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Canon XA30 Professional Full HD Video Camera - DISCONTINUED

  • Vendor: The Streaming Guys

The Canon XA30 has been discontinued - take a look at the Canon XF200 or Canon XF205 instead

The Streaming Guys only sell genuine Canon stock with Australian warranties.

The XA30 is a compact professional-use Full HD video camera with HDMI outputs, which employs a newly developed Canon CMOS sensor making possible, exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance. The XA30 is ideally suited across a variety of shooting applications, from the capturing of news footage and other broadcasting content to the recording of documentaries and events.

Wide range of imaging expression possibilities

The XA30 features two new video-recording modes: Highlight Priority, which facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colors and sharpness in the mid- to high- brightness range; and Wide DR, which delivers an expanded dynamic range

Outstanding imaging performance

Combining an newly developed Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor with an impressive 20x optical zoom lens and Canon’s DIGIC DV 4 imaging platform, the XA30 achieves smooth, high-quality video with minimal noise, even when shooting in dimly lit environments.

Flexible Handling

The XA30 includes a detachable handle unit as standard which provides XLR Terminals (INPUT1/INPUT2), a microphone holder, high-level audio features and an infrared shooting feature

HD CMOS Pro Processor

A newly developed sensor features a signal-to-noise improved by 3db & approx. 40% reduction in noise compared to the previous model (XA20). This delivers exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance

HD Video Lens

Highly versatile Canon HD Video lens combines a wide angle focal length of 26.8mm (35mm camera equivalent) together with powerful 20x zoom performance whilst maintaining a compact design

DiG!C DV4 Processor

A newly developed image processor, for optimum colour reproduction, faster AF speeds and improved image stabilization function 

5 Axis Image Stabilization

Delivering enhanced electronic correction of roll and tilt motions, reducing image distortion substantially even when shooting whilst walking

Highlight Priority Mode

Facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colours and sharpness in the mid to high brightness range delivering an effect similar to HDR

Wide DR Gamma

Compresses high brightness areas seamlessly and delivers an expanded dynamic range of 600%.

For further information check out the Canon website and the XA30 Data sheet

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 Auto: 1.0 lux With Auto Slow Shutter selected
(PAL Version) 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 PresetAUTO: 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 42289
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)18hrs 00mins (MP4 max. quality)191hrs 55mins (MP4 lowest quality)1
Recording file format AVCHD Progressive (v2.0, high profile);MP4
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/x120/x1200
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
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.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.2. 5Ghz not available in Qatar, capability and functionality may vary by region3. iOS devices only, excludes MP4 1080/50P mode4. AVCHD 1080/50P mode only5. 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightnessAll specifications are subject to change without notice