The innovative XA10 AVCHD camcorder packs Canon professional technology into an ultra-compact body. Exceptional functionality and versatility ensures outstanding video and audio performance.
Canon HD Video Lens A fast, wide-angle, Canon HD Video lens (30.4mm, F1.8) brings professional image quality to a compact camcorder. Features a shockless, variable speed 10x optical zoom and 8-blade iris for more attractive bokeh effect.
1/3 type HD CMOS Pro sensor An HD CMOS Pro sensor – originally designed and manufactured by Canon for its professional camcorders - captures Full HD at native 1920x1080 resolution. With a pixel size 2.6x bigger than conventional CMOS sensors, it delivers a wider dynamic range and higher sensitivity.
Professional audio Professional audio options include 2x XLR inputs, a 3.5mm microphone input jack and a built-in, low-noise microphone. Audio is recorded in 2ch Dolby Digital format using any combination of inputs.
64GB memory plus 2x SDXC slots The XA10 records Full HD AVCHD video at up to 24Mbps to 64GB of built-in flash memory. Relay Recording across 2x SDXC memory card slots allows for continuous filming. Double slot recording allows the same footage to be stored simultaneously on two cards.
Infrared shooting mode The XA10 offers infrared (IR) recording in Full HD resolution, for night or low light shooting. Green and white colour options are available to suit the style of your project. Unique Canon lens coatings and a built-in diffuser ensure clear, sharp pictures throughout the frame. An IR lamp is built into the camcorder handle.
Full manual control A manual lens ring allows intuitive control of focus. Full manual control of exposure, aperture, shutter speed and gain is possible via the Touch-screen LCD. A custom key and control dial put you in complete control of your creativity.
8.8cm LCD; 0.6cm EVF A large side-mounted 8.8cm (3.5”) Touch-screen LCD with a sharp, 920K dot resolution provides excellent monitoring capability. A waveform monitor and Focus Assist functions make it easy to frame your shot. A 0.61cm (0.24”) 260K dot EVF is also included.
Dynamic OIS, Powered IS, Instant AF Canon’s advanced Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisation system with Powered IS mode ensures shake-free video. Instant AF means pin-sharp focus for every shot.
Versatile and expandable The ultra compact XA10 is a versatile and expandable camera system – adaptable for use in any situation. The handle is detachable for use in tight spaces and has a stop/start button and zoom level control. A lens filter thread and accessory shoe are also included.
CAMERAImage SensorSensor : 1/3 type HD CMOS ProSystem : Bayer pattern filterTotal pixels per sensor : 2.37 megapixelsEffective pixels per sensor : 2.07 megapixelsMinimum illumination : Auto: 1.3 lux (with Auto Slow Shutter)Slow Shutter: 0.1 luxHorizontal Resolution : 900 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)LensZoom ratio : 10xFocal length : 4.25 - 42.5mm (35mm equivalent: 30.4 - 304mm)Minimum focus distance : 60cm (throughout zoom range); 20mm (wide angle)ND filter : Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)Zoom control : Slider or Handle; Selectable Shockless Zoom modeZoom speedZoom Slider: Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);Handle zoom: Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)Focus controlMANUAL: Lens ring, Touchscreen LCD (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus PresetAUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AFIris controlMANUAL: Custom dial control; Touchscreen controlAUTO: YESAperture range : f1.8 - f8Filter diameter : 58mmLens elements/groups : 12/10Aperture blades : 8Image stabilization system : Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, PoweredDigital zoom : 2xImage ProcessorType : DIGIC DV IIIRECORDINGVideo storage media : 64GB built-in flash memory;SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.¹Type : Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recordingRecording time :64GB internal memory or SDXC card:5hrs 55mins (MXP mode, max. quality)¹24hrs 30mins (LP mode, lowest quality)¹Recording file format : AVCHD high profile (MPEG4-AVC/H.264)Recording format : AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling)MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;LP: 1440x1080, 5MbpsRecording frame rate : 1920 x 1080/50i; 1920 x 1080/25p (50i recorded stream)Slow/Fast motion : NOInterval Record L: NOFrame Record : NOPre Record (cache record) : YES (3 seconds)Scan Reverse : YES. Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion.HD->SD conversion : YES (during playback)Internal Data Transfer : MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card, card to card)Photo storage media : SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cardStill quality : During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080SYSTEMLCDSize : 8.8cm (3.5"), 100% viewDots : 922.000Image quality adjustments : Brightness, backlightAdjustable : YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)Waveform Monitor : YESFocus Assist : Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)Peaking : YESZebra : YES (70% or 100% reference level)Markers : ON/OFF (Grid, Horizontal, Centre)EVFSize : 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% viewDots : 260.000Correction lens : + 2.0 to -5.5 diopterInputs/OutputsAudio in : XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jackHeadphone output : 3.5mm stereo jackVideo monitor output : NOHDMI : YES (HDMITM Mini Connector: v1.3, out only, 1080/50p output possible)IEEE 1394 (Firewire) : NOUSB : YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)HD/SD-SDI output : NOTime code : NOGenlock : NOComponent out : YES (output only)AV terminal : 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)DC input : YESRemote Control Terminal : 2.5mm mini jackColour Bars : YES (SMPTE)MiscTally lamp : YESAccessory shoe : YES (cold shoe)Custom key : YES (2 assignable buttons; select from 9 functions)Custom Dial : YES (Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)SHOOTING FUNCTIONSExposureExposure metering : Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)Exposure compensation : -2 to +2 EV (13 steps)Auto Exposure mode : Smart Auto, Face Detection AE; Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functionsPush Auto Iris : NOExposure Lock : YESAuto Gain Control setting : Full Auto / AGC On / ManualAuto Gain Control limit : 0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)Gain setting : 0 to 24dB, 1dB incrementsShutter 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) : 1/2 to 1/500 (Low Light Scene Mode)Clear Scan : NOInfraredInfrared shooting mode : YES (green or white)Built-in IR lamp : YES3D Shooting AssistOIS Axis Shift : NOFocal Length Guide : NOShooting ModesSmart AUTO : YES (38 scenes)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, MCinema Features : Cinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable 'Cinema Standard'), Story Creator, Touch DecorationImage Effects : Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour DepthWhite balanceAuto : YESPreset : Set 1, Set 2, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps and halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)), Colour TemperatureTime code