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Canon XA Series introduces 4K-capable professional camcorders

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 12, 2019, 4:16 pm IST
Updated Apr 12, 2019, 4:16 pm IST
Compact, light and equipped with features which enables crisp 4K video quality while on the move.
These newly announced models are the brand's first XA series models, which are capable of capturing 4K video.
 These newly announced models are the brand's first XA series models, which are capable of capturing 4K video.

Canon India announced four new XA series professional-use camcorders capable of capturing video in 4K 25/30p. The XA50/ XA55 is equipped with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor for high image quality; and the XA40/ XA45, a compact, the lightweight model is equipped with a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor. These newly announced models are the organisation’s first XA series models, which are capable of capturing 4K video.  

With its 1.0 type CMOS sensor, the XA50/ XA55 delivers the high image quality and imaging performance required to support professional users, while the compact and lightweight XA40/ XA45 realises mobility and operability ideal for both professional and enthusiast videographers. 

 

The XA50/ XA55 is equipped with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, along with a 4K-compatible 15x optical zoom lens that optimises 4K 25/30p image capture across the entire zoom range, from 25.5mm at the wide-angle end to 382.5mm at the telephoto end. With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the XA50/ XA55 achieve smooth, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking during shooting. Even during 4K shooting, when high-precision is crucial, intuitive touch panel operations enable quick and accurate focusing. 

The XA40/ XA45 features a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor, a 20x optical zoom lens and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, all in a compact and lightweight body measuring approximately 131mm (W) x 180mm (H) x 231mm (D) and weighing approximately 1.13kg. In addition to 4K 25/30p video capture and the large zoom range of 29.3mm at the wide-angle end to 601mm at the telephoto end, the XA40/ XA45’s oversampling HD Processing function effectively utilises data acquired by the 4K imaging sensor to record full HD video with even higher image quality than its predecessor, the XA30/ XA35 (released in December 2015). 

Additionally, XA55 and XA45 also come with 3G SDI terminal port which is the feature over XA50 and XA40 respectively. The XA45 and XA40 will be available in April 2019 and the XA55 and XA50 will be available in June 2019.

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