Canon XA15/XA11
Specifications

Wide angle 20x optical zoom

600% Dynamic Range

AVCHD and MP4 formats

Key Features

20+optical-zoom

26.8mm wide angle zoom lens with fast f/1.8-f/2.8 circular aperture

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Full HD

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High performance enabled by DIGIC DV4

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Great low light performance and sensitivity

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Circular aperture for beautiful background bokeh

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600% dynamic range with no need for post production

MP4

Efficient and simple workflows using MP4 files at 50P/35Mbps

AVCHD

AVCHD progressive recording

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Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

Sensor

1/2.84 inch type HD CMOS Pro

Filter

RGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)

Total Pixels

3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)

Effective pixels per sensor

2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)

Minimum illumination

Low Light Mode Approx. 0.1 Lx.
Auto Mode (Auto Slow Shutter selected Approx. 1.0Lx

Horizontal Resolution

900 TV lines (External via SDI, XA15)

Lens

Zoom ratio

20 x Optical

Focal Length

3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm) 1

Minimum focus distance

60cm (throughout zoom range);
10mm ( Wide MACRO setting)

ND filter

Built-in gradation ND filter

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

Zoom Rocker:
Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Grip zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
Zoom Ring: As operation speed

Focus control

Manual  control via focus ring, automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF), Push AF

Iris control

Ring control;  Full Auto

Aperture range

f1.8 - f16

Filter diameter

58mm

Lens elements/groups

12/10

Aperture blades

8 Blade Circular Aperture

Image stabilization system

Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation

Digital zoom/Teleconverter

2 x Tele Converter, x400 Digital Zoom

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC DV 4

Sampling accuracy

4:2:0 AVCHD/MP4

Bit depth

8 bit

Exposure Control

Exposure metering

Centre-weighted average metering: In the P, Av, Tv, Cinema, Portrait, Sports,
Low Light and IR modes
Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes
No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)],
M (manual exposure);

Exposure control

AUTO mode: Smart Auto,
Manual mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach,
Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M

Exposure Compensation

± 12 steps, Displayed as EV value; 0  EV -  ±3.0 EV

Auto Exposure mode

Full Auto

Push Auto Iris

No

Gain Control setting

Full Auto/AGC Limit/Manual

Auto Gain Control limit

In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-24 dB (in 1 dB increments),
In the Cinema mode: 0-18 dB (in 1 dB increments),
In the Wide DR mode: 6-24 dB (in 1 dB increments)

Gain setting

During M (manual) shooting: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 24 dB.
In the cinema mode: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 18 dB.
When Image Effects is set to “Look” and Wide DR is set, the lowest sensitivity is 6 dB

Shutter

Control Modes

Full Auto / Manual control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)

Shutter speed

1/6  to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and operating mode

Clear Scan

No

Infrared

Infrared shooting mode

YES (green or white)

Built-in IR lamp

YES, in handle unit

Misc.

Stored Configurations

Cinema standard,  Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory
Wide DR, Highlight Priority

Storage Medium

SD/SDHC memory card

Colour Bars

YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone (Tone via Audio Menu)

Recording

Video storage media

SD Card x 2
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.

Type

SD card Class 4 or higher, Class 6 & 10 recommended for 35Mbps MP4 recording

Recording time

128GB SD Card:MP4: up to 8 Hours (50P @35Mbps)
AVCHD  up to 10 hours 10 Minutes (5p @28Mbps)

Recording file format

MPEG-4/AVC/H.264

Recording format

AVCHD: 28/24/17/5Mbps
MP4:  35/24/17/9/3 Mbps;
All modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling

Recording frame rate (PAL model)

AVCHD:
28Mbps 50.00P,1920 x 1080, 24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080 50.00i/PF25
5Mbps 1440 x 1080  50i/PF25
MP4:
35Mbps 1920 x 1080: 50P
24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080:25P
8/4 Mbps   1280 x 720: 25P
3Mbps    640 x 360: 25P

Slow/Fast motion

YES (MP4 recording Only)
50.00P (35 Mbps) x2 17.5 Mbps
25.00P (24 Mbps or 17 Mbps) x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x1200

Interval Record

NO

Frame Record

YES.  2, 6 or 12 frames

Pre Record (cache record)

YES (3 seconds)

Scan Reverse

YES.  Vertical/horizontal/both

Audio

Recording

16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM

Control

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

Microphone attenuation

YES

Microphone level meter

YES

Photo storage media

SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card

Still quality

During video recording: 1920 x 1080 in 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 mode,
1280 x 720; 1280 x 720 mode
During playback:  1920x1080

White Balance

Auto

New white sampling system FAWB. Settings include auto, set 1, set 2, colour temperature
setting and pre-set.

