Canon XA10 Specifications

CAMERA

Sensor

1/3 type HD CMOS Pro

System

Bayer pattern filter

Total pixels per sensor

2.37 megapixels

Effective pixels per sensor

2.07 megapixels

Minimum illumination

Auto: 1.3 lux (with Auto Slow Shutter)
Slow Shutter: 0.1 lux

Horizontal Resolution

900 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Zoom ratio

10x

Focal length

4.25 - 42.5mm (35mm equivalent: 30.4 - 304mm)

Minimum focus distance

60cm (throughout zoom range);
20mm (wide angle)

ND filter

Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)

Zoom control

Slider or Handle;
Selectable Shockless Zoom mode

Zoom speed

Zoom Slider:
Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Handle zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)

Focus control

MANUAL: Lens ring, Touchscreen LCD (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset
AUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF

Iris control

MANUAL: Custom dial control; Touchscreen control
AUTO: YES

Aperture range

f1.8 - f8

Filter diameter

58mm

Lens elements/groups

12/10

Aperture blades

8

Image stabilization system

Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);
3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered

Digital zoom

2x

Type

DIGIC DV III

RECORDING

Video storage media

64GB built-in flash memory;
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.¹

Type

Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording

Recording time

64GB internal memory or SDXC card:
5hrs 55mins (MXP mode, max. quality)¹
24hrs 30mins (LP mode, lowest quality)¹

Recording file format

AVCHD high profile (MPEG4-AVC/H.264)

Recording format

AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling)
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps

Recording frame rate

1920 x 1080/50i;
1920 x 1080/25p (50i recorded stream)

Slow/Fast motion

NO

Interval Record

NO

Frame Record

NO

Pre Record (cache record)

YES (3 seconds)

Scan Reverse

YES. Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion.

HD->SD conversion

YES (during playback)

Internal Data Transfer

MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card, card to card)

Photo storage media

SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card

Still quality

During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080

SYSTEM

Size

8.8cm (3.5"), 100% view

Dots

922.000

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, backlight

Adjustable

YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)

Waveform Monitor

YES

Focus Assist

Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)

Peaking

YES

Zebra

YES (70% or 100% reference level)

Markers

ON/OFF (Grid, Horizontal, Centre)

Size

0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view

Dots

260.000

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 (HDMITM Mini Connector: v1.3, out only, 1080/50p output possible)

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)

NO

USB

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

HD/SD-SDI output

NO

Time code

NO

Genlock

NO

Component out

YES (output only)

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)

Tally lamp

YES

Accessory shoe

YES (cold shoe)

Custom key

YES (2 assignable buttons; select from 9 functions)

Custom Dial

YES (Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Exposure metering

Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)

Exposure compensation

-2 to +2 EV (13 steps)

Auto Exposure mode

Smart Auto, Face Detection AE;
Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions

Push Auto Iris

NO

Exposure Lock

YES

Auto Gain Control setting

Full Auto / AGC On / Manual

Auto Gain Control limit

0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)

Gain setting

0 to 24dB, 1dB increments

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)

1/2 to 1/500 (Low Light Scene Mode)

Clear Scan

NO

Infrared shooting mode

YES (green or white)

Built-in IR lamp

YES

OIS Axis Shift

NO

Focal Length Guide

NO

Smart AUTO

YES (38 scenes)

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'), Story Creator, Touch Decoration

Image Effects

Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

Auto

YES

Preset

Set 1, Set 2, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps and halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)), Colour Temperature

Countup system

N/A

Start value setting

N/A

Recording

Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch), 48kHz sampling

Control

Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle

Microphone attenuation

YES

Microphone level meter

YES

Zoom Microphone

YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)

ACCESSORIES

Supplied

Lens hood; WL-D89 Wireless Controller; CA-570 Compact Power Adapter; BP-808 Battery Pack; Stereo Video Cable and Interface Cable set; Component Cable CTC-100/S; Stylus pen; PIXELA Transfer Utility software disc.

Optional

Wide Converter WD-H58W, Teleconverter TL-H58, 58mm lens filters, Batteries BP-819/BP-820/BP-827/BP-828, Battery Charger CG-800, Wideo Light VL Li II, Remote Control ZR-2000, Component Cable CTC-100, HDMI cable HTC-100, Wireless Microphone WM-V1.

Backup power supply

Lithium coin battery (built-in)

Power Consumption

3.2W

Continuous Recording Time

Supplied BP-808: Approx. 110 minutes
Optional BP-827: Approx. 345 minutes

MISCELLANEOUS

Dimensions

Approx 130 x 177 x 205mm (including lens hood and microphone holder)

Detachable handle

YES

Weight (camera only)

775g

Weight (fully equipped)

820g

Operating Temperature range

-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

Disclaimer

All specifications are subject to change without notice

Footnote

¹ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible

¹ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible

¹ MXP mode, using EVF

¹ MXP mode, using EVF