Canon India has announced the launch of four new XA series professional-use camcorders capable of capturing video in 4K 25/30p. The XA50 and XA55 are equipped with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor for high image quality. The XA40 and XA45, a compact, a lightweight model are equipped with a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor. These newly announced models are the organization’s first XA series models, which are capable of capturing 4K video.
With its 1.0 type CMOS sensor, the XA50 and XA55 deliver the high image quality and imaging performance required to support professional users, while the compact and lightweight XA40 and XA45 superb mobility and operability ideal for both professional and enthusiast videographers. The XA50 and XA55 are equipped with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor — a first for the XA series and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, along with a 4K-compatible 15x optical zoom lens that optimizes 4K 25/30p image capture across the entire zoom range, from 25.5mm at the wide-angle end to 382.5mm at the telephoto end. With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the XA50/ XA55 achieves smooth, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking during shooting. Even during 4K shooting, when high-precision is crucial, intuitive touch panel operations enable quick and accurate focusing.
The XA40 and XA45 feature a 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor, a 20x optical zoom lens, and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor, all in a compact and lightweight body measuring approximately 131mm (W) x 180mm (H) x 231mm (D) and weighing approximately 1.13kg. In addition to 4K 25/30p video capture and the large zoom range of 29.3mm at the wide-angle end to 601mm at the telephoto end, the XA40 and XA45’s oversampling HD Processing function effectively utilizes data acquired by the 4K imaging sensor to record full HD video with even higher image quality than its predecessor, the XA30 and XA35.
Additionally, XA55 and XA45 also come with 3G SDI terminal port which is the exceptional feature over XA50 and XA40 respectively. The XA45 and XA40 will be available in April 2019. The XA55 and XA50 will be available in June 2019. There is no word on the pricing yet.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India, said, “At Canon, we are at the forefront of strengthening the imaging culture in the country and hence we consistently develop products in line with requirements of the evolving behavior of our customers. With its beautiful landscapes and rich and diverse culture, India is one of most beautiful countries in the world, thereby becoming any videographer’s delight. With our vision of elevating the imaging culture in the country and keeping innovation and quality in focus, we are happy to introduce the four new XA series for enabling video content creators to strengthen innovations in the Indian market. We have designed this series of camcorders for professional use, keeping in mind the high degree of mobility required for on-location videography in fields such as weddings, broadcasting, webcasting, reporting, short films, documentary and event shooting. With this launch, we aim to widen the connect with both budding and professional videographers across the country.”
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