• Rental ID: R305985
Included in Rental
  • 1 Canon XA35 Professional Camcorder
  • 1 Canon STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
  • 1 Canon CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
  • 1 Canon Parts WL-D89 Wireless Controller for HFS21
  • 1 Canon XLR Handle Unit
  • 2 Canon BP-820 Battery Pack for XA25, XA20, HD G20/G30
Product Highlights
  • 2.91MP CMOS Sensor
  • Full HD (1920x1080) Up to 50p/i
  • Optical and Electronic Image Stabilization
  • HD/SD-SDI Terminal
  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • LCD Touchscreen
Available in Mississauga


Canon XA35

A compact, discrete and affordable professional camcorder with extensive controls.

The compact all-in-one XA35 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range and an HD/SD-SDI terminal – making it ideal for professional mobile news gathering and for journalists who need to capture content discreetly, especially in challenging high contrast lighting conditions.


  • Wide 26.8mm¹, f/1.8-2.8 lens, 20x zoom with intelligent 5-axis OIS and Dynamic IS
  • 1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro sensor with improved sensitivity for enhanced low-light performance and lower noise
  • Wide DR mode (600%) and Highlight Priority mode² maintain highlight/shadow detail for a more natural image
  • HD/SD-SDI output ideal for professional broadcast environments
  • Dual-format recording: Full HD AVCHD (28Mbps) or MP4 (35Mbps) to 2 x SD cards
  • Detachable handle with professional XLR inputs and built-in IR lamp
  • 8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen for excellent resolution, contrast and colour reproduction
  • 1.56m dot EVF and 45° tilt for flexible shooting
  • Fast and slow motion (x2 to x1200) with interval recording in MP4 mode
  • Built-in dual band WiFi for remote control, file transfer/upload and browser preview

20x zoom wide angle Canon HD video lens

Capture superb quality footage thanks to the XA35’s stunning and versatile 26.8mm¹ wide angle lens. A 20x zoom gets you up close to the action, while Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisation compensates for shake in 5 directions to provide ultra-steady images. f/1.8 maximum aperture, an 8-blade iris and EDM technology enable beautiful ‘bokeh’ effects.

Improved 1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro sensor

The newly developed Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor achieves an effective pixel count of approximately 2.91 megapixels to deliver stunning Full HD picture quality. With increased sensitivity and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, low light images in particular appear cleaner with reduced noise.

Flexible new image settings

Two new picture settings help you achieve even more impressive results. Wide DR mode gives you a 600% dynamic range, resulting in bright images with high contrast that retain detail in both highlight and shadow areas, without the need for post-production. Highlight Priority mode reproduces footage with more natural tones, richer colours and detail, particularly in areas of high brightness² – perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfaces.

8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF

Despite its compact size, the XA35 provides high-quality monitoring. An easy-to-use OLED touch screen with a 1.23 million dot resolution offers faster response times and superior definition, contrast and colour reproduction compared to LCD equivalents. A 0.61cm (0.24”) 1.56 million dot EVF can tilt up to 45° - easily accommodating a range of shooting positions.

Versatile dual-format recording

AVCHD video can be recorded at up to 28Mbps in 1080/50P; while for maximum quality, select the 35Mbps 1080/50P MP4 recording mode. The two SDXC/SDHC memory card slots allow for simultaneous recording³ of high-quality HD and lower resolution MP4 files for easier file transfer – ideal when a quick turn-around of footage is needed. Fast and slow motion recording options with interval recording (x2 to x1200) are available in MP4 modes.

Professional audio and HD/SD-SDI connectivity

The easily accessible HD/SD-SDI port allows connection to industry-standard broadcast equipment such as satellite transmission systems. Two XLR terminals provide professional audio inputs, supporting high quality linear PCM recording.4

Infrared shooting

The XA35 can easily be used at night or in low ambient light conditions thanks to the improved sensor sensitivity and bright infrared light source built into the handle – making it ideal for the wildlife videographer.

Built-in Wi-Fi, expandable for GPS

Transfer footage wirelessly using an iOS phone or tablet, or via FTP at up to 150 Mbps5. Remotely control camera functions through a Wi-Fi enabled device with no need for separate apps. Location data can be recorded using an optional GPS accessory.

Compact, lightweight body

With its detachable handle, this discreet and highly portable camera is ideal for shooting in sensitive or confined environments. Its lightweight body reduces fatigue during extended periods of hand-held filming.

Additional Features:

  • Full HD
  • HD Video Lens
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • Steady shots in every situation
  • Steady shooting on the move
  • Superb low-light shooting
  • DIGIC Processing Power
  • Capture both highlight and shadow detail
  • Prioritise highlight detail
  • Creative time-lapse recording
  • Wi-Fi remote and easy sharing
  • 8-Bladed Circular Aperture
  • 28Mbps AVCHD recording
  • 35 Mbps MP4 recording
  • Professional Audio
  • 8.8cm Organic LED touch screen
  • Dual SDXC card slots
  • Instant Auto Focus

What's Included

Canon XA35 Professional Camcorder
Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
Top Handle Unit
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
HDMI Cable
USB Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
Software CD with PIXELA Data Import Utility Disk
Limited 1-Year Warranty

Product Specifications

Canon XA35



Image Sensor

Sensor 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
System RGB primary colour filter
Total pixels per sensor Approx. 3.09 megapixels 
Effective pixels per sensor Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362) 
Minimum illumination
(PAL Version)

