Canon XC10 4k Camera ,…is it worth it ?

So far all the reviewers on the web are blasting it , yet they haven’t even had it in their hands yet . The EOS-M was that same way , Put thru the shredders (  maybe somewhat deserved in that case ) But I have the EOS-M , and have shot a couple of commercials with it using EF lenses

Like this one

Which was ALL done with the EOS-M and an EF Lens on the adapter .

I think that the final result is what tells the tale of it being deserving or not of all the vitriol against it . But I for my part , after seeing some sample footage , and Knowing how to USE a camera , I think I would like to have this camera .

If you think about it , it is the perfect Backpacker . No extra lenses ( Built in ) so you don’t have to fish for a lens in your bag , It has a Stereo mic input ( which so far on my EOS-M has proven itself to sound quite good with an AT-822 mic or whatever I choose to use . But the XC10 Also has Headphone output ,…….. I cannot begin to tell you how important that is to me .

in HD mode you get full 60P  ( 59.93 actually ) but Progressive nonetheless. Not 60i which gets scaled down to 30p automatically in the software.

Good Battery life , so you can actually go shoot stuff ,  And no 29 minute limit on the Video files like the EOS-M does or many of the other DSLRS ( All of them in fact ????)

10x Zoom , Isn’t that bad , because for one thing MOST of what you will or anyone else will shoot with this will be close enough to you that you won’t need Superzoom abilities. Your after Detail when shooting 4k and  stuff that is far away enough that you need Superzoom won’t resolve well enough to be of any real benefit in 4k or any other resolution .

I would love to be a tester for this camera , I like the form factor , The Handle , The Pop On Viewfinder

It has all the Manual controls one would need. Focus , Aperture etc , Is it an F1.4 ? no,….. does it have to be ? If your after only Bokeh , well yeah I guess , but that is what the DSLR your also carrying is for , jeesh just mix in the footage .

Canon , I make the best out of my EOS-M , and can do some pretty good stuff with it , But Send me the XC10 , I WILL give it a proper workout , instead of trying to find fault with it . I want to see what it is really capable of !

One of those days

I wake up , Sun is out , Birds chirping , Small solar panel ( 3 volts 200ma)  out the window facing the sun ,powering the  Radio connected to it playing InterFM Tokyo .

I wish I had a Million in the bank …. ( perspective coming at you )  You know a Million Yen only equals 1000 dollars .

Yeah see I am not a greedy person , Would a Million dollars be nice , oh Hell yeah …. I would not complain a bit .

But 1000 dollars in the bank ,  for some people is enough .

When I read the news and see what is happening around the world , Nepal , man what a mess . There aren’t any banks there to hold that 1000 dollars , they have been flattened . Perspective …..

Baltimore , under a state of emergency because emotions and rage have gone completely out of control .

America a country trying to rebuild itself being torn apart by its own people , not from outside sources . From inside . The collapse coming upon it from not only sociological problems and endemic violence , but add to it the economic and environmental issues , California is Dry …. yet it sits right next to the Ocean . Instead of Learning how to desalinate water we dig for more oil ………right …… that is intelligent . Yet the Radio plays on ……. Powered by a small 3 volt 200ma Solar panel , Not a wall wart adapter .

Guess what ?  , Something I bet you might not have ever thought of , A Wall wart adapter with its inherent AC ripple current carried over in the DC actually weakens the reception of your radio , and puts noise in the signal . The Solar panel conversely acts as an Antennae Extension INCREASING the reception Substantially .

On Battery power , or AC Adapter I cannot get InterFM Tokyo as well as Many other Stations , they just simply will not come in . But with my Little solar panel , I am listening to a very clean signal , no noise , no dropouts , no ripple or stray …… and have Many more stations to choose from.

Why do we feel like we NEED to have the Best of everything , to be more than the neighbours around us , Why do we feel that the Bling is worth destroying everything else around us ?  I mean really .

A line of of the Song playing right now

” I Dont understand the Language of people with short money ”  ( most hip hop …. is simply not music to me )

Really ? you weren’t born with any money . So your language changed

Although the Sun is out , and the Birds are chirping , and the Radio is playing , it isn’t playing what lifts me up . Even the Radio is bringing  me down .

In Japan , Video Production Demand is now almost all 4K , My Computer doesn’t do 4K , neither do my cameras which means unless I upgrade and spend several thousand dollars I cannot compete in that arena .

For many small production companies it will mean the end of their business as the economy just isn’t safe enough to make those investments .

New Cameras , new Computers , New Software as well that are capable of 4 K resolution ahh but wait for it , NHK has an 8 K Camera and recording system already in service . 8 K ….. I have seen it with my own eyes . Not the Video only no no no . the devices themselves … 8 K ……

Yet my Little Radio plays on …. You know my Little Radio also has a Line input , So I can connect any Audio device to it and use it as a Speaker …… Powered by a Small 3 volt 200ma Solar panel …… Backpack , Bike ride , day at the Beach , Hiking wherever when there is no power source for you , I will have . Because I like simple .

When the economy finally collapses , trade your gold for my water . or to just sit and listen to the radio with me …….

If you bring some good whiskey you can keep your gold , its worthless . The Gold is causing wars , and costing people their lives.

and the radio plays on ………….