Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder

Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder


The Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is an ultra-compact camcorder with incredible features such as its powerful DIGIC DV 6 Processor to output spectacular 4K @ 30fps video footage and 8.29MP images with its 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor.

Core features to this powerful Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder includes an impressive 20x optical zoom with 29.3mm wide-angle; infrared recording capability; slow and fast motion video recording; a colour sampling of YCC 4:2:0; 2 card slots that’s capable of reading SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (Class U3 cards are recommended); a capacitive LCD touch screen monitor with a size of 3-inches; x2 XLR 3-pin jacks with 48V phantom power, line and Mic options that can be found on the detachable handle – providing a 3.5mm microphone input jack, and a built-in mic; and Optical Image – 5-Axis Stabilisation to provide smooth, and stabilised video footage.

  • 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
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Brand Canon

4K UHD Video Recording

With an impressive 1/2.3 – type CMOS Sensor along with the DIGIC DV6 image processor – its guaranteed that the XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder will deliver astonishing and high quality 4K UHD video, and full HD images which is all thanks to Oversampling HD processing. Supported video recordings can be done in MP4 UHD 150Mbps at 25fps and Full HD 35Mbps/ 17Mbps at 50/25fps.

Get Closer with the 4K 20x Zoom Lens

The XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is equipped with a powerful 4K 20x Optical Zoom lens with a wide-angle starting from 29.3mm. The lens also ensures that smooth video footage is achieved by a powerful 5-Axis image stabilisation.

Infrared Video Recording

The XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder from Canon permits you to recording in Infrared Mode, a mode that allows you to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. The mode allows you to record wither in white or green mode.

Slow and Fast Motion Video Recording

An Ultra-Compact Video Camcorder that’s built with powerful features to recording exciting video footage. You enabled to recording video in Slow and Fast motion modes – in both UHD and Full HD format, with a maximum speed of 1200x.

Lightweight Construction Built with Powerful Features.

A variety of powerful features has been added to this lightweight Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder that weighs less than 1.2kg. Featuring a 3.0-inch LCD touch screen monitor to provide intuitive control when recording or when wanting to change settings; also supports PCM 4-channel audio, providing a built-in stereo mic and two XLR terminals; and 2 SD Memory Card Slots are provided for relay or simultaneous video recording.

In the box
  • 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

Image Sensor


1/2.3-type CMOS


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.)


Zoom ratio

20x optical

Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Approx. 29.3 - 601mm Standard IS/IS Off

Minimum focusing distance

10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range


f/1.8 - 2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)

Aperture blades

8 blades

Filter diameter


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



Colour Sampling

YCC 4:2:0

Bit depth



Video storage media

SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)


Class U3 cards recommended

Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)

150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins  / 17Mbps: 495 mins

Recording file system


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



MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch)  /  LPCM (16-bit 4ch)

Audio control

Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input; 
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB); 
Independent audio limiters (2 ch); 
Input mic trimming

Reference Tone

1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off

Microphone attenuation

Auto/On/Off (20dB)

Microphone level meter


Monitoring Panel


Capacitive LCD touch panel


3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)

Wave Form Monitor


Focus Assist

Peaking / Magnify


Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow


70% or 100% reference level


Grid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)



0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots

Correction angle

+2.0 to -5 dioptre


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


Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported

SDI output


Time code

Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)





AV terminal


DC input

3.4mm jack

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm mini jack


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


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)

Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec. 
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec. 

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


White Balance




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)

Looks settings

(Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications



GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception. 
(requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)


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

Countup system

Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)

Time Code out

Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only



Lens 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

Optional (Includes items not currently on sale)

Canon 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 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 (BP-828)

Size and Weights


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


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