• XC 15

1.0 inch-type large format 12MP CMOS sensor

4K UHD TV format recording on new 24p mode as well as 25p

Full HD recording up to 50p

Canon Log and Wide Dynamic Range supported

Slow & Fast Motion recording

Full 4K UHD video output preview and playback

Highlight priority mode

Built-in Wi-Fi

Microphone Adapter MA-400 with XLR terminal x2 included

Compact and lightweight with a 12-megapixel, 1.0 inch-type CMOS sensor, this digital video camcorder is capable of recording in the broadcasting industry’s standard 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) format.

Professional dual XLR audio

Waveform Monitor

Canon Log and Wide Dynamic Range

Microphone Adapter MA-400 is included with XC15, and has two XLR input terminals that allow attachment to XLR-compatible external microphones. This results in high quality audio recordings, with no recording noise where different input source settings such as volume can be differentiate for each terminal (CH1/CH2) The 3.0 inch, 1.03 million-dot LCD monitor supports the display of a waveform monitor on its exposure setting screen, making it possible to check the status of input signals even in light conditions that make the display difficult to see, such as during outdoor shoots. This makes it extremely handy on the set, especially when synchronizing the exposure settings with the footage on the main camera. The XC15 features the Canon Log mode, which has proven to be effective on cinema production sets and which makes easier to carry out detailed adjustments for highlights and shadows in post. There is also the Wide DR (Wide Dynamic Range) mode, which boasts a dynamic range almost as broad as that of Canon Log, effectively prevents blowouts and black crush, and achieves natural-looking gradations. Besides these settings, the movie gamma “Look” modes from the EOS C300 Mark II have also been newly added, enabling more efficient post-production in instances where the XC15 is used as a sub-camera. Also available in-camera, Highlight Priority mode helps prevent the loss of detail in high-brightness areas by reducing the mid to high-brightness compression levels of the standard gamma mode - thereby achieving an effect similar to HDR.
Image Sensor  
Sensor 1.0 Type CMOS
System Bayer pattern filter
Total pixels per sensor 13.36MP (4224 x 3164)
Effective pixels per sensor Video Mode: approx. 8.29MP (3840 x 2160)
Stills mode: approx. 12MP (4000 x 3000)
Minimum illumination AUTO MODE: PAL 50.00i: Approx. 5.32lux (at 1/50sec. shutter speed)
25.00P: Approx. 2.68lux (at 1/25sec. shutter speed)
Manual Mode PAL 50.00i / 25.00P: Approx. 0.05lux (shutter speed 1/2sec.)
Horizontal Resolution 1700 lines or more (4K Recording), 900 lines or more (Full HD recording)
Lens  
Zoom ratio 10x optical
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 58mm
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
Image Processor  
Type DIGIC DV 5
Sampling accuracy YCC 4:2:2 (4K or Full HD, XF-AVC/MXF)
Bit depth 8-bit
Recording  
Video storage media 4K: CFast 2.0™ card
Full HD / Photo: SD card (Class 10 recommended for 50Mbps)
Capacity Depends on card used
Recording time Depends on card capacity. 4K: CFast 2.0TM 64GB approx. 25mins. @ 305Mbps.
Full HD 64GB SD card approx. 170mins. @ 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) CFast 2.0™ Card: 4K (3840 x 2160) Recording; 25.00P / 24.00P (305Mbps or 205Mbps)
Full HD Recording (1920 x 1080) 50Mbps: 50.00P; 35Mbps at 50.00i / 25.00P / 24.00P
HDMI Out: 4K (3840 x 2160) Recording; 25.00P / 24.00P (305Mbps or 205Mbps)
Full HD Recording (1920 x 1080) 50Mbps: 50.00P; 35Mbps at 50.00i / 25.00P / 24.00P
1280 x 720: 50 / 35 Mbps; 100P
Slow / Fast motion Yes: 1/4x - 1200x speed2. Frame rate 25.00P
Interval Record Yes, Photo Mode only
Frame Record No.
Pre Record (cache record) Yes, in Full HD mode to SD card only. 5 Second pre-record time
Scan Reverse No
HD->SD conversion No
Internal Data Transfer No
Photo storage media SD card
Still quality 8.29 - 12MP depending on format
System  
Monitor Panel  
Monitoring Panel Type Capacitive touch screen LCD
Size 3 inch / 7.66cm
Dots approx. 1,030,000
Image quality adjustments Brightness, Backlight
Adjustable Yes. 2-axis parallel hinge mechanism
