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Canon XA20 HD Professional Camcorder (International Version w/Seller Provided Warranty)

Model Number: 8453B002
Web Code: 13325744

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Canon XA20 HD Professional Camcorder Warranty for this product provided through the seller. Please contact the seller directly on your My Orders page to initiate a Warranty claim. Do not contact the manufacturer.
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Overview

Canon XA20 HD Professional Camcorder Warranty for this product provided through the seller. Please contact the seller directly on your My Orders page to initiate a Warranty claim. Do not contact the manufacturer.

The Canon XA20 Professional HD Camcorder is a compact run-and-gun camera that is suitable for ENG, event coverage, independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD Optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural manner.

The final piece in the image chain is Canons Digic DV 4 Image Processor. This high-speed image-processing engine powers Canons Dynamic IS (Image Stabilization) mode reducing image distortion over traditional up-down left-right image stabilization by adding correction for camera roll in three axes. The power of the Digic DV 4 allows the camera to simultaneously encode your video to two different codecs and bit rates, allowing you to have web-ready versions of your master footage available as soon as you stop recording.

The XA20 features both a 3.5 OLED Touch Panel view screen with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and a color electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 dots of resolution. The camera features full manual control and auto modes for exposure, focus, white balance, gain, and shutter speed. The camera provides professional features such as a pre-record buffer, peaking, zebra bars, color bars, and reference tone. The zoom speed is adjustable with variable, constant (with 16 different speed levels), fast, normal and slow settings. The camera features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder and two XLR connectors with phantom power and manual audio level controls. The XA20 includes a built-in headphone jack and an HDMI mini connector, and outputs composite video and audio via a 3.5 mm four pole mini jack.

Two built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots allow you to record video to available media cards in both slots at the same time. This allows you to create an instant back up copy for archiving and data protection or you can capture high resolution AVCHD or MP4 video files on one card while creating a lower data rate MP4 more suitable for the web on the other card. When using two media cards and the camera is in Relay mode, there is no need to stop shooting to swap out a full media card. When one card becomes full, recording seamlessly switches to the other card. Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi allows you FTP video files directly from the camera, or playback footage from the memory cards to Wi-Fi enabled TVs and Computers. You can also remotely control select camera functions from a smart phone or tablet over Wi-Fi, freeing you from remote cables.Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS SensorThe XA20 features a new 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Image Sensor with 2.91 Mp. The large size of the individual pixels enable a minimum subject illumination of 1.2 lux for shooting in low-light conditions.

20x Optical Zoom LensThe Canon 20x HD Zoom Lens provides a zoom range with 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm-576mm, and a minimum object distance of just 23.6 inches (60cm). The lens features an eight blade iris design providing a more natural look, out of focus areas are smoother and more appealing. The lens features an endless-type manual focus/zoom ring and the built-in power zoom control includes user-programmable direction and sensitivity modes. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), fast, normal or slow.

Digic DV 4 Image ProcessorThe DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor works in concert with the HD CMOS Image Sensor to provide images with low noise and rich color depth. It also powers the new Dynamic Mode of the image stabilization system, which is an electronic correction of rotational distortion. The processing power of the Digic DV 4 enables the simultaneous encoding of video to different codecs and bit rates for recording to two separate SD cards at the same time.

Image StabilizationThe XA20 offers optical image stabilization (IS) useful for reducing image blur in a wide variety of shooting situations. Additional IS modes can be manually selected to enhance the optical image stabilization, or you can select Intelligent IS and allow the camera to identify the appropriate stabilization mode for the situation.

IS Modes

Dynamic IS: improves on standard on translational IS (up-down/left-right) stabilization, by adding three additional corrections - roll axis correction (tilting/rocking of the camera forward and back), horizontal roll correction and vertical roll correction for five-axis correction when shooting on the wide end of the lens.

Macro IS: corrects angular and shift-type shake in wide-angle shots.

Powered IS: corrects for low-frequency camcorder shake when shooting at the long (telephoto) end of the lens

Auto FocusCanon Auto Focus (AF) features include natural-looking medium-speed, instant, and Face Detection AF, which can significantly reduce the effort required when shooters need to keep a particular face in focus in a jostling crowd or similar situation.

Advanced DisplaysZebra bars selectable between 70 and 100% are available to help you judge exposure.

The features peaking and 2x image magnification as focus aids.

The camera can display and record color bars or color bars with reference tone. The color bars comply with the SMPTE standards. Reference tone levels can be set at -12 dB, -18 dB or -20 dB.

3.5 OLED Touch Panel View Screen and EVFThe 3.5-inch, 1,230,000-dot equivalent Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display provides vivid color and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The viewscreen has a viewing angle of over 80 degrees in all directions, which allows you to see a usable image even when you are off angle to the viewscreen. The Color EVF is a 0.24 inch with 1,560,000 dots of resolution, and tilts up to 45° to accommodate different shooting positions.

Manual Camera ControlThe XA20 features selectable manual/automatic control on the camera functions, allowing you to choose the best settings for the situation. Functions include: Exposure, Shutter Speed, Iris, Gain, Exposure Lock, AGC Limit.

White Balance features 6 presets (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, and Fluorescent), as well as two manual white balance settings. Additionally when specific adjustment of the color temperature is desired, the color temperature may be adjusted in 100K increments from 2,000 to 15,000K.

The cameras body features five user assignable buttons so you can customize the camera to access features without having to enter the menu system.

AudioThe XA20 features an integrated mic, and the detachable handle houses 2 XLR Line/Mic level inputs with +48V phantom power for connecting external mics. The detachable handle also houses the manual audio level controls

A built-in 3.5 mm headphone jack with 16 volume settings provides for accurate audio monitoring.

OutputsThe XA20 features an AV mini terminal for composite video (and audio) via a four pole 3.5 mm mini jack, a mini HDMI out connector which delivers video, audio and allows you the option of superimposing timecode over your video.

Media Card SlotsTwo SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots are built into the camera allowing you varied recording options

Dual recording: allows you to simultaneously record the same footage to different media cards using different codecs and bit rates

Double-slot recording: allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two SD memory card slots, providing an instant backup for your footage

Relay recording: the XA20 automatically switches video recording from one memory card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.

Infrared Shooting ModeEngaging the Infrared (IR) shooting mode, moves the IR Cut filter out of the optical path for shooting in extreme low light conditions. An IR emitter built into the detachable top handle provides an IR source, and the built-in IR diffuser

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  • Excellent Camera Upgrade
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Nomadographer - June 8, 2015

    Purchased this Canon Model for a weekly filming project to enhance the quality we had on some older Rebel units. Extremely pleased with the HD quality & especially the audio level quality. The dual SD card slots are a huge plus too. Excited to learn more features as we explore. Only "drawback" so far is the charging process. Works fine but was hoping for a separate charging unit. Currently battery has to be attached & connected to camera for charging.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great low-budget camera for the serious filmmaker
    Verified BuyerReviewed by 6Pack - November 7, 2015

    Nice, compact camcorder for high-quality filming when you don't want to intimidate your subjects as you might with a much bigger camera and setup. The zoom works a whole lot better than I ever would have expected but it's the option to shoot in 24 fps which is the most exciting to me as my old DSLR could only shoot at a higher frame rate.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Excellent camera for beginner & profesional
    Verified BuyerReviewed by outdoorsman - September 28, 2014

    I bought this product to record hunts all over the world. So far after my first hunt this camera performance was excellent. Great sound captured small and easy quick set up.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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