Canon XA20 KIT
- Brand: Canon
- Product Code: XA20 KIT
|Standard Definition or High Definition||High Definition|
|Power Supply (rated)||7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)|
|Video Recording system||MPEG4-AVC / H.264|
|Audio Recording system||Linear PCM (2ch)* / Dolby Digital (5.1ch when SM-V1 is used) * Feature supported only in the 28 Mbps/23.98 Mbps recording mode; resolution: 16 bits|
|Image Sensor||1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)|
Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital
Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576mm without Dynamic IS; 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 System||Hybrid AF (TTL-video detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF; Normal AF (TTL-video detection system); Face Priority AF; Face Only AF; Manual Focus|
|Programmed AE||Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M|
|Max Shutter Speed||Movie: 1/2000 sec.|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across the entire zooming range)|
|White Balance||Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Color Temperature (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H|
AVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P
MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
|Genlock Terminal||Not available|
|HD/SD-SDI Terminal||Not available|
Dynamic SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), and electronic stabilization Following modes are available: Intelligent IS (AUTO mode), Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off
|Viewfinder||0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; approx. 100% field of view)|
|LCD Screen||3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)|
|Recording Media||2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots|
|USB Terminal||mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)|
|Video Terminal||Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only|
|Audio Terminal||XLR 3-pin jack (2ch), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only)|
|Accessory Shoe||Cold Shoe|
|HDMI Terminal||HDMI OUT mini connector|
|Microphone Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal||3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)|
|Headphone Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|Remote Control Terminal||2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)|
|Operating Temperature range||23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity (operation) / 32° to 104°F (0° to 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)|
Maximum Recording Time
* Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are also used (2 card slots).
** 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or higher memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.
Discontinued April 2016
The XA20 is a compact, "run-and-gun" HD camcorder with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features include a 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder, multiple HD/SD recording rates - including 24p for a "cinematic" look - together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs. The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions.
In addition to reducing horizontal and vertical shaking, five-axis SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization eliminates rolling and other artifacts, for sharper images no matter how the camcorder is moved. A new automatic correction circuit can substantially reduce image distortion, thereby producing better-looking videos.
A detachable handle offers increased control functionality, with a built-in microphone holder and XLR-format audio inputs. Infrared shooting with little to zero ambient light offers additional flexibility during, for example, surveillance and wildlife projects; the detachable handle also includes an IR light.
Dual-band, built-in Wi-Fi® technology allows easy FTP file transfer and upload to the internet. And intelligent lithium batteries report remaining power and battery-wear levels in one-minute increments to the camcorder, thereby taking the guesswork out of battery management.
Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens
The XA20 features a Genuine Canon 20x HD Zoom Lens that provides a highly versatile zoom range with 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm–576mm, and a minimum object distance of just 23.6 inches (60cm). The impressive image quality is enhanced by a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture design, which avoids the “starburst” effect of point light sources in non-circular aperture designs. Out of focus areas are smoother, more natural and more appealing. An endless-type focus and zoom control includes user-programmable direction and sensitivity modes. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), Fast, Normal or Slow.
Full HD 1920x1080 Recording Capabilities
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XA20 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and adaptable to virtually any production environment. It can record in Full HD resolution in both MP4 and AVCHD Progressive recording codecs, at multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.
|Recording Format||Bit Rate||Resolution||Frame Rate|
|AVCHD||28 Mbps (59.94P)||1920 x 1080||59.94P*1|
|24 Mbps||1920 x 1080||59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1|
|17 Mbps||1920 x 1080||59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1|
|5 Mbps||1440 x 1080||59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1|
|MP4||35 Mbps (59.94P)||1920 x 1080||59.94P|
|24 Mbps||1920 x 1080||29.97P/23.98P*2|
|17 Mbps||1920 x 1080||29.97P/23.98P*2|
|4 Mbps||1280 x 720||29.97P/23.98P*2|
|3 Mbps||640 x 360||29.97P/23.98P*2|
*1 In AUTO mode: 59.94i
*2 In AUTO mode: 29.97P only
Simultaneous HD- and Web-version Dual Recording
Dual Recording offers format choices that are useful for various post-capture options. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and dual SD card slots enable simultaneous recording in AVCHD format and web-ready MP4 format, as well as MP4 and MP4 at different bit rates.
|Main Slot||Secondary Slot (MP4 Recording)|
|Bit Rate (size)||Frame Rate|
|AVCHD||28 Mbps (59.94P)||NOT POSSIBLE|
|24 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)||→||
4 Mbps (1280x720)
3 Mbps (640x360)
|29.97P / 23.98P*1|
|17 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)|
|5 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)|
|MP4||35 Mbps (59.94P)||NOT POSSIBLE|
|24 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)||→||
4 Mbps (1280x720)
3 Mbps (640x360)
|29.97P / 23.98P*1|
|17 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)|
|4 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)|
|3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)||3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)|
*129.97P recording is performed when the format for the card in the main slot is 59.94i, PF29.97 or 29.97P; 23.98P recording is performed when it is 23.98P.
