More specs and details about the Canon XC10, a camcorder with a fixed lens and 4K video recording capabilities, have been leaked on the web ahead of the device’s official announcement.
Canon is willing to bet seriously on 4K technology. Recently, the rumor mill has revealed that the Japan-based company is working on a fixed-lens 4K camcorder, while a new type of DSLR camera is coming soon with a 1-inch-type sensor and 4K shooting in order to compete against the Panasonic GH4.
Now that the name of the fixed-lens 4K camcorder is out in the open, it is time to learn some more Canon XC10 specs and details ahead of its purported announcement in early 2015, courtesy of a trusted source.
Leaked Canon XC10 specs reveal that the camcorder will compete against the Sony PXW-X70
Canon’s upcoming camcorder has a clear rival, too, just like its unnamed Panasonic GH4 competitor. On this occasion, the company is focusing on Sony and the PXW-X70, a compact camcorder with a 1-inch-type BSI Exmor R image sensor, which will get a 4K upgrade in the near future.
In order to have a fighting chance against this device, Canon will also put a 1-inch-type sensor into the XC10, but the camcorder will be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution right from the start.
Moreover, the price of the camcorder will be situated around the price videographers have to pay for the Sony PXW-X70, which is available for around $2,300 at Amazon
Canon will announce the XC10 4K fixed-lens camcorder at a consumer-centric event
While the Canon XC10 specs list is definitely on par with the Sony X70’s feature sheet, it seems like the design of the camcorder will be different from the one found in its counterpart.
Just like it has been previously reported, it appears that the design of the XC10 will be inspired by the first version of the EOS C100 camcorder. However, the new shooter will be smaller, as it will be aimed at consumers instead of professional videographers.
As a result, the device is likelier to become official at a consumer-targeted event, such as CES 2015 or CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, instead of the NAB Show 2015, as previously reported.
The Canon XC10 fixed-lens camcorder will meet the general public in early 2015. Until then, stay tuned to Camyx to find out the latest details as they become available!