Canon XA35 Professional Camcorder

Product Code: XA35
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The compact all-in-one XA35 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range and an HD/SD-SDI terminal – making it ideal for professional mobile news gathering and for journalists who need to capture content discreetly, especially in challenging high contrast lighting conditions. 

  • Wide 26.8mm¹, f/1.8-2.8 lens, 20x zoom with intelligent 5-axis OIS and Dynamic IS
  • 1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro sensor with improved sensitivity for enhanced low-light performance and lower noise
  • Wide DR mode (600%) and Highlight Priority mode² maintain highlight/shadow detail for a more natural image
  • HD/SD-SDI output ideal for professional broadcast environments
  • Dual-format recording: Full HD AVCHD (28Mbps) or MP4 (35Mbps) to 2 x SD cards
  • Detachable handle with professional XLR inputs and built-in IR lamp
  • 8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen for excellent resolution, contrast and colour reproduction
  • 1.56m dot EVF and 45° tilt for flexible shooting
  • Fast and slow motion (x2 to x1200) with interval recording in MP4 mode
  • Built-in dual band WiFi for remote control, file transfer/upload and browser preview
Full HD

Full HD

HD Video Lens

HD Video Lens

Wide Angle Lens

Wide Angle Lens

20x Optical Zoom

Steady shots in every situation

Steady shots in every situation

Steady shooting on the move

Steady shooting on the move

Superb low-light shooting

Superb low-light shooting

DIGIC Processing Power

Wide DR Gamma

Capture both highlight and shadow detail without the need to grade

Highlight Priority

Prioritise highlight detail

Creative time-lapse recording

Built-in WiFi for easy remote control

8-Bladed Circular Aperture


28Mbps AVCHD recording


35 Mbps MP4 recording

Professional Audio

Professional Audio

8.8cm Organic LED touch screen

Dual SDXC card slots

Dual SDXC card slots

Instant Auto Focus

Instant Auto Focus

20x zoom wide angle Canon HD video lens

Capture superb quality footage thanks to the XA35’s stunning and versatile 26.8mm¹ wide angle lens. A 20x zoom gets you up close to the action, while Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisation compensates for shake in 5 directions to provide ultra-steady images. f/1.8 maximum aperture, an 8-blade iris and EDM technology enable beautiful ‘bokeh’ effects.

Improved 1/2.84” HD CMOS Pro sensor

The newly developed Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor achieves an effective pixel count of approximately 2.91 megapixels to deliver stunning Full HD picture quality. With increased sensitivity and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, low light images in particular appear cleaner with reduced noise. 

Flexible new image settings

Two new picture settings help you achieve even more impressive results. Wide DR mode gives you a 600% dynamic range, resulting in bright images with high contrast that retain detail in both highlight and shadow areas, without the need for post-production. Highlight Priority mode reproduces footage with more natural tones, richer colours and detail, particularly in areas of high brightness² – perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfaces.

8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF

Despite its compact size, the XA35 provides high-quality monitoring. An easy-to-use OLED touch screen with a 1.23 million dot resolution offers faster response times and superior definition, contrast and colour reproduction compared to LCD equivalents. A 0.61cm (0.24”) 1.56 million dot EVF can tilt up to 45° - easily accommodating a range of shooting positions. 

Versatile dual-format recording

AVCHD video can be recorded at up to 28Mbps in 1080/50P; while for maximum quality, select the 35Mbps 1080/50P MP4 recording mode. The two SDXC/SDHC memory card slots allow for simultaneous recording³ of high-quality HD and lower resolution MP4 files for easier file transfer – ideal when a quick turn-around of footage is needed. Fast and slow motion recording options with interval recording (x2 to x1200) are available in MP4 modes.

