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Canon XA20 Compact HD Camcorder - 8453B002

Canon XA20 Compact HD Camcorder - 8453B002


Part Number: 8453B002
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The 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.

XA20 Features:

  • 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
  • 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)

  • Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens
    The XA20 features a Genuine Canon 20x HD Zoom Lens that provides a highly versatile zoom range with 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm-576mm, and a minimum object distance of just 23.6 inches (60cm). The impressive image quality is enhanced by a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture design, which avoids the “starburst” effect of point light sources in non-circular aperture designs. Out of focus areas are smoother, more natural and more appealing. An endless-type focus and zoom control includes user-programmable direction and sensitivity modes. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), Fast, Normal or Slow.

    Full HD 1920x1080 Recording Capabilities. Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XA20 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and adaptable to virtually any production environment. It can record in Full HD resolution in both MP4 and AVCHD Progressive recording codecs, at multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.

    Recording Format Bit Rate Resolution Frame Rate
    AVCHD 28 Mbps (59.94P) 1920 x 1080 59.94P*1
    24 Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1
    17 Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1
    5 Mbps 1440 x 1080 59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1
    MP4 35 Mbps (59.94P) 1920 x 1080 59.94P
    24 Mbps 1920 x 1080 29.97P/23.98P*2
    17 Mbps 1920 x 1080 29.97P/23.98P*2
    4 Mbps 1280 x 720 29.97P/23.98P*2
    3 Mbps 640 x 360 29.97P/23.98P*2

    *1 In AUTO mode: 59.94i
    *2 In AUTO mode: 29.97P only

    Simultaneous HD- and Web-version Dual Recording. Dual Recording offers format choices that are useful for various post-capture options. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and dual SD card slots enable simultaneous recording in AVCHD format and web-ready MP4 format, as well as MP4 and MP4 at different bit rates.

    Main Slot Secondary Slot (MP4 Recording)
    Bit Rate (size) Frame Rate
    AVCHD 28 Mbps (59.94P) NOT POSSIBLE
    24 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P) 4 Mbps (1280x720)
    3 Mbps (640x360)
    29.97P / 23.98P*1
    17 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)
    5 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)
    MP4 35 Mbps (59.94P) NOT POSSIBLE
    24 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P) 4 Mbps (1280x720)
    3 Mbps (640x360)
    29.97P / 23.98P*1
    17 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)
    4 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)
    3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P) 3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)

    *129.97P recording is performed when the format for the card in the main slot is 59.94i, PF29.97 or 29.97P; 23.98P recording is performed when it is 23.98P.