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Canon XA30 Full HD Professional Compact Camcorder


The compact XA30 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range and is ideal for discretely capturing accurate, professional-quality content
  • 1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro sensor
  • 1.56m dot EVF and 45° tilt for flexible shooting
  • Dual-format recording
  • 1920 x 1080 up to 59.94p
  • Wide DR Gamma (600%) mode

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Canon XA30 Full HD Professional Compact Camcorder

The Canon XA35 and XA30 are esigned 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.

Canon XA35 / XA30 key features:

  • 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 Wi-Fi for remote control, file transfer/upload and browser preview
  • GPS capable with optional accessory

  • First-class image quality and video processing performance

    Utilising Canon’s heritage in optical expertise and advanced technologies, the newly designed 1/2.84-type 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro sensor has enhanced sensitivity with improved signal-to-noise ratio. As a result, images are crisp and clear, even in low-light environments. Low-light shooting opportunities are further boosted by improved infrared performance, ideal for users capturing nocturnal wildlife or night-time documentaries.

    The 20x zoom wide-angle lens offers a 26.8–576mm (35mm equivalent) focal range and employs Canon’s intelligent 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization System with Dynamic IS. The lens also features an 8 blade circular aperture to give enhanced ‘bokeh’.

    The XA35 and XA30 feature two new settings - Wide DR and Highlight Priority. In Wide DR mode, the cameras are able to achieve 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. When using the Highlight Priority setting, users are able to produce footage with more natural tones and richer colours, particularly in areas of high brightness¹, perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfaces.


    Image Sensor
    Sensor1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
    SystemRGB primary colour filter
    Total Pixels per SensorApprox. 3.09 megapixels
    Effective Pixels per SensorApprox. 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 Resolution900 TV lines at highest image quality

    Image Lens
    Zoom Ratio20x
    Focal Length26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent / 28.8 - 576mm with Dynamic IS on)
    Minimum Focus Distance60cm (throughout zoom range);
    10mm (wide angle)
    ND FilterBuilt-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
    Zoom ControlZoom rockers on body and handle;
    Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
    Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available
    Zoom SpeedVariable (body rocker only) or Constant seed (body and handle rocker;
    Fast / Normal / Slow, 16 speed level settings in each
    Focus ControlMANUAL: 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 ControlCustom dial; Touchscree; Auto
    Aperture Rangef1.8 - f8
    Filter Diameter58mm
    Lens Elements / Groups12 / 10
    Aperture Blades8 Blade Circular Aperture
    Image Stabilisation SystemOptical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation;
    4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dyanmic, Standard, Powered
    Digital ZoomUp to 400x;
    Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom)

    Image Processor
    TypeDIGIC DV 4

    Video Storage MediaSDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
    Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.¹
    TypeClass 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080 / 50p recording;
    Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording
    Recording Time128GB SDXC card:
    10hrs 10mins (AVCHD max. quality)¹
    8hr 00mins (MP4 max. quality)¹
    91hrs 55mins (MP4 lowest quality)¹
    Recording File FormatAVCHD Progressive (v2.0, high profile);
    Recording FormatAVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4;2:0 colour sampling):
    1920 x 1080: 50p (28Mbs, linear PCM audio available);
    1920 x 1080: 50i / PF25 (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
    1440 x 1080: 50i / PF25 (5Mbps)

    MP4 (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):
    1920 x 1080: 50p (35Mbps);
    1920 x 1080: 25p (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
    1280 x 720: 25p (4Mbps);
    640 x 360: 25p (3Mbps)
    Slow / Fast MotionYES (MP4 HD mode only, x0.5 / x2 / x4 / x10 / x20 / x60 / x120 / x1200
    Interval RecordNo
    Frame RecordNo
    Pre Record (cachue record)Yes (3 seconds)
    Scan ReverseNo
    HD -> SD ConversionNo
    Internal Data TransferMOVIE & STILLS: Yes (card to card)
    Photo Storage MediaSDXC / SDHC / SD memory card
    Still QualityDuring video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720 / 640 x 360

    Monitoring Panel
    TypeCapacitive Organic LED
    Size8.77cm (3.5"), 100% view
    Dots1.23 million-dot equivalent
    Touch ScreenYes. Touch and Drag operations supported
    Image Quality AdjustmentsBrightness, backlight, OLED colour balance
    AdjustableYES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)
    Wavefomr MonitorNo
    Focus AssistPeaking; Magnifying
    ZebraYes (70% or 100% reference level)
    MarkersON/OFF (Level, Grid)

    Size0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view
    Dots1.56 million dots equivalent
    AdjustableYes (tiltable to 45 degrees)
    Correction Lens+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopter

