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Canon XA30 Camcorder

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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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22 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

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

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA30 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are not Full HD.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA30, the Canon XA30's display diagonal of 3.5 inches is one of the largest. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the XA30 the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.5".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the XA30.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Canon XA30 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the XA30 also have an HDMI.

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon XA30 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 video cameras of a similar age and spec to the XA30 is 1/2" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The Canon XA30 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camcorder has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XA30. The light exposure modes "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Two Memory Slotss

Most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year have between one and two memory slotss, including the Canon XA30 which has two memory slotss.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon XA30 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders of this spec and age support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this Canon video camera supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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 amongst all camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst 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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OLED Display

The Canon XA30 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most video cameras of this age and type. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

An OLED display is in fact the best display amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA30.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst display is LCD.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of video cameras of this age and spec range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels. The Canon XA30 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,230,000 pixel) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Seven Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Canon XA30 is more than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has a Sunset scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XA30. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow" and "Sports" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XA30 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in display.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon XA30 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers (8) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA30 range from 2.7 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.1.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon XA30 is more than most camcorders of this age and spec. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AC3, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds LC-AAC and PCM are also supported by this Canon video camera.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image)s of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the XA30 range from 1.6MP to 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.1MP. The Canon XA30 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) (2.91 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the XA30.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 26.8 millimeters, the Canon XA30 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the XA30. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago is 26mm and the longest is 33mm.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Canon XA30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the XA30. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Halogen", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camcorder.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year range from 0.1lx to 4lx. At only 0.1 lux, the Canon XA30 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the XA30.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a similar spec and age to the XA30 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

With an optical zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon XA30 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Camcorders that were released more than a year ago have optical zooms of between 10x and 50x.

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Not 3D

The Canon XA30 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the XA30 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon XA30 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XA30 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this type and age 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

Most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XA30 do not have a built-in projector. The Canon XA30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Viewfinder

With a viewfinder of only 156,000 pixels, the Canon XA30 has one of the lower viewfinders amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The average viewfinder of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the XA30 is 890,000 pixels.

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Heavy

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XA30 have weights of between 210g and 2.4kg, and the average weight is 510g. The Canon XA30 is one of the heavier video cameras that are a comparable age to the XA30 (765 grams) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon XA30 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.24 inches) amongst camcorders of this age. The average viewfinder screen size of video cameras of a similar age and type to the XA30 is 0.33".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Canon XA30

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon XA30 has a pretty typical digital zoom (400 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Pre-Record
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Lens Hood
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Power Supply Type

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292053524, 08714574633497

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