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Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder

Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder


The Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a complete kit to producing professional and high-quality video footage via its powerful 1.0-inch CMOS Sensor. With a vast number of beneficial features such as Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, a x15 optical zoom lens that delivers incredible Full HD image quality all thanks to Over Sampling HD Processing and lets not forget the notable 4K video quality - which is perfect for videographers to achieve the best of video quality when doing events.

Other exciting and powerful features to create all your amazing video footage with the Canon XA55 4K Camcorder includes XF-AVC Professional Codec to provide efficient recording of high quality; 5-Axis Image Stabilisation; and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF to achieve extremely fast and accurate autofocusing in approximately 80% (vertically and horizontally) of the sensor.

  • 8.29MP, 1" CMOS Sensor
  • Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI Outputs
  • Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input
  • 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 Processor
  • 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable Viewfinder
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SKU 3668C003AA
Brand Canon

Large 1.0-inch CMOS Sensor

With a powerful, large 1.0-inch CMOS Sensor equipped in to the Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder beautiful Bokeh with high sensitivity and low noise can be achieved, leading to enhanced video and image quality. The camcorder also benefits from its improved Full HD image quality as it features Over Sampling HD processing, whilst the Wide DR setting allows a wide dynamic range to be captured.

Powerful and High Quality 4K 15x Zoom Lens

Incorporated into the sophisticated, compact Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a powerful 4K 15x zoom lens that allows you to get closer to your images, and also providing an ultra-wide-angle view. The lens features Super UD lens element which is very much effective to reducing chromatic aberrations. In addition, the lens combined into the body also sports an advanced 5-axis image stabilisation to cope with filming on the move or when shooting handheld footage to deliver smooth, stabilised video footage.

Fast and Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus

The compact Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder definitely does the job, as it sports Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Meaning, that youll achieve fast and precise autofocusing in approximately 80% (Horizontally & Vertically) across the sensor. With the Touch Tracking operation and Face Detection AF, you are enabled to continuous focus control for intuitive operation. Additionally, the Dual Pixel Focus Guide provides a graphical interface to aid manual focusing.

XF-AVC and MP4 Video Recording to SD Memory Cards

The Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder permits you to recording different formats such as XF-AVC and MP4. You can record XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps up to 25 fps, including Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. In addition, it also possible to record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps at 50P/25P. It also supports Slow and Fast motion recording in 4K/Full HD format up to a speed of 1200x.

Infrared Recording Capability

The XA55 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.

Dual SD Memory Card Slots

The Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder features dual SD memory card slots, where you can store your media onto either SD/SDHC/SDXC cards.

Large 3.0-inch Capacitive LCD Touch Screen

A large 3.0-inch capacitive LCD Touch Screen has been merged into the XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder, to provide intuitive control when recording or when wanting to change settings.

Audio Inputs

Provided on the detachable handle are x2 XLR 3-pin jacks with 48 phantom power, with Line and Mic options; and a 3.5mm microphone input jack (A Supply Voltage of 2.4V DC).

Other Features Include:

  • Mini HDMI & 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 9 Aperture Blades
  • 0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots Viewfinder
  • Colour Sampling YCC 4:2:0
In the box
  • Canon XA55 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


1.0-type CMOS


RGB Primary Colour Filter

Total Pixels

Approx. 13.4 MP

Effective pixels per sensor

Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x2160)

Subject illumination range

Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx

Minimum illumination (PAL)

P Mode: Approx. 1.4 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec., 50.00P; with auto slow shutter On) 
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)


Zoom ratio

15x optical

Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm Standard IS/IS Off

Minimum focus distance

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


f/2.8 - f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)

Aperture blades

9 blades

Filter diameter


Image stabilization system

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization 
Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off

ND filter

3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven. 
ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.

Zoom control

Zoom rockers on body and handle; 
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens; 
Wireless controller; 
Selectable High Speed mode available.