Native 24p Recording
A must for serious filmmaking work, Native 24p matches the frame rate of a traditional film camera, giving the same cadence and temporal motion for "film-like" quality.
Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XA20 to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate (only in MP4 recording modes), resulting in either a fast or slow motion effect during playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate, there is virtually no quality loss and maximum image quality is maintained. Fast motion of up to 250% of the original speed and slow motion down to 40% of the original speed are possible.
|Playback Frame Rate|
|1920 x 1080|
|59.94P (35 Mbps)||29.97P (24 Mbps/17 Mbps)||23.98P (24 Mbps/17 Mbps)|
|Recorded Frame Rate||23.98P||250%||125%||100%|
Built-in Wi-Fi®Technology with FTP Transfer Capability
The XA20 features built-in dual-band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi® technology, enabling FTP file transfer to Cloud-based servers for convenient back ups, or for situations where a relay station, such as a news truck, is unavailable. The dual bands help ensure that data can be sent even in areas with increased signal interference. It is also possible to connect to compatible networks, wireless hotspots and iOS® mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*, or play back video on the camcorders’ memory cards to Wi-Fi®-enabled TVs and computers.
Wi-Fi® technology also allows remote control of key camcorder controls, such as recording start/stop and zoom (in three different speeds), exposure functions (white balance, color temperature, iris, shutter speed, gain, exposure and more) and focus settings via a tablet or smartphone. The ability to control the camera remotely, such as when using a camera crane, improves mobility in various shooting environments.
* This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.
Superb Image Reproduction
New Full HD 1920x1080 HD CMOS Imaging Sensor
The XA20 Professional Camcorder features a new 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Image Sensor. The larger sensor area and 2.91 Megapixels answer the demands of the new, more powerful lens. Both wide-angle and zoom shots deliver wide dynamic range and impressive tonal reproduction. In addition, the large size of the individual pixels enable a minimum subject illumination of 1.2 lux, making the XA20 excellent for shooting in challenging low-light conditions.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor featured on the XA20 is a high-speed engine that works in concert with the HD CMOS Image Sensor to provide images with low noise and great depth. It also powers the new Dynamic Mode of the image stabilization system, which is an electronic correction of rotational distortion added to Canon’s proven optical system. The increased processing power also enables Dual Recording to two separate SD cards, expanding output options and allowing convenient data transfer even when out in the field.
3.5-inch OLED Viewscreen with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio and EVF
The new 3.5-inch, advanced 1,230,000-dot equivalent Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display provides vivid colors, high contrast, and dramatically improved responsiveness compared to traditional LCD screens. A wide-view angle (over 80 degrees at all angles) aids in composition versatility, and regular chromaticity adjustments, prompted by the camcorder, ensure correct brightness and faithful color reproduction.
The 0.24-inch tilt-type color electronic viewfinder on the XA20 has approximately 100% field of view, and 1,560,000 dots of resolution help ensure critical focus adjustment, with peaking applied if necessary. A joystick located to the right of the viewfinder, where the thumb rests, enables control of camera settings on the viewscreen without having to use touch panel controls.
Not only does the XA20 Professional Camcorder provide the professional user with complete control over the image, it also provides complete creative freedom when it comes to inputs and outputs, including:
HDMI Output (HDMI mini connector, time code can be superimposed)
Composite Video Output (3.5mm)
USB Hi-Speed Terminal
(2) XLR Audio Input (when handle is attached) (See audio section for more details)
Microphone Input (3.5mm) (See audio section for more details)
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) (See audio section for more details)
Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol)
Accessory Shoe (when handle is attached)
• Dual SD Card Slots, Using Readily Available, Consumable Media
• Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System with Powered and Dynamic Modes and Auto On/Off
• Full Manual Control
• Ergonomic, Portable Design
• Two Phantom-powered XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Gain Control
• Ultra-compact Form Factor with Detachable Handle
• High Definition Peaking for Focus Assist
• Assignable Buttons for Custom Shooting
• Infrared Shooting Mode for Extreme Low-light Conditions (with built-in IR emitter and diffuser)
• Optional Bluetooth Mic with Two-way Intercom-like Capability
• Advanced Display Features: Zebra, Color Bars and Test Tone
Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
Battery Pack BP-820
Microphone Holder Unit / Handle Unit
Wireless Controller WL-D89
USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
Bundled CD ROMs:
- PIXELA Data Import Utility Disc
- Photo Applications / Audio Disc