Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
- 8.29 Megapixels
- 1" CMOS Sensor
- Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
- Mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI Outputs
- Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens
- Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input
- 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilisation
- Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
- DIGIC DV 6 Processor
- 3" Touchscreen LCD
- Tiltable Viewfinder
The Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a lightweight and compact camcorder that features UHD 4K captures, a 1" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs and one mini-HDMI as well as one BNC 3G-SDI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions.
The XA55's optics include an integrated 15x HD optical zoom and a nine-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights and wide DR gamma support when recording in low-light. The camera's pro-style features Dual Pixel and Contrast autofocus, as well as fast and slow motion recording. This camera also features full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilisation, a 3" touchscreen LCD, user0assignable buttons, infrared mode and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. The XA55 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, colour bars and test tone and a built-in natural density filter mechanism offering ND4, ND16 and ND64 options.
The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots and outputs to mini-HDMI and 3g-SDI ports. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94fps via its mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs, on the audio side, the XA55 features up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.
1.0-Type CMOS Sensor
The camera has a large CMOS sensor to give beautiful Bokeh with high sensitivity and low noise. The camera also benefits from enhanced Full HD image quality with Over Sampling HD processing, whilst the Wide DR setting allows you a wide dynamic range to be captured.
High Quality 4K 15x Zoom Lens
The camera allows you to optimise the quality of your images with an ultra-wide 25.5mm 4K 15x optical zoom with Super HD lens elements to minimise chromatic aberrations. There is an advanced 5-axis image stabilisation to cope with filming on the move or when shooting handheld.
Fast and Precise Dual Pixel CMOS AF
This camera incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocusing in approximately 80% (vertically and horizontally) of the sensor. Face detection AF and Touch tracking operation enables seamless focus control for intuitive operation. Also, a Dual Pixel Focus Guide provides a graphical interface to aid manual focusing.
XF-AVC and MP4 Recording to SD Cards
The XA55 supports multi-format recording capabilities including XF-AVC and MP4. It records XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps up to 25P, plus Full HD at 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. Also, it is possible to record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps at 50P/25P. Slow and Fast motion recording are also possible in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x.
Lightweight and Compact with Professional Functions
Powerful functionality includes an Infrared mode, which allows users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. As well as simultaneously backup and relay recording with dual Sd card slots. Other features include 3G-SDI, professional audio support with two XLR terminals and 4 -channel linear PCM and low poor consumptions for an extended battery life.