Professional audio and HD/SD-SDI connectivity

The easily accessible HD/SD-SDI port allows connection to industry-standard broadcast equipment such as satellite transmission systems. Two XLR terminals provide professional audio inputs, supporting high quality linear PCM recording.⁴

Infrared shooting

The XA35 can easily be used at night or in low ambient light conditions thanks to the improved sensor sensitivity and bright infrared light source built into the handle – making it ideal for the wildlife videographer.

Built-in Wi-Fi, expandable for GPS

Transfer footage wirelessly using an iOS phone or tablet, or via FTP at up to 150 Mbps⁵. Remotely control camera functions through a Wi-Fi enabled device with no need for separate apps. Location data can be recorded using an optional GPS accessory.

Compact, lightweight body

With its detachable handle, this discreet and highly portable camera is ideal for shooting in sensitive or confined environments. Its lightweight body reduces fatigue during extended periods of hand-held filming.

¹ 35mm equivalent

² Monitor brightness settings may need to be increased

³ Simultaneous recording not available in 1080/50P recording modes

⁴ Linear PCM audio available in AVCHD 28Mbps recording mode only

⁵ Wireless internet access point required for FTP file transfer


Image Sensor



1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro


RGB primary colour filter

Total pixels per sensor

Approx. 3.09 megapixels

Effective pixels per sensor

Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)

Minimum illumination (PAL Version)

Auto: 1.0 lux With Auto Slow Shutter selected
Low Light Mode: 0.1 lux

Horizontal Resolution

900 TV lines at highest image quality



Zoom ratio


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


Lens elements/groups


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





Video storage media

SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.¹


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);

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, x0.5/x2/x4/x10/x20/x60/x120/x1200

Interval Record


Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

YES (3 seconds)

Scan Reverse


HD->SD conversion


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



Capacitive Organic LED


8.77cm (3.5"), 100% view


1.23 million-dot equivalent

Touch Screen

Yes. Touch and Drag operations supported

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, backlight, OLED colour balance


YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)

Waveform Monitor


Focus Assist

Peaking; Magnifying




YES (70% or 100% reference level)


ON/OFF (Level, Grid)




0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view


1.56 million dots equivalent


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



YES (HDMI™ mini connector, output only)

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)



YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)

HD/SD-SDI output

YES (576i, 720P or 1080i, output only, embedded audio and time code)

Time code

YES (Embedded in SDI output; superimposed on HDMI Output signal)



Component out


AV terminal

3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)

DC input


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);
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)

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)

Exposure Lock

YES. Touch Exposure available

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)

Shutter speed


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)

Slow Shutter (SLS)

Yes. Auto On or Off

Clear Scan




Infrared shooting mode

YES (green or white)

Built-in IR lamp

YES, in detachable handle

3D Shooting Assist


OIS Axis Shift


Focal Length Guide


Shooting Modes


Smart AUTO


Program AE

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

Image Looks settings

Standard, Highlight Priority, Wide DR

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/a (2.4GHz or 5GHz band)¹

Supported Wi-Fi Functions

Remote Operation; Movie Uploader (YouTube and Facebook)¹; 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




GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White balance





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




AVCHD: Linear PCM¹ (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz) or Dolby Digital (AC-3 2ch, 48kHz)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC LC (2 ch)


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


Wind Screen


Zoom Microphone

YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)



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), PIXELA Data Import Utility Ver2.0


Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570, 
Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800, 
Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTC-100S 
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-1000, SC-2000,
Wrist Strap,WS-20, 
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,
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

Max Approx. 5.2W¹ (AVCHD) / 5.1W (MP4)¹

Continuous Recording Time

Supplied BP-820: Approx. 145 minutes¹
Optional BP-828: Approx. 220 minutes¹



Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (fully equipped)

Detachable handle


Weight (camera only)

Approx. 770 g

Weight (fully equipped)

Approx. 1160 g

Operating Temperature range

-5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
0ºC to +40ºC, 80% relative humidity


All specifications are subject to change without notice


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, capability and functionality may vary by region

Supported Wi-Fi Functions - ¹ 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

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