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Canon XA30 Compact Full HD Camcorder

code: XA30
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Canon XA30 (XA-30, XA 30, XA/30, xa30) Compact Full HD Camcorder with 1/2 inch HD CMOS Pro Sensor, 20x Zoom and AVCHD recording

New handheld video camera XA30 is designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike, the highly compact and lightweight models feature a newly developed HD CMOS Pro sensor which provides higher sensitivity and improved low-light performance. Both cameras also include new Wide Dynamic Range (DR) and Highlight Priority settings, making them suitable for shooting everything from news and documentaries to weddings and corporate films.

A compact, affordable and versatile professional camcorder with extensive controls.

The compact XA30 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range and is ideal for discretely capturing accurate, professional-quality content for corporate videos, weddings and online use, among other applications – especially in challenging high-contrast lighting conditions.


Wide 26.8mm¹, f/1.8-2.8 lens, 20x zoom with intelligent 5-axis OIS and Dynamic IS

1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro sensor with improved sensitivity for enhanced low-light performance and lower noise

Wide DR mode (600%) and Highlight Priority mode² maintain highlight/shadow detail for a more natural image

Dual-format recording: Full HD AVCHD (28Mbps) or MP4 (35Mbps) to 2 x SD cards

Detachable handle with professional XLR inputs and built-in IR lamp

8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen for excellent resolution, contrast and colour reproduction

1.56m dot EVF and 45° tilt for flexible shooting

Fast and slow motion (x2 to x1200) with interval recording in MP4 mode

Built-in dual band WiFi for remote control, file transfer/upload and browser preview


GPS capable with optional accessory

20x zoom wide angle Canon HD video lens

Capture superb quality footage thanks to the XA30’s stunning and versatile 26.8mm¹ wide angle lens. A 20x zoom gets you up close to the action, while Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisation compensates for shake in 5 directions to provide ultra-steady images. f/1.8 maximum aperture, an 8-blade iris and EDM technology enable beautiful ‘bokeh’ effects.


Improved 1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro sensor

The newly developed Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor achieves an effective pixel count of approximately 2.91 megapixels to deliver stunning Full HD picture quality. With increased sensitivity and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, low light images in particular appear cleaner with reduced noise.


Flexible new image settings

Two new picture settings help you achieve even more impressive results. Wide DR mode gives you a 600% dynamic range, resulting in bright images with high contrast that retain detail in both highlight and shadow areas, without the need for post-production. Highlight Priority mode reproduces footage with more natural tones, richer colours and detail particularly in areas of high brightness² perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfaces.


8.77cm (3.5") OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF

Despite its compact size, the XA30 provides high-quality monitoring. An easy-to-use OLED touch screen with a 1.23 million dot resolution offers faster response times and superior definition, contrast and colour reproduction compared to LCD equivalents. A 0.61cm (0.24”) 1.56 million dot EVF can tilt up to 45° - easily accommodating a range of shooting positions.


Versatile dual-format recording

AVCHD video can be recorded at up to 28Mbps in 1080/50P; while for maximum quality, select the 35Mbps 1080/50P MP4 recording mode. The two SDXC/SDHC memory card slots allow for simultaneous recording³ of high-quality HD and lower resolution MP4 files for easier file transfer – ideal when a quick turn-around of footage is needed. Fast and slow motion recording options with interval recording (x2 to x1200) are available in MP4 modes.


Professional audio

The XA30 features comprehensive audio control. Two XLR terminals provide professional connectivity, while high quality linear PCM and Dolby Digital recording options come as standard.⁴ A built-in microphone and 3.5mm input jack offer extra choice and flexibility.


Infrared shooting

The XA30 can easily be used at night or in low ambient light conditions thanks to the improved sensor sensitivity and bright infrared light source built into the handle – making it ideal for the wildlife videographer.


Built-in Wi-Fi, expandable for GPS

Transfer footage wirelessly using an iOS phone or tablet, or via FTP at up to 150 Mbps⁵. Remotely control camera functions through a Wi-Fi enabled device with no need for separate apps. Location data can be recorded using an optional GPS accessory.


