Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder (Pal)

The Canon XC15 is a professional 4K camcorder and the follow-up to the popular XC10. The XC 15 features a form-factor that makes it large enough to fully operate, but small enough to use with one-hand and to fit in a compact bag. The camera features an intuitive interface and layout, making operation effortless. The ease of use, compact size, 4K video, 35mm equivalent 27.3-273mm wide angle zoom lens, and XLR audio support makes this the perfect camera for youtubers, vloggers, or individuals new to videography. The XC15 implements many new features and fine-tweaks over it predecessor, these include: XLR audio, a waveform monitor, revised gamma settings including Canon Log, faster autofocus, and flicker-reducing shutter speeds.

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  • 1" CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
  • UHD 4K at up to 25 fps
  • Integrated f/2.8-5.6/8.9-89mm Zoom Lens
  • XLR Audio Input & MA-400 Mic Adapter
  • 24p Mode for 4K and 1080p Video
  • New Looks/Menu Options
  • Three New Shutter Speeds
  • Waveform Monitor Display
  • Highlight Priority HDR-Like Gamma
  • Rules Assignable to Files & Metadata
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12 Megapixel 1-inch CMOS image sensor with 4K recording

The XC15 Camcorder features a 12.0 Megapixel 1-inch CMOS image sensor that is capable of recording ultra-high definition 4K videos at a cinematic 25 or 24fps with the option of recording at either 305mbs or 205mbs in a H.264 4:2:2, 8-bit codec. Full HD and HD recording is also available; Full HD can be recorded at up to 50fps and HD can be recorded at up to 100fps.

10x wide-angle optical zoom lens

The Canon XC15 video camera utilises a 10x wide angle optical zoom lens specifically made for 4K recording. The lens features a wide focal length of 24.1-241 mm for photos and 27.3-273 mm for movies and utilises a 3-surface 2-piece aspherical lens with UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) and Hi-UD lens elements to reduce various kinds of aberrations and improve overall image quality. The wide focal length will enable you to capture an extremely wide variety of subjects, possible subjects includes, sport, wildlife, documentary, architectural and live performances.

Optical image stabilisation

The Canon XC15 features optical image stabilisation (OIS) for both videos and pictures. OIS provides shake free and progressive videos and sharp, blur free images. Three modes of Image Stabilization are offered (Dynamic, Standard, and Powered) to suit a range of shooting situations.

12 stops of dynamic range

The Canon XC15 sensor features 12 stops of dynamic range. The high dynamic range will allow the sensor to capture more shades of colour and will capture more definition in shadows and bright areas.

ISO 160 to 20,000 light sensitivity range

The area ratio per pixel is approximately 1.6 times greater than previous Canon HD CMOS PRO sensors and allows the XC15 to boast a high light sensitivity of up to ISO 20 000 while still producing low levels of noise. This enables the XC15 to capture sharp, detailed and clear videos/images in low light situations.

High speed recording up to 100FPS

Simply select high speed recording and the XC15 will record breath-taking slow motion videos at up to 100 fps in 720p HD quality.

Over-sampling HD processing

The advanced CMOS sensor uses Over-Sampling HD Processing for Full HD recording, this is the same high-image-quality signal-processing system used by the professional Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema camera.

Fast autofocus and automatic face detection

The XC15 features a autofocus that is about twice as fast as comparable Canon models and features automatic face detection, providing awesome subject tracking. Autofocus speed can be set in three steps – high (the default), middle, and low. Automatic face detection continuously maintains focus, even when a subject is moving; and if there is more than one subject in the frame you simply touch the subject on the screen, and the XC15 will continuously focus on the selected subject.

Waveform display

A new feature of the XC15 4K UHD Camcorder is the ability to see a Waveform on the display, great for outdoor and other difficult light shooting. A touch-sensitive on/off button located on the main display activates and deactivates the waveform function. When active, the waveform of the current image is displayed on-screen to let videographers check video-signal levels and characteristics such as exposure and make necessary adjustments.


A viewfinder is included to help shooting in bright conditions. The included viewfinder unit helps make shooting outside a breeze. The viewfinder uses two reflecting mirrors to optically refract the image on the LCD monitor. It also supports low-angle shooting, and provides a clear and user-friendly view.

Freestyle rotating handgrip

The handgrip can be rotated to various positions and stopped at different points to allow comfortable shooting at high and low angles. The grip contributes to the camcorder’s intuitive user interface and provides easy to reach controls.

3” 1.03-million-dot tilting LCD with touch panel

A 3 inch 1.03-million-dot LCD monitor a bright, vivid display for shooting and playing back. The LCD can be tilted up or down to allow shooting from low or high angles. This LCD also integrates a highly advanced capacitive touch-panel for easy camera control.

