Product Highlights
  • 13.4MP 1.0" CMOS Sensor
  • 3840 x 2160: 29.97p / 23.98p Video Recording
  • DIGIC DV6 Image Processor
  • Optical system (lens shift) + electronic Stabilization
  • Adjustable 3" LCD Touchscreen
  • Built-in 0.24" EVF Viewfinder
  • 15x Zoom, 8.3-124.5mm lens
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Canon XA 50 Video Camcorder Canon XA 50 Video Camcorder
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Overview

XA50

The XA50 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production.

Featuring a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and a DiG!C DV 6 Image Processor, the XA50 can record in XF-AVC or MP4 formats to dual SD card slots. The camcorder is capable of recording 4K UHD video at 30p, as well as slow motion recording up to 60fps in Full HD (30 fps in 4K UHD). A 15x optical zoom lens maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range, while the camcorder's Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps facilitate fast and accurate autofocus.

The camcorder includes an HDMI 2.0 terminal with 4K UHD output support, and two XLR terminals with independent audio level control. An adjustable 3.0-inch touch panel LCD monitor and a built-in 0.24-inch electronic viewfinder enhance usability, and the detachable handle helps the XA50 to operate in a variety of shooting situations. Designed to meet the needs of professionals, the XA50 offers a wide range of recording possibilities.

What's Included

XA50 Professional Camcorder
Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
BP-820 Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Handle Unit
Mic Holder
WL-D89 Wireless Controller

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Product Specifications

XA50

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.
Manual Exposure Yes
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.)
Genlock Terminal No
Timecode Terminals No
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
Filter Diameter 58mm
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
Audio Terminal 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, XLR 3-pin jack (two channels, provided on the handle unit), HDMI™ mini connector, headphone jack
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. / 970g (body only, grip belt included)
Memory Card Recording Media

SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (2 slots): MP4/XF-AVC movies/photos.
UHS-I standard supported
Menu settings can also be recorded.
3G-SDI Terminal N/A
Ethernet Terminal N/A

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Canon XA 50 Video Camcorder

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