Canon XA40 Professional camcorder

HDMI mini connector - 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, XLR 3 pin-jacks (2 channels) - 3.0" wide LCD

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  • Canon XA40
  • Lens hood (with lens barrier)
  • Battery pack bp-820
  • Compact power adapter CA-570
  • Handle unit
  • Mic Holder
  • 1-year Limited Warranty


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4K Quality, high speed, impressive portability

The Canon XA40 is a powerful and compact professional camcorder that delivers the quality, speed and connectivity necessary to satisfy myriad video workflows. Featuring 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensors, DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors and a 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens, the Canon professional video camcorder captures high-quality video for many applications.


  • Genuine Canon 20X high definition optical zoom lens
  • Advanced 4K UHD CMOS Pro image sensor with impressive low-Light performance
  • Advanced full HD image quality
  • 4K UHD and advanced full HD recording capabilities
  • Simultaneous dual recording

Specifications for the Canon XA40

{ "Standard Definition or High Definition": "4K Ultra High Definition", "Power Supply (rated)": "7.4V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4V DC (DC IN)", "Television System": "NTSC", "Video Recording system": { "Compression": " MPEG-4", "File Format": " MP4" }, "Audio Recording system": { "MP4": " MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)", "LPCM (4ch), not available during 1280x720 recording)": "" }, "Image Sensor": "1/2.3-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter", "Total Pixels": "Approx. 21.14 megapixels", "Effective Pixels": "Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)", "Lens": { "Zoom Ratio": " 20x Optical / 400x Digital", "Focal Length": " 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3-601mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 30.6-612mm 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 signal detection system and external phase difference metering system), Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus": "", "Hybrid AF Controls": " Instant AF, Medium AF" }, "Manual Exposure": "Available", "Programmed AE": { "Auto Mode": " Smart Auto", "Manual Mode": " P, Tv, Av, M (Manual Exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)" }, "Max Shutter Speed": "1/2000 sec.", "Minimum Focusing Distance": "10mm (at wide end), 60cm (from lens front) across zooming range", "White Balance": "Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)", "Frame Rate": { "4K UHD": " 30p, 24p", "FHD": " 60p, 30p, 24p" }, "Minimum Illumination": { "P Mode": " Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec., with auto slow shutter on)", "Low Light Mode": " Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)" }, "Image Stabilization": { "Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization": "", "Control Modes": " Dynamic IS, Powered IS*, Macro IS, Tripod Mode", "IS Modes other than Intelligent IS": " Standard IS, IS Off", "* During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.": "" }, "Filter Diameter": "58mm", "Viewfinder": "0.24-inch TFT wide color LCD screen, approx. 1.56 million dots, 100% field of view", "LCD Screen": "3.0-inch LCD panel with AR surface treatment, approx. 460,000 dots, 100% field of view", "Microphone": "Stereo (using electret condenser microphone)", "Recording Media": "2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots", "USB Terminal": "mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)", "Video Terminal": "3.5mm diameter 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)", "Accessory Shoe": "Cold shoe", "HDMI Terminal": "HDMI™ mini connector", "Microphone Terminal": "3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible", "AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal": "3.5mm stereo mini-jack", "Headphone Terminal": "3.5mm stereo mini-jack", "Remote Control Terminal": "2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)", "Operating Temperature range": { "For Performance": " Approx. 0-40°C, 85% (relative humidity)", "For Operation": " Approx. -5-45°C, 60% (relative humidity)" }, "Dimensions": { "Approx. 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (excluding lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit)": "", "Approx. 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood; excluding mic holder unit and handle unit)": "", "Approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in. / 131 x 180 x 231mm (including lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit)": "", "All dimensions exclude the grip belt.": "" }, "Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup)": "Approx. 1.6 lbs. (730g) (body only)", "Weight": { "Approx. 2.5 lbs. (1120g) (includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, Battery Pack BP-820 and 1 memory card)": "", "Grip belt included for all values.": "" }, "Handle Unit Terminals": { "Input Terminal": " XLR 3 pin-jacks (2 systems), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only)", "Shoe Terminal": " Cold shoe" }, "": "" }

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