Canon XC10 Specifications



1-Inch CMOS


Bayer pattern filter

Total pixels per sensor


Effective pixels per sensor

Video Mode: 8.29MP (3840 x 2160); Stills mode: 12MP (4000 x 3000)

Minimum illumination


50.00i: Approx. 5.32 lux (at 1/50 sec. shutter speed)

25.00P: Approx. 2.68 lux (at 1/25 sec. shutter speed)

Manual Mode, PAL

50.00i/25.00P: Approx. 0.05 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Horizontal Resolution

1600 lines or more (4K Recording), 800 or more (Full HD recording)

Zoom ratio


Focal length

Video Mode: 8.9 - 89mm (27.3-273mm 35mm equivalent)

Stills Mode: 4:3 - 24.1 -241mm,/ 3:2 - 25 - 250mm, /16:9 - 27.3 - 273mm (approx.)

Minimum focus distance

50cm across entire zoom range; approx. 8cm at wide macro setting

ND filter

Yes, single density built-in. 1/8 (3-step) equivalent

Zoom control

Manual. 35mm conversion markers provided

Focus control

AF, Face detection and tracking, Push AF, AiAF (Photo Mode) Manual focus ring

Touch Focus Function.

Iris control

Auto, manual via control wheel

Aperture range

f/2.8 - f/5.6 (W-T)

Filter diameter


Lens elements/groups

12 Groups of 14 elements

Aperture blades

8 blade diaphragm. Mechanical shutter built in.

Image stabilization system

Optical (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation.

Movie Mode IS options: Dynamic IS¹, Standard IS, Powered IS

Digital zoom

No Digital Zoom. 2 x Digital Teleconverter via assignable button



Sampling accuracy

YCC 4:2:2

Bit depth



Video storage media

4K: CFast 2.0™ card, VPG130 supported; Full HD/Photo: SD card (Class 10 recommended for 50Mbps)


Depends on card used

Recording time

Depends on card capacity. 4K: CFast 2.0™ 64GB approx. 25 min @305Mbps.

Full HD 64GB SD card approx. 170 min @50Mbps

Recording file format

Material eXchange Format (MXF)

Recording format

Video Format: XF-AVC. Compression 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 motion

Yes: 1/4x - 1200x speed¹. Frame rate is 25.00P

Interval Record

Yes, Photo Mode only

Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

Yes, in Full HD mode to SD card only. 5 Second pre-record time

Scan Reverse


HD->SD conversion


Internal Data Transfer


Photo storage media

SD card

Still Image quality

8.29 - 12Mp depending on format


Monitoring Panel Type

Capacitive touch screen LCD


3-Inch /7.66cm


approx. 1,030,000

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, Backlight


Yes. 2-axis parallel hinge mechanism

Waveform Monitor


Focus Assist

Magnification. Area selectable via touch screen


Yes, Red, blue or yellow selectable


Yes. 70% or 100%, selectable


Yes. Horizontal or grid markers white or grey


No EVF. Optical loupe viewfinder attachment for LCD screen supplied

Audio in

Built-in stereo microphone, 3.5mm stereo mini jack external microphone

Headphone output

3.5mm Stereo mini jack

Video monitor output



Yes. 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)


4K movie playback : 3840x2160/25.00P: 1920x1080/50.00P/50.00i


HD movie playback: 1920x1080/50.00P/50.00i



Yes mini-B, Hi-speed, Output only

HD/SD-SDI output


Time code

Yes, via HDMI



Component out


AV terminal


DC input


Remote Control Terminal


Colour Bars

Yes. PAL Model: EB/SMPTE. Can be output via HDMI

Tally lamp


Accessory shoe

Yes, Hotshoe with synch contact for Canon Speedlite

Custom key


Custom Dial



Exposure metering

Movie 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 mode

AUTO/Programmed AE (P)/Shutter-priority AE (Tv)/Aperture-priority (Av) / SCN (Portrait /Sports /Night Scene /Snow /Beach /Sunset /Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks)

