Canon reveals 4K video/stills camera

XC10 from behind
The Canon XC10 feature a tilting LCS screen. (Photo courtesy of Canon)

Canon has just informed of the June release XC10 digital camcorder which combines 4K video recording with still shooting features.

The core features are a Canon-designed 12MP 1″ CMOS sensor and a fixed ƒ2.8-5.6 image stabilized lens (equivalent to 27.3-273mm for videos and 24.1-241mm for stills).

The XC10 features a rotating grip, tilting LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi. 4K (UHD) video is captured using a XF-AVC Intra codec (which offers bit rates up to 305MBps) saved to a CFast card. An SD card slot is also available, limited to full HD 60p video recording.

XC10 front view
The new camera has a rotating grip. (Photo courtesy of Canon)

The XC10 can take 12MP photos as with a conventional stills camera (or 8MP stills can be grabbed from 4K video).

The XC10 will be available this June, bundled with a SanDisk 64GB CFast 2.0 card, at the cost of $2499.

Source: Canon press release