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Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder

CODE: XA40

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Main Features:

  • 8.29MP, 1 2/3" CMOS Sensor
  • Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI Output
  • Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input
  • Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 Processor
  • 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable Viewfinder


Model: XA40 (1/2.3" Mini-HDMI)  |  XA50 (1" Mini-HDMI)  |  XA55 (1" Mini-HDMI & SDI)


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The Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions. The Canon XA40 optics include an integrated 20x HD optical zoom and an eight-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights. The camera's pro-style features include Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, Manual Focus, Instant, and Canon's Medium autofocus; fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3" touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. 

The Canon XA40 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone. The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and outputs to a mini-HDMI port. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94 fps via its mini-HDMI output. On the audio side, the XA40 features up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.

IMAGE SENSOR:
Sensor 1/2.3-type CMOS
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Total pixels Approx. 21.14MP
Effective pixels Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
Subject illumination range Approx. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum illumination (PAL) P Mode: Approx. 4.2 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec with auto slow shutter On)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.3 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
LENS:
Zoom ratio 20x optical
Focal length (35mm equivalent) Approx. 29.3 - 601mm Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum focus distance 10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
Aperture f/1.8 - 2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture blades 8 blades
Filter diameter 58mm
Image stabilization system Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
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 and touchscreen point selection
(Magnify and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face
Detection and Tracking, Touch and Track, Face Only AF. (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF)
Focus System Hybrid AF, Normal AF
Iris control Touchscreen, Auto
Digital zoom/Teleconverter 400x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter
IMAGE PROCESSOR:
Type DIGIC DV 6
Colour Sampling YCC 4:2:0
Bit depth 8-bit
RECORDING:
Video storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
Type Class U3 cards recommended
Recording time (64GB Card, approx.) 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
Recording file system FAT32/exFAT
Internal recording format (PAL) MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)
External recording output (PAL) HDMI output (Camera mode):
UHD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 8-bit
Full HD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
External monitoring HDMI (50.00i)
Recording frame rate (PAL) 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)
Slow/Fast motion (PAL) 3840 x 2160 / 25.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 x 1080 / 25.00P: x0.5
Pre Recording function Yes. 3 seconds
Still photos JPEG up to 3840x2160 (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
Photo storage media SD Card
AUDIO:
Recording MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
Audio control Manual/Auto
Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
Input mic trimming
Reference tone 1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone attenuation Auto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone level meter Yes
SYSTEM - MONITORING PANEL:
Type Capacitive LCD touch panel
Size 3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)
Waveform Monitor No
Focus Assist Peaking / Magnify
Peaking Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
Zebra 70% or 100% reference level
Markers Grid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)
VIEWFINDER:
Size 0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots
Correction lens +2.0 to -5 dioptre
INPUTS/OUTPUTS:
Audio input XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line
and Mic options on detachable handle,
3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic
Headphone output 3.5mm stereo mini jack
HDMI output HDMITM mini connector
USB Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
SDI output No
Time code Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)
Genlock No
LAN No
AV terminal No
DC input 3.4mm jack
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
SHOOTING FUNCTIONS:
EXPOSURE:
Exposure metering Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Exposure compensation Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight
compensation, Exposure compensation amount
shown as ±3 when locked (±12 increments) or ±2 in
AUTO (±8 increments).
Exposure Lock Yes.
Auto Gain Control setting Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit 0 - 24dB (1dB increments)
SHUTTER SPEED:
Control modes Auto, P, Tv, Manual
Shutter speed 1/6 - 1/2000 sec
(1/2 - 1/500 sec in Low Light mode)
Slow Shutter (SLS) 50.00P:
Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.
25.00P:
Auto slow shutter On: 1/12.5 to 1/500 sec. (Display is 1/12)
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Clear Scan No
WHITE BALANCE:
Auto Yes
Preset Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)
Manual setting Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K
Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K
SHOOTING MODES:
Program AE AUTO Mode
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low
Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Infrared shooting mode Yes (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)
Look settings Standard (Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)
WI-FI & GPS SPECIFICATIONS:
Wi-Fi No
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
(requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)
MISCELLANEOUS:
Tally lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit
Colour Bars (PAL) Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
Accessory shoe Yes (cold shoe)
Assignable buttons 5 assignable Buttons: Assignable to (AF/MF) / Face
Only AF / Magnification / BLC Always On / Powered
IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light/ Pre REC /
Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channels /
Menu / Off
Custom dial Tv / Av / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off
TIME CODE:
Count-up system Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Time Code out Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera
Mode only
BATTERY:
Battery Pack Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)
Power Consumption (recording) UHD/150Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)
Continuous Recording Time (approx.) UHD/150Mbps/25.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
FHD/35Mbps/50.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP828)
SIZE AND WEIGHT:
Dimensions Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)
Weight (camera only) Approx. 730g
Weight (fully equipped) Approx. 1120g
Operating temperature range -5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity
Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
  • CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
  • BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
  • Lens Hood with Lens Cover
  • Handle
  • Microphone Holder
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller

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The Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions. The Canon XA40 optics include an integrated 20x HD optical zoom and an eight-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights. The camera's pro-style features include Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, Manual Focus, Instant, and Canon's Medium autofocus; fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3" touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. 

