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4K Professional Camcorder

  • 1" CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 5 processor

  • UHD 4K at up to 29.97 fps

  • Integrated f/2.8 - 5.6/8.9-89mm zoom lens

  • XLR audio input and MA-400 mic adapter

  • 24p mode for 4K and 1080p video


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  • 1456C002



4K Professional Camcorder

Whether you're an advanced amateur or professional 4K and HD videographer, a digital filmmaker needing a cost-effective 4K UHD/HD "B" or "C" camera, or a multimedia journalist in the field, the XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is the complete package to get you the high-quality footage you seek and do so easily and conveniently.

With a compact, portable body, the new XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is ideal for handheld editorial and news shooting or on-set TV and film shoots. Its different Look Settings can be used to make sure it pairs well with Canon Cinema EOS cameras as well as XF and XA series camcorders.

The XC15 4K UHD Camcorder's compact design, advanced 12 Megapixel CMOS image sensor, wide-angle 10x zoom lens with Image Stabilizer and advanced autofocus delivers outstanding sharpness and color to bring virtually any project to life.

Equipped with features that will appeal to not only experienced videographers but also novice filmmakers, the Canon XC15 4K UHD Camcorder will help all users capture brilliant imagery quickly and easily, again and again.





Image Sensing Device 
CMOS image sensor (single panel)
Size 1.0-inch (16.0mm on the diagonal)
Total Pixels Approx. 13.36 megapixels (4224 x 3164)
Number of Effective Pixels Movies: approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
  Photos: approx. 12 megapixels (4000 x 3000)
  RGB primary color filter (Bayer array)
Nominal Focal Length 8.9-89mm
35mm Equivalent [Movies] 27.3-273mm
  [Photos (4:3)] 24.1-241mm
F Number f/2.8-5.6
Aperture 8-blade iris diaphragm
Shutter Mechanical shutter incorporated
ND Filter 1 unit (single density)
Image Stabilizer Optical system + electronic system
Operating Rings Focus ring / zoom ring
Exposure Mode
AUTO / Programmed AE (P) / Shutter-priority AE (Tv) / Aperture-priority AE (Av) / Manual Exposure (M) / SCN (Portrait / Sports / Night / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks)
Other EXP lock / AE shift / Highlight AE
AF / Manual (focus ring)
AF System TTL-video signal sensing system
Other Face detection & tracking, AiAF (in photo mode), PUSH AF, touch focus function provided
LCD Monitor   
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch (7.66cm on the diagonal) color LCD (with 3:2 aspect ratio)
  Approx. 1,030,000 dots, 100% view field coverage
  Electrostatic capacitance-type touch panel, variable-angle supported
Not available (but viewfinder unit comes with it)
White Balance   
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Fluorescent H / Tungsten / Color Temperature Setting / Set (1/2)
Minimum Illumination   
Full Auto Mode: Approx. 6.4 lux (Frame Rate: 59.94i, Shutter Speed: 1/60)
  Full Auto Mode: Approx. 3.2 lux (Frame Rate: 29.97p, Shutter Speed: 1/30)
  Full Auto Mode: Approx. 2.56 lux (Frame Rate: 23.98p, Shutter Speed: 1/24)
  Manual Mode: 0.05 lux (Frame Rate: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p, Shutter Speed: 1/2, Gain: 42 dB)
Movie Recording (Video Format: XF-AVC)   
File Format
Video Compression Formats MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Quality (1) 4K recording (size: 3840 x 2160), (2) HD recording (size: 1920 x 1080)
Bit Rate/Frame Rate (1) 4K Movie Recording
  305 Mbps / 205 Mbps:
  NTSC: 29.97P / 23.98P / 24.00P
  (2) HD Recording
  50 Mbps:
  NTSC: 59.94P
  35 Mbps:
  NTSC: 29.97P / 23.98P / 59.94i / 24.00P
Color Sampling YCC422, 8-bit
Audio Linear PCM (16-bit / 48 kHz), 2 channels
Rec Media for Photos   
Image Type Size
JPEG [3:2] 4000 x 2664 (10.66M) [4:3] 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 640 x 480 (VGA) [16:9] 3840 x 2160 (8.29M))
Other Photo recording in movie recording mode and photo capture during movie playback also possible (In these cases, the image size will be the same as the size of the images in which the movies are recorded and played back.)
  Single-image shooting, continuous shooting or AF continuous shooting available with drive mode setting.)
Recording Media   
4K recording
SD Card Recording of HD video images, photos (JPEG), menus, etc. possible
ISO/Gain Setting   
ISO/Gain Setting
ISO 160-20000 / 0.0 dB - 42 dB gain
  Auto ISO limit / AGC limit functions incorporated
Time Code   
Count-up Operation Mode
Drop frame* or non-drop frame
  Rec run, free run, regeneration
  * NTSC model only
Image Customizing  
Count-up Operation Mode
(1) For movie recording: Standard, Cinema EOS Std., Neutral, Production Camera, Color Matrix off, Canon Log, EOS Std., Wide DR, High-brightness Priority, User Settings (1/2)
  (2) For taking photos: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Fidelity Setting, Sepia, Monochrome, Clear, Autumn Leaves, User Settings (1/2)
Count-up Operation Mode
Rotary grip (90° rotation forward/backward), Slow & Fast motion recording, pre-recording (only during HD recording), interval recording (only when taking photos), powered IS, enlarged display (/position movement), color bar, peaking display, zebra display, FUNC. customizing, assign buttons (x3), marker displays, color bar, digital teleconverter (2x), GPS support (GP-E2), view assist (with high-brightness priority set as the “look”), WFM
Playback Operations
Normal playback, fast forward (at speeds of x5, x15, x60), fast reverse (at speeds of x5, x15, x60), frame forward, frame reverse, forward skip, reverse skip
Index Displays 3x4 index screen
  [4K movies, HD movies, photo playback indexes]
Other Enlargement zooming (in photo mode), HD image extraction playback (in 4K movie playback mode)
Edit Deletion only
5 GHz/2.4 GHz dual band
Accessory Shoe   
Accessory Shoe
Microphone Adapter MA-400 (cold shoe)
Accessory Shoe
HDMI OUT connector, USB connector, MIC jack, headphones jack, AUDIO connector, DC-IN socket
Image Processing Platform   
Image Processing Platform
Power Supply-related Specs   
Image Processing Platform
Battery Pack*: LP-E6N (7.2V, 1865 mAh)
  Battery Charger: LC-E6, LC-E6E
  AC Adapter CA-945
  * Interchangeable with EOS models (5D Mark III, 6D, 5DS, 5DS R, 60D, 70D, 7D Mark II)
Brand Canon
Model Number 1456C002
Troxell SKU CAP CAN1456C002
Discontinued No
Type Professional
Media Storage CF, SD
Optical Viewfinder No
Image Stabilizer Yes

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