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Canon Vixia Xa10 64gb Flash Camcorder

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About the Canon XA10

The new ultra compact XA10 Professional Camcorder is designed for situations where mobility is critical while shooting. This feature-rich, professional model records Full HD 1080p using an AVCHD codec. The ultimate professional camcorder for run-and-gun shooting, the compact XA10 includes a detachable handle for low-angle shooting and portability. With the handle attached the XA10's functionality is further enhanced with the addition of XLR inputs and an external microphone holder.

A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens delivers a wide, flexible zoom range (35mm equivalent range 30.4mm-304mm) and smooth, pleasing backgrounds thanks to an 8-blade iris. And an infrared mode allows users to capture video in conditions with little or no ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless.

The new XA10 provides the option of recording to a 64GB internal flash drive or two SDXC-compatible card slots and the ability to simultaneously record to two cards at once for instant backup. Portable and packed with professional features, this camcorder will be the model of choice for on-the-go videographers.

The Canon XA10 is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Home movies, Shooting indoors, Shooting outdoors, Travel, Weddings and more.The Canon XA10 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Film professional among others.The Canon XA10 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon XA10: Accurate, vivid colors, Compact design, Durable, Easy computer connectivity, Easy to use, Easy TV connectivity, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, Excellent image quality, Good battery life, Good in low light, Good low-light performance, Good software compatibility, Great picture quality, Great sound/audio, Large clear LCD, Lightweight and Well built / quality.

Canon XA10 Features

  • Flash Memory: The XA10 Professional Camcorder allows users to record up to 24 hours of clear high definition video to a 64GB internal flash drive or to two SDXC-compatible memory slots
  • AVCHD Codec: The XA10 features the AVCHD codec. AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) was announced in 2006 and is quickly becoming the standard for professional camcorders. AVCHD utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression technology similar to the technology used in Canon's HD DSLRs
  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens: The XA10 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4mm - 304mm
  • Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor: Designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XA10 Professional Camcorder incorporates a native 1/3-inch, 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor, delivering superb Full HD video recording with minimal noise
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor: The XA10 Professional Camcorder features Canon's powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor, which provides enhanced shading, lifelike tonal gradations and lower power consumption. DIGIC DV III is also the high-speed engine which powers a variety of Canon technologies
  • Smart Auto: Smart Auto uses the power of Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor to intelligently detect and analyze faces, brightness, color, distance and movement and then automatically selects the best settings for the scene
  • 3.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen: A 3.5-inch, 922,000 dot LCD monitor provides an ample, accurate area for critical focus confirmation and approximately 100% field of view. The display opens on the left side of the camera body
  • Touch & Track: Touch and Track delivers precise tracking of the focus and exposure on any subject - people, animals, vehicles and more
  • Touch Focus: Touch Focus allows the user to pinpoint a specific area to focus on. This function is similar to the Push AF feature found on other professional camcorders, but can target a subject anywhere in the frame
  • Touch Exposure: Touch Exposure enables exposure to be locked or compensated for the area touched by the user
  • EVF: The XA10 Professional Camcorder features a 0.24-inch, 260,000 Dot Color EVF and approximately 100% field of view coverage for comfortable viewing and accurate judgment of composition. Brightness, contrast, color and backlight are adjustable
  • Focus Assist Functions: With Canon's Edge Monitor Focus Assist system, a green monitor is shown at the bottom of the LCD Display
  • Peaking/Magnify: Two peaking modes and a 2X magnify focus assist function are available in standby and record mode (LCD monitor and EVF), making it extremely easy for the XA10 operator to check and confirm critical focus
  • Detachable Handle: A detachable handle provides the pro shooter with expanded audio performance and added flexibility
  • Infrared Recording: The XA10 camcorder features an Infrared Mode allowing the capture of video in conditions with little to no ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless
  • Manual Control: The XA10 Professional Camcorder offers a wide array of functions to provide the professional shooter with an exceptional level of control
  • Frame Modes: The XA10 records in Full HD 1920 x 1080 in a variety of frame rates. The XA10 is also capable of recording in several different bit rate modes (24Mbps, 17Mbps, 12Mbps, 7Mbps, 5Mbps) allowing the user to balance quality versus recording time for specific applications
  • Cinema-Look Filters: When Cinema Shooting Mode is selected on the XA10, it is possible to use one of nine different cinematic filters to customize the look and feel of the image. This provides users with almost limitless creative control
  • HD-to-SD Downconversion: HD-to-SD Downconversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video
  • Audio System: The XA10 Professional Camcorder offers a built-in stereo microphone to capture high-quality audio. It offers a significant reduction in noise at medium and low frequencies
  • Connectivity: Not only does the XA10 Professional Camcorder provide the professional user with complete control over the image, it also provides complete creative freedom when it comes to inputs and outputs
  • Story Creator: Story Creator is a unique function that allows the camcorder to guide users in the creation of different video clips to assemble into a finished story during post-production
  • Optional Canon WD-H58W Wide Converter: Optically matched for the XA10's HD lens, the WD-H58W Wide Converter provides a magnification factor of 0.8x increasing wide angle capability to approximately 24mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Intelligent Battery System: The XA10 Professional Camcorder is compatible with Canon's Intelligent Lithium-ion batteries. These batteries communicate remaining running time (down to the minute) so the user is well-informed at all times

Canon XA10 Specifications

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 2-Channel, Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Image Sensor 1/3" CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels Approx. 2.37-megapixels
Effective Pixels Video: Approx. 2.07-megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: 16:9 Approx. 2.07-megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time 64GB internal flash drive:
LP (5Mbps) 24 hours 30 minutes
SP (7Mbps) 19 hours 10 minutes
XP+ (12Mbps) 11 hours 30 minutes
FXP (17Mbps) 8 hours 20 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
MXP (24Mbps) 5 hours 55 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
Lens Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical/40x/200x Digital (Movie)
Focal Length: f-4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-305 35mm)
Zoom Speed: Variable, Constant: Fast, Normal, Slow (16 steps in each mode)
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
Focusing System TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF, Face Priority AF, Manual
Manual Exposure Yes
Programmed AE Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000
Minimum Focusing Distance 20mm (wide macro) / 60cm (entire zoom range)
White Balance Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame Rate 60i, Native 24p (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
Minimum Illumination Auto mode 1.5 lux (with auto slow shutter selected - shutter speed 1/30)
Low Light mode: 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift): 4 modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off
Filter Diameter 58mm
Viewfinder .24-inch, color widescreen, Approx. 260,000 dots, Approx. 100% field of view
LCD Screen 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD, Approx. 922,000 dots, Approx. 100% field of view
Recording Media Internal flash drive (64GB) or SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards (2 slots)
USB Terminal Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal Component: Output only; Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only
Audio Terminal XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Accessory Shoe Cold
HDMI Terminal HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC, x.v.Color and 1080p output supported
Microphone Terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Remote Control Terminal Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)
Operating Temperature range Approx. -5deg. to 45deg. C, 60% relative humidity / Approx. 0deg. to 40deg. C, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3 x 3 x 6.3" (76.2 x 76.2 x 160.02mm) (excludes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle and grip strap, but includes eyecup; 5.1 x 7 x 8" (129.54 x 177.8 x 203.2mm) (including lens hood, mic holder unit, handle and eyecup but excludes grip strap)
Weight Approx. 1.7 lbs. (0.77 kg) [Including lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit (and grip belt); but excluding lens cap.]
Approx. 1.8 lbs. (0.81 kg) [Including BP-808 Battery, memory card (x1), lens hood, mic holder unit and handle (and grip belt); but excluding lens cap.]
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