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Canon XA45/XA40

Ultra-compact, professional palm-sized 4K XA-series camcorder with a 20x optical zoom lens and 3G-SDI (XA45 only)



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Compact and efficient – XA 4K camcorder with UHD resolution and high magnification

The XA45/XA40 features a 1/2.3 - type CMOS Sensor along with DIGIC DV6 image processor. With Over Sampling HD processing this results in improved Full HD image quality. The XA45/XA40 features a lens with 20x optical zoom with 29.3mm wide angle.

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Canon XA40

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Ultra-compact professional 4K UHD camcorder

Ultra-compact professional 4K UHD camcorder

The combination of a 4K 1/2.3" type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor delivers high quality 4K UHD images, and superior Full HD images thanks to Over Sampling HD processing. Recording options include XF-AVC 160Mbps / MP4 150Mbps at UHD 25P, XF-AVC 45Mbps at FHD 25P/50i/50P and MP4 17-35Mbps at FHD 25P/50P.

4K 20x optical zoom lens with wide angle

4K 20x optical zoom lens with wide angle

Capture the images you need with 20x Optical zoom with wide angle starting from 29.3mm. Consistency of imaging is ensured by a powerful 5-axis image stabilisation, whilst 3D realtime lens group structure support wide-angle zoom operation.

Infrared recording capability

Infrared recording capability

The XA45/XA40 includes an Infrared Mode, allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. There is the option of recording in white or green mode.

Slow and Fast Motion recording

Work the way your project demands with continuous recording available in Slow and Fast motion modes in both UHD and Full HD, with a maximum speed of 1200x.

Slow and Fast Motion recording
Lightweight and compact with professional features

Lightweight and compact with professional features

The XA45/XA40 weighs less than 1.2kg with a 3.0-inch LCD touch screen provides intuitive control. The highly portable camcorder also support linear PCM 4-channel audio, with built-in stereo mic and two XLR terminals. Other features include 3G-SDI (XA45 only) Additionally, two SD memory card slots are provided for simultaneous or relay recording.


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4K UHD / 25P

MP4 up to 150Mbps
XF-AVC up to 160Mbps

20x optical zoom icon

29.3 – 601mm

Wide-angle 4K zoom

Over Sampling HD Processing icon

High quality Full HD

Uses the 4K UHD sensor to deliver superior Full HD images

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5-Axis IS

Advanced optical and dynamic image stabilisation

Infrared icon

Infrared mode

Capture high-quality video in conditions with little to no ambient light

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3.0-inch touch screen

Easy focus point and camera control

4-channel audio icon

Linear PCM

2 x XLR terminals plus built-in mic

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Dual card slots

SD card simultaneous or relay recording

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Canon XA40


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What's in the box

XA45/XA40 Camcorder

HDU-1 Handle Unit

CA-570 Compact Power Adapter

BP-820 Battery Pack

Lens Hood with Lens Barrier

Mic Holder


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