The Canon XA30 packs professional, broadcast quality functionality into a compact, highly portable form factor. Well suited to electronic news gathering, wedding videography, independent and short film creators, documentary makers and more, it allows fast run-and-gun style shooting without compromising on recording quality or creative control.
Full HD Video Quality
At its core lies an updated 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor that delivers a range of recording modes and resolutions including Full HD video at frame rates up to 60p. Compatibility with AVCHD and MP4 recording codecs ensures maximum versatility with seamless integration into your existing workflow.
Slow/Fast Motion Modes
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XA30 to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate in MP4 recording modes. This allows you to instantly view the fast or slow motion effect in camera.
An interval recording option is also available, equipping you with the ability to record frames at specified intervals, providing time-lapse recording from 2x to 1200x of the original speed.
Dual SD Card Recording
Dual SD card slots allow simultaneous encoding and recording of two different codecs with two different bitrates concurrently. The dual SD slots also support double slot recording mode which provides an instant backup for your footage and a relay recording mode which can automatically switch to the second slot when the first slot is full.
20x Optical Zoom Lens
Canon's 20x HD Zoom Lens provides a 35mm equivalent of 26.8 to 576mm, making it suitable for a broad range of shooting scenarios. Whether it’s a wide-angle pan across a landscape to set the scene or a tight shot of an emotional interview, you will be equipped to capture it all.
Capture Intricate Detail
A minimum focusing distance of just 60cm adds scene versatility, delivering the ability to zoom in and capture small or intricate detail with ease.
Bright f/1.8-f/2.8 Aperture
Its f/1.8 - f/2.8 maximum aperture allows you to easily create cinematic looks, blurring out the background of a scene to hide distractions and allow your viewer to concentrate on the character of object in focus. Its eight blade iris design ensures smoother, more natural looking out of focus areas.
Manual Focus & Zoom Control
An endless-type manual focus/zoom ring and the built-in power zoom control also includes user-programmable direction and sensitivity modes to suit the your preferences or shooting requirements. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), with fast, normal, or slow speeds, making it easy to add a dynamic element to your shot.
Built-in Optical Image Stabilisation
Built-in optical Image Stabilization (IS) is useful for reducing image blur in a wide variety of shooting situations. A range of stabilisation modes can be selected to enhance the optical stability in cecrtain scenarios, or you can select Intelligent IS and allow the camera to identify the appropriate stabilization mode for the situation.
Dual-Band Wi-Fi Connectivity
Cutting edge dual-band Wi-Fi (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz) support is built into the XA30. Its high speed performance allows FTP file transfers of MP4 video to Cloud-based servers for convenient backups, or fast delivery to the editing room in broadcast or breaking news scenarios.
Wireless Remote Control
It also enables connection to wireless hotspots, and compatible iOS mobile devices. By using the free Canon Movie Uploader app, it allows you to stream recorded video on the camcorder's memory cards to Wi-Fi enabled TVs and computers. The app also enables wireless remote control of key functions including recording start/stop, zoom, aperture, shutter speed, gain, white balance, and focus.
1.2 Million Dot OLED Display
A 3.5-inch, 1,230,000-dot equivalent OLED display provides vivid colour and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio viewing. The screen has a viewing angle of over 80 degrees in all directions, allowing you to shoot with confidence, even at high and low angles.
1.6 Million-Dot Colour EVF
The Colour EVF is handy for outdoor shooting and extremely bright locations. With a 0.24 inch display and 1,560,000 dot resolution, it also supports tilt up to 45° to accommodate low-angle framing.
XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Gain Control
The XA30 features an integrated mic, and the detachable handle houses two XLR Line/Mic level inputs with +48V phantom power for connecting external mics. The detachable handle also houses the manual audio level controls. Should you choose, the built-in mic and an XLR input can be used simultaneously. For audio monitoring, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack with 16 volume settings provides for accurate audio monitoring.
Detachable Top Handle
The detachable top handle contains the audio controls and external XLR audio inputs, as well as a zoom control rocker, record start/stop button, accessory cold shoe, and infrared emitter. Its removable design allows the top handle to be detached when not required to create an even smaller shooting package.
With its versatile lens, professional functions and wireless connectivity the Canon XA30 is truly a compact, jack-of-all-trades camcorder, perfect for any aspiring filmmaker.
1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
RGB primary colour filter
Total pixels per sensor
Approx. 3.09 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor
Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Auto: 1.0 lux With Auto Slow Shutter selected
Low Light Mode: 0.1 lux
900 TV lines at highest image quality
26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent / 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS on)
Minimum focus distance
60cm (throughout zoom range);10mm (wide angle)
Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
Zoom rockers on body and handle; Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens; Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available
Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body and handle rocker; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)
MANUAL: Lens ring, Touchscreen OLED (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset AUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF
Custom dial; Touchscreen; Auto
f1.8 - f8
8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization system
Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation;4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Up to 400x;Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom)
DIGIC DV 4
Video storage media
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.1
Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording; Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording
Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
WEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
6: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)
Set 1, Set 2, Colour Temperature (2,000–15,000 K, 100K steps)
Coun tup system
Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Pre-set (Non-Drop Frame)
Start value setting
“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
AVCHD: Linear PCM4 (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz) or Dolby Digital (AC-3 2ch, 48kHz)MP4: MPEG-2 AAC LC (2 ch)
Audio controls include: Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input; Independent level control per channel (-8 to +18 dB);Independent audio limiters (2 ch);Input mic trimming
Microphone level meter
YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)
Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle unit (HDU-1), Wireless Controller (WL-D89), Battery Pack BP-820, High Speed HDMI Cable (HTC100/S), Compact Power unit CA-570, AC Cable, Interface Cable (IFC-300PCU/S), Stereo Video Cable (STV-250N), PIXELA Data Import Utility Ver2.0
Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570,Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800B,Canon HDMI cable HTC-100,Canon Stereo Video Cable STV-250N,Canon Tele Converter TL-H58,Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,Canon Wireless Microphone WM-V1,Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000,Wrist Strap,WS-20,Canon PROTECT Filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58 mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58 mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2,Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII (Model A/B only),Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII),Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series)
Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (fully equipped)
Weight (camera only)
Approx. 765 g
Weight (fully equipped)
Approx. 11 g
Operating Temperature range
-5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity 0ºC to +40ºC, 80% relative humidity
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.1. After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically. Simultaneous/Dual Format recording not available in 1080/50P modes.2. 5Ghz not available in Qatar, capability and functionality may vary by region3. iOS devices only, excludes MP4 1080/50P mode4. AVCHD 1080/50P mode only5. 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice