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For refined and compact performance that’s made for everything from movie and television production to event recordings, Canon’s XA30 Professional Camcorder is a solid and affordable choice. Whether producing films, recording weddings and more, the XA30 offers an impressive combination of portability, image quality and reliable operation. It features a Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom lens, a newly designed HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved low-light performance and new Wide DR Gamma and Highlight Priority modes that help capture an extended, seamless range of colours and tones virtually consistent with how they’re seen by the naked eye. A new interval recording option expands the XA30’s abilities for creative animation and motion effect Full HD video capture with fast motion of up to 1200x the original speed. From movie productions to events to company presentations and more, the XA30 delivers outstanding video with portability, high quality and great versatility.

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Print Specs

  • What's in the Box
    • XA30
    • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
    • Battery Pack BP-820
    • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
    • Handle Unit HDU-1
    • Wireless Controller WL-D89
    • High Speed HDM Cable HTC-100/S
    • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S
    • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
    • PIXELA Data Import Utility Disk
  • Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
  • Power Supply

    7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)

  • Recording/Codec

    MPEG4-AVC / H.264

  • AudioLinear PCM (2ch)*, Dolby Digital (2ch) / MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
    * 28 Mbps/24 Mbps video recording modes only; 16-bit resolution
  • Image Sensor

    1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Colour Filter

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)

  • LensZoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital
    Focal Length: 3.67–73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS)
    Zoom Speed:Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow
    Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
  • Focusing SystemHybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system):
    Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus
  • Max. Shutter Speed

    Movie: 1/2000 sec.

  • White Balance

    Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H

  • Frame RateAVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P
    MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
  • Minimum IlluminationAuto Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec. and with auto slow shutter on)
    Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
  • Viewfinder

    0.24- inch, TFT Widescreen colour LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; 100% field of view)

  • LCD Screen (Monitor Unit)

    3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)

  • Microphone

    3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible

  • Recording Media

    2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

  • USB Terminal

    mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)

  • Video Terminal

    3.5mm diameter 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

  • Audio Terminal

    3.5mm stereo mini-jack

  • HDMI Terminal

    HDMI OUT mini connector

  • AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal

    3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

  • Operating Temperature RangeApprox. -5 - 45°C, 60% relative humidity (operation)
    Approx. 0 - 40°C, 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (Not including lens hood, grip belt, microphone holder and handle unit)

  • Weight

    Approx. 1.7 lb. / 765g (includes grip belt)