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Canon XA30

£1,309.33
A fully featured 3.09MP 1 camcorder, but with high running costs and a price that represents poor value for money
3.09MP 1/2.84" Yes 765g Nov 2015
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Canon XA30 Review

With excellent features and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon XA30 number 80 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 59?

Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
It has some great features:
Quite fast maximum frame rate
Has a microphone in
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has a face detection

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Canon XA30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 916 owner and expert reviews (including 212 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent features and is under 2 years old but at £1,309.33 it is more expensive than 80% of video cameras.

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Features

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rate of the Canon XA30 of 60fps is quite fast compared to most other video cameras. It is in the fastest 10% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 60fps.

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Heavy

The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The Canon XA30's weight of 765g is quite heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 18% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XA30 has a microphone in, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon XA30 of only 26.8mm is fairly short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 19% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Canon XA30 has a face detection, which is unusual. 72% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XA30 features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XA30 has a handheld remote control. 93% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon XA30 has a vari-angle LCD display. 91% of camcorders do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon XA30's optical zoom of 20x is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 37% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Canon XA30 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XA30 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XA30 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA30 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Canon XA30 has a wind filter, unlike 94% of camcorders which do not have a wind filter.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.84|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Canon XA30 supports remote operation. 95% of video cameras do not support remote operation.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon XA30 of 8 is quite high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 11% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Canon XA30 of 3.09MP is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 28% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Canon XA30 of only 0.01m is in the smallest 9% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.43m.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon XA30 of 3.5" is in the largest 8% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon XA30 of 400x is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 76% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the XA30 in November 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1004c019aa, canon 1004c012aa, canon 1633143c, canon canon
Barcodes 00006513640583, 04549292053524, 08714574633497, 08714574648330

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