The Canon XC15 is a small, high quality camera. It can shoot 4K video with an optional CFast card.
Getting Started with a Canon XC15
These instructions will help you reset the gear and start “fresh”. We recommend following these steps every time you use this equipment.
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XC 15 Shooting Modes
This mode gives you the most freedom over shooting settings as you can adjust the aperture, shutter speed (in terms of either fractions of a second or shutter angle) or ISO speed / gain
In this mode, after you adjust the aperture value with the control dial, the camcorder automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for the subject. Adjusting the aperture is useful in changing the depth of field, which can allow you to blur the background and make the subject stand out more.
In this mode, after you adjust the shutter speed, the camcorder automatically sets the appropriate aperture to obtain the optimal exposure for the subject. The shutter speed affects how moving objects are captured – you can make fast-moving subjects, such as a waterfall, appear to be motionless or impart a sense of movement to them.
The camcorder automatically sets the aperture, shutter speed, gain (for clips) and ISO speed to obtain the optimal exposure for the subject.
Use this mode to let the camcorder select various settings. This is the perfect mode for those times when you do not want to take the time to adjust settings.
You can select the Special Scene mode that best matches your shooting situation. Some shooting situations can be tricky, such as when the subject is lit with just a spotlight, so you may find setting the appropriate Special Scene mode to be convenient.