XA55, XA50, and XA40 Camcorders Deliver Crisp 4K Imagery in Compact Bodies at Affordable Price Points
BRAMPTON, ON., April 2, 2019 – Meeting videographer needs for a variety of applications, Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new additions to the lineup of XA Series professional camcorders, the XA55, XA50, and XA40. These three camcorders are the first in the series to feature 4K 30p recording. They also include a detachable XLR handle and the XA55 features an HD-SDI terminal
All of the camcorders feature Canon’s five-axis Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization system, providing users with powerful image stabilization via a Dynamic mode, which helps reduce image distortion, even when shooting while moving. The ergonomically designed and highly portable camcorders have a three-inch LCD touch panel screen and user-friendly, tilting, high-resolution Electronic View Finder (EVF).
The XA55 is an excellent option for news reporting and documentary shooting, while the XA50 and XA40 are geared more towards broadcasting schools, government agencies and corporate-video production companies.
The XA55 and XA50 camcorders both feature a 1.0-inch sensor, nine-bladed circular aperture and Dual-Pixel CMOS AF with a 15x (25.5-382.5mm) genuine wide-angle Canon optical zoom lens. For natural and realistic life-like imagery the XA55 and XA50 camcorders feature a Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Gamma mode. This lowers the barrier for focusing, especially when shooting in 4K, which requires strict focus accuracy. By suppressing overexposure in high- brightness areas of the composition, this mode helps achieve a wide dynamic range of 800 percent to help produce seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate colour and virtually no blown-out highlights. The camera's Dual Pixel Focus Guide takes advantage of Dual Pixel CMOS AF data to display focus-assist information on the screen. The camcorders also record 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10 bit) via SDI/HDMI Output in XF-AVC and MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording.
The XA40 camcorders both feature a 1.0-inch sensor, eight-bladed circular aperture with the ability to record 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10 bit) via SDI/HDMI Output) in MP4 or XF-AVC format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording. To help provide enhanced image quality over its predecessor, over sample HD processing can be utilized with information obtained from the 4K 1/2.3-inch sensor and the DIGIC DV 6 image processor. The camcorder boasts a 20x (29.3-601mm) genuine wide-angle Canon optical zoom lens*.
Additionally, Canon today announced firmware updates for the XF705, XF405/XF400 and VIXIA GX10 camcorders. New features by model include:
Pricing and Availability
The Canon XA55, and XA50 are scheduled to be available in June 2019 for estimated retail prices of $3649.99, and $2949.99, respectively. The XA40 4K UHD video camcorder is scheduled to be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $2299.99**. For more information, please visit, http://canon.ca.
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA, is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business and medical digital imaging solutions. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon Canada Inc. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 per cent Canadian-based service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon Canada Inc. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.
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* 35mm equivalent. 4K UHD vibration proof OFF / Standard IS ON.
** Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.