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Canon XA35 Camcorder

3.09MP 1/2.84 770g Jan 2016
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Canon XA35A compact, discrete and affordable professional camcorder with extensive controls.The compact all-in-one XA35 camcorder boasts a wide dynamic range and an HD/SD-SDI terminal making it... More
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Canon Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

Small sensor size camcorders produced by Canon have excellent ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that Canon also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA35 is Full HD. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the XA35 are not Full HD.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon XF205[plb_2510446_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon XA35 has an HDMI port. Most of the other new small sensor size camcorders also have an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Canon XF205[plb_2510446_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the XA35 is 2", the largest is 8.8", and the average screen size is 3.3". At 3.5 inches, the Canon XA35 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XA35.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon XA35 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at including the Canon XF205[plb_2510446_price].

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon XA35 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.84". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all latest comparable spec camcorders is 1/2" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon XA35 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most new comparable spec camcorders. In addition, this video camera supports 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the XA35.

Across similar types of camcorder 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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OLED Display

The Canon XA35 has an OLED display which is better than most camcorders that have been available for the last year. Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

This video camera's display (OLED) is actually the best display amongst all recently released video cameras.

The worst display across comparable types of video camera is LCD.

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Very High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last year is 550,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 1,230,000 pixel, the Canon XA35 has a very high display resolution compared to most of the other latest camcorders.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XA35 has a built-in display, as do most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Canon XF205[plb_2510446_price].

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium battery, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Very High Viewfinder Resolution

The lowest viewfinder resolution of latest small sensor size camcorders is 1,200,000 pixels, the highest is 1,600,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder resolution is 1,300,000 pixels. The Canon XA35 has one of the highest viewfinders resolutions (1,560,000 pixel) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the XA35 is 3.4 and the highest is 16. The Canon XA35 has a fairly high maximum aperture value (8) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec video cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon XA35 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the recently released similar spec camcorders the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m.

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1080p Video Mode

The Canon XA35 has a 1080p video mode which is better than most new comparable spec camcorders. Most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 720p video mode.

This video camera's video mode (1080p) is in fact the best video mode across all small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XA35.

Across similar types of video camera the worst video mode is 720p.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon XA35 is more than most recently released small sensor size camcorders. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA35. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon XA35 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that have been available for the last year.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Very High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for the last year is 1.6MP, the highest is 3MP, and the average megapixel count is 2.1MP. When compared to other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the XA35, the Canon XA35's megapixel count of 2.91 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 26.8 millimeters, the Canon XA35 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst camcorders of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of latest similar spec camcorders is 26mm and the longest is 33mm.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the XA35 is 1.3lx, and the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 4lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.1 lux, the Canon XA35 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the XA35.

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9 Reasons Against

£294.01 Price Increase

In the last 11 days the XA35 has increased in price by £294.01.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon XA35 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other latest small sensor size camcorders also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the recently released camcorders the optical zooms range from 20x to 50x. The Canon XA35 has a quite small optical zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XA35.

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Expensive

Camcorders that were released in the last year range in price from £178 to £2,995. We think that this small sensor size camcorder looks expensive compared to other camcorders that were released in the last year.

Not 3D Compatible

The Canon XA35 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the XA35 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other latest video cameras, the Canon XA35 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon XA35 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other new comparable spec video cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the XA35, the Canon XA35 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of recently released similar spec video cameras range from 0.24" to 0.45". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.24 inches, the Canon XA35 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon XA35

Released Twelve Months Ago

This Canon video camera was released twelve months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Canon XA35 has a pretty standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA35.

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Average Weight

At 770 grams, the Canon XA35 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the XA35.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon XF205[plb_2510446_price] (1.6kg).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 400 times zoom factor, the Canon XA35 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the XA35.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 10 hours, the Canon XA35 has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last year.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Metering Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Remote Control
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Video & Photo Dual Shot
Pre-Record
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
XLR in Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
WiFi Type
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Number of Diaphragm Blade

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon xa35, canon xa35e, canon 1003c002, canon caxa35k8, canon zoom1080, canon 1920x1080, canon zoom1080p
Barcodes 08714574633428, 08714574633459

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