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Canon XA30 Camcorder

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3.09MP 1/2 765g Nov 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon has good reviews for its camcorders
Fairly large display diagonal
Full HD
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Reviews

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Canon XA30 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon XA30 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon XA30 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,230,000 pixel) amongst video cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 620,000 pixels.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon XA30 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA30 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V270 ($405.41), or the Sony HDR-CX450 ($393.40) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-V180EB-K which is cheaper.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Canon XA30 features pre-record function. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also feature pre-record function.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Canon XA30 features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think a cheaper video camera such as the Panasonic HC-V180EB-K, and the Canon Legria HFR706 or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the Panasonic HC-V270 ($405.41) are also worth considering.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Canon XA30 supports wide angle lens system, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 8, the Canon XA30 has a quite high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera range from 2.7 to 16.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 26mm to 33mm. The Canon XA30 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 26.8 millimeters) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon XA30 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera. Video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera have optical zooms of between 10x and 50x.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HFR706 (32x and cheaper) or the Sony HDR-CX450 ($393.40) (30x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 576 millimeters, the Canon XA30 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than a year. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera is 1,100mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 16mm to 1,900mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 400 times zoom factor, the Canon XA30 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V180EB-K (500x and cheaper), or the Canon Legria HFR706 (1,140x and cheaper).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XA30 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

There are a number of other camcorders which support HDMI currently available that you might want to consider including the Panasonic HC-V270 ($405.41) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-V180EB-K, or the Canon Legria HFR706 which is cheaper.

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Has an XLR in

The Canon XA30 has an XLR in, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XA30 has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon XA30 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XA30 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Canon XA30 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than a year ago also have a shoe mounting point.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Canon XA30 has a wind filter. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XA30 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XA30 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XA30 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XA30 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XA30 features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The Canon XA30 has a remotely operated. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a remotely operated.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The Canon XA30 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 0.1 lux) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera. The average minimum illumination of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 1.7lx.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Canon XA30 has a face detection. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago also have a face detection.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera is 0.01m, the biggest is 0.1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m. The Canon XA30 has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Canon XA30 has more memory slots than most of the camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. This Canon video camera is a two memory slots video camera compared to most of the small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder which only have one memory slots.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Canon XA30 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 2.91 megapixels, the Canon XA30 has a fairly high effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. The average effective megapixels (image) of similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 2.1MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.84" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by $150.69 (9%)

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Viewfinder

Very Low Viewfinder

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago the viewfinders range from 150,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 890,000 pixels. The Canon XA30 has one of the lower viewfinders (only 156,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders of this age and spec is 0.31", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.45". The Canon XA30 has a quite small viewfinder screen size (only 0.24 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder have weights of between 55g and 2.4kg, and the average weight is 460g. The Canon XA30 is quite heavy (765 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V270 ($405.41) (216g) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292053524, 08714574633497

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