Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder
Key Features

- 20x Optical Zoom
- 2.91 megapixels 1/2.84 type advanced HD CMOS PRO Sensor
- XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls
2 Years Genuine Warranty from Canon Australia

$1,928.00 Incl. GST


  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • 2.91 megapixels 1/2.84 type advanced HD CMOS PRO Sensor
  • 3.5" (8.77cm) Organic LED touch screen, 100% view
  • Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode
  • Intelligent 5-axis OIS and Dynamic IS
  • XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls
  • AVCHD and MP4 formats
  • Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi
  • GPS Capable
  • SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card
  • 2 Years Genuine Warranty from Canon Australia

The combination of compactness and pro video factors makes the XA30 Professional Camcorder standout from many other camcorders. Its 2.91 megapixels 1/2.84 type advanced HD CMOS PRO Sensor and 20x Optical Zoom very much fits on shooting events to documentary films. The camera records up to 1920x1080 video at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p, and 59.94p rates in AVCHD and MP4 formats storable to SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card. It offers Wide DR Gamma (600%) mode that compresses high brightness areas and intelligent 5-axis OIS and Dynamic IS to enhance the optical image stabilization. The XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls enables full control of the video’s audio. XA30 also features 3.5" (8.77cm) Organic LED touch screen, 100% view, Built-in Dual Band Wi-Fi and is GPS Capable

Product Features in Detail

20x zoom wide angle Canon HD video lens
Capture superb quality footage thanks to the XA30’s stunning and versatile 26.8mm¹ wide angle lens. A 20x zoom gets you up close 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.

Improved 1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro sensor
The newly developed Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor achieves an effective pixel count of approximately 2.91 megapixels to deliver stunning Full HD picture quality. With increased sensitivity and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, low light images in particular appear cleaner with reduced noise. 

Flexible new image settings
Two new picture settings help you achieve even more impressive results. Wide DR mode gives you a 600% dynamic range, resulting in bright images with high contrast that retain detail in both highlight and shadow areas, without the need for post-production. Highlight Priority mode reproduces footage with more natural tones, richer colours and detail particularly in areas of high brightness² perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfaces.

8.77cm (3.5") OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF
Despite its compact size, the XA30 provides high-quality monitoring. An easy-to-use OLED touch screen with a 1.23 million dot resolution offers faster response times and superior definition, contrast and colour reproduction compared to LCD equivalents. A 0.61cm (0.24”) 1.56 million dot EVF can tilt up to 45° - easily accommodating a range of shooting positions. 

Versatile dual-format recording
AVCHD video can be recorded at up to 28Mbps in 1080/50P; while for maximum quality, select the 35Mbps 1080/50P MP4 recording mode. The two SDXC/SDHC memory card slots allow for simultaneous recording³ 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 with interval recording (x2 to x1200) are available in MP4 modes.

Professional audio
The XA30 features comprehensive audio control. Two XLR terminals provide professional connectivity, while high quality linear PCM and Dolby Digital recording options come as standard.⁴ A built-in microphone and 3.5mm input jack offer extra choice and flexibility.

Infrared shooting
The XA30 can easily be used at night or in low ambient light conditions thanks to the improved sensor sensitivity and bright infrared light source built into the handle – making it ideal for the wildlife videographer.

Built-in Wi-Fi, expandable for GPS
Transfer footage wirelessly using an iOS phone or tablet, or via FTP at up to 150 Mbps⁵. Remotely control camera functions through a Wi-Fi enabled device with no need for separate apps. Location data can be recorded using an optional GPS accessory.

Compact, lightweight body
With its detachable handle, this discreet and highly portable camera is ideal for shooting in sensitive or confined environments. Its lightweight body reduces fatigue during extended periods of hand-held filming.

¹ 35mm equivalent
² Monitor brightness settings may need to be increased
³ Simultaneous recording not available in 1080/50P recording modes
⁴ Linear PCM audio available in AVCHD 28Mbps recording mode only
⁵ Wireless internet access point required for FTP file transfer

IMAGE SENSOR Sensor  1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
System  RGB primary colour filter
Total pixels per sensor  Approx. 3.09 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor  Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Minimum illumination (PAL Version) Auto: 1.0 lux With Auto Slow Shutter selected
Low Light Mode: 0.1 lux
Horizontal Resolution  900 TV lines at highest image quality
LENS 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  10-Dec
Aperture blades  8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization system Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation; Up to 400x;
4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Digital zoom Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom)
RECORDING Video storage media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.1
Type Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording;
Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording
Recording time 128GB 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);
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)
Recording format 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)
Interval Record  NO
Frame Record  NO
Pre Record (cache record)  YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse  NO
HD->SD conversion  NO
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
SYSTEM Monitoring Panel
Type  Capacitive Organic LED
Size  8.77cm (3.5"), 100% view
Dots  1.23 million-dot equivalent
Touch Screen  Yes. Touch and Drag operations supported
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)
CVF 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 (HDMITM mini connector, output only,
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)  NO
USB  YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI output  NO
Time code  YES (Embedded in SDI output; 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
MISC 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);
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
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
Exposure Lock YES (via touchscreen)
Auto Gain Control setting  YES. Touch Exposure available
Auto Gain Control limit  Auto / Manual
ISO Sensitivity  0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)
Gain setting  0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)
SHUTTER 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)  Yes. Auto On or Off
Clear Scan  NO
INFARED Infrared shooting mode  YES (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp  YES, in detachable handle
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
Image Looks settings  Standard, Highlight Priority, Wide DR
Cinema Features  Cinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable 'Cinema Standard')
Image Effects   Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth
WI-FI & GPS SPECIFICATIONS Wireless LAN standards  IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a(2.4GHz or 5GHz band) 2
Supported Wi-Fi Functions Remote Operation; Movie Uploader (YouTube and Facebook)3; 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)
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)
TIME CODE Countup system  Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Start value setting  “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
AUDIO Recording  AVCHD: Linear PCM4 (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
Wind Screen  YES
Zoom Microphone  YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)
ACCESSORIES Supplied  Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle unit (HDU-1), Wireless Controller (WL-D89), Battery Pack BP-820, High Speed HDMI Cable (HTC100/S), Compact Power unit CA-570, AC Cable, Interface Cable (IFC-300PCU/S), Stereo Video Cable (STV-250N), PIXELA Data Import Utility Ver2.0
Optional  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-1000, SC-2000, Wrist Strap, WS-20, 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  Max Approx. 5.0W5 (AVCHD) / 5.1W (MP4) 5
Continuous Recording Time  Supplied BP-820: Approx. 145 minutes5
Optional BP-828: Approx. 220 minutes5
MISCELLANEOUS 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. 11 g
Operating Temperature range -5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
0ºC to +40ºC, 80% relative humidity
All specifications are subject to change without notice
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, capability and functionality may vary by region
Supported Wi-Fi Functions - ¹ iOS devices only, excludes MP4 1080/50P mode
Recording - 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

This camcorder comes with 2 Years Genuine Warranty from Canon Australia.
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In the Box

Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder
Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
Top Handle Unit
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
HDMI Cable
USB Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
Software CD with PIXELA Data Import Utility Disk
2 Years Genuine Warranty from Canon Australia

Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder

Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder

$1,928.00 Incl. GST