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The XA40 Professional Camcorder features a Genuine Canon 20x Optical Zoom Lens that provides a highly versatile zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 29.3-601mm to help capture newsworthy recordings near and far.
The impressive image quality is enhanced by an 8-blade Circular Aperture design, which helps to avoid the “starburst” effect of point light sources in non-circular aperture designs. Out-of-focus areas are smooth, natural and appealing.
An endless-type focus and zoom control includes user-programmable direction and sensitivity modes. Zoom speed can be set to either a variable or constant (with 16 levels) speed setting, with Fast, Normal or Slow zoom speed levels.
Advanced 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with Impressive Low-light Performance
For incredibly sharp and detailed high-definition video recording, the XA40 Professional Camcorder features a 1/2.3-inch, 8.29 Megapixel 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensor that captures approximately 3840×2160 pixels. Thanks to the sensor’s high sensitivity, the XA40 helps provide vivid, accurate recording through an excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
Superb Low-light Performance
Featuring a low-luminance noise rating of +3 dB, the XA40 Professional Camcorder is able to capture clear, sharp images with incredible detail even in low light
4K UHD and Advanced Full HD Recording Capabilities
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XA40 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and adaptable to virtually any news-gathering environment. It can record to an SD card in 4K UHD and Full HD resolutions using the MP4 recording codec, at multiple bit rates- and even record simultaneously.
A 3G-SDI terminal allows for output that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows, making it particularly useful for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) applications. The 3G-SDI output provides an uncompressed signal at a 1920×1080 resolution with 4:2:2 color sampling and 10-bit color depth, as well as embedded audio and time code. Stream directly to a broadcast van or connecting to a recorder to make high-quality video recordings for archiving purposes.
An HDMI terminal supports FHD 60p output, which can be connected to a standard external SSD/HDD recorder, enabling conversion to ProRes and DNx formats for efficient editing and storage.
Dual SD Card Slots
The XA40 Professional Camcorder features dual SD card slots that are compatible with universal SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, which provide super-high capacity and ultra-fast data transfer.
Double-slot SD Card Recording for Instant Backup
For safety and convenience, double-slot recording allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two SD memory card slots, providing an instant backup for your footage.
Relay Recording for Continuous, Long-run Recording
With Relay Recording, the XA40 Professional Camcorder automatically switches video recording from one SD memory card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.
Approximate Recording Times
Simultaneous Dual Recording
Dual Recording offers format choices that are useful for various post-capture options. The DiG!C DV 6 Image Processor and dual SD card slots enable simultaneous recording the web-ready MP4 format, at different bit rates.
Native 24p Recording
A must for serious documentary work, Native 24p matches the frame rate of a traditional film camera, giving the same cadence and temporal motion for “film-like” quality.
Technical SpecificationsMain Unit Specs
|Standard Definition or High Definition||4K Ultra High Definition|
|Power Supply (rated)||7.4V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4V DC (DC IN)|
|Video Recording system||Compression: MPEG-4 File Format: MP4|
|Audio Recording system||MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch) LPCM (4ch), not available during 1280x720 recording)|
|Image Sensor||1/2.3-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 21.14 megapixels|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)|
|Lens||Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3-601mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 30.6-612mm with Dynamic IS) Zoom Speed: Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8|
|Focusing System||Hybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system), Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus Hybrid AF Controls: Instant AF, Medium AF|
|Programmed AE||Auto Mode: Smart Auto Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual Exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec.|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||10mm (at wide end), 60cm (from lens front) across zooming range|
|White Balance||Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)|
|Frame Rate||4K UHD: 30p, 24p FHD: 60p, 30p, 24p|
|Minimum Illumination||P Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec., with auto slow shutter on) Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)|
|Image Stabilization||Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization Control Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS*, Macro IS, Tripod Mode IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off * During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.|
|Viewfinder||0.24-inch TFT wide color LCD screen, approx. 1.56 million dots, 100% field of view|
|LCD Screen||3.0-inch LCD panel with AR surface treatment, approx. 460,000 dots, 100% field of view|
|Microphone||Stereo (using electret condenser microphone)|
|Recording Media||2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots|
|USB Terminal||mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)|
|Video Terminal||3.5mm diameter 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)|
|Accessory Shoe||Cold shoe|
|HDMI Terminal||HDMI™ mini connector|
|Microphone Terminal||3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible|
|AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|Headphone Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|Remote Control Terminal||2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)|
|Operating Temperature range||For Performance: Approx. 0â40°C, 85% (relative humidity) For Operation: Approx. -5â45°C, 60% (relative humidity)|
|Dimensions||Approx. 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (excluding lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit) Approx. 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood; excluding mic holder unit and handle unit) Approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in. / 131 x 180 x 231mm (including lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit) All dimensions exclude the grip belt.|
|Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup)||Approx. 1.6 lbs. (740g) (body only)|
|Weight||Approx. 2.5 lbs. (1130g) (includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, Battery Pack BP-820 and 1 memory card)|
|3G-SDI Terminal||BNC jack (output only)|
|Handle Unit Terminals||Input Terminal: XLR 3 pin-jacks (2 systems), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only) Shoe Terminal: Cold shoe|