The XA25 is a compact, high-performance professional camcorder designed specifically for "run-and-gun," ENG-style shoots with enhanced I/O connectivity. The XA25 offers a unique combination of high-precision optics, outstanding image processing, multiple recording formats, flexible connectivity and intuitive user features. But its compact design does not mean compromised functionality – this small and lightweight camcorder meets the quality and performance standards necessary for use in a wide range of applications, including news gathering, law enforcement and military, education and documentary, among others.
A powerful, all-new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture extends user creativity, while a new 2.91 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor capture superb images with outstanding clarity.
The camcorder features both MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs at up to 1080/60p resolution for virtually blur-free, high-quality capture of fast-moving subjects. Dual-band, built-in Wi-Fi® technology allows easy FTP file transfer and upload to THE INTERNET.
A 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution offers a high contrast RATIO, a wide-view angle and high-speed response, while a pair of SDHC/SDXC-compatible card slots enable Relay Recording, double-slot recording, and all-new Dual Recording, which enables the XA25 to capture video in different recording formats simultaneously.
An HD/SD-SDI port allows uncompressed video with embedded audio and timecode data to be output to video editors, recorders, news TRUCKS, workstations and other digital cinema/TV hardware, with greater image fidelity than standard HDTV format.
Power Supply: 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Television System: NTSC
Video Recording system: MPEG4-AVC / H.264
Audio Recording system: Linear PCM (2ch)* / Dolby Digital (5.1ch when SM-V1 is used) * Feature supported only in the 28 Mbps/23.98 Mbps recording mode; resolution: 16 bits
Image Sensor: 1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels: Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective Pixels: Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Lens: Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital
Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576mm without Dynamic IS; 28.8-576mm 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 detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF; Normal AF (TTL-video detection system); Face Priority AF; Face Only AF; Manual Focus
Manual Exposure: Available
Programmed AE: Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance: 20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across the entire zooming range)
White Balance: Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Color Temperature (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Frame Rate: NTSC:
AVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P
MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
Minimum Illumination: 1.2 lux
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization: Dynamic SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift), and electronic stabilization Following modes are available: Intelligent IS (AUTO mode), Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode
Filter Diameter: 58mm
Viewfinder: 0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; approx. 100% field of view)
LCD Screen: 3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)
Recording Media: 2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots
USB Terminal: mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)
Video Terminal: Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only; BNC terminal, output only
Audio Terminal: XLR 3-pin jack (2ch), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only)
Accessory Shoe: Cold Shoe
HDMI Terminal: HDMI OUT mini connector
Microphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal: 2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)
Operating Temperature range: 23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity (operation) / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions: (W x H x D) 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (Not including lens hood, grip belt, microphone holder and handle unit)
Weight: Approx. 1.7 lb. / 770g (includes grip belt)