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Canon XA20 High Definition Camcorder

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The XA20 is a compact, "run-and-gun" HD camcorder with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features include a 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, til... read more
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The XA20 is a compact, "run-and-gun" HD camcorder with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features include a 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder, multiple HD/SD recording rates - including 24p for a "cinematic" look - together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs. The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions.


In addition to reducing horizontal and vertical shaking, five-axis SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization eliminates rolling and other artifacts, for sharper images no matter how the camcorder is moved. A new automatic correction circuit can substantially reduce image distortion, thereby producing better-looking videos.


A detachable handle offers increased control functionality, with a built-in microphone holder and XLR-format audio inputs. Infrared shooting with little to zero ambient light offers additional flexibility during, for example, surveillance and wildlife projects; the detachable handle also includes an IR light.


Dual-band, built-in Wi-Fi® technology allows easy FTP file transfer and upload to the internet. And intelligent lithium batteries report remaining power and battery-wear levels in one-minute increments to the camcorder, thereby taking the guesswork out of battery management.

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Power Supply (rated)7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemMPEG4-AVC / H.264
Audio Recording systemLinear PCM (2ch)* / Dolby Digital (5.1ch when SM-V1 is used) * Feature supported only in the 28 Mbps/23.98 Mbps recording mode; resolution: 16 bits
Image Sensor1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective PixelsApprox. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)
LensZoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital

Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576mm without Dynamic IS; 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS)

Zoom Speed: Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow

Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
Focusing SystemHybrid AF (TTL-video detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF; Normal AF (TTL-video detection system); Face Priority AF; Face Only AF; Manual Focus
Manual ExposureAvailable
Programmed AESmart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across the entire zooming range)
White BalanceAuto, Set 1, Set 2, Color Temperature (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Frame RateNTSC:
AVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P
MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
Minimum Illumination1.2 lux
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Genlock TerminalNot available
HD/SD-SDI TerminalNot available
Image StabilizationDynamic SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), and electronic stabilization Following modes are available: Intelligent IS (AUTO mode), Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off
Filter Diameter58mm
Viewfinder0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; approx. 100% field of view)
LCD Screen3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)
Recording Media2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots
USB Terminalmini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)
Video TerminalComposite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only
Audio TerminalXLR 3-pin jack (2ch), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only)
Accessory ShoeCold Shoe
HDMI TerminalHDMI OUT mini connector
Microphone Terminal3.5mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Headphone Terminal3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)
Operating Temperature range23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity (operation) / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions(W x H x D) 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (Not including lens hood, grip belt, microphone holder and handle unit)
WeightApprox. 1.7 lb. / 765g (includes grip belt)

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