High Definition Camcorders
ME 66 Short gun Microphone
Head + K6 Powering Module for Batter/Phantom
The XA20 is a compact, "run-and-gun" HD camcorder
with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine
Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture,
capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features
include a 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of
1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder,
multiple HD/SD recording rates - including 24p for a "cinematic"
look - together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35
Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs. The high image quality and
recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and
documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and
In addition to reducing horizontal and vertical shaking, five-axis
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization eliminates rolling and other
artifacts, for sharper images no matter how the camcorder is moved.
A new automatic correction circuit can substantially reduce image
distortion, thereby producing better-looking videos.
A detachable handle offers increased control functionality, with a
built-in microphone holder and XLR-format audio inputs. Infrared
shooting with little to zero ambient light offers additional
flexibility during, for example, surveillance and wildlife
projects; the detachable handle also includes an IR light.
Dual-band, built-in Wi-Fi® technology allows easy FTP file
transfer and upload to the internet. And intelligent lithium
batteries report remaining power and battery-wear levels in
one-minute increments to the camcorder, thereby taking the
guesswork out of battery management.
- Genuine Canon 20x High
Definition Optical Zoom Lens
- The XA20 features a Genuine Canon 20x HD Zoom
Lens that provides a highly versatile zoom range with 35mm
equivalent of 26.8mm–576mm, and a minimum object distance of
just 23.6 inches (60cm). The impressive image quality is enhanced
by a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture design, which avoids the
“starburst” effect of point light sources in
non-circular aperture designs. Out of focus areas are smoother,
more natural and more appealing. An endless-type focus and zoom
control includes user-programmable direction and sensitivity modes.
Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), Fast,
Normal or Slow.
Full HD 1920x1080
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XA20
Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and adaptable to
virtually any production environment. It can record in Full HD
resolution in both MP4 and AVCHD Progressive recording codecs, at
multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.
||28 Mbps (59.94P)
*1 In AUTO mode: 59.94i
*2 In AUTO mode: 29.97P only
Simultaneous HD- and Web-version Dual Recording
Dual Recording offers format choices that are useful for various
post-capture options. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and dual SD
card slots enable simultaneous recording in AVCHD format and
web-ready MP4 format, as well as MP4 and MP4 at different bit
Native 24p Recording
A must for serious filmmaking work, Native 24p matches the frame
rate of a traditional film camera, giving the same cadence and
temporal motion for "film-like" quality.
Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XA20 to record a different
frame rate than the playback frame rate (only in MP4 recording
modes), resulting in either a fast or slow motion effect during
playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying
the playback rate, there is virtually no quality loss and maximum
image quality is maintained. Fast motion of up to 250% of the
original speed and slow motion down to 40% of the original speed
Wi-Fi®Technology with FTP Transfer
The XA20 features built-in dual-band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi®
technology, enabling FTP file transfer to Cloud-based servers for
convenient back ups, or for situations where a relay station, such
as a news truck, is unavailable. The dual bands help ensure that
data can be sent even in areas with increased signal interference.
It is also possible to connect to compatible networks, wireless
hotspots and iOS® mobile devices using the free Canon Movie
Uploader app*, or play back video on the camcorders’ memory
cards to Wi-Fi®-enabled TVs and computers.
Wi-Fi® technology also allows remote control of key camcorder
controls, such as recording start/stop and zoom (in three different
speeds), exposure functions (white balance, color temperature,
iris, shutter speed, gain, exposure and more) and focus settings
via a tablet or smartphone. The ability to control the camera
remotely, such as when using a camera crane, improves mobility in
various shooting environments.
New Full HD 1920x1080 HD CMOS Imaging Sensor
The XA20 Professional Camcorder features a new 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS
Image Sensor. The larger sensor area and 2.91 Megapixels answer the
demands of the new, more powerful lens. Both wide-angle and zoom
shots deliver wide dynamic range and impressive tonal reproduction.
In addition, the large size of the individual pixels enable a
minimum subject illumination of 1.2 lux, making the XA20 excellent
for shooting in challenging low-light conditions.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor featured on the XA20 is a high-speed
engine that works in concert with the HD CMOS Image Sensor to
provide images with low noise and great depth. It also powers the
new Dynamic Mode of the image stabilization system, which is an
electronic correction of rotational distortion added to
Canon’s proven optical system. The increased processing power
also enables Dual Recording to two separate SD cards, expanding
output options and allowing convenient data transfer even when out
in the field.
