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Canon XC15

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Canon XC15 review: specs and price

Canon XC15

Why is Canon XC15 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    12MPvs8.57MP
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs50027.5fps
  • Battery power
    1865mAhvs1604.85mAh
  • Thickness
    122mmvs126.46mm
  • Screen size
    3"vs2.83"
  • Number of microphones
    2vs1.45
  • Volume
    1655.3cm³vs7476.43cm³
  • Minimum focal length
    27.3mmvs30.68mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.height

106mm

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22mm

2.has a touch screen
Canon XC15

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

3.volume

1655.3cm³

Best

Panasonic HC-V500

0cm³

4.thickness

122mm

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

5.Has a flip-out screen
Canon XC15

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Canon XC15

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon XC15

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

3.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon XC15
4.has a serial shot mode
Canon XC15

The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

5.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon XC15

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

6.Has timelapse function
Canon XC15

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

Optics

1.megapixels

12MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
Canon XC15

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon XC15

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

4.has manual white balance
Canon XC15

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

5.has a brand lens
Canon XC15

The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

6.has manual ISO
Canon XC15

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon XC15

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon XC15

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon XC15

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon XC15

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.battery power

1865mAh

Best

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta

6600mAh

3.has an external memory slot
Canon XC15

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Canon XC15

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Canon XC15

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has GPS
Canon XC15

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.has a HDMI output
Canon XC15

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

3.Has WiFi
Canon XC15

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon XC15

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

5.can be controlled remotely
Canon XC15

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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