Canon XA50 – FOR SALE

The XA50 professional camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production. Featuring a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and a DiG! C DV 6 image processor, the XA50 can record in XF-AVC or MP4 formats to dual SD card slots.

Large 1.0-inch CMOS Sensor

With a powerful, large 1.0-inch CMOS Sensor-equipped into the Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder – beautiful Bokeh with high sensitivity and low noise can be achieved, leading to enhanced video and image quality. The camcorder also benefits from its improved Full HD image quality as it features Over Sampling HD processing, whilst the Wide DR setting allows a wide dynamic range to be captured.

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Powerful and High Quality 4K 15x Zoom Lens

Incorporated into the sophisticated, compact Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a powerful 4K 15x zoom lens that allows you to get closer to your images, and also providing an ultra-wide-angle view. The lens features Super UD lens element which is very much effective to reduce chromatic aberrations. In addition, the lens combined into the body also sports an advanced 5-axis image stabilisation to cope with filming on the move or when shooting handheld footage – to deliver smooth, stabilised video footage.

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Fast and Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus

The ultra-compact Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder definitely does the job, as it sports Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Meaning, that you’ll achieve fast and precise autofocusing in approximately 80% (Horizontally & Vertically) across the sensor. With the Touch Tracking operation and Face Detection AF, you are enabled to continuous focus control for intuitive operation. Additionally, the Dual Pixel Focus Guide provides a graphical interface to aid manual focusing.

Canon Xa50 Uhd 4K30 Camcorder With Dual-Pixel Autofocus 3669C002

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XF-AVC and MP4 Video Recording to SD Memory Cards

The Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder permits you to record different formats such as XF-AVC and MP4. You can record XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps up to 25 fps, including Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. In addition, it also possible to record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps at 50P/25P. It also supports Slow and Fast motion recording in 4K/Full HD format up to a speed of 1200x.

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Infrared Recording Capability

The XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder from Canon permits you to record in Infrared Mode, a mode that allows you to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. The mode allows you to record wither in white or green mode.

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Dual SD Memory Card Slots

The Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder features dual SD memory card slots, where you can store your media onto either SD/SDHC/SDXC cards.

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Large 3.0-inch Capacitive LCD Touch Screen

A large 3.0-inch capacitive LCD Touch Screen has been merged into the XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder, to provide intuitive control when recording or when wanting to change settings.

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Audio Inputs

Provided on the detachable handle are x2 XLR 3-pin jacks with 48 phantom power, with Line and Mic options; and a 3.5mm microphone input jack (A Supply Voltage of 2.4V DC).

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Other Features Include:

  • Mini HDMI Output
  • 9 Aperture Blades
  • 0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots Viewfinder
  • Colour Sampling – YCC 4:2:0
  • Sensor

    1.0-type CMOS


    RGB Primary Colour Filter

    Total Pixels

    Approx. 13.4 MP

    Effective pixels per sensor

    Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x2160)

    Subject illumination range

    Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx

    Minimum illumination (PAL)

    P Mode: Approx. 1.4 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec., 50.00P; with auto slow shutter On)
    Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)


    Zoom ratio

    15x optical

    Focal length (35mm equivalent)

    Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm Standard IS/IS Off

    Minimum focus distance

    10 mm at the wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range


    f/2.8 – f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)

    Aperture blades

    9 blades

    Filter diameter


    Image stabilization system

    Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
    Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off

    ND filter

    3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.
    ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.

    Zoom control

    Zoom rockers on body and handle;
    Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on the lens;
    Wireless controller;
    Selectable High-Speed mode is available.

    Zoom Speed

    Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body rocker, handle rocker and wireless controller; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)

    Focus control

    MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Focus Guide and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
    AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Face Only AF.
    (Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, AF Speed, AF Response, AF Frame size)

    Focus System

    Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF

    Iris control

    Touchscreen, Auto

    Digital zoom/Teleconverter

    300x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter

    Image Processor


    DIGIC DV 6

    Dynamic Range

    800% in Wide DR mode

    Colour Sampling

    YCC 4:2:0

    Bit depth



    Video storage media

    SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)


    Class U3 cards recommended

    Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)

    MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 220 mins
    XF-AVC: 160 Mbps: 50 mins / 45 Mbps: 185 mins

    Recording file system


    Internal recording format (PAL)

    XF-AVC: 3840 x 2160 (160Mbps) / 1920 x1080 (45 Mbps)
    MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)

    External recording output (PAL)

    HDMI output (Camera mode)
    UHD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 8-bit
    Full HD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit

    External monitoring

    HDMI (50.00i)

    Recording frame rate (PAL)