Canon Log and Wide Dynamic Range Gamma.

The XC15 incorporates Canon's Log and Wide Dynamic Range Gamma, these post-production enhancing features are also found on Canon's high end cinema and pro broadcast cameras.
Canon Log is ideal for critical and high quality colour-correction and grading in post-production. Canon Log makes post-process grading, toning and exposure correction more effective as it captures a wider tonal range.
Canon Wide Dynamic Range Gamma features most of the benefits of Canon Log, but maintains an 18% gray point to obtain the full dynamic range of the sensor, but without the need for extensive post-processing.

Built-In stereo microphone

A built-in microphone captures clear stereo audio and delivers linear PCM 48 kHz 16-bit audio recording.

3.5mm microphone, XLR microphone, and 3.5mm earphone ports

One 3.5mm microphone, one 3.5mm earphone, and two XLR inputs on the included MA-400 microphone module enables using professional grade audio equipment with the XC15. The MA-400 module also allows manual or automatic audio level control, the ability to receive line level signals, and features an integrated microphone holder to facilitate mounting a shotgun style mic directly to the unit.

Other features:

  • Cold-shoe with browser remote and browser preview: Connect to the camera via a computer or smartphone browser.
  • Hotshoe for mounting Speedlites, external microphones and other accessories.
  • DiG!C DV5 processor
  • XF-AVC codec
  • AVC Long GOP
  • CFast and SD card recording: 4K records to CFast and Full HD, HD and pictures records to SD.
  • Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder
  • 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


Image Sensor



1.0 Type CMOS


Bayer pattern filter

Total pixels per sensor

13.36MP (4224 x 3164)

Effective pixels per sensor

Video Mode: approx. 8.29MP (3840 x 2160); Stills mode: approx.12MP (4000 x 3000)

Minimum illumination

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

1700 lines or more (4K Recording), 900 lines or more (Full HD recording)



Zoom ratio

10x optical

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.)

Minimum focus distance

50cm across entire zoom range; approx. 8cm at wide macro setting

ND filter

Yes, single density built-in. 1/8 (3-step) equivalent

Zoom control

Manual. 35mm conversion markers provided

Focus control

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

Iris control

Auto, manual via control wheel

Aperture range

f/2.8 - f/5.6 (W-T)

Filter diameter


Lens elements/groups

12 Groups of 14 elements

Aperture blades

8 blade diaphragm. Mechanical shutter built in.

Image stabilization system

Optical (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation.
Movie Mode IS options: Dynamic IS1, Standard IS, Powered IS

Digital zoom

No Digital Zoom. 2 x Digital Teleconverter via assignable button

Image Processor




Sampling accuracy

YCC 4:2:2 (4K or Full HD, XF-AVC/MXF)

Bit depth



Video storage media

4K: CFast 2.0TM card; Full HD/Photo: SD card (Class 10 recommended for 50Mbps)


Depends on card used

Recording time

Depends on card capacity. 4K: CFast 2.0TM 64GB approx. 25 min @305Mbps.
Full HD 64GB SD card approx. 170 min @50Mbps

Recording file format

Material eXchange Format (MXF)

Recording format

Video Format: XF-AVC. Compression Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Recording frame rate (PAL model)

CFast 2.0TM 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; 100P

Slow/Fast motion

Yes: 1/4x - 1200x speed2. Frame rate 25.00P

Interval Record

Yes, Photo Mode only

Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

Yes, in Full HD mode to SD card only. 5 Second pre-record time

Scan Reverse


HD->SD conversion


Internal Data Transfer


Photo storage media

SD card

Still Image quality

8.29 - 12Mp depending on format


Monitor Panel


Monitoring Panel Type

Capacitive touch screen LCD


3-Inch /7.66cm


approx. 1,030,000

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, Backlight


Yes. 2-axis parallel hinge mechanism

Waveform Monitor


View Assist Function

Yes, when High Brightness Priority selected in CP menu

Focus Assist

Magnification. Area selectable via touch screen


Yes, Red, blue or yellow selectable


Yes. 70% or 100%, selectable


Yes. Horizontal or grid markers white or grey




No EVF. Optical loupe viewfinder attachment for LCD screen supplied



Audio in

Built-in stereo microphone, 3.5mm stereo mini jack external microphone,
2 x XLR via Microphone Adapter MA-400

Audio Connection

Canon 13-pin connector for Microphone Adapter MA-400

Headphone output

3.5mm Stereo mini jack

Video monitor output



Yes. Output only

HDMI Video Output (Playback Mode)

4K movie playback: 3840x2160/25.00P; 1920x1080/50.00P/50.00i; 720x576/50.00P
HD movie playback: 1920x1080/50.00P/50.00i; 720x576/50.00P


