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Canon XA40 UHD 4K Camcorder

Code: CAN/XA40
The powerful, compact XA40 Professional Camcorders deliver the quality, speed and connectivity to drive a 24-hour news workflow. Featuring 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensors, DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors and a 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens, they capture high-quality video for Electronic News Gathering (ENG), journalism, documentaries and more.

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Key Features

  • 8.29MP, 1 2/3" CMOS sensor
  • Integrated 20x optical zoom lens
  • Optical and electronic image stabilization
  • UHD 4K30 fps, HD 59.97 fps recording
  • Dual XLR, 3.5mm mic/line audio inputs
  • MP4 recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 processor
  • Two SD memory card slots
  • Mini-HDMI output

The Canon XA40 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 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.

Specifications

Imaging

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 15,000K

Lens

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
Digital
Focus Control Autofocus
Manual Focus

Camera

Shutter Speed 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 Slots

Recording

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 Audio

Interfaces

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 mm 

Display

Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3"
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Resolution 460,000 Dots

EVF

EVF Display Type LCD
Screen Size .24"
EVF Resolution 1,560,000 Dots

Power

Battery Type Canon BP-8 Series
Power Connectors 1 x Proprietary (8.4 VDC) 

Environmental

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
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 g