Preset

Six presets: [Daylight: approx. 5,400K], [Shade: approx. 8,000 - 8,500K],
[Cloudy: approx. 6,500K], [Tungsten (incandescent or halogen bulb): approx. 3,100K],
[Fluorescent H (3-wavelength fluorescent): approx. 7,000K],
[Fluorescent (white fluorescent): 5,000K]

Colour temperature

The colour temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000K to 15,000K (in 100K steps).
WB cannot be selected in the SCN or AUTO mode. Auto adjustment range: 2,800K - 8,000K

Time code

Countup system

Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold

Start value setting

“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Panel

Type

Capacitive Touch Panel

Size

3.0-inch (7.5 cm)

Dots

Approx. 460,000 dots

Image quality adjustments

Brightness

Adjustable

Yes

Wave Form Monitor

No

Focus Assist

Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using  waveform display)

Peaking

Yes. Colour selectable

Zebra

Yes. 70% or 100%

Markers

On/Off ; Level (White/Grey), and Grid (White/Grey)

Electronic View Finder (EVF)

Size

0.24-inch (0.61 cm),

Dots

approx. 1.56 million dots,

Adjustable

Vertical tilt, up to 45°

Field of View Coverage

100%

Correction lens

+ 2.0 to -5 dioptre

Inputs/Outputs

Audio in

x2 XLR Input on Handle Unit. Line, Mic or 48V Phantom Power), 3.5mm microphone input jack

Headphone output

3.5mm stereo jack

HDMI

YES

USB

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

HD/SD-SDI output

YES, BNC, output only, Video, embedded audio and time code. (XA15 Only)

LAN

No

AV terminal

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

DC input

YES

Remote Control Terminal

No

Other Features

Tally lamp

YES in Handle Unit

Accessory shoe

YES (cold shoe)

Custom Button Assignment

YES 5 Assignable Buttons. Select from: Powered IS / BLC Always On / Face Only AF / Video Snapshot / WB Priority / Pre Rec / IR Light / Audio Output CH / [AF/MF] /Rec Review / Rec.Programs / BLC Always On / White balance / AGC Limit / Focus / Exposure / Audio Scene / Mic level / Zoom / Image Stabilizer / Image Effects / [Off]

Custom Dial

Yes. Tv/Av/Manual exposure/AGC Limit/Exposure/Off

Wireless LAN standards

None

Supported Wi-Fi Functions

None

Supported Browser for Remote Operation

None

Remote Operation Control Features

None

Live view image Resolution

None

Authentication Systems

None

Encryption

None

GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Real-time display of Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, UTC and Satellite Reception

Accessories

Supplied

Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit (w/ screw), Handle unit (HDU-1), Compact power adapter (CA-570), AC cord , Battery Pack BP-820

Optional

Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied)/BP-828,Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (supplied with XA15/XA11)
Canon Battery Charger CG-800E, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/ High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S, Canon Stereo Video Cable STV-250N,Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU, Canon Tele Converter TL-H58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,
Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000, Canon Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/650, 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 (charges BP-900 series battery packs)
Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the BP-900 series)

Power

Power Consumption

Max 4.9W (Approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps

Battery

BP-820(supplied)BP-828 (Optional)

Continuous Recording Time

MP4 recording, 35Mbps: 145 Minutes (BP-820); 220 Minutes (BP-828)(approx.)

Size and Weights

Dimensions

Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in.)
[Including lens hood, mic holder unit, and handle unit]

Weight (camera only)

XA15: Approx. 750 g (1.7 lb) XA11: Approx. 745 g (1.6 lb)

Weight (fully equipped)

XA15: Approx. 1140 g (2.5 lb)
XA11: Approx. 1135 g (2.5 lb)
Includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, BP-820, and 1 memory card

Operating Temperature range

Approx. -5 to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Approx. 0 to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)

All specifications subject to change without notice.

  1. 26.8mm - 576mm when wide view angle option selected.