Yes mini-B, Hi-speed, Output only

HD/SD-SDI output


Time code

Yes, via HDMI



Component out


AV terminal


DC input


Remote Control Terminal


Colour Bars

Yes. PAL Model: EBU/SMPTE. Can be output via HDMI



Tally lamp


Accessory shoe

Yes, Coldshoe

Custom key


Custom Dial


Shooting functions



Exposure metering

Movie mode: Standard, spotlight, backlight
Photo mode: Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Compensation

-2.0 - +2.0 stops in 1/3 stop increments (photos) and 1/4 stop increments (movies)

Custom Picture Settings

Video Mode: Standard, Cinema EOS Std., Neutral, Production
Camera, Color Matrix off, Canon Log, EOS Std., Wide DR, Cinema EOS
Std., high-brightness priority, user settings (1/2)
Photo Mode: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Fidelity
setting, Sepia, Monochrome, Clear, Autumn Leaves, user settings (1/2)

Auto Exposure mode

AUTO/Programmed AE (P)/Shutter-priority AE (Tv)/Aperture-priority (Av) / Manual Exposure (M)/SCN (Portrait /Sports /Night Scene /Snow /Beach /Sunset /Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks)

Exposure Lock

Yes (in compatible modes)

Auto Gain Control setting


Auto Gain Control limit


ISO Sensitivity

Movie /Photo: ISO 160 - 20000
Movie Mode with Canon Log or Wide DR selected: 500 to 20000

Gain setting

0.0 - 42.0dB
At the fine gain setting: Any setting in a 0.5 increment between 0.0 dB and 42.0 dB
Movie Mode with Canon Log or Wide DR selected: 9.0 dB (8.5 dB at fine gain setting) to 42.0 dB

Shutter speed


Control Modes

Manual, Shutter Priority AE (Tv), Auto Slow Shutter On/Off

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 Angle


Slow Shutter (SLS)


Clear Scan




Infrared shooting mode


Built-in IR lamp


Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications


Wireless LAN standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) / IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz band* )
*5GHz band not available in Qatar

Supported Wi-Fi Functions

Photo Mode: Playback (in browser) from SD card; Download and save images to user terminal device via web browser.

Supported Browser for Remote Operation

Internet Explorer, Safari (iOS), Safari (Mac OS),
Android standard browser

Remote Operation Control Features

Aperture, Focus, WB, Shutter Speed, ISO/Gain, Shooting Mode, Start/Stop Recording

Live view image Resolution

Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160

Authentication Systems




GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White balance





6 Presets: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)

Shockless WB


Manual setting

Set 1, Set 2 (Default 5,500K)

Time code


Countup system

Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)

Start value setting

“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable




Linear PCM (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz)

Audio Settings (Movie Mode)

Built-in Mic Wind Screen: Auto High/Auto Low/Off
Internal mic attenuator: Auto / On / Off
Built-in Mic Frequency: Response: Normal, low-range boosting, low-range cutting, mid-range boosting, low and high-range boosting
Built-in Mic Directionality: Monaural/Normal/Wide/Zoom: MIC Att. Auto/On/Off: MIC Low Cut. On/Off: Audio limiter, On/Off: Audio compressor: High/Low/Off



Lens hood, (Loupe) Viewfinder Unit, Microphone Adapter MA-400 , Battery Pack LP-E6N, High Speed HDMI Cable (HTC100/S), Compact Power unit CA-945, Unit Cable UN5, AC Cable, Interface Cable (IFC-300PCU/S), Shoulder Strap


Canon Battery Charger LC-E6/LC-E6E, Remote Controller (RC-6)
GPS receiver GP-E2, Canon DM-E1 Microphone, Unit Cable UN-5/UN-10
Canon PROTECT Filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58 mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58 mm



Battery Type

LP-E6N (7.2v,1865 mAh) supplied

Power Consumption

Approx. Max. Recording: 6.0W3/Playback: 4.1W

Continuous Recording Time

Approx.: 110 mins (maximum) / 75 mins(typical)



Approx. 128 x 102 x122mm (body only)
Approx. 132 x 221 x 238mm (with viewfinder unit, MA400 and lens hood)

Weight (camera only)

Approx. 955g Body Only, approx 1590g fully equipped

Weight (fully equipped)

Approx. 1040g (with lens hood, battery, CFast 2.0™ card and SD card)

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
Approx. -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)

Specifications are given for PAL version of the camera. NTSC version available in appropriate regions

All specifications are subject to change without notice

  1. Dynamic Image Stabiliser not available when recording in 4K or using Slow & Fast Motion mode
  2. In 4K rec. mode 1/4 x and 1/2 x speed not possible to CFast 2.0 ™ card. Full HD to SD card, 1/4 x rec format is 1280 x 720.
  3. Depending on capabilities of external recording device.
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