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Product Summary

  • 20x Optical Zoom, 400x Digital Zoom
  • 1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro sensor
  • 3.5” OLED touchscreen
  • Integrated Mic with 2 XLR inputs
  • Optical Lens Shift System
  • Canon HD Zoom Lens
  • SDXC Card Dual Slot
  • DIGIC DV 4 Processing Power
  • Full HD
  • 28Mbps AVCHD 
  • 35Mbps MP4 recording
  • Wide Angle Lens 
  • Wi-Fi remote and easy sharing
  • Steady shots in every situation
  • Steady shooting on the move
  • Superb low-light shooting
  • 8-bladed Circular Aperture
  • Perfect Audio to Match the Scene
  • Professional Audio
  • Instant Auto Focus
  • Professional Audio
  • Dual SDXC card slots
  • Instant Auto Focus
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Canon Australia

The Canon XA20 is superb professional video camera built for filmmaking and videography. It features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that's capable of capturing videos at different frame rates up to 59.94p even at low-light. The HD Video Lens has a wide angle 20x Optical zoom that brings you closer to the action. Another feature is its 8-bladed circular aperture that condenses highlights in a more natural way. It also features its DIGIC DV 4 image processor, which is a high-speed processing engine that is supported by the Intelligent IS to reduce image distortion in different shooting scenarios. The processor is able to record in 28Mbps AVCHD or 35Mbps Mp4 format. The XA20 has a 3.5” OLED Touchscreen panel and an electronic viewfinder that accommodates different shooting positions. This video camera features Instant Auto Focus and modes for exposure, white balance, shutter speed and many more. Physical features include the high-quality integrated mic and the two XLR inputs that provide professional connectivity. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity that lets you transfer your videos wirelessly to your iOS and android devices. A remote function can also be enabled via the Wi-Fi device. Dual-recording can also be done with the two SD Card slots in which the image processor records simultaneously two codecs of videos to each of the SD cards.

Product Features in Detail

20x zoom wide angle Canon HD Video Lens
Capture more than ever thanks to the XA20’s stunning new 26.8mm wide angle lens. A 20x zoom gets you closer to the action, while Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisation compensates for shake in 5 directions to provide ultra-steady images. f/1.8 maximum aperture, an 8-blade iris and EDM technology enable beautiful ‘bokeh’ effects.

8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF
Despite its compact size, the XA20 provides high-quality monitoring. An OLED touch screen with a 1.23 million dot resolution offers better response times, definition, contrast and colour reproduction than LCD equivalents. A 0.61cm (0.24”) 1.56 million dot EVF can tilt up to 45° to accommodate different shooting positions.

Professional audio
XA20 features comprehensive audio control. Two XLR inputs provide professional connectivity, whilst linear PCM and Dolby Digital recording options are available². A built-in microphone and 3.5mm input jack are also available.

Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS compatibility
Transfer footage wirelessly via an iOS phone or tablet, or via FTP at up to 150 Mbps³. Remotely control camera functions through a Wi-Fi enabled device – no apps required. Location data can be recorded using an optional GPS accessory.

1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro sensor
With an effective pixel count of approximately 2.91 megapixels, the new Canon HD CMOS sensor delivers stunning picture quality – even in low light – as well as outstanding dynamic range and realistic colour reproduction.

Dual-Format Recording
A next-generation DIGIC DV 4 processor expands your options. AVCHD video can be recorded at up to 28Mbps in 1080/50P, whilst for maximum quality a 35Mbps 1080/50P MP4 recording mode is available. Inclusion of two SDXC/SDHC memory card slots allows simultaneous recording¹ of high-quality HD and lower resolution MP4 files for easier file transfer – ideal when a quick turn-around of footage is needed. Fast and slow motion recording options are available in MP4 modes.

Infrared shooting
Thanks to the infrared light source built into the handle, this camera can easily be used at night or in low ambient light conditions – ideal for the wildlife videographer.

Compact, lightweight body
This discreet camera is ideal for shooting in sensitive or confined environments and its lightweight body reduces fatigue during extended periods of hand-held filming.

Focus and Exposure Aids
In order to enhance focusing capability, the XA20 provides Focus Assist. It includes amplification, which helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically stopped when you start recording. It also has color peaking, which shows the shooting objects focused areas in actual colors.

Picture Snapshot
The XA20 gives the ability to capture high quality still images. Photos may be taken to an SD card while shooting video, as well as “frame grabbed” during playback.

Smart Battery Feature
The XA20 is compatible with most Canon Intelligent Lithium-ion batteries. These batteries can communicate to the unit and tell the remaining power time down to the minute so the user knows how to utilize the remaining energy.

Canon Dynamic and Intelligent Image Stabilization
The XA20 offers an advanced optical image stabilization system suited for reducing image blur in a wide variety of shooting situations and the Dynamic Mode, which provides electronic correction of roll and tilt. The different image stabilization options can be selected manually, or the Intelligent IS system detects and identifies the proper stabilization mode depending on the situation.

