The Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary photojournalism.
The highly compact and lightweight XA50 offers high-quality 4K UHD image with beneficial features such as Dual PixelPIXELThe shortening of 'picture element', a basic unit of programmable colour forming the dots that make up an image. Pixel size depends on a camera’s resolution, which is measured in megapixels (MP), meaning millions of pixels. The more pixels on a sensor, the smaller they have to be to fit. An image's number (or density) of pixels correlate to the amount of information and image holds. Cameras with more pixels on the sensor have a higher pixel density and thus more resolving power, able to capture smaller details with much more clarity and accuracy. Higher resolution images can be cropped more agressively and also produce better quality large prints. CMOS AF, Canon 15x optical zoom lensZOOM LENSAllows a camera to, unlike a fixed-focal length or prime lens, change smoothly from a long shot to a close-up or vice versa by varying the focal length. A true zoom lens, also called a parfocal lens, is one that maintains focus when its focal length changes. Due to more moving parts, zoom lenses often produce images of slightly lesser quality than their prime lens counterparts. However due to the inherent flexibility of being able to vary the focal length, they are extremely popular for photography where composition needs to be adapted quickly - such as at weddings, for example. and advanced Full HD image quality driven by utilising outstanding Over Sampling HD Processing.
8.29MP, 1" CMOS Sensor
Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens
1.0-type CMOS sensor
Large CMOS sensor for beautiful BokehBOKEHPronounced: /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ [boh-kay] or /ˈboʊkə/ [boh-kə]
Originating from the Japanese word Boke (ボケ), meaning 'blur' or 'haze', it refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. It has also been defined as the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. Bokeh depends on various aspects of lens design. Aperture design has the largest effect on Bokeh, and generally a lens with a more rounded aperture produces a more pleasing, natural Bokeh. with high sensitivity and low noiseNOISEThe appearance of random pixels scattered over a photo, similar to the grain effect seen in film photography, which degrades photo quality almost as if it is stained. It occurs when taking photos in low-light conditions, with very slow shutter speeds on high sensitivity (ISO) settings. It is caused by amplification done by the sensor when high ISO settings are used. You can counteract digital noise by lowering the sensitivity (ISO) setting of your camera - the lower the ISO setting, the lower the noise in the image. Typically cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) will inherently produce less noise due to larger pixels on the sensor.. The camera also benefits from enhanced Full HD image quality with Over Sampling HD processing, whilst the Wide DR setting allows a wide dynamic range to be captured.
High quality 4K 15x zoom lens
Optimise the quality of your images with an ultra-wide 25.5mm 4K 15x optical zoom with Super UD lens elements to minimise chromatic aberrations. There is an advanced 5-axis image stabilization to cope with filming on the move or when shooting handheld.
Fast and precise Dual Pixel CMOS AF
The XA50 incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocusing in approximately 80% (vertically and horizontally) of the sensor. Face detection AF and Touch tracking operation enable seamless focus control for intuitive operation. A Dual Pixel Focus Guide provides a graphical interface to aid manual focusing.
XF-AVC and MP4 recording to SD cards
The XA50 supports multi-format recording capabilities including XF-AVC and MP4. It records XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps up to 25P, plus Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. It is also possible to record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps at 50P/25P. Slow and Fast motion recording is also possible in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x.
Compact and lightweight with professional functions
Powerful functionality includes an Infrared mode – allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light – and simultaneous backup and relay recording with dual SD card slots.
1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
DIGIC DV 6
XF-AVC: 3840 x 2160 (160Mbps) / 1920 x1080 (45 Mbps)
MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps (35 to 45 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 59.94/60 fps (8 Mb/s)
XF-AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps
XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line and Mic options on detachable handle, 3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic
3.5mm stereo mini jack
On Board Memory
Not specified by manufacturer.
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
70% or 100% reference level
Optical/ Digital Viewfinder
0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots
Canon BP-8 Series
1x Proprietary (8.4 VDC) Input
In the Box
Canon XA50 Professional 4K Camcorder
Lens hood with lens barrier
Microphone Holder Unit
Screws for Microphone Holder Unit
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
Lithium Battery (For WL) CR2025
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
AC Cable EU
BP-820 Battery Pack
Limited 1-Year Warranty
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