3rd April 2013
Canon have announced today two new handheld cameras, that fit between the XA10 and XF300/XF305, the Canon XA20 and XA25 Camcorders. They have a versatile 20x zoom wide-angle lens, employing the optical technology found in the Canon XF305 and a newly designed 1/2.84 inch CMOS sensor which will reduce image noise and increase sensitivity in low light environments.
The XA20/25 can record in AVCHD (up to 28Mbps) and MP4 (up to 35Mbps) giving you flexibility and providing higher bitrates suitable for many professional applications. Video is recorded to dual SD  card slots in a range of resolutions and frame rates up to 1080/50p, with slow and fast motion options supported in MP4 mode – providing greater freedom to choose an appropriate setting according to creative requirements.
All models also support simultaneous recording of different formats to each card – giving users the ability to capture high-quality Full HD footage in the desired format, and smaller MP4 files at the same time. The smaller files can be shared more quickly and easily for time-critical applications, such as reporting breaking news, whilst the high-quality copies are retained for later use.
- 26.8mm, f/1.8-2.8 lens, 20x zoom, Dynamic OIS
- 1/2.84” HD CMOS PRO sensor
- 8.77cm (3.5”) OLED touchscreen
- Dual-format recording; DIGIC DV 4
- HD-SDI output (XA25)
- 1.56m dot EVF, 45° tilt
- Fast/slow motion
- Built-in IR lamp
- 2x XLR inputs
- Built-in Wi-Fi