Included in the Box

     Canon XA20 HD Video Camcorder 
     Microphone holder
     BP-820 battery
     Mains power adaptor/battery charger
     USB lead
     Lens hood with integrated lens cap
     Remote control 
     Top handle 
     Mains power lead
     HDMI lead 
     AV lead
     12 Months Warranty from Canon Australia

Warranty Information

     The Canon XA20 Full HD Camcorder comes with 12 months warranty with Canon Australia.
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


Tech Specs

Model Canon XA20 Video Camera
Sensor 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
System Bayer pattern filter
Total pixels per sensor Approx. 3.09 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Minimum illumination  Auto: 1.0 lux Slow Shutter: 0.1 lux
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (Full HD recording)
Zoom ratio 20x
Focal length 26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent / 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS on)
Minimum focus distance 60cm (throughout zoom range);
10mm (wide angle)
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, Touchscreen OLED (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset
AUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF
Iris control Custom dial; Touchscreen; Auto
Aperture range f1.8 - f8
Filter diameter 58mm
Lens elements/groups 12/10
Aperture blades 8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization system Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation;
4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Digital zoom Up to 400x;
Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom
Image Processor DIGIC DV 4
Video storage media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots); Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.1
Recording Type Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording;
Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording
Recording time 28GB SDXC card: 
10hrs 10mins (AVCHD max. quality)1
8hrs 00mins (MP4 max. quality)1
91hrs 55mins (MP4 lowest quality)1
Recording file format AVCHD Progressive (v2.0, high profile); MP4
Recording format AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):
1920x1080: 50p (28Mbps, linear PCM audio available);
1920x1080: 50i/PF25 (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
1440x1080: 50i/PF25 (5Mbps)
MP4 (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):
1920x1080: 50p (35Mbps);
1920x1080: 25P (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
1280x720: 25P (4Mbps);
640x360: 25P (3Mbps)
Slow/Fast motion YES (MP4 HD mode only, 2x fast motion, 0.5x slow motion)
Interval Record NO
Frame Record NO
Pre Record (cache record)
YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse NO
HD->SD conversion YES (AVCHD to MP4)
Internal Data Transfer MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (card to card)
Photo storage media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card
Still quality During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080/1280 x 720/640 x 360
Monitor Type Capacitive Organic LED
Monitor Size 8.8cm (3.5"), 100% view
Dots 1.23 million-dot equivalent
Image quality adjustments Brightness, backlight, OLED colour balance
Adjustable YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)
Waveform Monitor NO
Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying
Peaking YES
Zebra YES (70% or 100% reference level)
Markers ON/OFF (Level, Grid)
EVF Size 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view
Dots 1.56 million dots equivalent
Adjustable YES (tiltable to 45 degrees)
Correction lens + 2.0 to -5.5 diopter
Inputs/Outputs Audio in XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output 3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor output NO
HDMI YES (HDMI™ mini connector, output only, 1080/50p output possible)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire) NO
USB YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI output NO
Time code YES (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal)
Genlock NO
Component out NO
AV terminal 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC input YES
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Colour Bars YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone
Tally lamp YES, in detachable handle
Accessory shoe YES (cold shoe)
Custom key YES (5 assignable buttons; select from 22 functions)
Custom Dial YES (Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)
Exposure metering Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode);
Exposure compensation -3 to +3 EV (12 steps); Backlight Correction available (Auto or always on)
Auto Exposure mode Smart Auto, Face Detection AE; Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions.
Push Auto Iris YES (via touchscreen)
Auto Gain Control setting Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit 0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)
Gain setting 0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)
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)
Clear Scan NO
Infrared shooting mode YES (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp YES, in detachable handle
OIS Axis Shift NO
Focal Length Guide NO
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, M
Cinema Features Cinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable 'Cinema Standard')
Image Effects Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth
Wireless LAN standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) / IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz band)1
Supported Wi-Fi Functions Remote Operation; Movie Uploader (YouTube and Facebook)²; Playback (in browser); Media Server; FTP File Transfer
Supported Browser for Remote Operation Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser
Remote Operation Control Features Aperture, Focus, WB, shutter Speed, Gain, Exposure Compensation, Shooting Mode, Slot select, Start/Stop Recording
Live view image Resolution Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
Authentication Systems Open/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Encryption WEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Auto White balance YES
White Balance Preset 6: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)
Manual setting Set 1, Set 2, Colour Temperature (2,000–15,000 K, 100K steps)
Countup system Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Start value setting “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Recording AVCHD: Linear PCM¹ (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz) or Dolby Digital (AC-3 2ch, 48kHz)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC LC (2 ch)
Control Audio controls include:
Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
Input mic trimming
Microphone attenuation Auto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone level meter YES
Zoom Microphone YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)
Optional Accessories Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570,
Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800B,
Canon HDMI cable HTC-100,
Canon Stereo Video Cable STV-250N,
Canon Tele Converter TL-H58,
Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,
Canon Wireless Microphone WM-V1,
Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-2000,
Canon PROTECT Filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58 mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58 mm,
Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2,
Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII (Model A/B only),
Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII),
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series)
Backup power supply Lithium coin battery (built-in)
Power Consumption 4.9W¹ (AVCHD) / 4.8W (MP4)1
Continuous Recording Time Supplied BP-820: Approx. 145 minutes1
Optional BP-828: Approx. 220minutes1
Dimensions Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (fully equipped)
Detachable handle YES
Weight (camera only) Approx. 765 g
Weight (fully equipped) Approx. 1155 g
Operating Temperature range -5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

Video storage media
¹ After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically. Simultaneous/Dual Format recording not available in 1080/50P modes.

Recording time
¹ After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically. Simultaneous/Dual Format recording not available in 1080/50P modes.

Wireless LAN standards
¹ 5Ghz not available in Qatar

Supported Wi-Fi Functions
² iOS devices only, excludes MP4 1080/50P mode

¹ AVCHD 1080/50P mode only

Power Consumption
¹ 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness

Continuous Recording Time
¹ 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness

All specifications are subject to change without notice



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