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Canon XA15 HD Camcorder BP-820 Power Kit - 2217C010

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Canon XA15 HD Camcorder BP-820 Power Kit - 2217C010

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Canon XA15 HD Camcorder BP-820 Power Kit (Supplied with additional BP-820 Battery) - 2217C010

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


  • 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.



  • XA15
  • Handle Unit HDU-1 
  • Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • Compact Power Adaptor CA-570 
  • Mic Holder 
  • Battery Pack BP-820

Key Features


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
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
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"
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
Infared shooting mode YES (green or white)
Built-in IR Lamp YES, in handle unit
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)
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
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"
Count up system Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold
Start value setting “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
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
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)
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 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)

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