The Canon XA30 is a compact Full HD video camera boasting a newly developed Canon CMOS sensor for exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance.


Canon XA30 Full HD CMOS Camcorder


The Canon XA30 is a compact Full HD video camera boasting a newly developed Canon CMOS sensor for exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance.
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The Canon XA30 is a compact Full HD video camera boasting a newly developed Canon CMOS sensor for exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance. The XA30 suits a variety of shooting applications, from capturing of news footage and other broadcasting content to the recording of documentaries and events.

Exceptional image detail with HD CMOS Pro Sensor

The newly developed Canon HD CMOS Pro Sensor delivers exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance at every location.

Benefit from versatile lens performance on the go

The highly versatile Canon XA30 HD video lens combines a wide angle focal length with powerful 20x optical zoom performance in a compact design.


  • 1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro Sensor
  • 1920x1080 up to 59.94p
  • 20x Canon Optical Zoom Lens
  • Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode
  • Highlight Priority Mode
  • 3.5" OLED Touchscreen & EVF
  • 2x XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with FTP Capabilities

Discover the perfectly compact camcorder for all occasions

Share footage with in-built Wi-Fi, expandable for GPS

Your XA30 boasts remotely control camera functions through a Wi-Fi enabled device with no need for separate apps to make sharing footage simple.

Get the best results with DiG!C DV 4 Processor

The DiG!C DV 4 image processor delivers optimum colour reproduction, faster auto focus speeds and improved Image Stabilization function.

Removable handle for shooting up close

For a more compact usage such as in press conferences or tight spaces, remove the main handle, professional XLR inputs and built-in IR lamp.

5-Axis Image Stabilization

Always reduce image distortion substantially even when shooting whilst walking thanks to enhanced electronic correction of roll and tilt motions.


Image Sensor Size 1/2.84" CMOS Sensor
Color Filter System RGB primary color filter
Total Pixels Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Minimum Illumination Auto Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec. and with auto slow shutter on)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Zoom Range 20x Optical / 400x Digital
Focal Length 3.67 to 73.4 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 to 576 mm (with Standard IS/Is Off)
28.8 to 576 mm (with Dynamic IS)
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 2.8
Minimum Focus Distance 0.79" / 2 cm (wide end)
23.6" / 60 cm (across zoom range)
Zoom Speed Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal, or Slow
Filter Diameter 58 mm
Focusing System Hybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus
Exposure Modes Auto Mode: Auto
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. (maximum)
Image Stabilization Optical system (lens shift) and electronic stabilization
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Video System NTSC
Supported Video Formats / Codecs AVCHD, MPEG4
Resolutions and Frame Rates AVCHD
1920 x 1080 / 59.94p (28, 17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 29.97psf, 23.98p (24, 17 Mbps)
1440 x 1080 / 59.94i, 29.97psf, 23.98p (5 Mbps)

1920 x 1080 / 59.94p (35 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 / 29.97p, 23.98p (24, 17 Mbps)
1280 x 720 / 29.97p, 23.98p (4 Mbps)
640 x 360 / 29.97p, 23.98p (3 Mbps)
Slow and Fast Motion Recording 1x to 2.5x (59.94p, 35 Mbps playback; 17.5 max. recording bit rate)
0.5x to 1200x (29.97p, 24/17 Mbps playback; 48 Mbps max. recording bit rate)
0.4x to 1x (23.98p, 24/17 Mbps playback; 60 Mbps max. recording bit rate)
Maximum Recording Time With 64 GB card:

28 Mbps: 5 hr. 5 min.
24 Mbps: 5 hr. 55 min.
17 Mbps: 8 hr 20 min.
5 Mbps: 24 hr. 30 min.

35 Mbps: 4 hr.
24 Mbps: 5 hr. 55 min.
17 Mbps: 8 hr. 20 min.
4 Mbps: 34 hr. 45 min.
3 Mbps: 45 hr. 55 min.
Viewfinder 0.24-inch, TFT color LCD (Approx. 1.56 million dots)
Touchscreen 3.5-inch OLED, capacitive touch panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)
Media Card Slots 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB Terminal USB 2.0 (Mini-B), output only
SDI Output N/A
HDMI Output Mini-HDMI
A/V Output 3.5 mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Headphone Output 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Input 2.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Accessory Shoe Cold shoe
Operating Temperature Operation: Approx. 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C, 60% relative humidity (operation)
Performance: Approx. 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2" / 10.9 x 8.4 x 18.2 cm (not including lens hood, grip belt, microphone holder and handle unit)
Weight Approx. 1.7 lb / 0.77 kg (includes grip belt)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.7 x 8.5"