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2217C010

Canon XA15 Full HD Camcorder Power Kit with BP-820 Battery - 2217C010

A compact, professional Full HD camcorder with 20x optical zoom.

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Canon XA15 Full HD Camcorder Power Kit with BP-820 Battery - 2217C010

Compact Full HD ENG Camcorder with SDI, HDMI, and Composite Output


FEATURES

  • Native 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84" CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • 3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen
  • Manual Camera Controls
  • 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels
  • SDI, HDMI, Composite Output
  • 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
 
 

For fast, compact, and powerful performance XA15 offers a remarkable combination of portability, image quality and professional interfaces. With a Canon 20x HD Optical Zoom lens and an HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved low-light performance, the XA15 captures superb Full HD video.

 

The XA15 features both a 3.5" OLED touch panel view screen with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and a colour electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 dots of resolution. The camera features full manual control and auto modes for exposure, focus, white balance, gain, and shutter speed. The camera provides professional features such as a pre-record buffer, peaking, zebra bars, color bars, and reference tone. The zoom speed is adjustable with variable, constant (with 16 different speed levels), fast, normal, and slow settings. The camera features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder, two XLR connectors with phantom power, and manual audio level controls.

Two built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots allow you to record video to available media cards in both slots at the same time. This allows you to create an instant backup copy for archiving and data protection. You can also capture high-resolution AVCHD or MP4 video files on one card while creating a lower data rate MP4 more suitable for the web on the other card. When using two media cards and the camera is in Relay mode, there is no need to stop shooting to swap out a full media card; when one card becomes full, recording seamlessly switches to the other card. Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi allows you to FTP video files directly from the camera, or play back footage from the memory cards to Wi-Fi enabled TVs and computers. You can also remotely control camera functions from a smartphone or tablet over Wi-Fi, freeing you from remote cables.

Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Sensor
The XA15 features a 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro Sensor with 2.91MP. The large size of the individual pixels enable a minimum subject illumination of 1.0 lux for shooting in low-light conditions.

20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon 20x HD zoom lens provides a zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 26.8 to 576mm, and features an improved circular iris design providing a more natural look with out-of-focus areas that are smoother and more appealing. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), fast, normal, or slow.

Digic DV 4 Image Processor
The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor works in concert with the sensor to provide images with low noise and rich colour depth. The processing power of the Digic DV 4 enables the simultaneous encoding of video to different codecs and bit rates for recording to two separate SD cards at the same time.

Auto Focus
Canon Auto Focus (AF) features include natural-looking medium speed, instant, and face detection AF, which can significantly reduce the effort required when shooters need to keep a particular face in focus in a jostling crowd or similar situation.

Advanced Displays

  • Zebra bars selectable between 70 and 100% are available to help you judge exposure.
  • The XA15 features peaking and 2x image magnification as focus aids.
  • The camera can display and record color bars or colour bars with reference tone. The colour bars comply with the SMPTE standards. Reference tone levels can be set at -12, -18, or -20 dB.

3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen and EVF
The 3", 1,230,000-dot touch panel view screen enables rapidly moving through and selecting menu settings. The Colour EVF is a 0.24 inch with 1,560,000 dots of resolution, and tilts up to 45° to accommodate different shooting positions.

Manual Camera Control

  • The XA15 features selectable manual/automatic control on the camera functions, allowing you to choose the best settings for the situation. Functions include: Exposure, Shutter Speed, Iris, Gain, Exposure Lock, AGC Limit.
  • White Balance features six presets (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, and Fluorescent), as well as two manual white balance settings. Additionally, when specific adjustment of the colour temperature is desired, the colour temperature may be adjusted in 100K increments from 2000 to 15,000K.
  • The camera's body features five user assignable buttons so you can customize the camera to access features without having to enter the menu system.

Audio
The XA15 features an integrated microphone, and the detachable handle houses two XLR Line/Mic level inputs with +48V phantom power for connecting external mics. The detachable handle also houses the manual audio level controls. A built-in 3.5mm headphone jack with 16 volume settings provides for accurate audio monitoring.

Outputs
The XA15 features an SDI output, as well as an HDMI port, and an AV mini terminal for composite video (and audio) via a four-pole 3.5mm mini-jack.