Auto: 1.0 lux With Auto Slow Shutter selected

Low Light Mode: 0.1 lux

Horizontal Resolution 900 TV lines at highest image quality


Zoom Ratio 20x
Focal length 26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent / 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS on)
Minimum Focus Distance 60cm (throughout zoom range);
10mm (wide angle)
ND filter Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
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 Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body and handle rocker; 
Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)
Focus Control

Manual: Lens ring, Touchscreen OLED (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset

Auto: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF

Iris Control Custom dial; Touchscreen; Auto
Aperture Range f1.8 - f8 
Filter Diameter 58mm 
Lens Elements / Groups 12/10
Aperture Blades 8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image Stabilization System Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation;
4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Digital Zoom Up to 400x;
Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom)
Image Processor DIGIC DV 4


Video Storage Media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay 
(continuous) recording possible.¹
Type Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording;
Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording
Recording Time 128GB SDXC card: 
10hrs 10mins (AVCHD max. quality)¹
8hrs 00mins (MP4 max. quality)¹
91hrs 55mins (MP4 lowest quality)¹
Recording File Format AVCHD Progressive (v2.0, high profile);
Recording Format AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):
1920x1080: 50p (28Mbps, linear PCM audio available);
1920x1080: 50i/PF25 (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
1440x1080: 50i/PF25 (5Mbps)
MP4 (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):
1920x1080: 50p (35Mbps);
1920x1080: 25P (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
1280x720: 25P (4Mbps);
640x360: 25P (3Mbps)
Slow/Fast Motion Yes (MP4 HD mode only, x0.5/x2/x4/x10/x20/x60/x120/x1200)
Interval Record No
Frame Record No
Pre Record (cache record)  Yes (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse No
HD->SD conversion No
Internal Data Transfer  MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (card to card)
Photo Storage Media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card
Still Quality During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080/1280 x 720/640 x 360



Monitoring Panel

Type Capacitive Organic LED 
Size 8.77cm (3.5"), 100% view
Dots 1.23 million-dot equivalent
Touch Screen Yes. Touch and Drag operations supported
Image Quality Adjustments Brightness, backlight, OLED colour balance
Adjustable Yes (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)
Waveform Monitor No 
Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying
Peaking Yes 
Zebra Yes (70% or 100% reference level)
Markers ON/OFF (Level, Grid)


Size 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view
Dots 1.56 million dots equivalent
Adjustable Yes (tiltable to 45 degrees)
Correction Lens + 2.0 to -5.5 diopter


Audio In XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone Output 3.5mm stereo jack
Video Monitor Output No
HDMI Yes (HDMI™ mini connector, output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire) No 
USB Yes (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI output Yes (576i, 720P or 1080i, output only, embedded audio and time code)
Time Code Yes (Embedded in SDI output; superimposed on HDMI Output signal)
Genlock No 
Component Out No 
AV Terminal 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC Input Yes 
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Colour Bars Yes (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone


Tally Lamp Yes, in detachable handle
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold shoe)
Custom Key Yes (5 assignable buttons; select from 22 functions)
Custom Dial Yes
(Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)

Shooting Functions



Exposure Metering Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode);
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Exposure Compensation -3 to +3 EV (12 steps);
Backlight Correction available (Auto or always on)
Auto Exposure Mode Smart Auto, Face Detection AE;
Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions.
Push Auto Iris Yes (via touchscreen)
Exposure Lock Yes Touch Exposure available
Auto Gain Control Setting Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control Limit 0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)
Gain setting 0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)

Shutter Speed

Control Modes Full Auto / Manual control (touchscreen LCD or control dial) 
Shutter Speed 1/6 to 1/2000 (depending on Scene Mode and frame rate)
Slow Shutter (SLS) Yes. Auto On or Off
Clear Scan No 


Infrared Shooting Mode Yes (green or white)
Built-in IR Lamp Yes, in detachable handle

3D Shooting Assist

OIS Axis Shift No
Focal Length Guide No

Shooting Modes

Smart AUTO Yes 
Program AE AUTO;
M mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks);
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Image Looks settings Standard, Highlight Priority, Wide DR
Cinema Features Cinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable 'Cinema Standard')
Image Effects Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

Wi-Fi & GPS Specs

Wireless LAN Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (2.4GHz or 5GHz band)¹
Supported Wi-Fi Functions Remote Operation; Movie Uploader (YouTube and Facebook)¹; Playback (in browser); Media Server; FTP File Transfer
Supported Browser
for Remote Operation
Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS), Safari (MacOS),
Android standard browser
Remote Operation
Control Features
Aperture, Focus, WB, shutter Speed, Gain, Exposure Compensation, Shooting Mode, Slot select, Start/Stop Recording
Live View Image Resolution Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
Authentication Systems Open/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Encryption WEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White Balance

Auto Yes
Preset 6: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)
Manual Setting Set 1, Set 2, Colour Temperature (2,000–15,000 K, 100K steps)

Time Code

Countup System Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Start Value Setting “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable


Recording AVCHD: Linear PCM¹ (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz) or Dolby Digital (AC-3 2ch, 48kHz)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC LC (2 ch)

Audio controls include:

Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
Input mic trimming

Microphone Attenuation Auto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone Level Meter Yes 
Wind Screen Yes
Zoom Microphone Yes (customisable frequency response and directivity)