- 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 let’s 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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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 you’ll 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.
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
- Canon XA55 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
- CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
- BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
- Lens Hood with Lens Cover
- Microphone Holder
RGB Primary Colour Filter
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.)
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)
Image stabilization system
Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.
ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.
Zoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Selectable High Speed mode available.
Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body rocker, handle rocker and wireless controller; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)
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)
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
300x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter
DIGIC DV 6
800% in Wide DR mode
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
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
JPEG up to 3840x2160
(Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
Photo storage media
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4ch)
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
1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone level meter
Capacitive LCD touch panel
3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)
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
+2.0 to -5 dioptre
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
3.5mm stereo mini jack
HDMITM mini connector
Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
XA55: 3G-SDI with BNC connector
Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)
Remote Control Terminal
2.5mm mini jack
Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
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)
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.
Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)
Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K
Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K
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)
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)
Yes, in detachable Handle Unit
Colour Bars (PAL)
Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
Yes (cold shoe)
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
Av / Tv / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off
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
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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