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  • Canon XA40

Canon XA40

  • Brand: Canon
  • Product Code: XA40
  • $1,699.00

Standard Definition or High Definition
4K Ultra High Definition
Power Supply (rated)
7.4V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4V DC (DC IN)
Television System
Video Recording system
Compression: MPEG-4
File Format: MP4
Audio Recording system
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
LPCM (4ch), not available during 1280x720 recording)
Image Sensor
1/2.3-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 21.14 megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital
Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3-601mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 30.6-612mm 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 signal detection system and external phase difference metering system), Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus
Hybrid AF Controls: Instant AF, Medium AF
Manual Exposure
Programmed AE
Auto Mode: Smart Auto
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual Exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Max Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
10mm (at wide end), 60cm (from lens front) across zooming range
White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)
Frame Rate
4K UHD: 30p, 24p
FHD: 60p, 30p, 24p
Minimum Illumination
P Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec., with auto slow shutter on)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization
Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Control Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS*, Macro IS, Tripod Mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off
* During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.
Filter Diameter
0.24-inch TFT wide color LCD screen, approx. 1.56 million dots, 100% field of view
LCD Screen
3.0-inch LCD panel with AR surface treatment, approx. 460,000 dots, 100% field of view
Stereo (using electret condenser microphone)
Recording Media
2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots
USB Terminal
mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)
Video Terminal
3.5mm diameter 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Accessory Shoe
Cold shoe
HDMI Terminal
HDMI™ mini connector
Microphone Terminal
3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Headphone Terminal
3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal
2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)
Operating Temperature range
For Performance: Approx. 0-40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
For Operation: Approx. -5-45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Approx. 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (excluding lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit)
Approx. 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood; excluding mic holder unit and handle unit)
Approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in. / 131 x 180 x 231mm (including lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit)
All dimensions exclude the grip belt.
Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup)
Approx. 1.6 lbs. (730g) (body only)
Approx. 2.5 lbs. (1120g) (includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, Battery Pack BP-820 and 1 memory card)
Grip belt included for all values.
Handle Unit Terminals
Input Terminal: XLR 3 pin-jacks (2 systems), MIC/LINE switch possible (input only)
Shoe Terminal: Cold shoe
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

XA40 Box Contents

XA40 Box Contents XA40Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)Battery Pack BP-820Compact Power Adapter CA-570Handle UnitMic Holder





Introducing the Canon XA45 & XA40

The powerful, compact XA45 and XA40 Professional Camcorders deliver the quality, speed and connectivity to drive a 24-hour news workflow. Featuring 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensors, DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors and a 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens, they capture high-quality video for Electronic News Gathering (ENG), journalism, documentaries and more.


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Order Number: 3666C002

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 XA40 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 XA40 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.

The compact XA40 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 XA40 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 XA40 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 

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

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

• Dual SD Card Slots 

• Simultaneous Dual Recordin

• Slow and Fast Motion Recording 

• Advanced Full HD Image Quality 

• Outstanding Image Reproduction 

• 3.0-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Tiltable Electronic Viewfinder 

• Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System 

• Full Manual Control 

• Ergonomic, Portable Design 

• Two Phantom-powered XLR Audio Inputs 

• Linear PCM 4-channel Support* 

• Ultra-compact with Detachable Handle 

• High Definition Peaking for Focus Assist 

• Assignable Buttons for Custom Shooting 

• Infrared Shooting Mode for Extreme Low-light Conditions 

• Connectivity to Various Inputs and Outputs 

• Advanced Display Features: Zebra, Color Bars and Test Tone 

In the Box

• XA40

• Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)

• Battery Pack BP-820

• Compact Power Adapter CA-570

• Handle Unit

• Mic Holder