The Canon XC15 features a 1″ 12MP CMOS sensor can capture up to UHD 4K resolution at up to 29.97 fps and 1080p at up to 59.94 fps.
It has a 10x Optical zoom 8.9 to 89mm zoom lens with an f/2.8 to f/5.6 aperture. This provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode.
The lens offers separate focus and zoom rings and auto and manual focus controls.
- Integrated f/2.8 to f/5.6, 8.9 to 89mm, 10x optical zoom lens with an ND filter
- DIGIC DV 5 Image Processor
- Separate focus and zoom rings
- Auto and manual focus controls
- Supports both CFast and SD cards
- 3″ LCD Display
- Detachable viewfinder
- 720p high-frame rate recording
- 160 to 20,000 ISO range
- Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma
- 24p mode for both 4K (at 305 Mb/s, like in C300 Mk II) and 1080p video
- Waveform Monitor display
- Three new shutter speeds matching the C300 Mk II for flicker reduction
- Highlight Priority, a new gamma that provides the same effects as HDR
- Operation lock for when operating the camera with cross keys
The XC15 supports both CFast and SD cards. It records 4K video to CFast cards in an MXF wrapper at up to 305 Mb/s in an H.264-based, IntraFrame, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec. 1080p video is recorded on SD cards at up to 50 Mb/s in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec, also in an MXF wrapper. S
till images are also stored to SD cards. Keeping 4K video separate from 1080p video and still images helps avoid data mix-ups.
The XC15 comes with the MA-400 microphone adapter, which connects to an XLR audio input. Shoe-mountable from two different positions and offers an external mic holder.
With the added XLR input, menu options have also been added to the XC15 and many existing ones revised for pro applications.
Among the new menu options, you’ll find internal mic trimming, mic low-cut, and internal mic sensitivity.
New looks have been added as well for movies and still photos.