Canon reveals 4K video/stills camera
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.
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