The Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1" 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 XA50's optics include an integrated 15x HD optical zoom and a nine-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights, and wide DR gamma support for low-light recording. The camera's pro-style features include Dual Pixel and Contrast 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 XA50 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone and a built-in neutral density filter mechanism offering ND4, ND16, and ND64 options.
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 XA50 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. The camera's functions can also be controlled by the separately available RC-V100 remote control.
Canon XA50 UHD 4K30 Camcorder with Dual-Pixel Autofocus
Canon XA50 SpecsImaging
Image Sensor 1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor Sensor Resolution 4268 x 3148 (13.4 MP) Effective Sensor Resolution 3840 x 2160 (8.29 MP) Minimum Illumination 1.7 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
0.1 Lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed
White Balance Range 2000 to 15,000KLens Focal Length 8.3 to 124.5mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length 25.5 to 382.5mm Optical Zoom Ratio 15x Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4.5 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 Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters 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 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps (35 to 45 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 59.94/60 fps (8 Mb/s)
XF-AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps
Audio Recording MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio
MP4: 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM Audio
XAVC: 4-Channel 24-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 Output
1 x 2.5 mm InputDisplay
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 8.4 x 4.3 x 3.6" / 21.34 x 10.92 x 9.14 cm (Without Protrusions)
10.4 x 4.9 x 3.6" / 26.42 x 12.45 x 9.14 cm (With Protrusions)
10.4 x 8.5 x 5.5" / 26.42 x 21.59 x 13.97 cm (With Protrusions)
Weight 2.1 lb / 952.54 gPackaging Info Package Weight 6.605 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.2 x 11.8 x 10.6"