XA 30

  • XA 30

Improved Canon HD Video Lens (20x zoom, 26.8mm – 576mm*, f/1.8 – 2.8)

Improved Canon HD CMOS PRO Sensor

Powerful Intelligent IS image stabilizing system—perfect for shooting on the go

The XA30 is a compact Full HD camcorder ideal for professional use. With its 20x optical zoom and a wide 26.8m* maximum angle-of-view, it is a powerful companion for filming news, documentary, and other on-location footage, regardless of the shooting conditions.

New HD CMOS PRO sensor with enhanced low light capabilities

Highlight Priority and Wide DR Gamma modes integrated

Canon lens with 20x optical zoom and Intelligent IS—Great for on-location shoots

A sensor’s signal-to-noise ratio is indicative of the quality of its electronic signals. On the new HD CMOS PRO sensor used in this camcorder, this ratio has been improved by 3dB. Used in combination with the DIGIC DV4 image processor, which has powerful noise processing capabilities, overall noise is reduced by over 40% compared to previous models (XA25, XA20). This means higher quality image capture, even for footage shot in low light. Two new gamma recording modes, “Highlight Priority” and “Wide DR”, have been included. The Highlight Priority mode helps to suppress white blowout (loss of information due to overexposure) by capturing more image data in the mid-to high-brightness range, so that clouds in the sky look more three dimensional and metallic objects are rendered more realistically and in-detail. Meanwhile, the Wide DR mode achieves an expanded, wide dynamic range of 600% so that subtle colour gradations are well captured even for high brightness areas.

The camcorder uses a 20x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 26.8mm at the wide-angle end and 576m at the telephoto end*. With extremely wide apertures (ranging from f/1.8 – f/2.9) throughout the entire zoom range, it can perform well under various kinds of shooting and lighting conditions. The powerful Intelligent IS automatically changes IS modes to suit the shooting scene. It also performs image stabilization on 5 axes, correcting the effects of camera shake not only during telephoto shooting, but also for macro-shots and shooting while on the move.

* 35mm film-equivalent focal lengths.

Specifications  
Camcorder Type HD Professional Camcorder
Recording Hours AVCHD
Memory capacity 28Mbps 24Mbps 17Mbps 5Mbps
8GB 35mins 40mins. 1hr. 3hrs.
16GB 1hr.
15mins
1hr.
25mins.
2hrs.
5mins.
6hrs.
5mins.
32GB 2hrs.
30mins
2hrs.
55mins.
4hrs.
10mins.
12hrs.
15mins.
64GB 5hrs.
5mins
5hrs.
55mins.
8hrs.
20mins.
24hrs.
30mins.
128GB 10hrs.
10mins
11hrs.
55mins.
16hrs.
45mins.
49hrs.
00mins.
MP4
Memory capacity 35Mbps 24Mbps 17Mbps 4Mbps 3Mbps
8GB 30mins 40mins. 1hr. 4hr.
20mins.
5hr.
40mins.
16GB 1hr. 1hr.
25mins.
2hrs.
5mins.
8hrs.
40mins.
11hrs.
25mins.
32GB 2hr. 2hrs.
55mins.
4hrs.
10mins.
17hrs.
20mins.
22hrs.
55mins.
64GB 4hrs. 5hrs.
55mins.
8hrs.
20mins.
34hrs.
45mins.
45hrs.
55mins.
128GB 8hrs.
00mins
11hrs.
55mins.
16hrs.
45mins.
69hrs.
30mins.
91hrs.
55mins.
AVCHD & MP4 recording: SDHC Class 4 or higher-speed memory cards are recommended in 24 Mbps/17 Mbps modes
50P recording: SDHC Class 6 or higher-speed memory cards
Monitor 3.5-inch widescreen OLED touch panel colour, approx. 1.23million dots
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) 0.24-inch, approx. 1.56million dots
Image Sensor 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro sensor, approx. 3.09 megapixels (total pixels), approx. 2.91 megapixels (number of effective pixels), RGB primary colour filter
Microphone Stereo Condenser Microphone
Lens 20x optical zoom
Digital Zoom 400x (Movie mode only)
Lens Configuration 12 elements in 10 groups, 2 Aspherical lenses used
Filter Diameter 58mm P0.75
Image Stabilizer Intelligent IS
AF System High-speed AF (Instant AF), Medium AF, Face Priority AF, Face-Only AF, Touch Focus, Manual focus Ring
Video Recording Specifications  
Video Recording Standards AVCHD (AC-3/H.264 standard): HD Recording only 1920 x 1080 / 1440 x 1080 recording supported
MP4 (AAC/H.264 standard): HD Recording only 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720 / 640 x 360 recording supported
Effective Pixels 2136 x 1362
Audio Compression AVCHD: Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
Shooting Modes Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M, Cinema, Portrait, Sports, Night, Low light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks, Infrared
Shutter Speed Range Tv mode:
1/6 - 1/2000
P mode: 1/12.5 - 1/500
Low light mode: 1/2 - 1/500
Minimum Illumination Approx. 0.1lx (low light mode)
Cinema Style Cinema-look filters
Image Effects Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Color Depth
Relay Recording Supported
Dual Recording Supported
Recording Check Supported
Wi-Fi Specifications  
Ratings IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/a (2.4GHz / 5GHz* band), Wi-Fi authentication obtained. IEEE 802.11n recommended
* some countries do not support 5GHz band
Wi-Fi Settings Methods WPS (Wi-Fi Protected setup) (Push button system, PIN code system)
Manual setting
Search for access points
Connection Modes Infrastructure
Easy AP mode
Authentication Systems Open/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Encryption Systems WEP-64 / WEP-128
TKIP / AES
Wi-Fi Connection Service Camera Mode Wi-Fi remote - enables remote access of camcorder to be performed from web browser
Wi-Fi Connection Service Playback Mode Movie Uploader - Save and upload videos to YouTube or facebook via iOS device
Playback via browser - Camcorder contents can be played or downloaded via internet browser
Media Server - Camcorder videos can be viewed wirelessly via on TV set or PC
FTP file transfer - enables data to be transferred to a FTP server
Still Image Recording Specifications  
Still Image Recording SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card
Still Image Compression DCF, Exif Ver. 2.3 supported
Compression method: JPEG
Recording Pixels In movie Rec Pause and Photo Mode: 1920 x 1080 / 1280x 720 / 640 x 360
Shooting Modes Smart Auto, M, P, Tv, Av, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low light, Spotlight, fireworks, Infrared
Easy Operations Features  
Zoom Zoom lever
Navigation Touch based OLED panel
Extended Control Remote Control
Battery Rechargeable Intelligent lithium battery BP-820 / 828
Input / Output Terminals  
Video Out Mini HDMI, AV Cable
Analog Output Yes
Microphone Terminal Yes
USB Terminal Yes
Tally Lamp Supported
Infrared Mode Supported, with white or green light recording
HDMI-Out Supported
Audio-In XLR (x2)
Physical Dimensions & Power  
Power Supply (Rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC in)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C 85% (relative humidity)
-5 - 45°C 60% (relative humidity)
Dimensions Approx. 109 x 84 x 182mm (4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2in.)
Weight (Main Unit) Approx. 765g (1.7lb)