Canon XA30 Camcorder 2020 Latest Updated Review.
The Canon Professional XA30 is Canon’s top flash memory based HD camcorder. Compact in size. New for 2016-2017 is a new imager with Wide Dynamic Range, and better low light performance. Records in full 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p).
The upgraded 20x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and has SuperRange optical image Included lens hood. Even at 20x, it maintains a light gathering F2.8.
Professional Features: include a dedicated manual focus ring for precise focusing, 8-blade Iris, Edge Monitor Focus Assist System– green waveform shows overall focus of image, and Detachable Handle – to give expanded audio performance and added flexibility.
Two built-in XLR audio input terminals with phantom power provide sound inputs, cold accessory shoe, external microphone holder, manual audio level controller, infrared light
Without the need to add lights, the shooter may remain hidden from their subjects. Waveform monitor shows a detailed view of overall image brightness.
Enhanced zebra pattern indicates “blown out” areas. Full manual exposure, including aperture priority (Av) and shutter priority (Tv) modes. White balance control, Gain control, cinema look filters.
Whats So Special
Upgraded Features from the XA30
Upgrades include, a New, Advanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with Improved Low-light performance. Low-luminance noise rating of +3 dB. Wide DR gamma (600%) has been added which will expand the dynamic range over the previous Canon XA30
This will minimize under- and over-exposure when taking video with widely varying lighting conditions, such as overexposure or blown-out highlights.
Upgraded Dual-band Wi-Fi (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz) is built into the camera. New Interval Recording from 2x to 1200x (for a fast or slow motion effect).
This model has an HDMI Mini Connector (output) for best quality when hooking this camcorder directly to an HDTV.
Accessory cold shoe to add an external light or microphone. Features a large 3.5 inch OLED screen (with 1,230,000 pixels). Also included is a 0.24-inch color viewfinder
Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol). Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3) stereo sound (Linear PCM), or 5.1-channel
What is More
The compact XA30 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range and is ideal for discretely capturing accurate, professional-quality content for corporate videos, weddings and online use, among other applications especially in challenging high-contrast lighting conditions.
- Small and compact with a lot of functions.
- Can upload directly to the web without any conversion.
- Provides XLR audio inputs for clear sounds.
- External control handle can be mounted.
- Reduces effects of camera shaking with stabilizer.
Connect It Wirelessly
If you work with a small office setup and you need to transfer files as soon as you get back to shooting, you’ll benefit from theCanon XA30 multiple connectivity options.
Most notably, it’s Wi-Fi connectivity. It features built-in dual band Wi and you can even transfer your raw footage to any cloud based or private server using FTP.
Additionally, it can connect to any hotspot, your iOS phone, wireless enabled smart TV or computer, etc.
You might want to utilize this while you’re out shooting because when you’re connected wirelessly you can control the camera that way (recording start/end, zooming, shutter speed, white balance
New OLED Touch Panel – 3.5″ and a 0.25″ Viewfinder
The main thing that will really stand out when you’re working with your XA30 Professional Camcorder is its new 3.5 OLED display.
The viewing angle on this display is about as good as it gets, and even if you’re looking at it from an awkwardly extreme angle you’ll still have a decently pleasant experience.
In addition, the color viewfinder tilts up to 45 degrees in order to extend your position range for more demanding shots.
There’s a small joystick-like feature located next to the viewfinder that you can make use of if you don’t like working with the touch panel. Altogether it feels very adjustable, especially from the perspective of a demanding professional.