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Canon XA55 4K UHD Professional Camcorder

  • Vendor: Canon
  • Product Type: Cameras

The Canon XA55 is a compact high-end 4K video camera with a large 1-inch CMOS image sensor, ultra-fast dual pixel AF, image stabilisation system, a 24.5mm equivalent wide-angle field of view as well as a 3-inch touch LCD screen.   It is one of the most capable professional camcorders Canon have released with 4:2:2 10-bit Full HD output, XF-AVC codec, built-in ND filters, as well as dual XLR inputs with +48V phantom power. 

1-Inch CMOS 4K Capable Image Sensor 

Image quality is key, which is why the XA55 has a large 1-inch CMOS image sensor capable of capturing super crisp 4K resolution video footage. The ultra-high resolution 4K video footage can be recorded at a frame rate of 25p with a hefty 150Mbps bitrate that ensures a super fine level of detail. 

Versatile 15x Optical Zoom Range 

Boasting an impressive 15x optical zoom, the XA55 has a 35mm equivalent focal range from a nice wide 25.5mm to an impressive 382.50mm telephoto zoom. The lens itself has a 9-bladed iris that uses the same technology as Canon’s popular EF lens series to renders out of focus areas with a stunning natural bokeh. 

Over Sampling Full HD Processing 

Even when shooting in Full HD the XA55 captures 4K footage so it can oversample the higher resolution to produce a sharper image than traditional high definition video. This oversamples 1920x1080 footage can be recorded with a 170-Mbps bitrate at a frame rate up to 50p. 

Fast and precise Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The XA50 incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocusing in approximately 80% (vertically and horizontally) of the sensor. Face detection AF and Touch tracking operation enable seamless focus control for intuitive operation. A Dual Pixel Focus Guide provides a graphical interface to aid manual focusing.

XF-AVC and MP4 recording to SD cards

The XA50 supports multi-format recording capabilities including XF-AVC and MP4. It records XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps up to 25P, plus Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. It is also possible to record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps at 50P/25P. Slow and Fast motion recording are also possible in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x.

Compact and lightweight with professional functions

Powerful functionality includes an Infrared mode – allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light – and simultaneous backup and relay recording with dual SD card slots.

For further information check out the Canon website

Image Sensor 1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution 4268 x 3148 (13.4 MP)
Effective Sensor Resolution 3840 x 2160 (8.29 MP)
Minimum Illumination 1.7 lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
0.1 lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed
White Balance Range 2000 to 15,000K
Focal Length 8.3 to 124.5mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 25.5 to 382.5mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 15x
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4.5
Minimum Focusing Distance Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Entire Zoom Range: 23.6" / 60.0 cm
Filter Size 58 mm
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Control Autofocus
Manual Focus
Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/2000 sec
Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 2 x SD (Unspecified Type) UHS-I Card Slots
Recording Modes
H.264/MP4: 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps (150 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps (17 to 35 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 59.94/60 fps (8 Mb/s)
XF-AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit: 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps
Audio Recording MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio
MP4: 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM Audio
XAVC: 4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio
Video Connectors 1 x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Mini-B
1 x 2.5 mm
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3"
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Resolution 460,000 Dots
EVF Display Type LCD
EVF Resolution 1,560,000 Dots
Battery Type Canon BP-8 Series
Power Connectors 1 x Proprietary (8.4 VDC) Input
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -5 to 45°C (23 to 113°F)
Operating Humidity 85%
Storage Humidity 60%
Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Tripod Mount none
Dimensions 21.34 x 10.92 x 9.14 cm / 7.2 x 4.3 x 3.6" (Without Protrusions)
26.42 x 12.45 x 9.14 cm / 10.4 x 4.9 x 3.6" (With Protrusions)
Weight 953 g (2.1 lb)