    Inputs / Outputs
    Audio InXLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
    Headphone Output3.5mm stereo jack
    Video Monitor OutputNo
    HDMIYes (HDMI™ mini connector, output only)
    IEEE 1394 (Firewire)No
    USBYes (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
    HD / SD-SDI OutputNo
    Time CodeYes (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal)
    Component outNo
    AV terminal3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
    DC InputYes
    Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
    Colour BarsYes (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone

    Tally LampYes, in detachable handle
    Accessory shoeYes (cold shoe)
    Custom KeyYes (5 assignable buttons; select from 22 functions)
    Custom DialYes (Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)

    Exposure MeteringCentre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode);
    No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
    Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (12 steps);
    Backlight Correction available (Auto or always on)
    Auto Exposure ModeSmart Auto, Face Detection AE;
    Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions
    Push Auto IrisYes (via touchscreen)
    Exposure LockYes. Touch Exposure available
    Auto Gain Control SettingAuto / Manual
    Auto Gain Control Limit0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)
    Gain Setting0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)

    Shutter Speed
    Control ModesFull Auto / Manual control (touchscreen LCD or control dial)
    Shutter Speed1/6 to 1/2000 (depemding on Scene Mode and frame rate)
    Slow Shutter (SLS)Yes. Auto On or Off
    Clear ScanNo

    Infrared Shooting ModeYes (green or white)
    Built-in IR LampYes, in detachable handle

    3D Shooting Assist
    OIS Axis ShiftNo
    Focal Length GuideNo

    Shooting Modes
    Smart AUTOYes
    Programe AEAUTO;
    M mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Potrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks);
    Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
    Image Looks SettingsStandard, Highlight Priority, Wide DR
    Cinema FeaturesCinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable 'Cinema Standard')
    Image EffectsBrightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

    Wi-Fi & GPS Specifciations
    Wireless LAN StandardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n/a(2.4GHz or 5GHz band)¹
    Supported Wi-Fi FunctionsRemote Operation; Movie Uploader (YouTube and Facebook)¹; Playback (in browser); Media Server; FTP File Transfer
    Supported Browser for Remote OperationInternet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS), Safari (MacOS),
    Android standard browser
    Remote Operation Control FeaturesAperture, Focus, WB, shutter Speed, Gain, Exposure Compensation, Shooting Mode, Slot select, Start/Stop Recording
    Live View Image ResolutionCamera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
    Authentication SystemsOpen/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
    EncryptionWEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
    GPS Information (Optional Accessory)Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

    White Balance
    Preset6: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs),
    Flurescenet H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)
    Manual SettingSet 1, Set 2, Colour Temperature (2,000 - 15,000 K, 100K steps)

    Time Code
    Countup SystemRegen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
    Start Value Setting"00:00:00:00", Set / Reset selectable

    RecordingAVCHD: Linear PCM¹ (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz) or Dolby Digital (AC-3 2ch, 48kHz)
    MP4: MPEG-2 AAC LC (2 ch)
    ControlAudio controls include:
    Independent 2ch Line / Mic / Mic+48V input;
    Independent level control per channel (-8 to +18 dB);
    Independent audio limtiters (2 ch);
    Input mic trimming
    Microphone AttenuationAuto / On / Off (20dB)
    Microphone Level MeterYes
    Wind ScreenYes
    Zoom MicrophoneYes (customisable frequency response and directivity)

    Backup Power SupplyLithium coin battery (built-in)
    Power ConsumptionMax Approx. 5.0W¹ (AVCHD) / 5.1W (MP4)¹
    Continuous Recording TimeSupplied BP-820: Approx. 145 minutes¹
    Optional BP-828: Approx. 220 minutes¹

    DimensionsApprox. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
    Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (full equipped)
    Detachable HandleYes
    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


    All specifications are subject to change without notice.


    Video storage media - ¹ After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically.

    Recording time - ¹ After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically.
    Simultaneous / Dual Format recording not available in 1080 / 50p modes.

    Wireless LAN standards - ¹ 5Ghz not available in Qatar, capability and functionality may vary by region
    Supported Wi-Fi Functions - ¹ iOS devices only, excludes MP4 1080 / 50p mode
    Recording - ¹ AVCHD 1080 / 50p mode only
    Power Consumption - 1 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness
    Continuous Recording Time - ¹ 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness.
  • Lens hood with barrier
  • Mic holder unit
  • Handle unit (HDU-1)
  • Wireless controller (WL-D89)
  • Battery pack BP-820
  • High speed HDMI cable (HTC100/S)
  • Compact power unit CA-570
  • AC cable
  • Interface cable (IFC-300PCU/S)
  • Stereo video cable (STV-250N)
  • PIXELA Data import utility Ver2.0
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