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Canon XA25 Camcorder

£1,699.00
3.09MP 1/2 1.2kg Jun 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Quite large display diagonal
Only 1" optical sensor size
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Canon video camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Reviewed.com who wrote that this video camera was marvellous.

Canon Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,849 user and expert reviews (including 392 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its camcorders. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

This small total megapixels video camera has been on the market since June 2013.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Canon XA25 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available including the XA10 (£1,048.80), or the XF105 both from Canon or the Sony HXR-NX3 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon XA25 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA25 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF M40, and the Legria HF R56 both from Canon or the Panasonic HDC-TM900 are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

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

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3.09 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.09 megapixels sensor camcorder.

There are a number of alternative 3.09MP sensor video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Legria HF G30, or the XA20 both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

Video cameras with a bigger total megapixels that might be worth considering include the Legria HF R56 (3.2MP and higher rated), or the Legria HF R57 (3.2MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 (3.1MP and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XA25 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V510, and the Sony HDR-XR200 (£799) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon XA25 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XA25 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA25 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF M40, and the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V250 are also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 400 times zoom factor, the Canon XA25 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

Other 400x (digital) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Legria HF G30, or the XA20 both from Canon.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the HC-X909 (700x and higher rated), or the HDC-TM900 (700x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Canon Vixia HF R400 (1,060x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon XA25 has a fairly standard optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 20x (optical) video cameras and we think the Legria HF G30, the XM2, and the XA20 all from Canon which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the AG-AC160 (£417.60) (22x and higher rated), or the HC-X909 (23x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-PJ230/B (27x and higher rated).

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Canon XA25 supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also support wide angle lens system.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

Camcorders that have been available for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5. At 8, the Canon XA25 has a fairly high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 10 millimeters, the Canon XA25 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the video cameras of this type and age the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 110mm.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera have between one and two memory slots, including the Canon XA25 which has two memory slots.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XA25 features wi-Fi. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Canon XA25 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon XA25 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XA25 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Still Image

Only 2136 X 1362 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Canon XA25 is 2136 x 1362 pixels. That's 52% more maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The best maximum image resolution of all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 6784 x 3816 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg. At 1.2 kilograms, the Canon XA25 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 0.1 lux, the Canon XA25 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The average minimum illumination of similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 17lx.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1633142n
Barcodes 00006513640583, 00013803217551, 00616932797408, 04960999977669, 08714574605708

Canon XA25 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon XA25 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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