Canon XC-10 4K Fixed Lens Camera?

The Canon XC-10 4K fixed lens camera which Canon released in 2015 has a magic polarizing effect on shooters. Some people love it! Others hate it! I actually got to shoot with it a little bit with my friend Levi Whitney earlier this year. Here's his review:

I don't own this camera and I don't plan to buy it. But I think it is an interesting option for someone that needs a small kit and runs from shoot to shoot throughout the day and often shoots solo. Autofocus with face detection is really solid. In-built ND filters make it easy to shoot outdoors. This camera makes it fast and easy to capture what you need to capture. The camera records 4K at up to 305mbps with 4:2:2 8 bit color (better than what you get in almost all DSLRs or even mirrorless cameras, most of which record 4:2:0 8 bit at lower bitrates). The color is great straight out of the camera, I find it easier to work with than the color I get out of my Sony a6000 or Nikon D750.

No, you're not going to get a lot of beautiful bokeh and you can't change the lens. No, this is not a low-light miracle like the Sony A7SII.

But if you need something that records beautiful color, is easy to use, and has everything you need for most situations (e.g., ND filters), this is a camera worth you consideration.

Perhaps because they've had a hard time selling these, Canon has dropped the price by $500 to $1999 over at B&H Photo. Perhaps it is just a post holiday special. In any case, if you're the type of shooter that wants a camera that will produce reliable results in nearly any situation, will manage focus while you engage your talent, and produce beautiful color, the XC-10 is worth a look.

And while we're on the topic of cameras, more on the Sony a6000 coming soon.