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Canon XA30 Specification

CAMERA

Image Sensor

Sensor

1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro

System

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

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

RECORDING

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, x0.5/x2/x4/x10/x20/x60/x120x1200

Interval Record

NO

Frame Record

NO

Pre Record (cache record)

YES (3 seconds)

Scan Reverse

NO

HD->SD conversion

NO

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

SYSTEM

Monitoring Panel

Type

Capacitive Organic LED

Size

8.77cm (3.5"), 100% view

Dots

1.23 million-dot equivalent

Touch Screen

Yes. Touch and Drag operations supported

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

Inputs/Outputs

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)

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

Misc

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)

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Exposure

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

NO

Infrared

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

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

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

Audio

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

Wind Screen

YES

Zoom Microphone

YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)

ACCESSORIES

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), PIXELA 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,
Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII),
Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series)

Battery

Backup power supply

Lithium coin battery (built-in)

Power Consumption

Max Approx. 5.0W¹ (AVCHD) / 5.1W (MP4)¹

Continuous Recording Time

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

MISCELLANEOUS

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

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

Disclaimers

All specifications are subject to change without notice

Footnotes

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