Exposure Lock

Yes (in compatible modes)

Auto Gain Control setting


Auto Gain Control limit


ISO Sensitivity

Movie /Photo: ISO 160 - 20000

Movie Mode with Canon Log or Wide DR selected: 500 to 20000

Gain setting

0.0 - 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 Modes

Manual, Shutter Priority AE (Tv), Auto Slow Shutter On/Off

Shutter speed

Movie 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 Angle


Slow Shutter (SLS)


Clear Scan


Infrared shooting mode


Built-in IR lamp


Wireless LAN standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) / IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz band* )

*5GHz band not available in Qatar

Supported Wi-Fi Functions

Photo Mode: Playback (in browser) from SD card; Download and save images to user terminal device via web browser.

Supported Browser for Remote Operation

Internet Explorer, Safari (iOS), Safari (Mac OS),

Android standard browser

Remote Operation Control Features

Aperture, Focus, WB, Shutter Speed, ISO/Gain, Shooting Mode, Start/Stop Recording

Live view image Resolution

Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160

Authentication Systems




GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)




6 Presets: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)

Shockless WB


Manual setting

Set 1, Set 2 (Default 5,500K)

Countup system

Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)

Start value setting

00:00:00:00, Set/Reset selectable


Linear PCM (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz)

Audio Scene (Movies)


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



Lens hood, (Loupe) Viewfinder Unit, Remote Controller (RC-6), Battery Pack LP-E6N, High Speed HDMI Cable (HTC100/S), Compact Power unit CA-570, AC Cable, Interface Cable (IFC-300PCU/S), Shoulder Strap


Canon Battery Charger LC-E6/LC-E6E

GPS receiver GP-E2,

Canon Speedlites (270EX II, 320EX (with video light), 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX-RT) - 2nd curtain synchronisation and wireless functions not supported,

Canon PROTECT Filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58 mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58 mm

Battery Type

LP-E6N Battery Pack

Power Consumption

Approx. Max. Recording: 6.0W²/Playback: 4.1W

Continuous Recording Time

Approx.: 110 mins (maximum) / 75 mins(typical)³



Approx. 125x102x122mm (body only)

Approx. 131x115x238mm (with viewfinder unit and lens hood)

Weight (camera only)

Approx. 930g

Weight (fully equipped)

Approx. 1040g (with lens hood, battery, CFast 2.0™ card and SD card)

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 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


¹ Dynamic IS not possible when recording in 4K or using Slow & Fast Motion mode

¹ Dynamic IS not possible when recording in 4K or using Slow & Fast Motion mode

¹ In 4K rec. mode 1/4 x and 1/2 x speed not possible to CFast 2.0 ™ card. In Full HD to SD card, 1/4 x rec is 1280 x 720.

¹ Recording time to CFast 2.0™ card. 305Mbps, at 25.00P, PAL mode

Compact creativity: a unique 4K and stills solution

Creative and versatile the XC10 captures stunning 4K/Full HD 4:2:2 video and high quality 12MP stills in a compact, lightweight and easy-to-use camera with a 10x zoom lens, optical image stabilisation and WiFi remote control.


    Introducing the XC10

    Capture stunning 4K and Full HD video

    Capture stunning 4K and FullHD video

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    Shoot superb high-resolution, low-noise images

    The XC10’s large 1.0-inch Canon CMOS sensor is optimised to deliver high-resolution, high-sensitivity, low-noise images when shooting both movies and photos. Beautifully shallow depth-of-field increases your range of creative expression.

    Full control

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    Capture 4K footage at 305Mbps/4:2:2

    Enjoy an extensive range of high quality creative shooting options with the highly versatile XF-AVC H.264 codec. Shoot stunning 4K video at up to 305Mbps/4:2:2/8-bit for easy integration into existing 4K workflows or capture high quality, long duration Full HD movies at 50Mbps/4:2:2/8-bit.

