Canon XA40 Professional 4k Camcorder
Canon XA40 Professional 4k Camcorder
Canon XA40 Professional 4k Camcorder
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Canon XA40 Professional 4k Camcorder

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Brand: Canon

Type: Camcorder

Warranty: 12 months

  • Specifications in detail

    Image Sensor


    1/2.3-type CMOS


    RGB Primary Colour Filter

    Total Pixels

    Approx. 21.14MP

    Effective Pixels

    Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)

    Subject illumination range

    Approx. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx

    Minimum illumination (PAL)

    P Mode: Approx. 4.2 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec with auto slow shutter On)
    Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.3 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)


    Zoom ratio

    20x Optical

    Focal length (35mm equivalent)

    Approx. 29.3 - 601mm Standard IS/IS Off

    Minimum focus distance

    10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range


    f/1.8 - 2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)

    Aperture blades

    8 blades

    Filter diameter


    Image stabilization system

    Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
    Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off

    ND filter

    Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)

    Zoom control

    Zoom rockers on body and handle;
    Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
    Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.

    Zoom Speed

    Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body and handle rocker; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)

    Focus control

    MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Magnify and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
    AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Touch and Track, Face Only AF.
    (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF)

    Focus System

    Hybrid AF, Normal AF

    Iris control

    Touchscreen, Auto

    Digital zoom/Teleconverter

    400x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter

    Image Processor


    DIGIC DV 6

    Colour Sampling

    YCC 4:2:0

    Bit depth



    Video storage media

    SD / SDHC / SDXC card (2 card slots)


    Class U3 cards recommended

    Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)

    XF-AVC: 160Mbps: 50 mins / 45Mbps: 185 mins
    MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins

    Recording file system

    FAT32 / exFAT

    Internal recording format (PAL)

    XF-AVC: 3840x2160 (160 Mbps) / 1920x1080 (45 Mbps)*
    MP4: 3840x2160 (150 Mbps) / 1920x1080 (35 / 17 Mbps)

    External recording output (PAL)

    HDMI output (Camera mode):
    UHD recording mode: 1920x1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 8-bit
    Full HD recording mode: 1920x1080 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P; 1280x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit

    External monitoring

    HDMI (50.00i)

    Recording frame rate (PAL)

    25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P (Full HD)

    Slow/Fast motion (PAL)

    3840x2160 / 25.00P:  x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
    1920x1080 / 50.00P:  x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
    1920x1080 / 25.00P:  x0.5

    Pre Recording function

    Yes. 3 seconds

    Still photos

    JPEG up to 3840x2160
    (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)

    Photo storage media

    SD Card



    MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch)  /  LPCM (16-bit 4ch)

    Audio control

    Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
    Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
    Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
    Input mic trimming

    Reference Tone

    1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off

    Microphone attenuation

    Auto / On / Off (20dB)

    Microphone level meter


    Monitoring Panel


    Capacitive LCD touch panel


    3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)

    Waveform Monitor


    Focus Assist

    Peaking / Magnify


    Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow


    70% or 100% reference level


    Grid (white / grey) and Level (white / grey)



    0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots

    Correction lens

    +2.0 to -5 dioptre


    Audio Input

    XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line and Mic options on detachable handle, 3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic

    Headphone output

    3.5mm stereo mini jack

    HDMI Output

    HDMITM mini connector


    Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported

    SDI output

    XA45: 3G-SDI with BNC connector
    XA40: No

    Time code

    Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)





    AV terminal


    DC input

    3.4mm jack

    Remote Control Terminal

    2.5mm mini jack


    Exposure metering

    Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
    No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)

    Exposure Compensation

    Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked (±12 increments) or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).

    Exposure Lock


    Auto Gain Control setting

    Auto / Manual

    Auto Gain Control limit

    0 - 24dB (1dB increments)

    Shutter Speed

    Control Modes

    Auto, P, Tv, Manual

    Shutter speed

    1/6 - 1/2000 sec
    (1/2 - 1/500 sec in Low Light mode)

    Slow Shutter (SLS)

    Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
    Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.

    Auto slow shutter On: 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec. (*Display is 1/12)
    Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

    Clear Scan


    White Balance




    Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)

    Manual setting

    Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K
    Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K

    Shooting Modes

    Program AE

    AUTO Mode
    Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

    Custom Picture

    C1: Normal / C2: USER 02 / C3: USER 03
    C4: USER 04 / C5: USER 05 / C6: USER 06

    Gamma / Colour Space: BT.709 Normal / BT.709

    Colour Matrix: Neutral / Video

    Infrared shooting mode

    Yes (green or white)

    Built-in IR lamp

    Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
    Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)

    Look settings

    Standard (Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)

    Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications



    GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

    Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
    (requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)


    Tally lamp

    Yes, in detachable Handle Unit

    Colour Bars (PAL)

    Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone

    Accessory shoe

    Yes (cold shoe)

    Assignable Buttons

    5 assignable Buttons, assignable to: Digital TeleConverter / AF / MF / Face Only AF / Magnification / Peaking/ Push Auto Iris / Zebra 70% / Zebra 100% / BLC Always On / Powered IS / White Balance / Set white Balance / WB Priority / IR Light / Pre REC / Slow and Fast Motion / Review Recording / Photo / Marker / Monitor Channels / Menu / Custom Picture / Off

    Custom Dial

    Tv / Av / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off

    Time code

    Count-up system

    Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)

    Time Code out

    Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only



    Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit HDU-1, Battery Pack BP-820, Compact Power Adapter CA-570, AC Cable, Ferrite core, Lens Cap

    Optional (Includes items not currently on sale)

    Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828
    Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (included with camera)
    Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800
    Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTC-100S
    Canon Tele Converter TL-H58
    Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58
    Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000
    Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, Wrist Strap WS-20
    Canon PROTECT Filter 58mm
    Canon ND4-L Filter 58mm
    Canon ND8-L Filter 58mm
    Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
    Canon Remote Controller RC-V100
    Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII
    Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII)
    Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series)
    Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU


    Battery Pack

    Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)

    Power Consumption (recording)

    XF-AVC: UHD/160Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)
    MP4: UHD/150Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)

    Continuous Recording Time (approx.)

    XF-AVC: UHD/160Mbps/25.00P: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 mins (BP–828)
    FHD/45Mbps/50.00P: 170 mins (BP-820) / 265 mins (BP-828)
    MP4: UHD/150Mbps/25.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
    FHD/35Mbps/50.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)

    Size and Weight


    Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
    Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm
    (Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)

    Weight (camera only)

    XA45: Approx. 740g
    XA40: Approx. 730g

    Weight (fully equipped)

    XA45: Approx. 1130g
    XA40: Approx. 1120g

    Operating Temperature range

    -5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
    0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity

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