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The XA40 is the perfect combination of ergonomics, performance and portability for today video professional. An impressive 20x optical zoom, 5-axis image stabilisation system and high resolution 4K UHD video recording capability make it the ideal camera for video shooters on-the-go. Canon are known world-wide for creating quality imaging products, designed to provide the tools professionals need.

1/2.3-inch 4K CMOS Image Sensor

To capture the resolution required for 4K 30p video, the camera uses a 1/2.3-inch CMOS which works with the DIGIC DV 6 image processor to create a better-looking image. 4K sensor data is processed using an oversampling HD processing function to produce high-definition results that are sharper than regular Full HD footage. There’s even a built-in infrared mode allows the capture of images even in extremely dark lighting.


Versatile Zoom Range

Designed to provide operators with complete framing freedom, the camcorder has a huge 20x zoom range so you can punch in with a 600mm equivalent telephoto zoom to capture far away subjects as well as wider scenes with a 29.3mm equivalent focal length. The real benefit here though is that this impressive zoom range has been packed in such a compact unit.



Lightweight with Sacrificing Function

The Canon XA 40 is portable without compromising on features, weighing in at approximately 730g with a range of different control options. The lens ring can be set to modify focus or zoom depending on your preference, there’s also a control dial at the front of the camera not to mention the large touch sensitive 3-inch LCD screen.



5-Axis Image Stabilisation System

Camera shake and vibration can ruin an otherwise beautiful shot which is why the XA40 features a hand strap on the side to help you keep it steady. That isn’t all though, the camera also boasts advanced 5-axis optical image stabilisation that helps when shooting at the telephoto end of the zoom range.



XLR Audio Inputs and Detachable Handle

In addition to the excellent zoom range, and compact portable body design the XA40 features professional audio functionality. Dual XLR inputs can provide +48V power for condensers mics and each input can be manually and independently adjusted. The removable top handle with the audio interface also offers an additional zoom rocker, record button and mic clip.



HDMI and Headphone Ports

A built-in headphone port means you can keep an ear on your audio levels and quality while the full-size HDMI port allows you to send a video signal from the camcorder to an external recorder or additional monitor for your client or director. The camera includes a Microphone and remote terminal.



3-Inch LCD and Electronic Viewfinder

Shoot from virtually any angle using the articulating 3-inch Touchscreen LCD to check your framing and review your shots. If you find yourself shooting in bright sunny conditions you can use the high resolution 1.56-million dot Electronic View Finder (EVF) to cut out the glare and focus on the task at hand.



Simultaneous Recording with Dual SD Card Slots

Professionals will love that the Canon pro video camcorder has dual SD slots with support for simultaneous recording to create an instant backup of footage as your filming. This provides peace-of-mind in the event of a card failure making it an essential feature for working professionals.


Standard Definition or High Definition

4K Ultra High Definition

Power Supply (rated)

7.4V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4V DC (DC IN)

Television System


Video Recording system

Compression: MPEG-4

MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)

LPCM (4ch), not available during 1280x720 recording)

Image Sensor

1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

Approx. 21.14 megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)


Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital


Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3-601mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 30.6-612mm with Dynamic IS)


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


Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8

Focusing System

Hybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system), Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus


Hybrid AF Controls: Instant AF, Medium AF

Manual Exposure


Programmed AE

Auto Mode: Smart Auto


Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual Exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Max Shutter Speed

Max Shutter Speed

1/2000 sec.

Minimum Focusing Distance

10mm (at wide end), 60cm (from lens front) across zooming range

White Balance

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)

Frame Rate

4K UHD: 30p, 24p


FHD: 60p, 30p, 24p

Minimum Illumination

P Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec., with auto slow shutter on)


Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Image Stabilisation

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation


Control Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS*, Macro IS, Tripod Mode


IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off


* During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.

Filter Diameter



0.24-inch TFT wide color LCD screen, approx. 1.56 million dots, 100% field of view

LCD Screen

3.0-inch LCD panel with AR surface treatment, approx. 460,000 dots, 100% field of view


Stereo (using electret condenser microphone)

Recording Media

2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

USB Terminal

mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)

Video Terminal

3.5mm diameter 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Accessory Shoe

Cold shoe

Cold shoe

HDMI Terminal

HDMI Terminal

HDMI™ mini connector

HDMI™ mini connector

Microphone Terminal

Microphone Terminal

3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Headphone Terminal

3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)

Operating Temperature range

For Performance: Approx. 0-40°C, 85% (relative humidity)


For Operation: Approx. -5-45°C, 60% (relative humidity)


Approx. 109 x 84 x 182mm (excluding lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit)


Approx. 131 x 180 x 231mm (including lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit)


All dimensions exclude the grip belt.

Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup)

Approx. 730g (body only)


Approx. 1120g (includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, Battery Pack BP-820 and 1 memory card)


Grip belt included for all values.

Handle Unit Terminals

Input Terminal: XLR 3 pin-jacks (2 systems), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only)


Shoe Terminal: Cold shoe

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • XA40 Camcorder
  • HDU-1 Handle Unit
  • CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
  • BP-820 Battery Pack
  • Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • Mic Holder

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

5 year Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.