Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder



  • HDMI Output: Yes
  • Recording Media: CFast 2.0, SD card
  • SDI Output: No
  • Video Resolution: 4K
  • Lens Mount: Integrated Zoom Lens
  • Sensor Resolution (Mega Pixels): 12MP
  • Sensor Size: 1 inch
  • XLR Audio Input: Yes

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The Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder is compact and discrete featuring 4K UHD/Full HD internal video recording with professional XLR audio that is easy to use, with footage that can be seamlessly integrated with other professional Cinema EOS cameras.


The Canon XC15 features a 1" 12MP CMOS sensor capable of capturing up to Ultra HD 4K resolutions at up to 25 fps and 1080p at up to 60p, and an integrated f/2.8 - 5.6, 8.9 to 89mm zoom lens, which has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode. The camera has separate focus and zoom rings and offers auto and manual focus controls. The XC15 supports both CFast and SD cards like the XC10 did. 4K video records to CFast cards in an MXF wrapper at up to 305 Mbps in an H.264-based, IntraFrame, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec; while 1080p video writes to SD cards at up to 50 Mbps in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec, also in an MXF wrapper. Still images are also written to SD cards. Keeping 4K video separate from 1080p and stills will help avoid data mix-ups.


The XC15 comes with the MA-400 microphone adapter and features an XLR audio input supporting the adapter. The MA-400 was originally designed for the C300 Mk II and is geared toward single-user applications such as run-and-gun news gathering. It's shoe-mountable from two different positions and offers an external mic holder.


Highlighted Features:

  • XLR audio input for MA-400 microphone adapter
  • Includes MA-400 microphone adapter
  • New and revised menu options such as internal mic trimming
  • New looks for movies and still photos
  • Movie looks incorporated from the C300 Mk II
  • 24p mode for both 4K (at 305 Mbps, like in C300 Mk II) and 1080p video
  • Waveform Monitor display
  • Three new shutter speeds matching the C300 Mk II for flicker reduction
  • Scale display based on 1/24 sec shutter speeds in following with the 23.98 sequence
  • Shutter speed display can be switched to a shutter angle display
  • Highlight Priority, a new gamma that provides the same effects as HDR
  • Rules can be assigned to file names and metadata after filming
  • Operation lock for when operating the camera with cross keys


Standard Features:

  • Upgraded follow-up to the XC10, enhanced for a more professional audio/video workflow
  • 1" 12MP CMOS sensor
  • Captures up to UHD 4K at up to 25 fps and 1080p at up to 50p
  • Integrated f/2.8 - 5.6, 8.9 - 89mm, 10x optical zoom lens with an ND filter
  • DIGIC DV 5 Image Processor
  • Separate focus and zoom rings
  • Auto and manual focus controls
  • Supports both CFast and SD cards
  • 3" LCD Display
  • Detachable viewfinder
  • 720p high-frame rate recording
  • 160 to 20,000 ISO range
  • Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma


Sensor1.0 Type CMOS
SystemBayer pattern filter
Total pixels per sensor13.36 MP (4224 x 3164)
Effective pixels per sensorVideoMode: approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160);
Stillsmode: approx.12 MP (4000 x 3000)
Minimum illuminationAUTO 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 Resolution1700 lines or more (4K Recording),
900 lines or more (Full HD recording)
Zoom ratio10x optical
Focal lengthVideoMode: 8.9 –89 mm
(27.3 -273 mm, 35 mm equivalent)StillsMode: 4:3 -24.1-241mm,/ 3:2 -25 –250 mm, /
16:9 -27.3 –273 mm (approx.)
Minimum focus distance50 cm across entire zoom range; approx. 8 cm at wide
macro setting
ND filterYes, single density built-in. 1/8 (3-step) equivalent
Zoom controlManual. 35 mm conversion markers provided
Focus controlAF, Face detection and tracking, Push AF, AiAF
(Photo Mode) Manual focus ring
Touch Focus Function.
Iris controlAuto, manual via control wheel
Aperture rangef/2.8 -f/5.6 (W-T)
Filter diameter58 mm
Lens elements/groups12 Groups of 14 elements
Aperture blades8 blade diaphragm. Mechanical shutter built in.
Image stabilization systemOptical (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation.
Movie Mode IS options: Dynamic IS¹, Standard IS,
Powered IS
Digital zoomNo Digital Zoom. 2 x Digital Teleconvertervia assignable button
Sampling accuracyYCC 4:2:2 (4K or Full HD, XF-AVC/MXF)
Bit depth8-bit
Video storage media4K: CFast2.0 card; Full HD/Photo: SD card
(Class 10 recommended for 50 Mbps)
CapacityDepends on card used
Recording timeDepends on card capacity.4K: CFast2.0™ 64 GB approx.
25 min @305 Mbps.
Full HD 64GB SD card approx. 170 min @50 Mbps
Recording file formatMaterial eXchange Format (MXF)
Recording formatVideo Format: XF-AVC. Compression Format: MPEG-4
Recording frameCfast2.0™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
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; 100P⁴
Slow/Fast motionYes: 1/4x -1200x speed ¹. Frame rate 25.00P
Interval RecordYes, Photo Mode only
Frame RecordNo.
Pre Record (cache record)Yes, in Full HD mode to SD card only.
5 Second pre-record time
Photo storage mediaSD card
Scan ReverseNo
HD->SD conversionNo
Internal Data TransferNo
Photo storage mediaSD card
Still Image quality8.29 –12 Mpdepending on format
MONITOR PANELMonitoring Panel Type
Capacitive touch screen LCD
Size3-Inch /7.66cm
Dotsapprox. 1,030,000
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, Backlight
AdjustableYes. 2-axis parallel hinge mechanism
Waveform MonitorYes
View Assist FunctionYes, when High Brightness Priority selected in CP menu
Focus AssistMagnification. Area selectable via touch screen
PeakingYes, Red, blue or yellow selectable
ZebraYes. 70% or 100%, selectable
MarkersYes. Horizontal or grid markers white or grey
SizeNo EVF. Optical loupe viewfinder attachment
for LCD screen supplied
Audio inBuilt-in stereo microphone, 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
external microphone,2 x XLR via Microphone
Adapter MA-400
Audio ConnectionCanon 13-pin connector for Microphone Adapter MA-400
Headphone output3.5 mm Stereo mini jack
Video monitor outputNo
HDMIYes. Output only
HDMI Video Output (Playback Mode)PAL
4K movie playback : 3840x2160/25.00P:
HD movie playback: 1920x1080/50.00P/50.00i
USBYes mini-B, Hi-speed, Output only
HD/SD-SDI outputNo
Time codeYes, via HDMI
Component outNo
AV terminalNo
DC inputYes
Remote Control TerminalNo
ColourBarsYes. PAL Model: EBU/SMPTE. Can be output via HDMI
Tally lampYes
Accessory shoeYes, Coldshoe
Custom keyNo
Custom DialNo

What's In The Box

Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder includes
  • MA-400 Microphone Adapter for EOS C300 Mark II
  • CA-945 Compact Power Adapter for C300 & C300 PL
  • LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1865mAh)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Cable for Microphone Unit
  • Cable Clamp
  • Viewfinder
  • USB Cable
  • High-Speed HDMI Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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