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Canon XA30

£1,499.00
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A fully featured but slightly out of date 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Nov 2015
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Canon XA30 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon XA30 number 180 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Has an image stabilizer
Ite its compact size, the xa30 provides high-quality monitoring. an easy-to-use OLED touch screen with a 1.23 million dot resolution offers faster response times and superior definition, contrast and colour reproduction compared to LCD equivalents. A 0.61cm (0.24 ) 1.56 million dot EVF can tilt up to 45 - easily accommodating a range of shooting positi
Compact, lightweight body
Sfer footage wirelessly using an ios phone or tablet, or via FTP at up to 150 mbps. remotely control camera functions through a wi-fi enabled device with no need for separate apps. location data can be recorded using an optional GPS access
Built-in wi-fi, expandable for GPS
XA30 can easily be used at night or in low ambient light conditions thanks to the improved sensor sensitivity and bright infrared light source built into the handle making it ideal for the wildlife videograp
Infrared shooting
XA30 features comprehensive audio control. two XLR terminals provide professional connectivity, while high quality linear PCM and dolby digital recording options come as standard. A built-in microphone and 3.5mm input jack offer extra choice and flexibil
Professional audio
D video can be recorded at up to 28mbps in 1080/50p; while for maximum quality, select the 35mbps 1080/50p mp4 recording mode. the two sdxc/sdhc memory card slots allow for simultaneous recording of high-quality HD and lower resolution mp4 files for easier file transfer ideal when a quick turn-around of footage is needed. fast and slow motion recording options with interval recording (x2 to x1200) are available in mp4 mo
Versatile dual-format recording
8.77cm (3.5") OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF
Larger than average display diagonal
New picture settings help you achieve even more impressive results. wide DR mode gives you a 600% dynamic range, resulting in bright images with high contrast that retain detail in both highlight and shadow areas, without the need for post-production. highlight priority mode reproduces footage with more natural tones, richer colours and detail particularly in areas of high brightness perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfa
Flexible new image settings
Newly developed canon HD CMOS pro sensor achieves an effective pixel count of approximately 2.91 megapixels to deliver stunning full HD picture quality. with increased sensitivity and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, low light images in particular appear cleaner with reduced no
Improved 1/2.84" HD CMOS pro sensor
Ure superb quality footage thanks to the xa30's stunning and versatile 26.8mm wide angle lens. A 20x zoom gets you up close to the action, while dynamic optical image stabilisation compensates for shake in 5 directions to provide ultra-steady images. f/1.8 maximum aperture, an 8-blade iris and EDM technology enable beautiful bokeh effe
20x zoom wide angle canon HD video lens
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 applications especially in challenging high-contrast lighting conditi
Bigger than average digital zoom
Supports HDMI
its detachable handle, this discreet and highly portable camera is ideal for shooting in sensitive or confined environments. its lightweight body reduces fatigue during extended periods of hand-held film

Should You Buy it Now?

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Canon XA30 Video Reviews

Canon XA30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Canon Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 2,442 owner and expert reviews (including 492 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,348.20 it is more expensive than 78% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon XA30 and the United Kingdom price of £1,348.20 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,509.76 (£2,094.19).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon video camera has been on the market since November 2015.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP. The total megapixels of the Canon XA30 of only 3.09MP is in the smallest 27% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Canon XA30 of 0.352" is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 63% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Canon XA30 of 765g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 79% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon XA30's optical zoom of 20x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 56% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA30 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon XA30 of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 8% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XA30 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The Canon XA30's digital zoom of 400x is bigger than 75% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Canon XA30 supports remote operation. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Canon XA30 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a wind filter.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XA30 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XA30 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XA30 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rate of the Canon XA30 of 60fps is faster than 90% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average maximum frame rate of all video cameras is 62fps, with the slowest being 25fps and the fastest being 960fps.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon XA30 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Canon XA30 of only 0.01m is smaller than 86% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA30 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon XA30 of 8 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 90% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all camcorders is 5, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XA30 has a microphone in. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Face Detection

The Canon XA30 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the Canon XA30 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Canon XA30 has a shoe mounting point. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon XA30 of only 26.8mm is in the shortest 20% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 10mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 1004c002iv, canon 1920x1080, canon 1004c003, canon xa30e

Barcodes:

00013803267136, 00635492500860, 04549292053524, 08030207007146, 08714574633497, 08714574648347

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