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The Canon XC15 isn’t really a replacement for the Canon XC10, but rather another level in the all-in-one hybrid camcorder arena. Key features include:

  • 1-inch type, 8.29MP CMOS sensor

  • 27.4-273mm f/2.8-5.6 10x Optical Zoom Lens

  • Capture UHD 4K up to 30p using CFast or HD up to 60p using SD

  • IS, built-in ND filter, and professional audio inputs

What’s the Diff? So, what separates this camera from its little brother, the XC10? The Canon XC15 adds professional-grade audio capabilities, expanded gamma settings, true 24p recording, and expanded exposure assists to the XC10’s already-strong feature set.

Same Sensor and 10x Zoom Lens. The use of a 1-inch CMOSsensor helps lend this camera its diminutive physical size, yet offers great low-light performance with an ISO range of 160-20,000. Its 27.3-273mm f/2.8-5.6 equivalent lens covers just about everything you’d need. There’s both optical and digital image stabilization to help prevent camera shake when extended, and dedicated zoom and focus rings akin to a typical DSLR lens. However, please note it is a manual zoom with no servo option.

Capture Professional Audio. The XC15 uses the MA400 shoe-mounted XLR adapter, which adds two phantom-powered XLRs, line/mic level switching, and physical gain controls. This configuration is similar to that of the higher-end Cinema EOS cameras.

Expanded Gamma Settings. Refined gamma settings put the image from the XC15 even closer to Cinema EOSstandards, making it an excellent B-Camera choice to the C300 Mark II and C100 Mark II. Choose between Cannon Log, a production camera setting, and even EOS standard to match with Canon DSLRs.

True 24p. It’s now possible to record at true 24p—rather than the XC10’s 23.98 standard—in both 1080 and 4K. This can prove helpful for effects and graphics-driven work. The XC15 has the same the bit rate and frame rate as the C300 Mark II, making standardization even easier.

Waveform. A built-in waveform monitor makes exposure much easier, even in difficult viewing conditions.

Q & A

Which memory card type is required for each recording format?



Sensor Size 1.0" CMOS (16 mm diagonally)
Processor DIGIC DV 5
Effective Pixels Movies: Approx. 8.29 million 
Photos: Approx. 12 million
Lens 8.9 to 89 mm f/2.8 - 5.6 10x Optical Zoom Lens 
35mm Equivalent Movie Mode: 27.3 to 273 mm 
35mm Equivalent Photo Mode: 24.1 to 241 mm 
8-blade iris diaphragm
Shutter Equipped with mechanical shutter (still photos only)
ISO 160-20000
Gain 0.0 - 42 dB
ND Filter 1 internal unit, can be switched on/off
Shake Correction Optical + Electronic assist
LCD Monitor 3" (7.6 cm) VGA+ 
Approx. 1.03 million dot (3:2 aspect ratio) 
Electrostatic capacitance-type touch panel 
Video Capture Ultra HD 4K: 
3840 x 2160 at 29.97p/24.00p/23.98p 
305 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/29.97p/59.94p/59.94i 
50 Mbps at 59.94p 
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
Photo Capture 4000 x 3000, 12 MP (4:3) / 640 x 480 (VGA) 
4000 x 2664, approx. 10.66 MP (3:2) 
3840 x 2160, approx. 8.29 MP (16:9) 

Interval Capture: Yes (choose from 5sec/10sec/30sec/1min/10min intervals)
Recording Media One CFast card slot, one SD card slot 
4K: CFast cards 
1080p/still photos: SD cards
Input/Output HDMI output 
USB port (high-speed) 
Mic input 
XLR input (when using MA-400 mic adapter) 
Headphone jack 
DC-jack (supports CA-945 power adapter)
Battery LP-E6N included (7.2 V, 1865 mAh)
Wi-Fi 5 GHz / 2.4 GHz Dual Band
Accessory Shoe Cold shoe
Flash Not supported
Dimensions Approx. 5 x 4.2 x 4.8" (12.8 x 10.6 x 12.2 cm) (standalone) 

Approx. 5.2 x 8.7 x 9.4" (13.2 x 22 x 24 cm) (including finder, hood, and microphone adapter)
Weight Approx. 2 lb (1 kg) (standalone)

Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder

58mm Front Lens Cap

AC Adapter - Canon CA-945 / 946

Battery - Canon LP-E6N

Camera Strap

Charger - Canon LC-E6

Charger - Polarized Cable

Hood - Canon XC10

Video Support - Canon MA-400 Mic Adapter

Video Support - Canon Mic Mount

Video Support - Canon UN-5 Unit Cable

Video Support - Canon XC10 Viewfinder

Video Support - Canon XC10 Viewfinder Cap