Johnnie Behiri has provided a review of the Canon XC10 that does not sing it praises. It’s not that this camera is without merit, but on the whole, and with its current price tag, it’s not quite where it should be.
All in all I would expect a market leader like Canon to deliver a more solid product especially when the price tag is so high for what it is. I can sum up that working with the XC10 was simply tiring for me. Too much menu fiddling and “worries” about staying in focus but hey, who said that the way to produce nice looking images should be easy…
Resource Online has an article titled Why Canon Needs to Rethink Their Ridiculous Pricing on the C300 Mark II where they compare the Canon C300 Mark II against the Blackmagic Ursa, Sony FS7, and the Red Scarlet. An interesting read and comparison of these more costly video cameras.
Not much is known about this new, smaller 4K camera apart from the 1 inch CMOS Sensor and the 10 times optical zoom lens (24-240mm equivalent with an aperture of f2.8 to f5.6).
The other similar cameras on the market are the Sony FDR-AX100 and the Panasonic FZ 1000, both of which also have 1 inch sensor and shoot 4K video.
Rumors have been circulating about the successor to the Canon 5D Mark III that will have 4K video recording (likely with a unsatisfying video codec if Canon remains consistent in its approach).
The main rumor has been 28mp, 9fps, and 4K video, to be released around September. One other source has suggested 32mp and a release date that makes it questionable if it will be out before the year end.
In a recent interview one of the Canon high up staff acknowledged that Canon as a company needs to move faster in releasing its products. Let’s hope the Mark IV will surprise us as the Mark III was a disappointing update from the Mark II.