Canon XC10 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon XC10? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the XC10 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon XC10 below.
In any case, the XC10 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on April 8th, 2015, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3156 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon XC15 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Canon's instruction manual for the XC10
The camera's instruction manual is 165 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the XC10 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon XC10 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon XC10 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon XC10
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your XC10 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon XC10 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon XC10 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the XC10.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Canon XC10 based on?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon XC10 to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the XC10 with the DIGIC DV5 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon XC10?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 20000.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon XC10?
Canon does not publish a shutter rating for the XC10. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Canon XC10?
No, the Canon XC10 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Canon XC10?
The XC10 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Canon XC10 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
How does the XC10 stack up against available alternatives? In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.
Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon XC10.
|Camera Model||Canon XC10|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-240mm f/2.8-5.6|
|Launch Date||April 2015|
|Launch Price||USD 2 499|
|Sensor Format||1" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||12.8 x 9.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||123 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||16 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||12 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 000 x 3 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||3.20 μm|
|Pixel Density||9.77 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||160 - 20 000 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC DV5|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1030k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3.8 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||CFAST or SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Battery Type||LP-E6N power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||370 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
125 x 102 x 122 mm
(4.9 x 4.0 x 4.8 in)
|Camera Weight||1 040 g (36.7 oz)|
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