Waveform Monitor Yes
View Assist Function Yes, when High Brightness Priority selected in CP menu
Focus Assist Magnification. Area selectable via touch screen
Peaking Yes, Red, blue or yellow selectable
Zebra Yes. 70% or 100%, selectable
Markers Yes. Horizontal or grid markers white or grey
EVF  
Size No EVF. Optical loupe viewfinder attachment for LCD screen supplied
Inputs / Output  
Audio in Built-in stereo microphone, 3.5mm stereo mini jack external microphone,
2 x XLR via Microphone Adapter MA-400
Audio Connection Canon 13-pin connector for Microphone Adapter MA-400
Headphone output 3.5mm Stereo mini jack
Video monitor output No
HDMI Yes. Output only
HDMI Video Output (Playback Mode) PAL
4K movie playback: 3840 x 2160 / 25.00P; 1920 x 1080 / 50.00P / 50.00i; 720 x 576 / 50.00P
HD movie playback: 1920 x 1080 / 50.00P / 50.00i; 720 x 576 / 50.00P
USB Yes mini-B, Hi-speed, Output only
HD/SD-SDI output No
Time code Yes, via HDMI
Genlock No
Component out No
AV terminal No
DC input Yes
Remote Control Terminal No
Colour Bars Yes. PAL Model: EBU / SMPTE. Can be output via HDMI
Misc  
Tally lamp Yes
Accessory shoe Yes, Coldshoe
Custom key No
Custom Dial No
Shooting functions  
Exposure  
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)
Custom Picture Settings Video Mode: Standard, Cinema EOS Std., Neutral, Production Camera, Color Matrix off, Canon Log, EOS Std., Wide DR, Cinema EOS Std., high-brightness priority, user settings (1/2)
Photo Mode: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Fidelity setting, Sepia, Monochrome, Clear, Autumn Leaves, user settings (1/2)
Auto Exposure mode AUTO / Programmed AE (P) / Shutter-priority AE (Tv) / Aperture-priority (Av) / Manual Exposure (M) / SCN (Portrait / Sports / Night Scene / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks)
Exposure Lock Yes (in compatible modes)
Auto Gain Control setting Yes.
Auto Gain Control limit 28.5dB
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 0.0dB and 42.0dB
Movie Mode with Canon Log or Wide DR selected: 9.0dB (8.5dB at fine gain setting) to 42.0dB
Shutter speed  
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 1/2000sec. (in 1/4-step increments)
Photo Mode: 0.5sec., 0.4sec., 0.3sec., 1/4 - 1/2000sec. (in 1/3-step increments)
Shutter Angle Yes
Slow Shutter (SLS) Yes
Clear Scan No
Infrared  
Infrared shooting mode No
Built-in IR lamp No
Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications  
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 Open / WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Encryption WEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Latitude / Longitude / Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
White balance  
Auto Yes
Preset 6 Presets: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)
Shockless WB Yes
Manual setting Set 1, Set 2 (Default 5,500K)
Time code  
Countup system Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Start value setting "00:00:00:00", Set / Reset selectable
Audio  
Recording Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48kHz)
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
Accessories  
Supplied Lens hood, (Loupe) Viewfinder Unit, Microphone Adapter MA-400 , Battery Pack LP-E6N, High Speed HDMI Cable (HTC100/S), Compact Power unit CA-945, Unit Cable UN5, AC Cable, Interface Cable (IFC-300PCU/S), Shoulder Strap
Optional Canon Battery Charger LC-E6 / LC-E6E, Remote Controller (RC-6)
GPS receiver GP-E2, Canon DM-E1 Microphone, Unit Cable UN-5 / UN-10
Canon PROTECT Filter 58mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58mm
Battery  
Battery Type LP-E6N (7.2v, 1865mAh) supplied
Power Consumption Approx. Max. Recording: 6.0W3 / Playback: 4.1W
Continuous Recording Time Approx.: 110mins. (maximum) / 75mins. (typical)
Miscellaneous  
Dimensions Approx. 128 x 102 x 122mm (body only)
Approx. 132 x 221 x 238mm (with viewfinder unit, MA400 and lens hood)
Weight (camera only) Approx. 955g Body Only, approx 1590g fully equipped
Weight (fully equipped) Approx. 1040g (with lens hood, battery, CFast 2.0™ card and SD card)
Operating Temperature range Approx. 0 to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
Approx. -5 to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)