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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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, colour 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.