The compact XA30 camcorder offers a wide dynamic range and is ideal for discreetly capturing company portraits, weddings or online material - especially in challenging lighting conditions with high contrast.
Canon HD video lens with 20x wide-angle optical zoom:
The XA30's impressive and versatile 26.8mm wide-angle lens¹ allows you to take great shots. The 20x optical zoom brings the action close up, and the optical dynamic image stabilizer compensates for unwanted camera shake in five directions during filming. The luminous intensity of 1:1.8, an 8-lamella iris diaphragm and EDM technology make it possible to film with attractive background blur (Bokeh).
Optimized 1/2.84-inch type HD CMOS Pro sensor:
The newly developed Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor achieves effective 2.91 megapixels for impressive full HD video quality. With increased sensitivity and an optimized signal-to-noise ratio, first-class low-light shots with reduced image noise are achieved.
Flexible new image settings:
Two new image settings help you achieve special results. Wide DR mode allows a dynamic range of up to 600%, allowing bright and high-contrast images to be taken without the need for post-processing, with a high level of detail in both bright and dark areas of the image. The Tone Priority mode provides images with particularly natural color tones, rich colors, and lots of detail, especially in very bright areas of the image² - perfect for scenes with bright skies or reflective surfaces.
8.77 cm (3.5 ") 3.5-inch OLED tiltable touchscreen and fold-out electronic viewfinder:
Despite its compact size, the XA30 offers high-quality image control on the display. An intuitive OLED touch screen with 1,230,000 pixels offers faster response times, first-class detail drawing, more contrast and better color reproduction than a comparable LCD. The 0.61 cm (0.24 inch) electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 pixels can be tilted up to 45° and is therefore easily adjustable for many viewing angles.
Versatile dual format recording:
Video in AVCHD format can be recorded at up to 28 Mbps in 1,080/50p and an MP4 recording mode of 35 Mbps 1,080/50p is available for highest recording quality. Two slots for SDXC/SDHC memory cards allow simultaneous recording of high-quality HD files and low-resolution MP4 files for data transfer - ideal when fast transfer of recordings is required. In MP4 mode, time lapse and slow motion with interval shooting (2x up to 1,200x) are also available.
Professional audio quality:
The XA30 camcorder offers comprehensive audio control options. Two XLR inputs provide professional connectivity and Linear PCM and Dolby Digital are available as recording functions.The camcorder has an integrated microphone and a 3.5mm connector for an external microphone.
Thanks to its optimized sensor and the IR video light integrated in the handle, the XA30 can be used well at night or in low-light environments - ideal for atmospheric nature shots.
Integrated WLAN, expansion possibilities for GPS:
Via WLAN, the video recordings can be transferred to an iOS smartphone or tablet, or with up to 150 Mbps? to an FTP server. The camcorder can also be remotely controlled with a WLAN-capable device - without any apps at all. With the help of a GPS receiver (available in stores as an option) the images can be provided with location data.…more