Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camera



  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3in (CMOS)
  • Sensor Resolution: 5352 x 3950
  • Video Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Resolution: 21 Megapixels
  • Codec: MP4, XF-AVC
  • Recording Media: SD / SDHC, SDX
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The Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camera is compact and lightweight and features UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI, and one BNC 3G-SDI output, suitable for documentary or journalism-style productions.



The Canon XA45's 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 Inch touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. The XA45 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone.


Compact and efficient – XA-series 4K camcorder with UHD resolution and high magnification

The XA45/XA40 features a 1/2.3’’ type CMOS Sensor along with DIGIC DV6 image processor delivering 4K UHD. Full HD image quality is improved thanks to Over Sampling HD Processing. The XA45/XA40 features a lens with 20x optical zoom with 29.3mm wide angle.


Ultra-compact professional 4K UHD camcorder

The combination of a 4K 1/2.3” type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor delivers high quality 4K UHD images, and superior Full HD images thanks to Over Sampling HD processing. Recording options include XF-AVC 160Mbps / MP4 150Mbps at UHD 25P, XF-AVC 45Mbps at FHD 25P/50i/50P and MP4 17-35Mbps at FHD 25P/50P.


4K 20X optical zoom lens with wide angle

Capture the images you need with 20x optical zoom with wide angle starting from 29.3mm. Consistency of imaging is ensured by a powerful 5-axis image stabilisation, whilst 3D real-time lens group structure support wide-angle zoom operation.


Infrared recording capability

The XA45/XA40 includes an Infrared Mode, allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. There is the option of recording in white or green mode.


Slow and Fast Motion recording

Work the way your project demands with continuous recording available in Slow and Fast motion modes in both UHD and Full HD, with a maximum speed of 1200x.


Lightweight and compact with professional features

The XA45 / XA40 weighs less than 1.2kg with a 3.0-inch LCD touch screen provides intuitive control. The highly portable camcorder also supports linear PCM 4-channel audio, with built-in stereo mic and two XLR terminals. Other features include 3G-SDI (XA45 only) Additionally, two SD memory card slots are provided for simultaneous or relay recording.


Sensor1/2.3-type CMOS
FilterRGB Primary Colour Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 21.14MP
Effective PixelsApprox. 8.29MP (3840x2160)
Subject Illumination RangeApprox. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx
Miniumum Illumination (PAL)P Mode: Approx 4.2 lx
 (shutter speed 1/25sec with auto slow shutter On)
 Low Light Mode: Approx 0.3 lx
 (shutter speed 1/2 sec)
Zoom Ratio20x Optical
Focal length(35mm equivalent) Approx. 29.3-601mm
 Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum Focus Distance10mm at wide end, 60cm across
 entire zooming range
Aperturef/1.8 - 2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture Blades8 blades
Filter Diameter58mm
Image Stabilisation SystemOptical system (lens shift +
 electronic stabilisation
 Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
ND FilterBuilt-in gradaution filter (Auto or Off)
Zoom ControlZoom rockers on body and handle;
 Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens
 Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available
Zoom SpeedVariable (body rocker only) or Constant speed
 (body and handle rocker; Fast/Normal/Slow,
 16 speed level settings in each)
Focus ControlManual: 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 SystemHybrid AF, Normal AF
Iris ControlTouchscreen, Auto
Digital Zoom/Teleconverter400x Digital Zoom
 2x Digital Converter
Colour SamplingYCC 4:2:0
Bit Depth8-bit
Video Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
TypeClass U3 cards recommended
Recording time (64GB card)XF-AVC: 160Mbps:50 mins / 45Mbps: 185mins
 MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495mins
Recording File SystemFAT32/exFAT
Interal Recording Format (PAL)XF-AVC: 3840x2160 (160Mbps) / 1920x1080 (45Mbps)
 MP4: 3840x2160 (150Mbps) / 1920x1080 (35/17Mbps)
External Recording Output (PAL)HDMI output (camera mode):
 UHD recording mode: 1920x1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
 Full HD recording mode: 1920x1080
 50.00P / 50.00i / 25.00P; 1280x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
External MonitoringHDMI (50.00i)
Recording Frame Rate (PAL)25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/50.00Pi/25.00P (Full HD)
Slow/Fast (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 FunctionYes. 3 seconds
Still PhotosJPEG up to 3840x2160
 (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
Photo Storage MediaSD Card
RecordingMPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
Audio ControlManual/AutoIndependent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input
 Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB)
 Independent audio
 Input Mic Trimming
Reference Tone1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone AttentuationAuto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone Level MeterYes
TypeCapacitive LCD Touch Panel
Size3.0in (7.5cm, approx, 460,000 dots)
Waveform MonitorNo
Focus assistPeaking/Magnify
PeakingSelectable Peaking Colour: Red/Blue/Yellow
Zebra70% or 100% reference level
MarkersGrid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)
Size0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots
Correction Lens+2.0 to -5 dioptre
Audio inputXLR 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 Output3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack
HDMI OutputHDMI mini connector
USBMini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
SDI OutputXA45: 3G-SDI with BNC connector
 XA40: No
Time codeSuperimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)
AV TerminalNo
DC Input3.4mm Jack
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm Mini Jack
Exposure MeteringCentre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
 No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Exposure CompensationHighlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation,
 Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked (±12 increments)
 or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
Exposure LockYes
Auto Gain Control SettingAuto/Manual
Auto Gain Control Limit0 - 24dB (1dB increments)
Control ModesAuto, P, Tv, Manual
Shutter Speed1/6 - 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 ScanNo
PresetDaylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3200K)
Manual SettingColourTemperature range: 2,000–15,000K
 Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K
Program AEAUTO Mode
 Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure),
 SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset,
 Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Infrared Shooting ModeYes (Green or White)
Built-in IR LampYes, in detachable Handle Unit.
 Wavelength: 850nm (near-infrared)
Look SettingsStandard (Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast,
 Colour Depth)
GPS (Optional Accessory)Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude),
 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
 (requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)
Tally LampYes, in detachable Handle Unit
Colour Bars (PAL)Yes, SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
Accessory ShoeYes (cold shoe)
Assignable Buttons5 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 DialTv / Av / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off
Count-up systemRegen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Time Code OutVia HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only
SuppliedLens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit HDU-1,
 Battery Pack BP-820, Compact Power Adapter CA-570,
 AC Cable, Ferrite core, Lens Cap
OptionalCanon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828,
 Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (included with camera),
 Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800, Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTC-100S,
 Canon Tele Converter TL-H58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,
 Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650,
 Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon PROTECT Filter 58mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58mm,
 Canon ND8-L Filter 58mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2,
 Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII,
 Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII),
 Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series),
 Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU
Battery PackCanon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied)
 BP-828 (optional)
Power ConsumptionRecording: XF-AVC: UHD/160Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)
 MP4: UHD/150Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)
Continuous Recording TimeXF-AVC: UHD/160Mbps/25.00P: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 mins (BP–828)
 FHD/45Mbps/50.00P: 170 mins (BP-820) / 265 mins (BP-828)
 MP4: UHD/150Mbps/25.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
 FHD/35Mbps/50.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
DimensionsApprox. 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. 740g
Weight (Fully Equipped)Approx 1130g
Operating Temparature-5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
 0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity

What's In The Box

  • Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
  • Lens Hood with Lens Cover
  • Handle
  • Microphone Holder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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