3.5-inch OLED Viewscreen
with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio and EVF
The new 3.5-inch, advanced 1,230,000-dot equivalent Organic
Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display provides vivid colors, high
contrast, and dramatically improved responsiveness compared to
traditional LCD screens. A wide-view angle (over 80 degrees at all
angles) aids in composition versatility, and regular chromaticity
adjustments, prompted by the camcorder, ensure correct brightness
and faithful color reproduction.
The 0.24-inch tilt-type color electronic viewfinder on the XA20 has
approximately 100% field of view, and 1,560,000 dots of resolution
help ensure critical focus adjustment, with peaking applied if
necessary. A joystick located to the right of the viewfinder, where
the thumb rests, enables control of camera settings on the
viewscreen without having to use touch panel controls.
Dual SD Card Slots, Using
Readily Available, Consumable Media
SDHC/SDXC Card compatible
The XA20 is compatible with ubiquitous SDHC and SDXC memory cards,
which provide super-high capacity and ultra-fast data transfer.
Intelligent Optical Image
Stabilization System with Powered and Dynamic Modes and Auto
The XA20 offers an advanced optical image stabilization system
suited for reducing image blur in a wide variety of shooting
situations. The different image stabilization options can be
selected manually, or Intelligent IS can use an automatic detection
system to identify the proper stabilization mode for the situation.
Featured on the XA20 and new to Canon Professional Camcorders is
Dynamic Mode, which provides electronic correction of roll and
Custom Key and Dial, Composition
Aids, Gain Control, Power Zoom
Weighing less than three pounds including the detachable handle,
battery and lens hood – and less than two pounds without
– the XA20 is ideal for high-action shoots when both speed
and mobility are essential, and where keeping a low profile is an
added benefit. Though small in size, this camcorder sacrifices
nothing when it comes to professional functionality. It features a
new “seesaw” style zoom lever, manual focus/zoom ring
and joystick for easy control, and an electronic viewfinder that
can tilt up to 45 degrees for low-angle shooting. It also has five
Assign Buttons to help it fit to your operational needs.
Two Phantom-powered XLR
Audio Inputs with Manual Gain Control
A stereo microphone is incorporated into the XA20 Professional
Camcorder, as are two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power. The
built-in microphone provides exceptional audio in fast-paced
situations while the XLR inputs provide connectivity to external
microphones and other professional audio devices. If you choose,
the built-in microphone and XLR input can be used
Audio is recorded in 16-bit PCM format at 48 kHz for amazing
quality and fidelity. And both the built-in microphone and XLR
inputs have the option for automatic or full manual gain control.
To prevent variations in the recorded audio level, the dial can
also be locked.
The XA20 also includes a 3.5mm headphone terminal with 16 volume
settings for accurate audio monitoring.
Ultra-compact Form Factor
with Detachable Handle
A detachable handle provides the pro shooter with expanded audio
performance and added flexibility. Removing the handle allows the
camcorder to be made more compact for convenient storage when
travelling. Included on the handle are the following terminals,
controls and monitors:
- Two built-in XLR audio input terminals with phantom power
- Accessory shoe (cold)
- External microphone holder
- Manual audio level control
- Zoom control and record start/stop button
- Infrared light
- Tally lamp
High Definition Peaking for
Focus and Exposure Aids
To enhance focusing capability, the XA20 provides Focus Assist. It
includes enlargement, which helps in capturing your subject in
razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your
subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording.
Also included is color peaking, which shows the shooting object's
focused areas in actual colors.
Assignable Buttons for
The XA20 is endowed with five assignable buttons so that the
camcorder can be tailored to the specific preferences or needs of
Infrared Shooting Mode for
Extreme Low-light Conditions (with built-in IR emitter and
Optional Bluetooth Mic with
Two-way Intercom-like Capability
Advanced Display Features:
Zebra, Color Bars and Test Tone
Either color bars or color bars and test tone can be selected
and recorded. The color bars comply with the SMPTE standard. -12
dB, -18 dB or -20 dB can be selected as the test tone.
Enhanced zebra pattern (70% or 100%) indicates ‘blown
out’ or high brightness areas to help you set the proper
The white balance control has six available presets selectable
through a variety of day and artificial light conditions (Daylight,
Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, and Fluorescent), as well
as two manual white balance settings. Color temperature may also be
manually set from 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments for more
in the box
- Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
- Battery Pack BP-820
- Microphone Holder Unit / Handle Unit
- Wireless Controller WL-D89
- USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
- Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
- Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
Bundled CD ROMs:
- PIXELA Data Import Utility Disc
- Photo Applications / Audio Disc