Zoom Speed

Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body rocker, handle rocker and wireless controller; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)

Focus control

MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Focus Guide and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset. 
AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Face Only AF. 
(Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, AF Speed, AF Response, AF Frame size)

Focus System

Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF

Iris control

Touchscreen, Auto

Digital zoom/Teleconverter

300x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter

Image Processor



Dynamic Range

800% in Wide DR mode

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.)

MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 220 mins 
XF-AVC: 160 Mbps: 50 mins / 45 Mbps: 185 mins

Recording file system


Internal recording format (PAL)

XF-AVC: 3840 x 2160 (160Mbps) / 1920 x1080 (45 Mbps) 
MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)

External recording output (PAL)

SDI* / 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 
* SDI output with XA55 only

External monitoring

SDI* / HDMI (50.00i) 
* SDI output with XA55 only

Recording frame rate (PAL)

MP4: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD) 
XF-AVC: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/50.00i/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



MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch) 
XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4ch)

Audio control

Manual or Auto 
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

On/Off (20dB)

Microphone level meter


Monitoring Panel


Capacitive LCD touch panel


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

Waveform Monitor


Focus Assist

Dual Pixel Focus Guide / 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 lens

+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

XA55: 3G-SDI with BNC connector 
XA50: No

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 or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).

Exposure Lock


Auto Gain Control setting

Auto / Manual

Auto Gain Control limit

Wide DR Mode selected: 9 - 38dB (1 dB increments) 
Wide DR Mode Off: 0 -38 dB (1 dB increments)

Shutter Speed

Control Modes

Auto, P, Tv, Manual

Shutter speed (PAL)

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

Standard, Neutral, Wide DR, Monochrome 
(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 / Focus Guide / BLC Always On / Powered IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light / Pre REC / Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channel / Menu / Off

Custom Dial

Av / Tv / 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-3, Wireless Controller WL-D89, Lithium battery (CR2025), Compact Power Adapter CA-570, Battery Pack BP-820, AC Cable, Lens Cap

Optional (Includes items not currently on sale)

Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, Canon AC Adapter CA-570 (included with camera ), Canon Battery Charger CG-800/CG-800E, Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTS-100S, Canon Wireless Controller WL-D89, Canon Tele Converter TL-U58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58, Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000, Canon Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, 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 CA910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs), Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the 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)

XA55: Approx. 5W 
XA50: Approx. 4.8W

Continuous Recording Time (approx.)

XA55: 145 mins (BP-820) / 220 Mins (BP-828) 
XA50: 150 mins (BP-820) / 230 Mins (BP-828) 

XA55: 135 mins (BP-820) / 210 Mins (BP-828) 
XA50: 140 mins (BP-820) / 215 Mins (BP-828)

Size and Weights


Approx. 109 x 91 x 214 mm (main body only) 
Approx. 140 x 216 x 265 mm 
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)

Weight (camera only)

XA55: Approx. 970g 
XA50: Approx. 960g

Weight (fully equipped)

XA55: Approx. 1445g 
XA50: Approx. 1435g 
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, handle unit and one memory card)

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity) 
Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60 % (relative humidity)


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Warranty Info


1.  What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?

All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.


Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras
are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.


Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.


Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.


Fujifilm cameras  are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.


Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty, which only applies to when registering your Tamron/Sigma product.


Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.


Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product.  The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.


 All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.


 All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.


2.  My product has gone faulty, now what ?

Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at

   1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product.  ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.

   2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.

   3. Please see our policies under Return Policy and Servicing & Repair Policy for further information


Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.

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Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R1 000. (T&C's apply)

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  • The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.

*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.


2.  DawnWing Courier Service (local)

We use DawnWing couriers as our preferred method of delivery.

With sophisticated track and trace equipment, you can pinpoint exactly where your parcel is, from the moment it is dispatched by us, until it's safely handed over to you the recipient.

Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.

Delivery Charges:

We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order. 

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Please Note: The above prices quoted are for ordering online through the ORMSdirect website only. A different rate will be quoted if handled manually through our camera sales department. Our delivery service only runs from Monday to Friday. Saturday morning deliveries can be done by special arrangement only and at an additional charge. Please contact to arrange. We reserve the right to re-quote the delivery fee should this become too expensive. 


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International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.


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