Comment on the forum Update: Rather an an SDI port, it seems the XC15 is set to feature an audio connector for a set of XLR jacks on a top grip accessory which slots into the hot-shoe similar to the C300. The larger hot-shoe has been redesigned with a screw-thread, again another hint the update is all about accommodating a handle with XLRs. With a camera so ripe for a change, could we expect anything else or is this yet another disappointment?
The Canon XC10 is underrated on paper, not least by me! Having very little interest in one I decided anyway to give it a try. Glad I did.
Comment on the forum The Sony RX10 – $999. OLED EVF. Check. Raw stills, check. F2.8 (constant) Zeiss zoom. Check. The Canon XC10 – $2500 – none of the above. Here’s why…
Canon have a real problem in my opinion. They’re not listening to enthusiasts at all. They claim the XC10 is an “enthusiast camera” and for aspiring filmmakers. Actually it is a POV camcorder where you want a bit better quality than a GoPro.
The Canon C300 Mark II specs are now out and you can see my opinion of the new camera below. As well as the C300 Mark II, Canon also announced the XC10 today, a 4K bridge camera with 12MP 1″ sensor. One is a winner and one isn’t!