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Canon XC15
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    Preorder at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278108-REG/canon_1456c002_xc15_4k_professional_camcorder.html

    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

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  • Looks like same lens (maybe improved somehow, but same aperture, focal range), added XLRs, hopefully added more buttons (iso/iris) to back of grip, hopefully they improved manual focus control, added Dual pixel AF. This is all they need to do to make it the best it can be. It is what it is - a great b-roll cam and/or narrative cam if you don't need shallow DOF. Low-light was respectable in first gen, if they improve in 4k mode (useable above 3200) that would be awesome.

  • My first time using a canon camera for an extended period of time was the XC10 for a wedding shoot and I was pleasantly surprised. If they fix the aperture to something constant, more ND options, fix that poor implementation of an EVF on the XC10 and add their DPAF, I will buy at least one. Skin tone, dynamic range and IQ is quite great. So I am excited to see what the new upgrade is going to bring.

    Edit, maybe no constant aperture. Just looked at those pictures closely

  • Sure, no constant aperture.

  • I wasn't impressed with the XC10, but nonetheless I am curious. Slowish lens is kind of a bummer...how hard would it be to simply sell it with a standard mount?

  • Announcement tomorrow

  • Nothing special:

    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.

    See first post for more.

  • @paglez

    yep.

    I updated first post, so removed link.

  • meh. Can I just say meh. Also "ideal as a B camera" is just so pedestrian.

  • Wow Canon aka Cannot, can't do anything right. Add DPAF at least. Sony can do constant 2.8 lens on the RX why can't canon. Time to start looking into FS5 just to tell Canon F U too.