Open to every opportunity, the XC10 is a compact, lightweight video and digital stills camera that brings professional 4K quality to aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts. Inheriting many of the Cinema EOS range’s features, the XC10 offers incredible recording versatility and is the ideal solution as a small, stand-alone camera for independent film makers or the perfect accompaniment as a supporting camera in larger productions.



Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1 Inch
Effective Pixels 8.29 Megapixels
Total Pixels 13.36 Megapixels
Minimum illumination AUTO MODE: PAL
50.00i: Approx. 5.32 lux (at 1/50 sec. shutter speed)
25.00P: Approx. 2.68 lux (at 1/25 sec. shutter speed)
Manual Mode, PAL
50.00i/25.00P: Approx. 0.05 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Horizontal Resolution 1600 lines or more (4K Recording), 800 or more (Full HD recording)


Processor Type DIGIC DV 5

Video System

Recording Medium 4K: CFast 2.0™ card; Full HD/Photo: SD card (Class 10 recommended for 50Mbps)
Max Recording Time* Depends on card capacity. 4K: CFast 2.0™ 64GB approx. 25 min @305Mbps. Full HD 64GB SD card approx. 170 min @50Mbps
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.)
Digital Zoom No Digital Zoom. 2 x Digital Teleconverter via assignable button
Maximum f/number f/2.8 - f/5.6
Minimum focusing distance 50cm across entire zoom range; approx. 8cm at wide macro setting
Image Stabilisation Yes
Image Stabilisation Type Optical (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation.
Movie Mode IS options: Dynamic IS¹, Standard IS, Powered IS
Filter diameter 58mm


Control AF, Face detection and tracking, Push AF, AiAF (Photo Mode) Manual focus ring
Touch Focus Function.

Exposure Control

Metering modes Movie mode: Standard, spotlight, backlight
Photo mode: Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
AE Lock Yes (in compatible modes)
Exposure Compensation -2.0 - +2.0 stops in 1/3 stop increments (photos) and 1/4 stop increments (movies)
ISO Sensitivity Movie /Photo: ISO 160 - 20000
Movie Mode with Canon Log or Wide DR selected: 500 to 20000


Shutter Speed Movie Mode: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/4-step increments)
Photo Mode: 0.5 sec., 0.4 sec., 0.3 sec., 1/4 - 1/2000 sec. (in 1/3-step increments)
Shutter Speed Slow Yes

Creative Features

Slow motion recording Yes: 1/4x - 1200x speed¹. Frame rate is 25.00P
Interval Recording Yes, Photo Mode only

White Balance

White Balance Settings Set 1, Set 2 (Default 5,500K)
Auto YES
Set/Preset 6 Presets: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)


Screen size No EVF. Optical loupe viewfinder attachment for LCD screen supplied


Screen Type Capacitive touch screen LCD
Vari-Angle Yes. 2-axis parallel hinge mechanism
Screen size 3-Inch /7.66cm
Screen Pixels 1,030,000 dotes
Manual adjustment Brightness, Backlight

Recording Mode

Pre REC Yes, in Full HD mode to SD card only. 5 Second pre-record time
Timecode Support Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
00:00:00:00, Set/Reset selectable

File Type

Movie File Type Material eXchange Format (MXF)
Video Format: XF-AVC. Compression Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Sound: Linear PCM (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz)
Movie File Size Colour Bars (HD output only)
Camera Mode: (Dependent on capabilities of external recording device)
305Mps/205Mbps: 3840x2160 (25.00P)
1920x1080 (50.00P/50.00i) 720 x 576: 50.00P
50 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 (50.00P/50.00i) 720 x 576: 50.00P

Wi-Fi Function

Wi-Fi Frequency 2.4GHz
5GHz band (IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11n Only)
wireless networking transmission methods IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n
Remote Control & Streaming Aperture, Focus, WB, Shutter Speed, ISO/Gain, Shooting Mode, Start/Stop Recording
Photo Mode: Playback (in browser) from SD card; Download and save images to user terminal device via web browser.
Playback via Browser Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160

Other Features

Metadata Tag GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Accessory shoe Yes, Hotshoe with synch contact for Canon Speedlite


Headphone 3.5mm Stereo mini jack
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone, 3.5mm stereo mini jack external microphone
USB Yes mini-B, Hi-speed, Output only
HDMI Yes. Output only


Storage Type Photo: SD card (Class 10 recommended for 50Mbps)

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment Approx. 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
Approx. -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 125x102x122mm (body only)
Approx. 131x115x238mm (with viewfinder unit and lens hood)
Camera Weight 930g (camera only)
1040g (with lens hood, battery, CFast 2.0™ card and SD card)
Barcode 4549292040517
Image Stabilisation ¹ Dynamic IS not possible when recording in 4K or using Slow & Fast Motion mode

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