The Canon XA40 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone. The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and outputs to a mini-HDMI port. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94 fps via its mini-HDMI output. On the audio side, the XA40 features up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.

IMAGE SENSOR:
Sensor 1/2.3-type CMOS
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Total pixels Approx. 21.14MP
Effective pixels Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
Subject illumination range Approx. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum illumination (PAL) P Mode: Approx. 4.2 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec with auto slow shutter On)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.3 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
LENS:
Zoom ratio 20x optical
Focal length (35mm equivalent) Approx. 29.3 - 601mm Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum focus distance 10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
Aperture f/1.8 - 2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture blades 8 blades
Filter diameter 58mm
Image stabilization system Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
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 and touchscreen point selection
(Magnify and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face
Detection and Tracking, Touch and Track, Face Only AF. (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF)
Focus System Hybrid AF, Normal AF
Iris control Touchscreen, Auto
Digital zoom/Teleconverter 400x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter
IMAGE PROCESSOR:
Type DIGIC DV 6
Colour Sampling YCC 4:2:0
Bit depth 8-bit
RECORDING:
Video storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
Type Class U3 cards recommended
Recording time (64GB Card, approx.) 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
Recording file system FAT32/exFAT
Internal recording format (PAL) MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)
External recording output (PAL) HDMI output (Camera mode):
UHD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 8-bit
Full HD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
External monitoring HDMI (50.00i)
Recording frame rate (PAL) 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)
Slow/Fast motion (PAL) 3840 x 2160 / 25.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 x 1080 / 25.00P: x0.5
Pre Recording function Yes. 3 seconds
Still photos JPEG up to 3840x2160 (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
Photo storage media SD Card
AUDIO:
Recording MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
Audio control Manual/Auto
Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
Input mic trimming
Reference tone 1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone attenuation Auto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone level meter Yes
SYSTEM - MONITORING PANEL:
Type Capacitive LCD touch panel
Size 3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)
Waveform Monitor No
Focus Assist Peaking / Magnify
Peaking Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
Zebra 70% or 100% reference level
Markers Grid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)
VIEWFINDER:
Size 0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots
Correction lens +2.0 to -5 dioptre
INPUTS/OUTPUTS:
Audio input XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line
and Mic options on detachable handle,
3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic
Headphone output 3.5mm stereo mini jack
HDMI output HDMITM mini connector
USB Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
SDI output No
Time code Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)
Genlock No
LAN No
AV terminal No
DC input 3.4mm jack
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
SHOOTING FUNCTIONS:
EXPOSURE:
Exposure metering Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Exposure compensation Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight
compensation, Exposure compensation amount
shown as ±3 when locked (±12 increments) or ±2 in
AUTO (±8 increments).
Exposure Lock Yes.
Auto Gain Control setting Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit 0 - 24dB (1dB increments)
SHUTTER SPEED:
Control modes Auto, P, Tv, Manual
Shutter speed 1/6 - 1/2000 sec
(1/2 - 1/500 sec in Low Light mode)
Slow Shutter (SLS) 50.00P:
Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.
25.00P:
Auto slow shutter On: 1/12.5 to 1/500 sec. (Display is 1/12)
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Clear Scan No
WHITE BALANCE:
Auto Yes
Preset Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)
Manual setting Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K
Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K
SHOOTING MODES:
Program AE AUTO Mode
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low
Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Infrared shooting mode Yes (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)
Look settings Standard (Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)
WI-FI & GPS SPECIFICATIONS:
Wi-Fi No
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
(requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)
MISCELLANEOUS:
Tally lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit
Colour Bars (PAL) Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
Accessory shoe Yes (cold shoe)
Assignable buttons 5 assignable Buttons: Assignable to (AF/MF) / Face
Only AF / Magnification / BLC Always On / Powered
IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light/ Pre REC /
Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channels /
Menu / Off
Custom dial Tv / Av / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off
TIME CODE:
Count-up system Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Time Code out Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera
Mode only
BATTERY:
Battery Pack Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)
Power Consumption (recording) UHD/150Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)
Continuous Recording Time (approx.) UHD/150Mbps/25.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
FHD/35Mbps/50.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP828)
SIZE AND WEIGHT:
Dimensions Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)
Weight (camera only) Approx. 730g
Weight (fully equipped) Approx. 1120g
Operating temperature range -5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity
Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
  • CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
  • BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
  • Lens Hood with Lens Cover
  • Handle
  • Microphone Holder
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller

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