Canon Announces XA Series Camcorders with 4K Capability

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Canon India has announced the launch of four new XA series professional-use camcorders capable of capturing video in 4K 25/30p . The XA50/ XA55 is equipped with 1.0 type CMOS sensor for high image quality; and the XA40/ XA45, a compact, lightweight model is equipped with a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor.

With its 1.0 type CMOS sensor, the XA50/ XA55 delivers the high image quality and imaging performance required to support professional users, while the compact and lightweight XA40/ XA45 realizes superb mobility and operability ideal for both professional and enthusiast videographers.

The XA50/ XA55 is equipped with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor — a first for the XA series — and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, along with a 4K-compatible 15x optical zoom lens that optimizes 4K 25/30p image capture across the entire zoom range, from 25.5mm at the wide-angle end to 382.5mm at the telephoto end. With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the XA50/ XA55 achieves smooth, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking during shooting. Even during 4K shooting, when high-precision is crucial, intuitive touch panel operations enable quick and accurate focusing as claimed by the company.

The XA40/ XA45 features a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor, a 20x optical zoom lens and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, all in a compact and lightweight body measuring approximately 131mm (W) x 180mm (H) x 231mm (D) and weighing approximately 1.13kg. In addition to 4K 25/30p video capture and the large zoom range of 29.3mm at the wide-angle end to 601mm at the telephoto end1, the XA40/ XA45’s over sampling HD Processing function effectively utilizes data acquired by the 4K imaging sensor to record full HD video with even higher image quality than its predecessor, the XA30/ XA35 (released in December 2015).

Additionally, XA55 and XA45 also comes with 3G SDI terminal port which is the exceptional feature over XA50 and XA40 respectively.

The XA45 and XA40 will be available in April 2019. The XA55 and XA50 will be available in June 2019.

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