Canon XA15 Camcorder (PAL)
- CODEC: AVCHD
- HDMI Output: Yes
- Maximum Video Resolution (recorded): 1920x1080
- Recording Media: SD card
- Sensor Size: 1/2.84 inch
- Sensor Type: CMOS PRO
- XLR Audio Input: Yes
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High optical performance
A Canon 20x optical zoom lens provides a highly versatile zoom range with the 35mm equivalent of 26.8-576mm. with an improved circular aperture, the XA11 can record more natural, beautiful images.
Full HD video
With Canon’s HD CMOS Pro Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV4 Image Processor with improved low-light performance, the Canon XA11 captures Full HD video in 50P at 35Mbps with a wide dynamic range.
Professional recording options
The Canon XA15 can record in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.
The XA15 provides various interfaces including two XLR inputs for high quality audio, headphone jack, optional GPS support, HDMI terminal and an HD-SDI interface
- Handle Unit HDU-1
- Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
- Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
- Mic Holder
- Battery Pack BP-820
1/2.84 inch type HD CMOS Pro
RGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)
3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective pixels per sensor
2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Low Light Mode Approx. 0.1 Lx.
Auto Mode (Auto Slow Shutter selected Approx. 1.0Lx
900 TV lines (External via SDI, XA15)
20 x Optical
3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm) 1
Minimum focus distance
60cm (throughout zoom range);
10mm ( Wide MACRO setting)
Built-in gradation ND filter
Zoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.
Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
Zoom Ring: As operation speed
Manual control via focus ring, automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF), Push AF
Ring control; Full Auto
f1.8 - f16
8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization system
Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation
2 x Tele Converter, x400 Digital Zoom
DIGIC DV 4
Centre-weighted average metering: In the P, Av, Tv, Cinema, Portrait, Sports,
Low Light and IR modes
Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes
No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)],
M (manual exposure);
AUTO mode: Smart Auto,
Manual mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach,
Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M
± 12 steps, Displayed as EV value; 0 EV - ±3.0 EV
Auto Exposure mode
Push Auto Iris
Gain Control setting
Full Auto/AGC Limit/Manual
Auto Gain Control limit
In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-24 dB (in 1 dB increments),
In the Cinema mode: 0-18 dB (in 1 dB increments),
In the Wide DR mode: 6-24 dB (in 1 dB increments)
During M (manual) shooting: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 24 dB.
In the cinema mode: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 18 dB.
When Image Effects is set to “Look” and Wide DR is set, the lowest sensitivity is 6 dB
Full Auto / Manual control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
1/6 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and operating mode
Infrared shooting mode
YES (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp
YES, in handle unit
Cinema standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory
Wide DR, Highlight Priority
SD/SDHC memory card
YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone (Tone via Audio Menu)
Video storage media
SD Card x 2
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.
SD card Class 4 or higher, Class 6 & 10 recommended for 35Mbps MP4 recording
128GB SD Card:MP4: up to 8 Hours (50P @35Mbps)
AVCHD up to 10 hours 10 Minutes (5p @28Mbps)
Recording file format
MP4: 35/24/17/9/3 Mbps;
All modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling
Recording frame rate (PAL model)
28Mbps 50.00P,1920 x 1080, 24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080 50.00i/PF25
5Mbps 1440 x 1080 50i/PF25
35Mbps 1920 x 1080: 50P
24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080:25P
8/4 Mbps 1280 x 720: 25P
3Mbps 640 x 360: 25P
YES (MP4 recording Only)
50.00P (35 Mbps) x2 17.5 Mbps
25.00P (24 Mbps or 17 Mbps) x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x1200
YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record)
YES (3 seconds)
16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
Microphone level meter
Photo storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
During video recording: 1920 x 1080 in 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 mode,
1280 x 720; 1280 x 720 mode
During playback: 1920x1080
New white sampling system FAWB. Settings include auto, set 1, set 2, colour temperature
setting and pre-set.
Six presets: [Daylight: approx. 5,400K], [Shade: approx. 8,000 - 8,500K],
[Cloudy: approx. 6,500K], [Tungsten (incandescent or halogen bulb): approx. 3,100K],
[Fluorescent H (3-wavelength fluorescent): approx. 7,000K],
[Fluorescent (white fluorescent): 5,000K]
The colour temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000K to 15,000K (in 100K steps).
WB cannot be selected in the SCN or AUTO mode. Auto adjustment range: 2,800K - 8,000K
Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold
Start value setting
“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Capacitive Touch Panel
3.0-inch (7.5 cm)
Approx. 460,000 dots
Image quality adjustments
Wave Form Monitor
Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
Yes. Colour selectable
Yes. 70% or 100%
On/Off ; Level (White/Grey), and Grid (White/Grey)
Electronic View Finder (EVF)
0.24-inch (0.61 cm),
approx. 1.56 million dots,
Vertical tilt, up to 45°
Field of View Coverage
+ 2.0 to -5 dioptre
x2 XLR Input on Handle Unit. Line, Mic or 48V Phantom Power), 3.5mm microphone input jack
3.5mm stereo jack
YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
YES, BNC, output only, Video, embedded audio and time code. (XA15 Only)
3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
Remote Control Terminal
YES in Handle Unit
YES (cold shoe)
Custom Button Assignment
YES 5 Assignable Buttons. Select from: Powered IS / BLC Always On / Face Only AF / Video Snapshot / WB Priority / Pre Rec / IR Light / Audio Output CH / [AF/MF] /Rec Review / Rec.Programs / BLC Always On / White balance / AGC Limit / Focus / Exposure / Audio Scene / Mic level / Zoom / Image Stabilizer / Image Effects / [Off]
Yes. Tv/Av/Manual exposure/AGC Limit/Exposure/Off
Wireless LAN standards
Supported Wi-Fi Functions
Supported Browser for Remote Operation
Remote Operation Control Features
Live view image Resolution
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
Real-time display of Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, UTC and Satellite Reception
Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit (w/ screw), Handle unit (HDU-1), Compact power adapter (CA-570), AC cord , Battery Pack BP-820
Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied)/BP-828,Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (supplied with XA15/XA11)
Canon Battery Charger CG-800E, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/ High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S, Canon Stereo Video Cable STV-250N,Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU, Canon Tele Converter TL-H58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,
Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000, Canon Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/650, 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
Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII)
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs)
Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the BP-900 series)
Max 4.9W (Approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps
Continuous Recording Time
MP4 recording, 35Mbps: 145 Minutes (BP-820); 220 Minutes (BP-828)(approx.)
Size and Weights
Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in.)
[Including lens hood, mic holder unit, and handle unit]
Weight (camera only)
XA15: Approx. 750 g (1.7 lb) XA11: Approx. 745 g (1.6 lb)
Weight (fully equipped)
XA15: Approx. 1140 g (2.5 lb)
XA11: Approx. 1135 g (2.5 lb)
Includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, BP-820, and 1 memory card
Operating Temperature range
Approx. -5 to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Approx. 0 to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
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1. What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?
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