Compact, lightweight body

With its detachable handle, this discreet and highly portable camera is ideal for shooting in sensitive or confined environments. Its lightweight body reduces fatigue during extended periods of hand-held filming.


¹ 35mm equivalent


² Monitor brightness settings may need to be increased


³ Simultaneous recording not available in 1080/50P recording modes


⁴ Linear PCM audio available in AVCHD 28Mbps recording mode only


⁵ Wireless internet access point required for FTP file transfer


Image Sensor

Sensor 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro

System RGB primary colour filter

Total pixels per sensor Approx. 3.09 megapixels

Effective pixels per sensor Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)

Minimum illumination (PAL Version) Auto: 1.0 lux With Auto Slow Shutter selected

Low Light Mode: 0.1 lux

Horizontal Resolution 900 TV lines at highest image quality


Zoom ratio 20x

Focal length 26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent / 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS on)

Minimum focus distance 60cm (throughout zoom range);

10mm (wide angle)

ND filter Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)

Zoom control Zoom rockers on body and handle;

Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;

Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.

Zoom speed Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body and handle rocker; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)

Focus control MANUAL: Lens ring, Touchscreen OLED (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset

AUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF

Iris control Custom dial; Touchscreen; Auto

Aperture range f1.8 - f8

Filter diameter 58mm

Lens elements/groups 12/10

Aperture blades 8 Blade Circular Aperture

Image stabilization system Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation;

4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dynamic, Standard, Powered

Digital zoom Up to 400x;

Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom)

Image Processor



Video storage media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);

Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.¹

Type Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording;

Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording

Recording time 128GB SDXC card: 

10hrs 10mins (AVCHD max. quality)¹

8hrs 00mins (MP4 max. quality)¹

91hrs 55mins (MP4 lowest quality)¹

Recording file format AVCHD Progressive (v2.0, high profile);


Recording format AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):

1920x1080: 50p (28Mbps, linear PCM audio available);

1920x1080: 50i/PF25 (24Mbps, 17Mbps);

1440x1080: 50i/PF25 (5Mbps)

MP4 (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):

1920x1080: 50p (35Mbps);

1920x1080: 25P (24Mbps, 17Mbps);

1280x720: 25P (4Mbps);

640x360: 25P (3Mbps)

Slow/Fast motion YES (MP4 HD mode only, x0.5/x2/x4/x10/x20/x60/x120x1200

Interval Record NO

Frame Record NO

Pre Record (cache record) YES (3 seconds)

Scan Reverse NO

HD->SD conversion NO

Internal Data Transfer MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (card to card)

Photo storage media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card

Still quality During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080/1280 x 720/640 x 360


Monitoring Panel

Type Capacitive Organic LED

Size 8.77cm (3.5"), 100% view

Dots 1.23 million-dot equivalent

Touch Screen Yes. Touch and Drag operations supported

Image quality adjustments Brightness, backlight, OLED colour balance

Adjustable YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)

Waveform Monitor NO

Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying

Peaking YES

Zebra YES (70% or 100% reference level)

Markers ON/OFF (Level, Grid)


Size 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view

Dots 1.56 million dots equivalent

Adjustable YES (tiltable to 45 degrees)

Correction lens + 2.0 to -5.5 diopter


Audio in XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack

Headphone output 3.5mm stereo jack

Video monitor output NO

HDMI YES (HDMI™ mini connector, output only)

IEEE 1394 (Firewire) NO

USB YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)

HD/SD-SDI output NO

Time code YES (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal)

Genlock NO

Component out NO

AV terminal 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)

DC input YES

Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack

Colour Bars YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone


Tally lamp YES, in detachable handle

Accessory shoe YES (cold shoe)

Custom key YES (5 assignable buttons; select from 22 functions)


Custom Dial YES (Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)

Dimensions Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)

Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (fully equipped)

Detachable handle YES

Weight (camera only) Approx. 765 g

Weight (fully equipped) Approx. 1155 g

Operating Temperature range -5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity


0ºC to +40ºC, 80% relative humidity

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