Canon has added a 4K camcorder to its range, launching the compact XC15 which can also record still images.

A successor to the Canon XC10, Canon says the new camcorder is ideal as a ‘B’ or ‘C’ camera for film productions and offers faster AF and a 24p frame rate.

Other new features include a microphone adapter and dual XLR inputs for professional audio capture.

The new Canon camera can record UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K footage at 25p or 24p to an internal CFast 2.0 card at up to 305Mbps, or Full HD to an SD card at up to 50Mbps.

The Canon XC15 can also record with Canon Log, providing the same 12 stops (800%) of dynamic range as seen in Canon’s EOS C500.

The Canon XC15 also allows users to extract 8.29-megapixel still images when used in 4K (UHD) recording mode.

Other features on the Canon XC15 spec sheet include an ISO range from 100 to 20000, a built-in ND filter, 1.0 type CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor.

The new Canon camera also features a 10x Optical Zoom lens and a vari-angle touch LCD on the back.

The Canon XC15 price tag will be £2,409, with a release date set for this month.

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