The Canon XA55 Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI, and one BNC 3G-SDI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions.
The XA55's optics include an integrated 15x HD optical zoom and a nine-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights, and wide DR gamma support for low-light recording. The camera's pro-style features include Dual Pixel and Contrast autofocus, fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3" touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. The XA55 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone and a built-in neutral density filter mechanism offering ND4, ND16, and ND64 options.
The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and outputs to mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI ports. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 50 fps via its mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs. On the audio side, the XA55 features up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack. The camera's functions can also be controlled by the separately available RC-V100 remote control.
Canon's renowned Full HD image quality has been improved thanks to Over Sampling HD Processing. It enables high-resolution Full HD recording by effectively utilizing the outstanding capabilities of 4K image expression in Full HD recording.
The professional XA55 features a 1.0 inch CMOS sensor and supports 4K UHD 25P recording with a wide 25.5mm angle of view as well as 15x optical zoom. Take your output one step further with the independent built-in 3-density ND filter.
The Wide DR gamma smoothly compresses high brightness areas to offer a wide dynamic range of 800%. This enables seamless tone gradations and suppresses overexposure while maintaining continuity with the gamma curve.
The XA55 features Canon's breakthrough Dual Pixel CMOS AF for wider area autofocusing. It also offers continuous AF within a horizontal and vertical range of the screen of approximately 80%. It provides a highly accurate face detection AF, which assists during single-operator shooting. Users can also use the touch panel to move within the distance measuring area for AF shooting with an adaptable framework.
The touch panel enables smooth, intuitive operation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. When using this in combination with the face detection AF, users can customise the camera to their shooting needs. With touch tracking, simply touch the screen once to track a subjects' movements while keeping them in focus.
Realise even greater emotion in visual expression with slow (max 0.5x) and fast (max 1200x) motion recording for both 4K and FHD.
|Recording Formats||MXF: Yes|
|Recording mode MP4||Yes|
|Recording Medium||SD card 2 slots|
|Focal Length||Optical 15x, approx. 25.5 - 382.5 mm (4K UHD with vibration control OFF/StandardIS ON)|
|Image Stabilisation Type||Optical & digital|
|Lens Cover||Lens hood, but with barrier|
|Focusing Type||Auto focus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, contrast AF|
|Screen Type||3.0 inch (approx. 460,000 dots), touch panel|
|Screen Coverage||approx. 460,000 dots|
|Screen Display Options||CVF: 0.24 inch (approx. 1.56 million dots equivalent)|
|Screen size||3.0 inch|
|Custom function||Lens ring: zoom, focus, switchable
|Computer/Other||XLR terminal: Yes|
|Digital Terminal||SDI terminal: Yes, 3G|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Approx. 109 x 91 x 214 mm (camera only)
Approx. 125 x 91 x 265 mm (including lens hood and BP-820; not including mic holder unit and handle unit)
Approx. 140 x 216 x 265 mm (including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit and handle unit)
|Camera Weight||Camera only: approx. 970g
Fully equipped: approx 1445g