    Advanced Full HD image processing

    Over Sampling HD Processing is an advanced debayering algorithm for image processing that effectively utilises the abundant powers of 4K image capture in Full HD recording. The camera captures a 4K image, the RGB channels are separated into three individual 8 megapixel 4K signals and the 4K RGB signals are then multiplexed and scaled down internally into a Full HD (1920x1080) signal. This improves the perceived resolution and allows you to record a significantly cleaner Full HD image.


    12 stops of Dynamic Range with Canon Log Gamma

    For maximum freedom in post-production the built-in Canon Log Gamma captures the maximum range of tones, providing up to 12 stops of Dynamic Range. Widening the Dynamic Range by up to 12 stops enables the extremes of highlight and shadow details to be recorded, thus extending the scope of colour grading.

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    Capture moving subjects more accurately

    Thanks to using Canon’s DIGIC DV5 processor the XC10 has significantly more processing capability than the previous processor, enabling high bit rate 4K movies to be recorded, together with support for Canon Log Gamma and many other key camera functions.


    Versatility and flexibility for maximum creativity


    High-resolution stills and 4K movie frame grabs

    Capture beautiful, high-resolution 12 Megapixel still images with ease and decide how they will appear and be recorded by selecting one of a variety of different ′look′ settings and adjustment functions. You can also extract and save the best frames from a 4K movie by frame grabbing 8.29 Megapixel stills.

    Cover all angles: versatile mounting and shooting

    With its compact body the XC10 allows for easy mounting in small, high and remote places. Weighing just 930g (body only) the camera is ideal for use with drones, for shooting high quality 4K aerial footage, or with lightweight shoulder rigs.


    Built-in 10x zoom IS lens for optimised 4K capture

    The XC10 is fitted with a built-in 10x optical zoom lens – 27.3-273mm f/2.8-5.6 optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent, and in still mode is 25-250mm) – that’s optimised for 4K capture. The lens has separate manual control rings for focus and zoom selection and features a combined optical and electronic image stabilisation system for smooth, steady images when shooting handheld or on the move (electronic image stabilisation is not available in all shooting modes).




    Superb performance in any light

    Capture low-noise footage in all kinds of challenging situations thanks to a high ISO of up to 20,000 that delivers enhanced sensitivity and excellent low-light performance. A built-in ND filter further improves exposure control in bright light or when a wider aperture is required.

    Slow and fast motion recording modes

    Increase your creative options with high quality slow motion recording down to 1/4 speed (HD movies) or capture fast motion up to the highest speed of 1200x (up to 4K movies).


    Ease-of-use and fast workflow solutions

    Record 4K and Full HD video or 12MP stills internally

    Record stunning high bit rate 4K movies to an internal CFast 2.0™ memory card benefiting from the VPG130 standard, which guarantees a sustained write speed of at least 130Mbps*. Full HD video and 12-megapixel stills can be recorded to a separate SD memory card. Utilise the abundant powers of 4K image capture in Full HD recording, with higher quality and significantly cleaner results, thanks to Oversampling HD processing.

    • Canon is an authorised licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions.
    * May require a firmware update. More…


    Compact, ergonomic design for ease of shooting

    Compact and lightweight the ergonomically designed XC10 features a rotating handgrip and a large, vari angle LCD panel so you can easily shoot from a wide variety of angles. A high quality, capacitive, touch screen allows easy access and control of shooting modes and menus. For more comfortable eye-level shooting, or when shooting in bright light, a loupe viewfinder is included.



    New XF-AVC format for easy integration

    The newly developed and highly versatile Canon XF-AVC 4K capable file format uses the efficient H.264 codec and is easily integrated into existing workflows, thus further increasing efficiency in post-production.


    Wi-Fi remote control

    The XC10’s built in Wi-Fi enables you to control the camera remotely via a web browser, smartphone or tablet – it’s ideal for when shooting from a drone or when you’re placing cameras in awkward places.


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    • Canon is an authorised licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions.
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