The Canon XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder offers an impressive combination of 4K UHD image quality, professional features, and functionality encased in a compact, and portable design. This professional camcorder is ideal for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering and documentary production.
Including a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor, a DiG!C DV 6 Image Processor, the XA50 records in XF-AVC or MP4 formats with the functionality of dual SD card slots. The camcorder is capable of recording 4K UHD video at 30p, as well as slow-motion recording up to 60fps in Full HD (30 fps in 4K UHD). The 15x optical zoom lens in 4K UHD maintains quality throughout the entire zoom range. The camcorder's Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps facilitate fast and accurate autofocus.
Included with the camcorder is an HDMI 2.0 terminal with 4K UHD output support along with two XLR terminals with independent audio level control. An adjustable 3.0-inch touch panel LCD monitor with a built-in 0.24-inch electronic viewfinder that enhances usability. The detachable handle helps the XA50 camcorder to operate in a variety of shooting situations. The XA50 offers a wide range of possibilities designed to meet the needs of professionals.
The XA50 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder features a Canon 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor. This sensor has the capabilities of 4K UHD video capture at 60p and slow-motion recording up to 60fps in Full HD (30 fps in 4K UHD), making the XA50 camcorder a strong contender for professional productions, creative fields and more.
High Sensitivity / Low Noise
Compared to smaller-sized sensors, the XA50's 1.0-inch sensor allows for larger photosites. This results in quality images with less noise in low-light situations. The larger sensor exhibits a shallower depth of field at large apertures, which provides a greater depth of field control with more creative options. In addition, the XA50 camcorder's DiG!C DV 6 imaging engine enhances the high sensitivity and low noise performance of the camcorder.
Wide DR Gamma (800%) Support
Wide DR Gama achieves a wide dynamic range of 800% that produces nearly seamless tone gradations, with smooth detail, accurate color, and no blowout of highlites, for natural realistic looking images that are accurate to the scene
3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD and 0.24-inch Electronic Viewfinder
Features a 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD with a newly designed 0.24-inch Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The Touch Panel LCD and EVF provide visual recognition of desired features along with menu options for controlling settings. The Touch Panel LCD works with Canon's exclusive AF technologies for easy monitoring and one-finger tap-focusing during shooting while the EVF offers 45° of tilt for more comfortable operation in a variety of positions.
The main body of the XA50 weighs 2.1 pounds, and features a compact and lightweight design, offering excellent mobility, making it especially useful for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production applications.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
The XA50 Professional Camcorder features Dual Pixel CMOS AF, with Canon's exclusively developed high-speed, high-precision autofocus technology. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps with standard shooting but also with 4K UHD 30p, Full HD 60p as well as other high-frame rate applications that require crisp frame-by-frame accuracy.
Each pixel in the camcorder's CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photosite. By implementing phase-difference AF, smooth focusing is accomplished with much higher speed and accuracy than was possible with previous technologies.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Touch Focus
The XA50 camcorder's 3.0-inch touch panel LCD enables smooth, intuitive operation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Accurate AF technology can be employed when shooting a scene by tapping a finger on the desired area of the scene you want the lens to focus on. Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers continuous AF within a horizontal and vertical range of the screen of approximately 80%. It also provides highly accurate Face Detection AF, which assists during single-operator shooting. Users can also use the touch panel to move the autofocus target manually.
Face Detection AF
Face Detection AF feature has two modes - Face Priority AF and Face Only AF - that offer users precise flexibility in how they choose their autofocus for a subject or scene.
Dual Pixel Focus Guide
Utilizing information from Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Dual Pixel Focus Guide helps achieve precise focus by displaying focus assist information on the screen. It employs a truly innovative user interface that enables the user to see if they are focused in front of or behind the subject through visual observation and allows the quick and accurate manual focus to be achieved. This helps simplify the focusing process when shooting in 4K UHD, which requires strict focus accuracy.