Media Card Slots
Two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots are built into the camera, allowing for varied recording options:

  • Dual recording: Allows you to simultaneously record the same footage to different media cards using different codecs and bit rates.
  • Double-slot recording: Allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two SD memory card slots, providing an instant backup for your footage.
  • Relay recording: The XA15 automatically switches video recording from one memory card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.

Infrared Shooting Mode
Engaging the Infrared (IR) shooting mode moves the IR Cut filter out of the optical path for shooting in extreme low-light conditions. An IR emitter built into the detachable top handle provides an IR source, and the built-in IR diffuser helps prevent IR hot spots on the subject. In IR mode, you can select from the traditional green hued IR image or the default setting, which produces a black and white image.

Wired Connectivity
USB: An integrated Hi-Speed USB (mini-B) port allows you to download footage from the memory cards. This port is for output only.
Remote control port: The camera features a built-in 2.5mm stereo mini-jack for LANC control.

Detachable Top Handle
The detachable top handle contains the audio controls and external XLR audio inputs, as well as a tally light, the infrared emitter, and an accessory shoe. You can remove the top handle from the camera to create an even smaller shooting package.

SPECIFICATIONS

Image Sensor
Sensor 1/2.84 inch type HD CMOS Pro
Filter RGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)
Total pixels 3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective pixels per sensor 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Minimum illumination "Low Light Mode Approx. 0.1 Lx. Auto Mode (Auto Slow Shutter selected Approx. 1.0Lx"
Horizontal Resolution (External via SDI, XA15) 900 TV lines
Lens
Zoom Ratio 20 x Optical
Focal length 3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm)¹
Minimum focus distance "60cm (throughout zoom range); 10mm ( Wide MACRO setting)"
ND Filter Built-in gradation ND filter
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 "Zoom Rocker: Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode); Grip zoom: Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode) Zoom Ring: As operation speed "
Focus control "Manual control via focus ring, automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF), Push AF"
Iris control Ring control; Full Auto
Aperture range f1.8 - f16
Filter diameter 58mm
Lens elements/groups 12/10
Aperture blades 8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization system Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation
Digital zoom/Teleconverter 2 x Tele Converter, x400 Digital Zoom
Image Processor
Type DIGIC DV 4
Sampling accuracy 4:2:0 AVCHD/MP4
Bit depth 8 bit
Exposure Control
Exposure metering "Centre-weighted average metering: In the P, Av, Tv, Cinema, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)], M (manual exposure); "
Exposure Control Options "AUTO mode: Smart Auto, Manual mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M"
Exposure compensation ± 12 steps, Displayed as EV value; 0 EV - ±3.0 EV
Auto Exposure mode Full Auto
Push Auto Iris No
Gain Control setting "Full Auto/AGC Limit/Manual "
Auto Gain Control limit "In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-24 dB (in 1 dB increments), In the Cinema mode: 0-18 dB (in 1 dB increments), In the Wide DR mode: 6-24 dB (in 1 dB increments)"
Gain setting "During M (manual) shooting: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 24 dB. In the cinema mode: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 18 dB. When Image Effects is set to “Look” and Wide DR is set, the lowest sensitivity is 6 dB"
Shutter
Control Modes Full Auto / Manual control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
Shutter speed 1/6 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and operating mode
Clear Scan No
Infra-Red
Infared shooting mode YES (green or white)
Built-in IR Lamp YES, in handle unit
Storage
Stored Configurations " Cinema standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory Wide DR, Highlight Priority"
Storage Medium SD/SDHC memory card
Colour Bars YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone (Tone via Audio Menu)
Recording
Video storage media "SD Card x 2 
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible."
Type SD card Class 4 or higher, Class 6 & 10 recommended for 35Mbps MP4 recording
Recording time " 128GB SD Card:MP4: up to 8 Hours (50P @35Mbps) AVCHD up to 10 hours 10 Minutes )5p @28Mbps"
