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Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder


Features

  • Native 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84″ CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • 3″ OLED Touch Panel View Screen
  • Manual Camera Controls
  • 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels
  • SDI, HDMI, Composite Output
  • 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots

KSh185,000

 

The Canon XA15 Full HD Camcorder is a compact run-and-gun camera that is suitable for ENG, event coverage, and independent and documentary filmmaking. It incorporates SDI, mini-HDMI, and composite outputs. The camera features a 1/2.84″, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm, and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural manner.

The final piece in the image chain is Canon’s Digic DV 4 image processor. This high-speed image-processing engine powers Canon’s Dynamic IS (Image Stabilization) mode reducing image distortion over traditional up-down, left-right image stabilization by adding correction for camera roll in three axes. The power of the Digic DV 4 allows the camera to simultaneously encode your video to two different codecs and bit rates, allowing you to have web-ready versions of your master footage available as soon as you stop recording.

The XA15 features both a 3″ OLED touch panel view screen with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and a color electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 dots of resolution. The camera features full manual control and auto modes for exposure, focus, white balance, gain, and shutter speed. The camera provides professional features such as a pre-record buffer, peaking, zebra bars, color bars, and reference tone. The zoom speed is adjustable with variable, constant (with 16 different speed levels), fast, normal, and slow settings. The camera features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder, two XLR connectors with phantom power, and manual audio level controls.

Two built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots allow you to record video to available media cards in both slots at the same time. This allows you to create an instant backup copy for archiving and data protection. You can also capture high-resolution AVCHD or MP4 video files on one card while creating a lower data rate MP4 more suitable for the web on the other card. When using two media cards and the camera is in Relay mode, there is no need to stop shooting to swap out a full media card; when one card becomes full, recording seamlessly switches to the other card.

A compact, professional Full HD camcorder with high optical performance

This compact, lightweight camcorder is small enough to stow away yet agile and powerful to record news events with versatility thanks to a high quality HD CMOS Pro sensor, a superb 20x optical zoom with high zoom ratio and professional interfaces for connectivity into existing workflows.

High optical performance

A Canon 20x optical zoom lens provides a highly versatile zoom range with the 35mm equivalent of 26.8-576mm. with an improved circular aperture, the XA15 can record more natural, beautiful images.

Stunning Full HD image quality

With Canon’s HD CMOS Pro Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV4 Image Processor with improved low-light performance, the XA15/ captures superb Full HD video in 50P at 35Mbps with Wide dynamic range of 600%.

Professional recording options

The XA15 can record in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.

 

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Additional information

Camera
Shutter Speed 1/6 to 1/2000 per sec (depending on frame rate and operating mode)
Built-in ND Filter Yes
Minimum Illumination 0.1 lux
Imaging/ Image Sensor
Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.84″ CMOS Sensor
Effective Sensor Resolution 2.91 MP
Lens
Focal Length 3.7 to 73.4mm
35mmEquivalent Focal Length 28.8 to 576mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
Maximum Aperture f/1 to 8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Minimum Focus Distance Entire Zoom Range: 23.6″ / 60.0 cm
Macro: 0.4″ / 1.0 cm
Filter Size 58 mm
Viewfinder & Display
Viewfinder 3″ / 7.5 CM
Pixel Count: Approximately 460,000 dots
EVF Yes
EVF Resolution 1,560,000 Dots
EVF Screen Size .24″
Display Screen 3″
Display Resolution 460,000 Dots
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Resolution 460,000 Dots
Recording
Audio Recording 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
Recording Media 2 SDHC/SDXC card slots
Recording Modes 1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (24 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps (17 to 28 Mb/s)
AVCHD:
Broadcasting Compatibility PAL
Interface
Video Connectors 1 x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Input
2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level Input
Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
1 x USB Mini-B
Environmental
Operating Temperature 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Power
Power Consumption 4.9 W
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1″ / 13.21 x 18.03 x 23.11 cm
Weight 1.7 lb / 750 g
Camera Filters
F-Optical Zoom 20x
Packaging Information
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.75 x 8.5″
Package Weight 4.7 lb

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