Canon XC10 4K Camcorder real world review, is it better than a DSLR?

Canon XC10 4K Camcorder Real World Review, Is It Better Than A DSLR?

Canon XC10 at a glance:

  • 4K Wide-Angle 10x Zoom Lens with Image Stabilizer
  • 12 Megapixel One-Inch 4K-Compatible CMOS Image Sensor
  • DiG!C DV 5 Image Processor
  • XF-AVC Codec for 4K 30p and Full HD 60p
  • Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates
  • CFast 4K Recording Technology
  • Canon Log and Wide Dynamic Range Gamma
  • Image Settings Compatible with Cinema EOS Cameras
  • Compact and Ergonomic Design
Jared Polin (better known as FroKnowsPhoto) felt the pulse of Canon’s somewhat understated Canon XC10 camcorder. The main question for Polin is how the Canon XC10 compares to a DSLR, and if it suits better for some assignments.

It’s lightweight, has a killer IS system, and the quality is unlike any other at this price point. Not having to attempt to rack focus quickly on a moving subject (ie Jared) makes using this camera a breeze. The quality I’m getting out of this “c-type” camera could easily serve as my main camera. 4K at 305mbps at 4:2:2 in C-Log doesn’t get much better if you’re a filmmaker on a budget. Achieving that “cinematic” background blur is totally possible with this camera too, as long as you’re fully zoomed out with your subject and background having a decent amount of distance between them–I typically will stand back 25-50 feet from Jared if he’s talking to the camera. Read the review…

Jared Polin sums up his impression in the 14 minutes video below. Btw, the Canon XC10 saw a huge price drop and now is on sale at $1,999.

Why did Canon add 4K video to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II? (video interview)

Why Did Canon Add 4K Video To The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II? (video Interview)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In GPS, CFast & CF Card Slots

Amateur Photographer posted a shot interview with Canon’s David Parry, the main question being why there is 4K featured on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

[via Amateur Photographer]

Canon aids relief efforts following earthquakes in Kyushu, Japan

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TOKYO, April 18, 2016—Beginning on April 14, 2016, a series of earthquakes have struck Kumamoto and Oita prefectures on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, causing extensive destruction and loss of life. We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath.

While we realize that the road to recovery will be challenging and time-consuming, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.

To aid in the relief efforts for the earthquake victims, the Canon Group is making a donation of 10 million yen (approximately US$92,600) to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

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Currency translation based on exchange rate of US$1=JPY108.

A closer look at Canon’s COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 cine lens (video)

A Closer Look At Canon’s COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 Cine Lens (video)

Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4: Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm at a glance (taken from Adorama’s product page, pre-orders possible):

  • Covers 18-80mm Focal Length with Servo Control Capability: The lens is equipped with an electronic zoom that delivers smooth, quiet and stable zooming from high speed to low speed across the entire 18 80mm zoom range.
  • High-level 4K Optical Performance: Designed to fulfill contemporary 4K production standards, the lens provides superb optical performance with 4K support through the entire zoom range, from the center to the perimeter of the image.
  • No-step Iris Mechanism for Motion Picture Shooting: Smooth, no-step iris operation can be controlled manually or electronically. The iris can be closed at the minimum aperture.
  • Focus Breathing: Featuring zoom and focus mechanisms suitable for video shooting, the variance in angle of view during focusing is minimized
  • Newly Developed Servo Drive Unit: The newly developed servo drive unit allows you to control zoom, focus and iris over servo.
  • Compact and Lightweight: For Increased Mobility and Versatility
  • Autofocus Function: The lens is equipped with an ultrasonic motor (USM) to support Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) and the Dual Pixel Focus Guide.
  • Image Stabilization: Featuring optical-shift image stabilization, this lens provides strong IS from low to high frequencies to help enable stable shooting
  • EF Communication Functions Ideal for Video Shooting: The lens supports various EF communication functions via the electronic contacts of the EF mount

The folks at NewsShooter are at NAB 2016 and had a close look at Canon’s COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm lightweight cine zoom lens. Well, they were impressed. Watch the video below.

[via NewsShooter]