Recording file format MPEG-4/AVC/H.264
Recording format "AVCHD: 28/24/17/5Mbps MP4: 35/24/17/9/3 Mbps; All modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling"
Recording frame rate (PAL) "AVCHD: 28Mbps 50.00P,1920 x 1080, 24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080 50.00i/PF25 5Mbps 1440 x 1080 50i/PF25 MP4: 35Mbps 1920 x 1080: 50P 24/17Mbps 1920 x 1080:25P 8/4 Mbps 1280 x 720: 25P 3Mbps 640 x 360: 25P "
Slow/Fast motion "YES (MP4 recording Only) 50.00P (35 Mbps) x2 17.5 Mbps 25.00P (24 Mbps or 17 Mbps) x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x1200"
Interval Record No
Frame Record YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record) YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse YES. Vertical/horizontal/both
Audio
Recording 16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Control Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
Microphone attenuation YES
Microphone level meter YES
Photo storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Still quality "During video recording: 1920 x 1080 in 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 mode, 1280 x 720; 1280 x 720 mode During playback: 1920x1080"
White Balance
Auto "New white sampling system FAWB. Settings include auto, set 1, set 2, colour temperature setting and pre-set."
Pre-set "Six presets: [Daylight: approx. 5,400K], [Shade: approx. 8,000 - 8,500K], [Cloudy: approx. 6,500K], [Tungsten (incandescent or halogen bulb): approx. 3,100K], [Fluorescent H (3-wavelength fluorescent): approx. 7,000K], [Fluorescent (white fluorescent): 5,000K]"
Colour Temperature Setting "The colour temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000K to 15,000K (in 100K steps). WB cannot be selected in the SCN or AUTO mode. Auto adjustment range: 2,800K - 8,000K"
Timecode
Count up system Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold
Start value setting “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Panel
Type Capacitive Touch Panel
Size 3.0-inch (7.5 cm)
Dots Approx. 460,000 dots
Image quality adjustments Brightness
Adjustable Yes
Waveform Monitor No
Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
Peaking Yes. Colour selectable
Zebra "Yes. 70% or 100% "
Markers On/Off ; Level (White/Grey), and Grid (White/Grey)
Electronic View Finder (EVF)
Size 0.24-inch (0.61 cm),
Dots approx. 1.56 million dots,
Adjustable Vertical tilt, up to 45°
Field of View Coverage 100%
Correction lens + 2.0 to -5 dioptre
Input/Output Terminals
Audio in x2 XLR Input on Handle Unit. Line, Mic or 48V Phantom Power), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output 3.5mm stereo jack
HDMI YES
USB YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI output YES, BNC, output only, Video, embedded audio and time code. (XA15 Only)
LAN No
AV terminal 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC input YES
Remote Control Terminal No
Other Features
Tally lamp YES in Handle Unit
Accessory shoe YES (cold shoe)
Custom Button Assignment YES 5 Assignable Buttons. Select from: Powered IS / BLC Always On / Face Only AF / Video Snapshot / WB Priority / Pre Rec / IR Light / Audio Output CH / [AF/MF] /Rec Review / Rec.Programs / BLC Always On / White balance / AGC Limit / Focus / Exposure / Audio Scene / Mic level / Zoom / Image Stabilizer / Image Effects / [Off]
Custom Dial Yes. Tv/Av/Manual exposure/AGC Limit/Exposure/Off
Wireless LAN standards None
Supported Wi-Fi Functions None
Supported Browser for Remote Operation None
Remote Operation Control Features None
Live view image Resolution None
Authentication Systems None
Encryption None
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Real-time display of Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, UTC and Satellite Reception
Power
Power Consumption Max 4.9W (Approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps
Battery BP-820(supplied) BP-828 (Optional)
Continuous Recording Time (approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps: 145 Minutes (BP-820); 220 Minutes (BP-828)
Size and Weights
Dimensions Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in.) [Including lens hood, mic holder unit, and handle unit]
Weight (camera only) XA15: Approx. 750 g (1.7 lb)
Weight (fully equipped)

"XA15: Approx. 1140 g (2.5 lb)
Includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, BP-820, and 1 memory card"

Operating Temperature range Approx. -5 to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity) 
Approx. 0 to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

XA15

Handle Unit HDU-1

Lens Hood with Lens Barrier

Compact Power Adaptor CA-570

Mic Holder

Battery Pack BP-820