    MP4: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)
    XF-AVC: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P (Full HD)

    Slow/Fast motion (PAL)

    3840 x 2160 / 25.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
    1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
    1920 x 1080 / 25.00P: x0.5

    Pre Recording function

    Yes. 3 seconds

    Still photos

    JPEG up to 3840×2160
    (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)

    Photo storage media

    SD Card



    MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
    XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4ch)

    Audio control

    Manual or Auto
    Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
    Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
    Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
    Input mic trimming

    Reference Tone

    1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off

    Microphone attenuation

    On/Off (20dB)

    Microphone level meter


    Monitoring Panel


    The capacitive LCD touch panel


    3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)

    Waveform Monitor


    Focus Assist

    Dual Pixel Focus Guide / Peaking / Magnify


    Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow


    70% or 100% reference level


    Grid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)



    0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots

    Correction lens

    +2.0 to -5 dioptre

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    Audio Input

    XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line and Mic options on the detachable handle, 3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic

    Headphone output

    3.5mm stereo mini jack

    HDMI Output

    HDMITM mini connector


    Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported

    SDI output

    XA50: No

    Time code

    Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)





    AV terminal


    DC input

    3.4mm jack

    Remote Control Terminal

    2.5mm mini jack

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    Exposure metering

    Center-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
    No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)

    Exposure Compensation

    Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).

    Exposure Lock


    Auto Gain Control setting

    Auto / Manual

    Auto Gain Control limit

    Wide DR Mode selected: 9 – 38dB (1 dB increments)
    Wide DR Mode Off: 0 -38 dB (1 dB increments)

    Shutter Speed

    Control Modes

    Auto, P, Tv, Manual

    Shutter speed (PAL)

    1/6 – 1/2000 sec
    (1/2 – 1/500 sec in Low Light mode)

    Slow Shutter (SLS)

    Auto slow shutter On 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
    Auto slow shutter-Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.

    Auto slow shutter On 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec. (*Display is 1/12)
    Auto slow shutter-Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

    Clear Scan


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    White Balance




    Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)

    Manual setting

    Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K
    The default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K

    Shooting Modes

    Program AE

    AUTO Mode
    Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

    Infrared shooting mode

    Yes (green or white)

    Built-in IR lamp

    Yes, in the detachable Handle Unit.
    Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)

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    Looks settings

    Standard, Neutral, Wide DR, Monochrome
    (Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)

    Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications



    GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

    Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
    (requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)


    Tally lamp

    Yes, in detachable Handle Unit

    Colour Bars (PAL)

    Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone

    Accessory shoe

    Yes (cold shoe)

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    Assignable Buttons

    5 assignable buttons: Assignable to (AF/MF) / Face Only AF / Magnification / Focus Guide / BLC Always-On / Powered IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light / Pre REC / Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channel / Menu / Off

    Custom Dial

    Av / Tv / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off

    Time code

    Countup system

    Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)

    Time Code out

    Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only



    Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit HDU-3, Wireless Controller WL-D89, Lithium battery (CR2025), Compact Power Adapter CA-570, Battery Pack BP-820, AC Cable, Lens Cap

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    Optional (Includes items not currently on sale)

    Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, Canon AC Adapter CA-570 (included with camera ), Canon Battery Charger CG-800/CG-800E, Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTS-100S, Canon Wireless Controller WL-D89, Canon Tele Converter TL-U58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58, Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000, Canon Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, Canon PROTECT filter 58mm, Canon ND4-L filter 58mm, Canon ND8-L filter 58mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2, Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII, Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII), Canon Compact Power Adapter CA910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs), Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the BP-900 series), Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU


    Battery Pack

    Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)

    Power Consumption (recording)

    XA55: Approx. 5W
    XA50: Approx. 4.8W

    Continuous Recording Time (approx.)

    XA55: 145 mins (BP-820) / 220 Mins (BP-828)
    XA50: 150 mins (BP-820) / 230 Mins (BP-828)

    XA55: 135 mins (BP-820) / 210 Mins (BP-828)
    XA50: 140 mins (BP-820) / 215 Mins (BP-828)

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    Size and Weights


    Approx. 109 x 91 x 214 mm (main body only)
    Approx. 140 x 216 x 265 mm
    (Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)

    Weight (camera only)

    XA55: Approx. 970g
    XA50: Approx. 960g

    Weight (fully equipped)

    XA55: Approx. 1445g
    XA50: Approx. 1435g
    (Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, handle unit and one memory card)

    Operating Temperature range

    Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity)
    Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60 % (relative humidity)


In The Box

In The Box

  • Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
  • CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
  • BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
  • Lens Hood with Lens Cover
  • Handle
  • Microphone Holder
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