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Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder

code: 2217C006AA
  • £1,356.50
  • RRP: £1,321.83
Status | Usually dispatched within 24 hours


  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 AVCHD or MP4 50P recording to SD cards
  • HD CMOS Pro sensor with high sensitivity
  • 20x Optical zoom with a wide 28.8mm lens plus 5-Axis Image Stabilizer
  • Wide DR and Highlight Priority modes
  • Slow and fast recording modes
  • 3.0-inch touchscreen
  • 2 channel audio recording
  • SDI Output

Canon 2217C006AA (221/7C006AA, 221-7C006AA, 221 7C00/6AA, 221-7C00-6AA) (XA 15, XA/15, XA1/5, XA-15) XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder

For fast, compact, and powerful performance XA15 offers a remarkable combination of portability, image quality and professional interfaces. With a Canon 20x HD Optical Zoom lens and an HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved low-light performance, the XA15 captures superb Full HD video.

The XA15 has a powerful, fast f/1.8-2.8 20x optical zoom lens with a 26.8mm wide-angle coverage. A new lens with redesigned Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) glass ensures reduced chromatic aberration while 5-axis optical image stabilisation reduces image distortion and an 8-blade circular aperture with EMD (Electro Magnetic Diaphragm) technology ensures footage is natural and beautiful.

With an advanced HD CMOS sensor, the XA15 offers excellent sensitivity performance with improved signal to noise ratio compared to previous models.  Featuring wide DR and Highlight Priority mode for rich expressiveness in high-brightness areas, Recording 50P at 35Mbps delivers efficient, high quality footage helped by a DIGIC DV 4 processor that supports advanced image stabilisation.

Recording Full HD footage in AVCHD and MP4 formats at multiple bit rates, content can be recorded simultaneously with Dual SD card slots. With 3 Mbps mode with lighter file sizes, the camera can transfer files immediately for breaking news. Slow and fast capture is available along with support for Infrared shooting.

The XA15 features an HD-SDI interface for streaming footage direct to an external recorder or a broadcast van while both models feature two XLR inputs to allow two different channels to be selected with volumes adjustable independently. A headphone jack allows the operator to monitor sound levels while optional GPS support with the GPS Receiver GP-E2 records location and time.

XA15 is ideal for high-action shoots when both speed and mobility are essential. Lightweight and compact in size, it features a 3.0-inch touchscreen, a 1.56 million dot tiltable electronic viewfinder (EVF) and manual focus/zoom ring and joystick for easy control.

Image Sensor

  • Sensor : 1/2.84 inch type HD CMOS Pro
  • Filter : RGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)
  • Total pixels: 3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)
  • Effective pixels per sensor: 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
  • Minimum illumination: Low Light Mode Approx. 0.1 Lx. Auto Mode (Auto Slow Shutter selected Approx. 1.0Lx
  • Horizontal Resolution (External via SDI, XA15) : 900 TV lines


  • Zoom ratio : 20 x Optical
  • Focal length: 3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm)
  • Minimum focus distance : 60cm (throughout zoom range);10mm ( Wide MACRO setting)
  • ND filter: Built-in gradation ND filter
  • Zoom control: Zoom rockers on body and handle;Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens; Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.
  • Iris control: Ring control; Full Auto
  • Aperture range : f1.8 - f16
  • Filter diameter : 58mm
  • Lens elements/groups: 12/10
  • Aperture blades : 8 Blade Circular Aperture
  • Image stabilization system: Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation
  • Digital zoom/Teleconverter: 2 x Tele Converter, x400 Digital Zoom

Image Processor

  • Type: DIGIC DV 4
  • Sampling accuracy: 4:2:0 AVCHD/MP4
  • Bit depth: 8 bit


  • Infrared shooting mode : YES (green or white)
  • Built-in IR lamp: YES, in handle unit
  • Stored Configurations: Cinema standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory  Wide DR, Highlight Priority
  • Storage Medium : SD/SDHC memory card
  • Colour Bars YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone (Tone via Audio Menu)


  • Recording: 16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
  • Control : Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
  • Microphone attenuation : YES
  • Microphone level meter : YES
  • Photo storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Still quality : During video recording: 1920 x 1080 in 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 mode, 1280 x 720; 1280 x 720 mode During playback: 1920x1080

In The Box

  • 1x XA15 Camcorder
  • 1x Handle Unit HDU-1
  • 1x Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • 1x Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
  • 1x Mic Holder
  • 1x Battery Pack BP-820
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