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1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor
The XA55 Professional Camcorder features a Canon 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor capable of 4K UHD video capture at 60p and slow motion recording up to 60fps in Full HD (30 fps in 4K UHD), making the XA55 camcorder a strong contender for professional productions, creative fields and more.
High Sensitivity / Low Noise
The XA55 camcorder’s 1.0-inch sensor allows for larger photosites compared to smaller-sized sensors, resulting in improved images with less noise in low-light situations. The larger sensor also exhibits a shallower depth of field at large apertures, providing greater depth of field control and creative options. The camcorder’s DiG!C DV 6 imaging engine further enhances the high sensitivity and low noise performance of the camcorder.
Wide DR Gamma (800%) Support
For natural and realistic-looking image capture that faithfully represents the scene at hand, Wide DR Gamma achieves a wide dynamic range of 800% to produce almost seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate color and virtually no blown-out highlights.
15x Optical 4K UHD Zoom Lens with 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization
The XA55 Professional Camcorder incorporates a Canon 4K video lens that leverages proprietary Canon optical technologies derived from years of experience in developing Cinema, Broadcast and EF series lenses.
Inspired by the same high level of optical precision used in Canon broadcast and photographic lenses, the Canon XA55 camcorder incorporates a Genuine Canon 15x optical zoom lens that maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range, and offers a focal length range of 25.5 to 382.5mm (35mm film equivalent).
5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization
The XA55 camcorder also incorporates a 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization (IS) system.
The camcorder features three modes of image stabilization: Standard, Dynamic and Powered. In Standard IS mode, the stabilizing angle is made constant independent of the zoom magnification. Dynamic IS mode extends the stabilizing range at the wide end of the focal length, allowing for image stabilization when shooting while walking. Powered IS mode helps facilitate stabilization in the low frequency range at the tele end, and should be used exclusively for fixed-point shooting which does not involve panning.
For enhanced versatility and durability, the lens features a 9-blade iris, producing artistic and beautiful out-of-focus areas or “bokeh.” The 9 blades allow for attractive circular blurring in out-of-focus regions, while the use of an odd number of blades helps reduce flaring of specular highlights.
A compact and independent internal 3-density ND filter, using a turret (circular) mechanism, allows the user to select from three densities (ND 1/4, ND 1/16 and ND 1/64) or turn the feature off if needed. Density can be adjusted using the dedicated external buttons.
Optional Wide and Tele Accessories
The optional Wide Attachment WA-U58 and the Tele Converter TL-U58 accessories expand the creative capabilities of the XA55 camcorder.
The Wide Attachment WA-U58 offers a 0.8x wider angle of view that enables users to capture more of a scene, especially when indoors or in tight spaces, to lend better perspective to your video narrative. The Tele Converter TL-U58 provides extended 1.5x longer telephoto range for the XA55 camcorder’s fixed lens, allowing distant subjects to be captured with brilliant clarity.
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 AVC/H.264 File Format: MP4 Recording Modes: 3840 x 2160 : 29.97p/23.98p 1920 x 1080 : 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p 1280 x 720 : 59.94p File Format XF-AVC Recording Modes: 3840 x 2160 : 29.97p/23.98p 1920 x 1080 : 59.94p/ 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p|
|Audio Recording system||MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2CH) / LPCM (16-bit 4CH) XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4CH)|
|Image Sensor||1.0-inch CMOS|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 13.4 megapixels (4268 x 3148)|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)|
|Lens||Canon 15x Zoom, 8.3-124.5mm (35mm equivalent 25.5-382.5mm), f/2.8-4.5|
|Focusing System||Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF The detection range for CMOS AF is approx. 80% (vertical) x 80% (horizontal) of the entire field of view.|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||10mm at wide end, 60cm across entire zooming range|
|White Balance||Auto, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)|
|Frame Rate||60p, 30p, 24p|
|Minimum Illumination||P Mode: Approx. 1.7 lux (shutter speed: 1/30 sec., 60p 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 (Image rotation and camcorder movements in the yaw and pitch directions are electronically corrected.) Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Standard IS, IS Off|
|Viewfinder||0.24-inch TFT wide color LCD, approx. 1.56 million dots, approx. 100% field of view|
|LCD Screen||3.0-inch wide LCD and wide view angle, wide color range supported and AR surface treatment (Approx. 460,000 dots)|
|Microphone||Stereo (using electret condenser microphone)|
|Recording Media||SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (2 slots): MP4/XF-AVC movies/photos. UHS-I standard supported Menu settings can also be recorded.|
|USB Terminal||mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported (output only)|
|Video Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack, HDMI™ mini connector, 3G-SDI terminal|
|Audio Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack, XLR 3-pin jack (two channels, provided on the handle unit), HDMI™ mini connector, headphone jack, 3G-SDI terminal|
|HDMI Terminal||HDMI™ mini connector|
|AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|Operating Temperature range||For Performance: Approx. 0-40° C, 85% (relative humidity) For Operation: Approx. -5-45° C, 60% (relative humidity)|
|Dimensions||Approx. 4.3 x 3.6 x 8.4 in. / 109 x 91 x 214mm excluding lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit and battery pack Approx. 4.9 x 3.6 x 10.4 in. / 125 x 91 x 265mm including lens hood and Battery Pack BP-828; excluding mic holder unit and handle unit Approx. 5.5 x 8.5 x 10.4 in. / 140 x 216 x 265mm including lens hood, Battery Pack BP-820, mic holder unit and handle unit All dimensions exclude the grip belt.|
|Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup)||Approx. 2.1 lbs. / 975g (body only, grip belt included)|