Canon Announces Two Compact HD Camcorders with 20x HD Optical Zoom Lens for Professional Videographers
Canon U.S.A., today announced the new Canon XA35 and XA30 Full HD professional camcorders, which are both highly portable and capable of capturing high-quality video in low light, as well as wireless connectivity for easy uploading of files. Both camcorders feature a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens and a new, advanced HD CMOS PRO image sensor with low-luminance noise of +3dB for improved low-light image capture. Enabling a wide range of imaging possibilities, the duo also features two new video-recording modes: Highlight Priority, which facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colors and sharpness in the mid- to high-brightness range; and Wide DR, which delivers an expanded dynamic range. Both Canon camcorders feature detachable handles and utilize Canon’s DIGIC DV4 Image Processor and Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization with powered and dynamic modes and auto on/off mode.
The Canon XA35 and Canon XA30 HD camcorders feature Full HD (60p and native cinematic at 24p) 1920×1080 recording capabilities with dual SD card slots, recordable to AVCHD (28Mbps) and MP4 (35Mbps) and an HD/SD-SDI output (XA35 only) to feed video directly to a microwave van, satellite uplink, or other TV transmission system. The brightness performance of these camcorders when shooting infrared has been improved approximately 1.4 times higher than the previous models. Infrared shooting uses an infrared diffused LED light to enhance brightness to the very edges of the image while shooting in low-light situations. The sensitivity of the new sensor also enhances this feature.
The Canon XA35 and XA30 HD camcorders both feature wireless connectivity for easy sharing and uploading of files. FTP file transfer of MP4 (3Mbps) format video to cover breaking news is enabled by dual-band wireless support (5GHz and 2.4GHz), which also allows for data sharing. A wireless remote feature also enables users to control the XA35 and XA30 camcorders via a web browser on the user’s compatible PC or mobile device. These compact ergonomically designed camcorders weigh only 2.6 pounds (including battery), allowing for extreme mobility and portability. The Canon XA35 and XA30 HD camcorders are scheduled to be available the end of November 2015 for an estimated retail price of $2,999.00 and $2,499.00 respectively.