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Canon XA30 Camcorder

3.09MP 1/2.84 765g Nov 2015
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The compact XA30 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range and is ideal for discretely capturing accurate, professional-quality content for corporate videos, weddings and online use, among other... More
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23 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Canon is one of the best video camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon XA30 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the XA30.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon XA30 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the XA30 also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the XA30 have screen sizes of between 2.7" and 3.5", and the average screen size is 3". The Canon XA30 has one of the larger screen sizes (3.5 inches) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the XA30, the Canon XA30 is Full HD.

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon XA30 is 1/2.84". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year is 2/3" and the best is 1/2".

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the XA30 have between one and two memory card slots, including the Canon XA30 which has two memory card slots.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon XA30 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. Most video cameras that are a comparable age to it support an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The number of exposure modes found on the Canon XA30 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found exposure mode is Auto, but this exposure mode is not found on this Canon video camera. The exposure modes Auto,Manual are also found on this video camera.

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OLED Display

The Canon XA30 has an OLED display which is better than the TFT LCD display found on most camcorders that are a similar age to it. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

This camcorder's display (OLED) is actually the best display across all video cameras of a similar type and age to the XA30.

A TFT LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of video cameras of this spec and age is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 1,230,000 pixel, the Canon XA30 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XA30 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the XA30.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 8, the Canon XA30 has a very high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. The average maximum aperture value of camcorders that were released one year ago is 4.9.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon XA30 is more than most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported audio format is LPCM, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LC-AAC,PCM are also supported by this Canon camcorder.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on video cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon XA30 has a fairly big bitrate at maximum video resolution (35 megabits per second) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XA30. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of camcorders of this type and age is 17 Mbit/s and the biggest is 50 Mbit/s.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon XA30 is more than most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this video camera. The white balance modes Auto,Custom modes,Daylight,Fluorescent,Fluorescent H,Halogen,Shade,Tungsten are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Eight Number of Diaphragm Blades

The Canon XA30 is a eight number of diaphragm blade camcorder. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the XA30 only have between six and seven number of diaphragm blades.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Canon XA30 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this Canon video camera. The cables included HDMI,USB are also found on this camcorder.

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Very High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the XA30 is 2.2MP, and the megapixel counts range from 2MP to 3MP. With a megapixel count of 2.91 megapixels, the Canon XA30 has a very high megapixel count compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA30.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Electronic Viewfinder

This video camera has an Electronic viewfinder, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Camcorders of this type and age have minimum illumination of between 0.1lx and 4lx. At only 0.1 lux, the Canon XA30 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the XA30.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon XA30 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon XA30 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the XA30. The optical zooms of small sensor size camcorders that were released one year ago range from 10x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that have been available for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The Canon XA30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon XA30 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the XA30 are not waterproof. The Canon XA30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago, the Canon XA30 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Viewfinder Resolution

The Canon XA30 has one of the lower viewfinders resolutions (only 156,000 pixels) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The lowest viewfinder resolution of camcorders of a similar age and type to the XA30 is 150,000 pixels, the highest is 1,600,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder resolution is 1,100,000 pixels.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec camcorder that has been available for more than a year is 180g weight, the heaviest is 1.6kg, and the average weight is 360g. At 765 grams, the Canon XA30 is quite heavy compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the XA30.

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Only 640 X 360 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon XA30 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 640 x 360 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that came out around the same time as it support a 1440 x 1080 pixels video resolution. The worst video resolution of all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the XA30 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the camcorders of a comparable type and age to the XA30 the maximum focal lengths range from 570mm to 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,200mm. At only 576 millimeters, the Canon XA30 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the XA30.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon XA30

Released Over a Year Ago

This small sensor size camcorder was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 400 times zoom factor, the Canon XA30 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the XA30.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details
Number of Diaphragm Blade
Power Supply Type

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Product Identifiers

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