CANON XA15 FULL HD CAMCORDER

Manufacturer Canon
Model XA15
Year -
Country UK UK
Condition Good
Main category Broadcast, Film and Audio
Subcategory Cameras & Lenses
ID P90708238

Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom
For fast, compact, and powerful performance XA15 offers a remarkable combination of portability, image quality and professional interfaces. With a Canon 20x HD Optical Zoom lens and an HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved low-light performance, the XA15 captures superb Full HD video.
• The XA15 has a powerful, fast f/1.8-2.8 20x optical zoom lens with a 26.8mm wide-angle coverage. A new lens with redesigned Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) glass ensures reduced chromatic aberration while 5-axis optical image stabilisation reduces image distortion and an 8-blade circular aperture with EMD (Electro Magnetic Diaphragm) technology ensures footage is natural and beautiful.
• With an advanced HD CMOS sensor, the XA15 offers excellent sensitivity performance with improved signal to noise ratio compared to previous models. Featuring wide DR and Highlight Priority mode for rich expressiveness in high-brightness areas, Recording 50P at 35Mbps delivers efficient, high quality footage helped by a DIGIC DV 4 processor that supports advanced image stabilisation.
• Recording Full HD footage in AVCHD and MP4 formats at multiple bit rates, content can be recorded simultaneously with Dual SD card slots. With 3 Mbps mode with lighter file sizes, the camera can transfer files immediately for breaking news. Slow and fast capture is available along with support for Infrared shooting.
• The XA15 features an HD-SDI interface for streaming footage direct to an external recorder or a broadcast van while both models feature two XLR inputs to allow two different channels to be selected with volumes adjustable independently. A headphone jack allows the operator to monitor sound levels while optional GPS support with the GPS Receiver GP-E2 records location and time.
• XA15 is ideal for high-action shoots when both speed and mobility are essential. Lightweight and compact in size, it features a 3.0-inch touchscreen, a 1.56 million dot tiltable electronic viewfinder (EVF) and manual focus/zoom ring and joystick for easy control.

Features

Full HD 1920 x 1080 AVCHD or MP4 50P recording to SD cards
HD CMOS Pro sensor with high sensitivity
20x Optical zoom with a wide 28.8mm lens plus 5-Axis Image Stabilizer
Wide DR and Highlight Priority modes
Slow and fast recording modes
3.0-inch touchscreen
2 channel audio recording
SDI Output

Specifications

Image Sensor:
Sensor 1/2.84 inch type HD CMOS Pro
Filter RGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)
Total pixels 3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective pixels per sensor 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Minimum illumination Low Light Mode Approx. 0.1 Lx.
Auto Mode (Auto Slow Shutter selected Approx. 1.0Lx
Horizontal Resolution (External via SDI, XA15) 900 TV lines

Lens :
Zoom ratio 20 x Optical
Focal length 3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm)
Minimum focus distance 60cm (throughout zoom range);
10mm ( Wide MACRO setting)
ND filter Built-in gradation ND filter
Zoom control Zoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.
Zoom speed Zoom Rocker:
Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Grip zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
Zoom Ring: As operation speed
Focus control Manual control via focus ring, automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF,
Face Detection AF, Face Only AF), Push AF
Iris control Ring control; Full Auto
Aperture range f1.8 - f16
Filter diameter 58mm
Lens elements/groups 12/10
Aperture blades 8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization system Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation
Digital zoom/Teleconverter 2 x Tele Converter, x400 Digital Zoom

Image Processor:
Type DIGIC DV 4
Sampling accuracy 4:2:0 AVCHD/MP4
Bit depth 8 bit

Exposure Control :
Exposure metering Centre-weighted average metering: In the P, Av, Tv, Cinema, Portrait, Sports,
Low Light and IR modes
Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes
No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)],
M (manual exposure);
Exposure Control Options AUTO mode: Smart Auto,
Manual mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach,
Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Exposure compensation ± 12 steps, Displayed as EV value; 0 EV - ±3.0 EV
Auto Exposure mode Full Auto
Push Auto Iris No
Gain Control setting Full Auto/AGC Limit/Manual
Auto Gain Control limit In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-24 dB (in 1 dB increments),
In the Cinema mode: 0-18 dB (in 1 dB increments),
In the Wide DR mode: 6-24 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Gain setting During M (manual) shooting: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 24 dB.
In the cinema mode: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 18 dB.
When Image Effects is set to “Look” and Wide DR is set, the lowest sensitivity is 6 dB

Shutter:
Control Modes Full Auto / Manual control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
Shutter speed 1/6 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and operating mode
Clear Scan No

