The XA55 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production.
Featuring a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and a DiG!C DV 6 Image Processor, the XA55 can record in XF-AVC or MP4 formats to 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). A 15x optical zoom lens maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range, while the camcorder’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps facilitate fast and accurate autofocus.
The camcorder includes an HDMI 2.0 terminal with 4K UHD output support, two XLR terminals with independent audio level control and a 3G-SDI terminal that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows. An adjustable 3.0-inch touch panel LCD monitor and a built-in 0.24-inch electronic viewfinder enhance usability, and the detachable handle helps the XA55 to operate in a variety of shooting situations. Designed to meet the needs of professionals, the XA55 offers a wide range of recording possibilities.
Standard Definition or High Definition:
4K Ultra High Definition
Power Supply (rated):
7.4V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4V DC (DC IN)
Video Recording system:
Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
File Format: MP4
3840 x 2160 : 29.97p/23.98p
1920 x 1080 : 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p
1280 x 720 : 59.94p
File Format XF-AVC
3840 x 2160 : 29.97p/23.98p
1920 x 1080 : 59.94p/ 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p
Audio Recording system:
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2CH) / LPCM (16-bit 4CH)
XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4CH)
Approx. 13.4 megapixels (4268 x 3148)
Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
Canon 15x Zoom, 8.3-124.5mm (35mm equivalent 25.5-382.5mm), f/2.8-4.5
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
The detection range for CMOS AF is approx. 80% (vertical) x 80% (horizontal) of the entire field of view.
Max Shutter Speed:
Minimum Focusing Distance:
10mm at wide end, 60cm across entire zooming range
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)
60p, 30p, 24p
P Mode: Approx. 1.7 lux (shutter speed: 1/30 sec., 60p with auto slow shutter on)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed: 1/2 sec.)
Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization (Image rotation and camcorder movements in the yaw and pitch directions are electronically corrected.)
Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Standard IS, IS Off
0.24-inch TFT wide color LCD, approx. 1.56 million dots, approx. 100% field of view
3.0-inch wide LCD and wide view angle, wide color range supported and AR surface treatment (Approx. 460,000 dots)
Stereo (using electret condenser microphone)
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (2 slots): MP4/XF-AVC movies/photos.
UHS-I standard supported
Menu settings can also be recorded.
mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported (output only)
3.5mm stereo mini-jack, HDMI™ mini connector, 3G-SDI terminal
3.5mm stereo mini-jack, XLR 3-pin jack (two channels, provided on the handle unit), HDMI™ mini connector, headphone jack, 3G-SDI terminal
HDMI™ mini connector
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal:
3.5mm stereo mini-jack
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 3.6 x 8.4 in. / 109 x 91 x 214mm
excluding lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit and battery pack
Approx. 4.9 x 3.6 x 10.4 in. / 125 x 91 x 265mm
including lens hood and Battery Pack BP-828;
excluding mic holder unit and handle unit
Approx. 5.5 x 8.5 x 10.4 in. / 140 x 216 x 265mm
including lens hood, Battery Pack BP-820, mic holder unit and handle unit
All dimensions exclude the grip belt.
Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup):
Approx. 2.1 lbs. / 975g (body only, grip belt included)