Canon XA20 Professional Camcorder

Product Code: XA20
Condition: Used
  • £1,095.00
  • (£1,314.00 inc. VAT)
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An ultra-compact, entry-level professional camcorder with unmatched performance.

The XA20 camcorder combines outstanding image quality with dual-format recording in a compact form factor, making it ideal for all sorts of professional content creation.

  • 26.8mm, f/1.8-2.8 lens, 20x zoom, Dynamic OIS
  • 1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro
  • 8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen
  • Dual-format recording; DIGIC DV 4
  • 1.56m dot EVF, 45° tilt
  • Fast/slow motion
  • Built-in IR lamp
  • 2x XLR inputs
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Full HDFull HD
  • HD Video LensHD Video Lens
  • Wide Angle LensWide Angle Lens
  • 20x Optical Zoom20x Optical Zoom
  • Steady shots in every situationSteady shots in every situation
  • Steady shooting on the moveSteady shooting on the move
  • Superb low-light shootingSuperb low-light shooting
  • DIGIC Processing PowerDIGIC Processing Power
  • Wi-Fi remote and easy sharingWi-Fi remote and easy sharing
  • 8-Bladed Circular Aperture8-Bladed Circular Aperture
  • 28Mbps AVCHD recording28Mbps AVCHD recording
  • 35 Mbps MP4 recording35 Mbps MP4 recording
  • Perfect audio to match the scenePerfect audio to match the scene
  • Professional AudioProfessional Audio
  • 8.8cm Organic LED touch screen8.8cm Organic LED touch screen
  • Dual SDXC card slotsDual SDXC card slots
  • Instant Auto FocusInstant Auto Focus

Image Sensor
Sensor: 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro 
System: Bayer pattern filter 
Total pixels per sensor: Approx. 3.09 megapixels 
Effective pixels per sensor: Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362) 
Minimum illumination Auto: 1.0 lux Slow Shutter: 0.1 lux Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (Full HD recording) Lens
Zoom ratio: 20x 
Focal length: 26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent / 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS on) 
Minimum focus distance: 60cm (throughout zoom range); 10mm (wide angle) 
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, Touchscreen OLED (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset
AUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF 
Iris control: Custom dial; Touchscreen; Auto 
Aperture range: f1.8 - f8 
Filter diameter: 58mm 
Lens elements/groups: 12/10 
Aperture blades: 8 Blade Circular Aperture 
Image stabilization system: Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation;
4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dynamic, Standard, Powered 
Digital zoom: Up to 400x; Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom)
Image Processor Type: DIGIC DV 4

Video storage media: SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots); Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.¹ 
Type: Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording;
Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording 
Recording time: 128GB SDXC card: 10hrs 10mins (AVCHD max. quality)¹
8hrs 00mins (MP4 max. quality)¹
91hrs 55mins (MP4 lowest quality)¹ 
Recording file format: AVCHD Progressive (v2.0, high profile); MP4 
Recording format: AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):
1920x1080: 50p (28Mbps, linear PCM audio available);
1920x1080: 50i/PF25 (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
1440x1080: 50i/PF25 (5Mbps)
MP4 (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):
1920x1080: 50p (35Mbps);
1920x1080: 25P (24Mbps, 17Mbps);
1280x720: 25P (4Mbps);
640x360: 25P (3Mbps) 
Slow/Fast motion: YES (MP4 HD mode only, 2x fast motion, 0.5x slow motion) 
Interval Record: NO 
Frame Record: NO 
Pre Record (cache record): YES (3 seconds) 
Scan Reverse: NO 
HD->SD conversion: YES (AVCHD to MP4) 
Internal Data Transfer: MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (card to card) 
Photo storage media: SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card 
Still quality During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080/1280 x 720/640 x 360

Monitoring Panel Type: Capacitive Organic LED 
Size: 8.8cm (3.5"), 100% view 
Dots: 1.23 million-dot equivalent 
Image quality adjustments: Brightness, backlight, OLED colour balance 
Adjustable: YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis) 
Waveform Monitor: NO 
Focus Assist: Peaking; Magnifying 
Peaking: YES 
Zebra: YES (70% or 100% reference level) 
Markers: ON/OFF (Level, Grid) 
EVF Size: 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view 
Dots: 1.56 million dots equivalent 
Adjustable: YES (tiltable to 45 degrees) 
Correction lens: + 2.0 to -5.5 diopter 
Audio in: XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output: 3.5mm stereo jack 
Video monitor output: NO 
HDMI: YES (HDMI™ mini connector, output only, 1080/50p output possible) 
IEEE 1394 (Firewire): NO 
USB: YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only) 
HD/SD-SDI output: NO 
Time code: YES (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal) 
Genlock: NO 
Component out: NO 
AV terminal: 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio) 
DC input: YES 
Remote Control Terminal: 2.5mm mini jack 
Colour Bars: YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone 
Tally lamp: YES, in detachable handle 
Accessory shoe: YES (cold shoe) 
Custom key: YES (5 assignable buttons; select from 22 functions) 
Custom Dial: YES (Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)