Infra-Red:
Infrared shooting mode YES (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp YES, in handle unit
Stored Configurations Cinema standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory
Wide DR, Highlight Priority
Storage Medium SD/SDHC memory card
Colour Bars YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone (Tone via Audio Menu)

Recording:
Video storage media SD Card x 2
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.
Type SD card Class 4 or higher, Class 6 & 10 recommended for 35Mbps MP4 recording
Recording time 128GB SD Card:MP4: up to 8 Hours (50P @35Mbps)
AVCHD up to 10 hours 10 Minutes )5p @28Mbps
Recording file format MPEG-4/AVC/H.264
Recording format AVCHD: 28/24/17/5Mbps
MP4: 35/24/17/9/3 Mbps;
All modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling
Recording frame rate (PAL) "AVCHD:
28Mbps 50.00P,1920 x 1080, 24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080 50.00i/PF25
5Mbps 1440 x 1080 50i/PF25
MP4:
35Mbps 1920 x 1080: 50P
24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080:25P
8/4 Mbps 1280 x 720: 25P
3Mbps 640 x 360: 25P
Slow/Fast motion YES (MP4 recording Only)
50.00P (35 Mbps) x2 17.5 Mbps
25.00P (24 Mbps or 17 Mbps) x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x1200
Interval Record NO
Frame Record YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record) YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse YES. Vertical/horizontal/both

Audio:
Recording 16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Control Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
Microphone attenuation YES
Microphone level meter YES
Photo storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Still quality During video recording: 1920 x 1080 in 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 mode,
1280 x 720; 1280 x 720 mode
During playback: 1920x1080

White Balance:
Auto New white sampling system FAWB. Settings include auto, set 1, set 2, colour temperature
setting and pre-set.
Pre-set Six presets: [Daylight: approx. 5,400K], [Shade: approx. 8,000 - 8,500K],
[Cloudy: approx. 6,500K], [Tungsten (incandescent or halogen bulb): approx. 3,100K],
[Fluorescent H (3-wavelength fluorescent): approx. 7,000K],
[Fluorescent (white fluorescent): 5,000K]
Colour Temperature Setting The colour temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000K to 15,000K (in 100K steps).
WB cannot be selected in the SCN or AUTO mode. Auto adjustment range: 2,800K - 8,000K

Timecode:
Count up system Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold
Start value setting “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Panel:
Type Capacitive Touch Panel
Size 3.0-inch (7.5 cm)
Dots Approx. 460,000 dots
Image quality adjustments Brightness
Adjustable Yes
Waveform Monitor No
Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
Peaking Yes. Colour selectable
Zebra Yes. 70% or 100%
Markers On/Off ; Level (White/Grey), and Grid (White/Grey)

Electronic View Finder (EVF):
Size 0.24-inch (0.61 cm),
Dots approx. 1.56 million dots,
Adjustable Vertical tilt, up to 45°
Field of View Coverage 100%
Correction lens + 2.0 to -5 dioptre

Input/output Terminals:
Audio in x2 XLR Input on Handle Unit. Line, Mic or 48V Phantom Power), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output 3.5mm stereo jack
HDMI YES
USB YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI output YES, BNC, output only, Video, embedded audio and time code. (XA15 Only)
LAN No
AV terminal 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC input YES
Remote Control Terminal No

Other Features:
Tally lamp YES in Handle Unit
Accessory shoe YES (cold shoe)
Custom Button Assignment YES 5 Assignable Buttons. Select from: Powered IS /
BLC Always On / Face Only AF / Video Snapshot / WB Priority / Pre Rec / IR Light /
Audio Output CH / [AF/MF] /Rec Review / Rec.Programs / BLC Always On / White balance /
AGC Limit / Focus / Exposure / Audio Scene / Mic level / Zoom / Image Stabilizer / Image Effects / [Off]
Custom Dial Yes. Tv/Av/Manual exposure/AGC Limit/Exposure/Off
Wireless LAN standards None
Supported Wi-Fi Functions None
Supported Browser for Remote Operation None
Remote Operation Control Features None
Live view image Resolution None
Authentication Systems None
Encryption None
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Real-time display of Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, UTC and Satellite Reception

Power:
Power Consumption Max 4.9W (Approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps
Battery BP-820(supplied) BP-828 (Optional)
Continuous Recording Time (approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps: 145 Minutes (BP-820); 220 Minutes (BP-828)

Size and Weights:
Dimensions Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in.)
[Including lens hood, mic holder unit, and handle unit]
Weight (camera only) XA15: Approx. 750 g (1.7 lb)
Weight (fully equipped) XA15: Approx. 1140 g (2.5 lb)
Includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, BP-820, and 1 memory card
Operating Temperature range Approx. -5 to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Approx. 0 to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)

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