Product Code: 1585801

Canon XA30 High Definition Professional Camcorder

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The compact, affordable and versatile XA30 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range, extensive controls and is ideal for discretely capturing accurate, professional-quality content for corporate videos, weddings and online use, among other applications – especially in challenging high-contrast lighting conditions.

Key Features:

  • Wide 26.8 mm1, f/1.8-2.8 lens, 20x zoom with intelligent 5-axis OIS and Dynamic IS
  • 1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro sensor with improved sensitivity for enhanced low-light performance and lower noise
  • Wide DR mode (600%) and Highlight Priority mode2maintain highlight / shadow detail for a more natural image
  • Dual-format recording: Full HD AVCHD (28Mbps) or MP4 (35Mbps) to 2 x SD cards
  • Detachable handle with professional XLR inputs and built-in IR lamp
  • 8.77cm (3.5") OLED touchscreen for excellent resolution, contrast and colour reproduction
  • 1.56m dot EVF and 45°tilt for flexible shooting
  • Fast and slow motion (x2 to x1200) with interval recording in MP4 mode
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi for remote control, file transfer/upload and browser preview

First-class image quality and video processing performance
Utilising Canon's heritage in optical expertise and advanced technologies, the newly designed 1/2.84-type 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro sensor has enhanced sensitivity with improved signal-to-noise ratio. As a result, images are crisp and clear, even in low-light environments. Low-light shooting opportunities are further boosted by improved infrared performance, ideal for users capturing nocturnal wildlife or night-time documentaries.

20x zoom wide-angle lens
The 20x zoom wide-angle lens offers a 26.8–576mm (35mm equivalent) focal range and employs Canon's intelligent 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization System with Dynamic IS. The lens also features an 8 blade circular aperture to give enhanced 'bokeh'.

Wide Dynamic Range
Two new settings - Wide DR and Highlight Priority. In Wide DR mode, the cameras are able to achieve 600% dynamic range, resulting in bright images with high contrast that retain detail in both highlight and shadow areas, without the need for post-production. When using the Highlight Priority setting, users are able to produce footage with more natural tones and richer colours, particularly in areas of high brightness¹, perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfaces.

Both models (XA30 and XA35) also feature slow and fast recording modes, supporting a range of shooting scenarios with interval recording options up to a maximum of 1200x normal speed.

Discreet and portable, ideal for on the move
Compact and lightweight, the XA30 is perfect for news gatherers and journalists who often need to record discreetly whilst on the move but don’t want to compromise on quality. The cameras are also exceptionally easy to use, featuring extensive automatic functions, ideal for corporate and education environments.

The XA30 has the same popular ergonomic design as seen in their predecessors, the XA20. Easily attached or removed to suit the shooting situation, the removable handle with professional audio XLR terminals provides maximum flexibility for users.

The camera also supports high quality AVCHD (up to 28Mbps) and MP4 (up to 35Mbps) file formats and includes dual SD card slots, providing instant back-up through simultaneous recording or the option for relay recording at longer events, ideal for wedding videographers.

The XA30 is dual-band Wi-Fi enabled which allow remote control of the camera, wireless file transfer/upload and browser preview, all with the use of a smartphone, tablet or computer. The camera is also compatible with Canon’s GP-E2 GPS receiver, meaning GPS data can be embedded in the metadata of video footage. This feature allows accurate recording of the location where footage was captured, ideal for both journalists and legal purposes.

*1 35mm equivalent
*2 Monitor brightness settings may need to be increased

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Product Specification

Battery Model Canon BP-820/BP-828
Colour Black
Connectivity HDMI & AV Terminal
Included Accessories Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle unit (HDU-1), Wireless Controller (WL-D89), Battery Pack BP-820, High Speed HDMI Cable (HTC100/S), Compact Power unit CA-570, AC Cable, Interface Cable (IFC-300PCU/S), Stereo Video Cable (STV-250N), PIXELA Data Import Utility Ver2.0
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080P
Optical Zoom (x) 20
Recording Format AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling): 1920x1080: 50p (28Mbps, linear PCM audio available); 1920x1080: 50i/PF25 (24Mbps, 17Mbps); 1440x1080: 50i/PF25 (5Mbps) MP4 (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling): 1920x1080: 50p (35Mbps); 1920x1080: 25P (24Mbps, 17Mbps); 1280x720: 25P (4Mbps); 640x360: 25P (3Mbps)
Recording Media SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
Size (mm) Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (fully equipped)
Weight (g) 1155
Manufacturer Link www.canon.co.uk/for_home/product_finder/camcorders/professional/xa30/
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With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.

Finance Example
Item Value (Cash Price) £1,440.00
Deposit £0.00
Agreement Duration 42 Months
Total Amount Credit £1,440.00
Settlement Fee £29.00
Settlement Payment -
Monthly Instalments 35 x £56.37
Final Instalments £56.46
Total Amount Payable £2,029.41
Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
Representative APR 19.9% APR

Are you eligible for finance?

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 18 years or older from the application date
  • In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
  • Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
    • In regular, permanent employment.
    • Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
    • Not working through disability.
    • Self-employed.

Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.

Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.

Can I repay early? If so how?

No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.

What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?

Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.

What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?

Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.

For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.

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