Exposure metering: Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode);
Exposure compensation: -3 to +3 EV (12 steps); Backlight Correction available (Auto or always on) 
Auto Exposure mode: Smart Auto, Face Detection AE; Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions. 
Push Auto Iris: YES (via touchscreen) 
Auto Gain Control setting: Auto / Manual 
Auto Gain Control limit: 0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode) 
Gain setting: 0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode) 

Control Modes: Full Auto / Manual control (touchscreen LCD or control dial) 
Shutter speed: 1/6 to 1/2000 (depending on Scene Mode and frame rate) 
Clear Scan: NO

Infrared shooting mode: YES (green or white) 
Built-in IR lamp: YES, in detachable handle 
3D Shooting Assist
OIS Axis Shift: NO 
Focal Length Guide: NO 

Shooting Modes

Smart AUTO: YES 
Program AE: AUTO;M mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks);
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M 
Cinema Features: Cinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable 'Cinema Standard') 
Image Effects: Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth 

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications
Wireless LAN standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) / IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz band)¹ 
Supported Wi-Fi Functions: Remote Operation; Movie Uploader (YouTube and Facebook)²; Playback (in browser); Media Server; FTP File Transfer 
Supported Browser for Remote Operation: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser 
Remote Operation Control Features: Aperture, Focus, WB, shutter Speed, Gain, Exposure Compensation, Shooting Mode, Slot select, Start/Stop Recording 
Live view image Resolution: Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160 
Authentication Systems: Open/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK 
Encryption: WEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES 
GPS Information (Optional Accessory): Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) 

White balance
Auto: YES 
Preset: 6: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent) 
Manual setting: Set 1, Set 2, Colour Temperature (2,000–15,000 K, 100K steps) 

Time code
Countup system: Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame) 
Start value setting: “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable 

Recording: AVCHD: Linear PCM¹ (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz) or Dolby Digital (AC-3 2ch, 48kHz)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC LC (2 ch) 
Control: Audio controls include:
Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
Input mic trimming 
Microphone attenuation: Auto/On/Off (20dB) 
Microphone level meter: YES 
Zoom Microphone: YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)

Supplied: Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle unit (HDU-1), Wireless Controller (WL-D89), Battery Pack BP-820, High Speed HDMI Cable (HTC100/S), Compact Power unit CA-570, AC Cable, Interface Cable (IFC-300PCU/S), Stereo Video Cable (STV-250N), Data Import Utility Ver2.0 
Optional: Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570,
Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800B,
Canon HDMI cable HTC-100,
Canon Stereo Video Cable STV-250N,
Canon Tele Converter TL-H58,
Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,
Canon Wireless Microphone WM-V1,
Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-2000,
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 (Model A/B only),
Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII),
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series) 

Backup power supply: Lithium coin battery (built-in) 
Power Consumption: 4.9W¹ (AVCHD) / 4.8W (MP4)¹ 
Continuous Recording Time: Supplied BP-820: Approx. 145 minutes¹
Optional BP-828: Approx. 220 minutes¹

Dimensions Approx.: 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
Approx.: 131 x 180 x 231 mm (fully equipped) 
Detachable handle: YES 
Weight (camera only) Approx.: 765 g 
Weight (fully equipped) Approx.: 1155 g 
Operating Temperature range: -5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity 
Video storage media: ¹ After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically. Simultaneous/Dual Format recording not available in 1080/50P modes. 
Recording time: ¹ After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically. Simultaneous/Dual Format recording not available in 1080/50P modes. 
Wireless LAN standards: ¹ 5Ghz not available in Qatar 
Supported Wi-Fi Functions: ² iOS devices only, excludes MP4 1080/50P mode 
Recording: ¹ AVCHD 1080/50P mode only 
Power Consumption: ¹ 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness 
Continuous Recording Time: ¹ 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness All specifications are subject to change without notice

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