Canon XA15 HD Camcorder PAL

by Canon
In Stock $1670.00
Canon XA15 HD Camcorder PAL
The Canon XA15 is a compact handheld Full HD camcorder with a 20x lens and HD-SDI output.

26.8mm wide angle zoom lens with fast f/1.8-f/2.8 circular aperture
High performance enabled by DIGIC DV4
Great low light performance and sensitivity
Circular aperture for beautiful background bokeh
600% dynamic range with no need for post production
Efficient and simple workflows using MP4 files at 50P/35Mbps
AVCHD progressive recording


Image Sensor

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 - Auto: 1.0 lux, Slow Shutter: 0.1 lux
Horizontal Resolution : 900 TV lines


Zoom ratio : 20x
Focal length : 3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm)
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
Zoom Rocker : Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast / Normal / Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Grip zoom : Fixed speed (Fast / Normal / Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
Zoom Ring : As operation speed

Focus control
Manual control via focus ring
Automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF)
Push AF

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 : 2 x Tele Converter, x400 Digital Zoom

Image Processor

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


Video storage media : SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.

Type : Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording;

Recording time :
128GB SD Card:MP4: up to 8 Hours (50P @35Mbps)
AVCHD up to 10 hours 10 Minutes (5p @28Mbps)

Recording file format : MPEG-4 / AVC / H.264

Recording frame rate
28Mbps 1920 x 1080 50P
24 / 17Mbps 1920 x 1080 50.00i / PF25
5Mbps 1440 x 1080 50i / PF25
35Mbps 1920 x 1080 50P
24 / 17Mbps 1920 x 1080 25P
8 / 4 Mbps 1280 x 720 25P
3Mbps 640 x 360 25P

Slow/Fast motion :
50.00P (35 Mbps) x2 17.5 Mbps
25.00P (24 Mbps or 17 Mbps) x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x1200

Interval Record : NO
Frame Record : YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record) : YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse : YES. Vertical/horizontal/both
HD->SD conversion : YES (AVCHD to MP4)

Monitoring Panel

Type : Capacitive Touch Panel
Size : 3.0-inch (7.5 cm)
Dots : Approx. 460,000 dots
Image quality adjustments : Brightness
Adjustable : YES
Waveform Monitor : NO
Focus Assist : Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
Peaking : YES, Colour selectable
Zebra : YES (70% or 100% reference level)
Markers : On/Off ; Level (White/Grey), and Grid (White/Grey)


Size : 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view
Dots : 1.56 million dots equivalent
Adjustable : YES (tiltable to 45 degrees)
Correction lens : + 2.0 to -5 diopter


Audio in : XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output : 3.5mm stereo jack
USB : YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI output : YES, BNC, output only, Video, embedded audio and time code.
AV terminal : 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)


Power Consumption : Max 4.9W (Approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps
Battery : BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)
Continuous Recording Time : MP4 recording, 35Mbps: 145 Minutes (BP-820); 220 Minutes (BP-828) (approx.)


Dimensions : Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in.)
[Including lens hood, mic holder unit, and handle unit]

Weight (camera only): Approx. 750 g (1.7 lb)

Weight (fully equipped)
XA15: Approx. 1140 g (2.5 lb)
Includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, BP-820, and 1 memory card

Operating Temperature range
Approx. -5 to 45oC, 60% (relative humidity)
Approx. 0 to 40oC, 85% (relative humidity)

In the Box

Lens hood with barrier
Mic holder unit (w/ screw)
Handle unit (HDU-1)
Compact power adapter (CA-570)
AC cord
Battery Pack BP-820
Canon XA15 manual


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