The Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions.
The XA40's optics include an integrated 20x HD optical zoom and an eight-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights. The camera's pro-style features include Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, Manual Focus, Instant, and Canon's Medium autofocus; fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3" touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. The XA40 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone.
The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and outputs to a mini-HDMI port. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94 fps via its mini-HDMI output. On the audio side, the XA40 features up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.
Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
Canon XA40 SpecsImaging
Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor Sensor Resolution 5352 x 3950 (21.14 MP) Effective Sensor Resolution 3840 x 2160 (8.29 MP) Gain 0 to 24 dB (Native) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 3 dB Minimum Illumination 5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
0.3 Lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed
White Balance Range 2000 to 15,000KLens Focal Length 3.6 to 73.4mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.3 to 601mm Optical Zoom Ratio 20x Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 2.8 Minimum Focusing Distance Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Entire Zoom Range: 23.6" / 60.0 cm
Filter Size 58 mm Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Control Autofocus
Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/2000 sec Built-In ND Filter Yes Built-In Microphone Type Stereo Recording Media 2 x SD (Unspecified Type) UHS-I Card SlotsRecording Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC Recording Modes H.264/MP4:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps (150 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps (17 to 35 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 59.94/60 fps (8 Mb/s)
Audio Recording MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio
MP4: 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM AudioInterfaces
Video Connectors 1 x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Mini-B
1 x 2.5 mmDisplay
Display Type LCD Screen Size 3" Touchscreen Yes Screen Resolution 460,000 DotsEVF EVF Display Type LCD Screen Size .24" EVF Resolution 1,560,000 DotsPower Battery Type Canon BP-8 Series Power Connectors 1 x Proprietary (8.4 VDC) InputEnvironmental Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended) Storage Temperature 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C Operating Humidity 85% Storage Humidity 60%General Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount Tripod Mount 1/4"-20 Female Dimensions 7.2 x 4.3 x 3.3" / 18.29 x 10.92 x 8.38 cm (Without Protrusions)
9.1 x 4.5 x 3.3" / 23.11 x 11.43 x 8.38 cm (With Protrusions)
Weight 1.6 lb / 726 gPackaging Info Package Weight 4.65 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11 x 10.5 x 8.5"