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Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder


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For fast performance in both capture and transmission, excellent for the dynamic world of Electronic News Gathering (ENG) as well as journalistic, documentary, corporate, and higher education video production, look no further than the XA45 Professional Camcorder.

Featuring an advanced 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, a powerful DIG!C DV 6 Image Processor, and a phenomenal 20x High Definition optical zoom lens, the XA45 camcorder captures expansive, high-quality 4K UHD video. Dual SD card slots that are compatible with universal SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards provide super-high capacity and ultra-fast data transfer. Its 3G-SDI terminal lets it quickly and reliably transmit uncompressed video with timecode and audio embedded directly to broadcast vans and workstations.

The compact XA45 includes a detachable handle for low-angle shooting and portability.  Functionality is further enhanced with the addition of XLR inputs and an external microphone holder when the handle is attached. Combining a lightweight design, a 1.56 million dot electronic viewfinder, and a 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD, the XA45 is comfortable to operate for extended periods of time and in numerous environments.

When there’s no telling what or where the next story will be, the XA45 is ready to go. A remarkably versatile, powerful, and compact camcorder, it delivers the quality, speed, and connectivity to drive a 24-hour news workflow.

Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens

The XA45 Professional Camcorder features a Genuine Canon 20x Optical Zoom Lens that provides a highly versatile zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 29.3-601mm to help capture newsworthy recordings near and far.

The impressive image quality is enhanced by an 8-blade Circular Aperture design, which helps to avoid the “starburst” effect of point light sources in non-circular aperture designs. Out-of-focus areas are smooth, natural, and appealing.

An endless-type focus and zoom control includes user-programmable direction and sensitivity modes. Zoom speed can be set to either a variable or constant (with 16 levels) speed setting, with Fast, Normal, or Slow zoom speed levels.

Advanced 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with Impressive Low-light Performance

For incredibly sharp and detailed high-definition video recording, the XA45 Professional Camcorder features a 1/2.3-inch, 8.9 Megapixel 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensor that captures approximately 3840×2160 pixels. Thanks to the sensor’s high sensitivity, the XA45 helps provide vivid, accurate recording through an excellent signal-to-noise ratio.

Superb Low-light Performance
Featuring a low-luminance noise rating of +3 dB, the XA45 Professional Camcorder is able to capture clear, sharp images with incredible detail even in low light.

4K UHD and Advanced Full HD Recording Capabilities with 3G-SDI Output

Multiple recording modes, resolutions, and frame rates make the XA45 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and adaptable to virtually any news-gathering environment. It can record to an SD card in 4K UHD and Full HD resolutions using the MP4 recording codec, at multiple bit rates- and even record simultaneously.

3G-SDI Terminal
A 3G-SDI terminal allows for output that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows, making it particularly useful for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) applications. The 3G-SDI output provides an uncompressed signal at a 1920×1080 resolution with 4:2:2 color sampling and 10-bit color depth, as well as embedded audio and time code. Stream directly to a broadcast van or connect to a recorder to make high-quality video recordings for archiving purposes.

HDMI Terminal
An HDMI terminal supports FHD 60p output, which can be connected to a standard external SSD/HDD recorder, enabling conversion to ProRes and DNx formats for efficient editing and storage.

Dual SD Card Slots

The XA45 Professional Camcorder features dual SD card slots that are compatible with universal SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards, which provide super-high capacity and ultra-fast data transfer.

Double-slot SD Card Recording for Instant Backup
For safety and convenience, double-slot recording allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two SD memory card slots, providing an instant backup for your footage.

Relay Recording for Continuous, Long-run Recording
With Relay Recording, the XA45 Professional Camcorder automatically switches video recording from one SD memory card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.

Approximate Recording Times

Slow and Fast Motion Recording

Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XA45 Professional Camcorder to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate for a fast or slow-motion effect during playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate, there is virtually no quality loss and maximum image quality is maintained. Additionally, interval recording allows the user to record frames at specified intervals, providing a time-lapse recording of up to 1200x and slow-motion down to 0.4x of the original speed.

Infrared Shooting Mode for Extreme Low-light Conditions

The XA45 Professional Camcorder features an Infrared Mode allowing the capture of video in conditions with little to no ambient light. Compared to the XA25 and XA20, the XA45 can shoot at brightness levels that are approximately 1.4 times more sensitive and allows low-light capture by removing the infrared cutoff filter from the optical path. Its specially designed lens coating allows the infrared light to pass through to the image sensor.

Additionally, the detachable handle of the XA45 features an infrared emitter with a diffuser to shoot appealing infrared imagery even in complete darkness. For evening camera crews or nature documentary makers, the benefits of a compact, high-performance camcorder for shooting in such conditions are obvious. Without the need to add lights, the shooter can save time on set-up, or blend into the background to reduce their chance of being seen by the subject. Also, the XA45 gives the option of recording in white or green mode.

Connectivity to Various Inputs and Outputs

Not only does the XA45 Professional Camcorder provide the user with incredible control over the image, it also provides immense creative freedom when it comes to inputs and outputs, including:

3G-SDI Output
HDMI Output (HDMI mini connector, time code can be superimposed)
Composite Video Output (3.5mm)
USB Hi-Speed Terminal
(2) XLR Audio Input (when handle is attached)
Microphone Input (3.5mm)
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
Accessory Shoe (when handle is attached)



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