The Canon XA45 is a compact, lightweight camcorder that is capable of UHD 4K image capture - consisting of a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and many more features that make it fantastic for documentary and journalism-style production. It further utilises two XLR audio inputs, one mini-HDMI, and one BNC 3G-SDI output exclusive to the XA45. The 3G-SDI output is a standout feature that makes this camera system ideal for Electronic News Gathering (ENG). An integrated 20x HD optical zoom is a great addition to this professional camcorder, whilst an eight-blade circular iris allows for improved natural highlights. It also records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 to dual SD card slots to improve your individual workflow. In regard to audio, the XA45 consists of up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs (phantom power), and a 3.5mm stereo mini input.
XA45 4K Camcorder Key Features:
- 4K UHD / 25P - MP4 up to 150Mbps
- 29.3 - 601mm - Wide-angle 4K zoom
- High-quality Full HD - 4K UHD sensor delivers superior Full HD images
- Impressive 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
- Integrated 20x optical zoom lens
- Optical and electronic image stabilisation - 5-Axis IS
- 3G-SDI (Serial Digital Interface) exclusive to XA45
- Infrared mode to be used in conditions with little to no ambient light
- 3.0-inch touch screen - Easy focus point and camera control
- Linear PCM - 2 x XLR terminals plus built-in mic
- Dual card slots - SD card simultaneous or relay recording
- MP4 recording capabilities
- DIG!C DV 6 processor
- Mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs
- 1/4"-20 tripod mounting thread
Expanded Canon XA45 4K Camcorder Key Features:
Ultra-compact professional 4K UHD camcorder
This high-performance 4K camcorder combines a 4K 1/2.3" type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor to form impressive 4K UHD moving-images, as well as high-quality Full HD images due to its superior Over Sampling HD processor. The XA45 also has the capacity to support MP4 UHD 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps/17Mbps at 50P/25P.
As a pro-level 4K camcorder, you have access to Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, Manual Focus, Instant, and Canon's Medium autofocus. Be sure to also utilise the 3" touch-sensitive LCD screen, user-assignable buttons, as well as display monitoring features such as zebra, colour bars, and test tone.
4K 20x optical zoom lens with wide-angle
The 20x optical zoom lens with wide-angle image-capture is an invaluable addition to this Canon 4K camcorder. It starts at 29.3mm and reliably gains footage to an incredibly high standard via its impressive 5-axis image stabilisation, whilst 3D real-time lens group structure supports wide-angle zoom operation. This further emphasises the XA45's place as a high-quality, compact 4K camcorder that is ideal for documentary, news, and field journalism.
Infrared recording capability
The XA40 includes an Infrared Mode, allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. There is also the option of recording in white or green mode. Infrared Mode is an impressive addition to this camcorder and gives you the ability to capture content in environments where you have little to no light control. This would aid journalists and news broadcasters in capturing imagery at night, or in areas of poor lighting when out in the field.
Lightweight and compact with professional features
The Canon XA45 is at home in on location. Weighing less than 1.2kg and with a 3" LCD touch screen, you can easily access camera settings and set up the perfect shot with ease. It also supports PCM 4-channel audio, with built-in stereo mic and two XLR terminals. This gives you the ability to record audio via an external microphone depending on the project. Additionally, two SD memory card slots are provided for simultaneous or relay recording. This is great for backing up footage on-the-go, minimising the risk of technical issues having a detrimental effect on your final film.
What's in the box?
- 1 x XA45 Camcorder
- 1 x HDU-1 Handle Unit
- 1 x CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
- 1 x BP-820 Battery Pack
- 1 x Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
- 1 x Mic Holder
Canon XA45 4K Camcorder Product Video:
Canon XA45 - Compact 4K camcorder with professional recording capabilities
What sort of film projects do the XA40 and XA45 excel in?
These cameras only vary slightly in features and are great for a whole range of journalism-style, documentary, news, and events videography. For example, you could use these Canon 4K camcorders to capture live stage productions, church services and in-studio news broadcasts. Or you can make the most of their lightweight and compact design and use them out in the field for documentary filmmaking and on-location news broadcasting.
Does the XA45 have an internal microphone or only the XLR jacks?
The Canon XA45 has both a built-in stereo internal microphone set slightly back from the lens and external XLR connectors. This built-in internal mic acts as the default when not using an external mic via the XLR connectors.
Can the Canon XA45 be used with a teleprompter?
Yes, the Canon XA45 can be used alongside a teleprompter in the studio or on location.
What are the key differences between the XA45 and the XA40?
The 3G-SDI output is a standout feature that makes this camera system ideal for Electronic News Gathering (ENG). It is also exclusive to the XA45 and is not available with the Canon XA40.
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