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Monday, March 28, 2011

Canon XA10 – Handycam with Infrared Recording, XLR ports, and a Focus Ring

Canon XA10
The new ultra compact XA10 Professional Camcorder is designer with the hunter in mind; designed for situations where mobility is critical while shooting. Records Full HD 1080p using an AVCHD codec. For run-and-gun shooting, the compact XA10 includes a detachable handle for low-angle shooting and portability. With the handle attached the XA10's functionality is further enhanced with the addition of XLR inputs and an external microphone holder.
A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens delivers a wide, flexible zoom range and a smooth, pleasing backgrounds thanks to an 8-blade iris. And an infrared mode allows users to capture video in conditions with little or nor ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless.
The new XA10 provides the option of recording to a 64-GB internal flash drive or two SDXC-compatible card slots and the ability to simultaneously record to two cards at once for instant backup. Portable and packed with professional features, this camcorder will be the model of choice for on-the-go hunters.

Flash Memory

The XA10 Professional Camcorder allows users to record up to 24 hrs of clear high definition video to a 64gb internal flash drive or to two SDXC-compatible memory slots. With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD Memory Cards when the memory becomes full. 

Video can be copied from the XA10's internal drive to removable SD memory cards. That makes it easy to insert the card into your computer of HDTV's card reader and view your recorded hunting footage immediately and show all your friends!
When recording has continued for 12 hrs, it will stop and then restart, automatically.

Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens

The XA10 features Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4mm-304mmm. It delivers unsurpassed image quality, the versatility of a wide angel of view and smooth and professional looking background images thanks to a sophisticated 8-blade iris. A dedicated manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control.  
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer

The XA10 also incorporates a SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization system with four modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, and Off.
Standard- Lens shift is controlled so that the maximum compensation angle is constant from wide angle through telephoto.
Powered- Vibration is suppressed at the telephoto end of the range, where shake is most apparent due to high magnification (when zooming in).
Dynamic- Stabilization changes throughout the zoom range to minimize more pronounced shaking. This is especially useful at wide-angle focal lengths when walking.

Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor
Designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XA10 Professional Camcorder incorporates a native 1/3-inch, 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor, delivering superb Full HD video recording with minimal noise. The high sensitivity and wide dynamic range of this sensor are what demanding users expect from Canon.

3.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen

A 3.5-inch, 922,000 dot LCD monitor provides an ample, accurate area for critical focus confirmation and approximately 100% field of view. The display opens on the left side of the camera body.

Touch & Track

Touch and Track delivers precise tracking of the focus and exposure on any subject - people, animals, vehicles and more. Simply select the point of interest on the Touch Panel LCD and you will have the subject in sharp focus, regardless of where in the frame it moves during the shot. The exposure will be perfectly adjusted for subject and conditions. Touch & Track is the default setting. Focus or exposure may be adjusted independently by turning off Touch & Track, and turning on Touch Focus or Touch Exposure.

Touch Focus

Touch Focus allows the user to pinpoint a specific area to focus on. This function is similar to the Push AF feature found on other professional camcorders, but can target a subject anywhere in the frame.

Touch Exposure

Touch Exposure enables exposure to be locked or compensated for the area touched by the user.


The XA10 Professional Camcorder features a 0.24-inch, 260,000 Dot Color EVF and approximately 100% field of view coverage for comfortable viewing and accurate judgment of composition. Brightness, contrast, color and backlight are adjustable.

Focus Assist Functions

Edge Monitor Focus Assist System
With Canon's Edge Monitor Focus Assist system, a green monitor is shown at the bottom of the LCD Display. The green waveform shows overall focus of the image, and the height raises to indicate the area in focus. Through this dynamic focus feedback, you can intuitively tune focus in a scene and quickly change the zone of focus.

Two peaking modes and a 2X magnify focus assist function are available in standby and record mode (LCD monitor and EVF), making it extremely easy for the XA10 operator to check and confirm critical focus.

Detachable Handle
 A detachable handle provides the pro shooter with expanded audio performance and added flexibility. Removing the handle allows the camcorder to be made more compact fro convenient storage when traveling. Including on the handle are the following terminals, controls and monitors:

  • Two built-in XLR audio input terminals with phantom power
  • Accessory shoe (cold)
  • External microphone holder
  • Manual audio level control
  • Zoom control and record start/stop button
  • Infrared Light
  • Tally lamp

Infrared Recording

The XA10 camcorder features an infrared Mode allowing the capture of video in hunting conditions with little or no ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless. It does so by removing the infrared cutoff filter from the optical path. Its specially designed lens coating allows the infrared light to pass through the image sensor. Additionally, the XA10s detachable handle features an infrared emitter with a diffuser to shoot pleasing infrared imagery even in complete darkness. For nature videographers, the benefits of a compact, high performance camcorder for shooting in such conditions is obvious. Without the need to add lights, the shooter may remain hidden from their subjects. Also, the XA10 gives the option of recording in green or white light mode.
Infrared Set to Green & Infrared Set to White
Simulated Images 
Infrared On & Infrared Off
Simulated Images
Manual Control
Custom Key & Dial
A Custom Key and Dial feature allows you to assign functions to an easily accessible key and adjust the settings with a control dial. They include:

  • Tv/Av: Use the dial to adjust shutter speed (Tv mode) or aperture (Av mode), as needed. In this mode the key has no effect.
  • Manual exposure: When manual control is selected, the dial can adjust aperture, shutter speed, or gain. Select items to adjust, such as aperture or other settings, with the key.
  • Exposure Lock can be set on or off as can the AGC Limit
Enhanced zebra pattern (70% or 100%) indicates "blown out" or high brightness areas to help you set the proper exposure.

Composition Aids- The Grid Marker provides a reference grid in your viewfinder. Depending on the background color of your shot, you can choose between two different colors for better viewing contrast. With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep the camcorder level for more accurate framing.

The white balance control has 6 available presets settable through a variety of day and artificial light conditions (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, and Fluorescent) as well as two manual white balance settings. Color temperature may also be manually set from 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments for more precise adjustment.

Gain may be manually set from 0dB to 24dB in 1dB increments. Additionally, Auto Gain Control Limit allows you to set the maximum gain limit for the image sensor's sensitivity. With this function, brightens and noise can be balanced as required, and image quality can be maximized in low light situations.

Cinema-Look Filters
When Cinema Shooting Mode is selected on the XA10, it is possible to use one of the nine different cinematic filters to customize the look and feel of the image. This provides users with almost limitless creative control

The Canon XA10 is NOW IN STOCK!!!
Price: $2,099.00

Canon XA10 – Handycam with Infrared Recording, XLR ports, and a Focus Ring
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