monitor Panel TypeCpacitive touch screen LCD
Size3-inch / 7.66cm
Dotsapprox. 1,030,000
Image Quality AdjustmentsBrightness, Backlight
AdjustableYes. 2-axis parallel hinge mechanism
Waveform MonitorNo
Focus AssistMagnification. Area selectable via touch screen
PeakingYes, Red, blue or yellow selectable
ZebraYes. 70% or 100%, selectable
MarkersYes. Horizontal or grid markers white or grey
SizeNo EVF. Optical loupe viewfinder attachment for LCD screen supplied
Inputs / Outputs
Audio InBuilt-in stereo microphone, 3.5mm stereo mini jack external microphone
Headphone Output3.5mm Stereo mini jack
Video Monitor OutputNo
HDMIYes. Output only
HDMI Video Output (Recording Mode)Colour Bars (HD output only)
Camera Mode: (Dependent on capabilities of external recording device)
305Mps/205Mbps: 3840x2160 (25.00P)
1920x1080 (50.00P/50.00i) 720 x 576: 50.00P
50 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 (50.00P/50.00i) 720 x 576: 50.00P
35 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 (50.00P/50.00i) 720 x 576: 50.00P
HDMI Video Output (Playback Mode)PAL
4K movie playback : 3840x2160/25.00P: 1920x1080/50.00P/50.00i
HD movie playback: 1920x1080/50.00P/50.00i
USBYes mini-B, Hi-speed, Output only
HD/SD-SDI OutputNo
Time CodeYes, via HDMI
Component OutNo
AV TerminalNo
DC InputYes
Remote Control TerminalNo
Colour BarsYes. PAL Model: EB/SMPTE. Can be output via HDMI
Tally LampYes
Accessory ShoeYes, Hotshoe with synch contact for Canon Speedlite
Custom KeyNo
Custom DialNo

Exposure MeteringMovie mode: Standard, spotlight, backlight
Photo mode: Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Compensation-2.0 - +2.0 stops in 1/3 stop increments (photos) and 1/4 stop increments (movies)
Auto Exposure ModeAUTO/Programmed AE (P)/Shutter-priority AE (Tv)/Aperture-priority (Av) / SCN (Portrait /Sports /Night Scene /Snow /Beach /Sunset /Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks)
Exposure LockYes (in compatible modes)
Auto Gain Control SettingYes
Auto Gain Control Limit28.5dB
ISO SensitivityMovie /Photo: ISO 160 - 20000
Movie Mode with Canon Log or Wide DR selected: 500 to 20000
Gain Setting0.0 - 42.0dB
At the fine gain setting: Any setting in a 0.5 increment between 0.0 dB and 42.0 dB
Movie Mode with Canon Log or Wide DR selected: 9.0 dB (8.5 dB at fine gain setting) to 42.0 dB

Control ModesManual, Shutter Priority AE (Tv), Auto Slow Shutter On/Off
Shutter SpeedMovie Mode: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/4-step increments)
Photo Mode: 0.5 sec., 0.4 sec., 0.3 sec., 1/4 - 1/2000 sec. (in 1/3-step increments)
Shutter AngleNo
Slow Shutter (SLS)Yes
Clear ScanNo
Infrared Shooting ModeNo
Built-in IR LampNo
Wireless LAN StandardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) / IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz band* )
*5GHz band not available in Qatar
Supported Wi-Fi FunctionsPhoto Mode: Playback (in browser) from SD card; Download and save images to user terminal device via web browser.
Supported Browser for Remote OperationInternet Explorer, Safari (iOS), Safari (Mac OS),
Android standard browser
Remote Operation Control FeaturesAperture, Focus, WB, Shutter Speed, ISO/Gain, Shooting Mode, Start/Stop Recording
Live View Image ResolutionCamera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
Authentication SystemsOpen/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
EncryptionWEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Auto White BalanceYes
White Balance: Preset6 Presets: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)
Shockless WBYes
WB Manual SettingSet 1, Set 2 (Default 5,500K)
Time Code: Countup SystemRegen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Time Code: Start Value Setting00:00:00:00, Set/Reset selectable
Audio RecordingLinear PCM (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz)
Audio Scene (Movies)Standard/Music/Festivals/Speech/Meetings/Forest
and Birds/Noise Suppression/Custom Setting*
(*) Custom setting cannot be selected in Auto mode.
Audio Settings (Movie Mode)Built-in Mic Wind Screen: Auto High/Auto Low/Off
Internal mic attenuator: Auto / On / Off
Built-in Mic Frequency: Response: Normal, low-range boosting, low-range cutting,
mid-range boosting, low and high-range boosting
Built-in Mic Directionality: Monaural / Normal / Wide / Zoom: MIC Att. Auto / On / Off : MIC Low Cut. On/Off: Audio limiter, On/Off: Audio compressor: High/Low/Off

DimensionsApprox. 125 x 102 x 122mm (body only)
Approx. 131 x 115 x 238mm (with viewfinder unit and lens hood)
Weight (Camera Only)Approx. 930g
Weight (Full Equipped)Approx. 104g (with lend hood, battery, CFast 2.0™ card and SD card)
Operating Temperature RangeApprox. 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
Approx. -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)


Specifications are given for PAL version of the camera. NTSC version available in appropriate regions.

Canon is an authorized licensee of the CFAST 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions

All specifications are subject to change without notice


Image stabilisation system - ¹ Dynamic IS not possible when recording in 4K or using Slow & Fast Motion mode.
Slow/Fast motion - ¹ Dynamic IS not possible when recording in 4K or using Slow & Fast Motion mode
Power Consumption - ¹ In 4K rec. mode 1/4 x and 1/2 x speed not possible to CFAS 2.0™ card. In Full HD to SD card, 1/4 x rec is 1280 x 720.
Continuous Recording Time - ¹ Recording time to CFAST 2.0™ card. 305Mbps, at 25.00p, PAL mode.
  • Camera body with fixed lens
  • Lens hood
  • (Loupe) Viewfinder unit
  • Remote Controller
  • Battery Pack LP-E6N
  • High speed HDMI cable (HTC100/S)
  • Compact power unit CA-570
  • AC Cable
  • Interface cable (IFC-300PCU/S)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Interface Cable (IFU-300PC/US)
  • Shoulder strap
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