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Canon XA45 – A compact 4K camcorder

Canon has announced the sales 4K-Camcorder XA45 in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region). The new camcorder will meet the growing demand for 4K content in areas such as corporate and educational video, religious filming, and independent documentary and feature films. With a 20x optical zoom and 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor, this professional camcorder can shoot 4K UHD or Full HD movies in XF AVC or MP4 format , unlocking a wide range of creative possibilities. Model XA45 replaces chamber XA40released in 2019. The new model features a 3G-SDI output that enables connectivity to standard broadcast equipment, including live encoders, reflecting the growing need for professional IP connectivity.

Canon XA45 - compact 4K camcorder

Compactness and performance

The Canon XA45 is a very compact camcorder weighing about 730g (body only). Even so, with a 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor, it delivers crisp and stunning 4K UHD and Full HD oversampling video to meet the growing demand for quality content.

Unlike the XA15 and XA11, the new camera supports the professional XF-AVC recording format , enriching the workflow with additional metadata that enhances post-production capabilities. The camcorder supports 4K UHD XF AVC or Full HD recording at a maximum bit rate of 160 Mbps at 25p and 45 Mbps when recording in Full HD . Camcorders such as the Canon XA45 are helping to create the 4K content of the future while accommodating the continuing demand for Full HD . Canon XA45 mode Full HDoffers frame rates of 25p, 50p and 50i. If the deadline for content delivery is limited, and it is unacceptable to sacrifice quality, you can record 4K / UHD video to an SD card using the MP4 codec .

Canon XA45 - compact 4K camcorder

The perfect broadcast tool

2020 is marked by the proliferation of live broadcasts in a wide variety of industries. With the shift to remote mode, the educational and corporate sectors are increasingly demanding reliable equipment for high-quality filming and broadcasting. The Canon XA45 camcorder is capable of meeting this challenge thanks to its 3G-SDI port . However, with the ability to choose between SDI and HDMI outputs, the Canon XA45 can be easily integrated into a variety of live production systems.

Perfect optics

The Canon XA45 features a high-quality 20x optical zoom and an impressive zoom ratio for such a compact camcorder: focal lengths range from 29.3mm at widest angle to 601mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). The zoom can be increased even further with the built-in 2x tele-converter. Digital zoom up to 400x allows you to shoot from a distance that would otherwise be impossible to shoot. The Canon XA45 has three image stabilization modes: standard, dynamic and boosted. With their help, you can prevent blur in the frame under any shooting conditions.

In December 2020, Canon released a firmware update for its line of camcorders, including the XF405 / XF400, XA40 / XA45, XA55 / XA50 , and the LEGRIA HF G60 and HF G50 . With this update, the Canon XA45 camcorder supports Custom Picture Adjustment, a feature that adjusts parameters such as sharpness, saturation, skin tone and noise reduction. All of these features give the operator even more creative freedom. In addition, for increased convenience, you can assign additional functions to the soft buttons, such as a zebra pattern, focus area and mark illumination.

Canon XA45 - compact 4K camcorder

Various audio recording modes

The Canon XA45 camcorder delivers professional quality audio. The detachable handle has two standard 3-pin XLR connectors , allowing you to connect external microphones and record 2- or 4-channel audio. In addition, the camera provides in-line, microphone and 48 V phantom power connectors, as well as a built-in stereo microphone and a standard 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack for external microphone.

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