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Canon high-quality 4K camcorder series launched at PhotoHub

The Canon 4K series of digital video camcorders capable of capturing both impressive 4K video and high-image-quality photographs, was recently launched at Metropolitan PhotoHub.

Targeting professional and advanced-amateur videographers, the camcorder is well suited for a wide range of applications, from the shooting of promotion videos and documentaries to news gathering shooting and use as a digital cinema sub-camera for scenes which require high level of shooting mobility.

The new XC10, which is the Canon 4K introductory model, employs a high-sensitivity 1.0-inch CMOS sensor, a 4K video lens offering 10x optical zoom, the high-performance DIGIC DV 5 imaging platform, and the proprietary XF-AVC video format.

The XC10 use Intra Frame 4K video compression format, which achieves a maximum 305 Mbps bit rate, delivering a high data-compression rate without sacrificing image quality. It also employs the Canon Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, making possible stunning video results with minimal overexposure and underexposure even in extremely bright and dark areas of the imaging area. It also has a slot for CFast 2.0 memory cards, a high-speed data-storage medium that enables the recording of 4K video without an external storage device.

The Canon XC10 incorporates an approximately 12.0-megapixel 1.0-inch CMOS sensor delivering a maximum ISO speed of 20000, and a mechanical shutter that eliminates rolling shutter skew even when capturing subjects moving at high speed. Furthermore, the 4K camcorder includes a 4K Frame Grab, which allows users to extract approximately 8.29-megapixel photographs from 4K video recorded at 30 frames per second.

It has an LCD monitor capable of tilting upwards by approximately 90 degrees and downwards by approximately 65 degrees, and a grip that can be rotated on its axis by approximately 90 degrees both upwards and downwards. The XC10's design allows users to shoot from a variety of perspectives and angles, supporting the capture of video in situations where a high level of mobility is essential.