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Canon XA20 Professional Camcorder

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SKU #: CNXA20 | Manufacturer Part #: 8453B002
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The Canon XA20 Professional Camcorder XA20 is a compact, "run-and-gun" HD camcorder with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features include a 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder, multiple HD/SD recording rates - including 24p for a "cinematic" look - together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs. The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions.

  • Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens


  • Full HD 1920x1080 Recording Capabilities


  • Built-in Wi-Fi®Technology with FTP Transfer Capability


  • Superb Image Reproduction


  • 3.5-inch OLED Viewscreen with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio and EVF


  • Dual SD Card Slots, Using Readily Available, Consumable Media


  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System with Powered and Dynamic Modes and Auto On/Off


  • Full Manual Control


  • Ergonomic, Portable Design


  • Two Phantom-powered XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Gain Control


  • Ultra-compact Form Factor with Detachable Handle


  • High Definition Peaking for Focus Assist


  • Assignable Buttons for Custom Shooting


  • Infrared Shooting Mode for Extreme Low-light Conditions (with built-in IR emitter and diffuser)


  • Connectivity


  • Optional Bluetooth Mic with Two-way Intercom-like Capability


  • Advanced Display Features: Zebra, Color Bars and Test Tone








  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition


  • Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)


  • Television System: NTSC


  • Video Recording system: MPEG4-AVC / H.264


  • Audio Recording system: Linear PCM (2ch)* / Dolby Digital (5.1ch when SM-V1 is used) * Feature supported only in the 28 Mbps/23.98 Mbps recording mode; resolution: 16 bits


  • Image Sensor: 1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter


  • Total Pixels: Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)


  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)




  • Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital


  • Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576mm without Dynamic IS; 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS)


  • Zoom Speed: Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow


  • Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8


  • Focusing System: Hybrid AF (TTL-video detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF; Normal AF (TTL-video detection system); Face Priority AF; Face Only AF; Manual Focus


  • Manual Exposure: Available


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


  • Mode: P, Tv, Av, M


  • Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000 sec.


  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across the entire zooming range)


  • White Balance: Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Color Temperature (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H


Frame Rate:


  • NTSC:


  • AVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P


  • MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P


  • Minimum Illumination: 1.2 lux


  • Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)


  • Genlock Terminal: Not available


  • HD/SD-SDI Terminal: Not available


  • Image Stabilization: Dynamic SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), and electronic stabilization Following modes are available: Intelligent IS (AUTO mode), Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode 


  • IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off


  • Filter Diameter: 58mm


  • Viewfinder: 0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; approx. 100% field of view)


  • LCD Screen: 3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)


  • Recording Media: 2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots


  • USB Terminal: mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)


  • Video Terminal: Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only


  • Audio Terminal: XLR 3-pin jack (2ch), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only)


  • Accessory Shoe: Cold Shoe


  • HDMI Terminal: HDMI OUT mini connector


  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack


  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)


  • Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack


  • Remote Control Terminal: 2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)


  • Operating Temperature range: 23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity (operation) / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)


  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (Not including lens hood, grip belt, microphone holder and handle unit)


  • Weight: Approx. 1.7 lb. / 765g (includes grip belt)
Included in the box with this product:

  • XA20


  • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)


  • Battery Pack BP-820


  • Microphone Holder Unit / Handle Unit


  • Wireless Controller WL-D89


  • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU


  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N


  • Mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100/S


  • Bundled CD ROMs:

    - PIXELA Data Import Utility Disc

    - Photo Applications / Audio Disc

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