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Canon XA35
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Canon XA35 Camcorder

3.09MP 1/2.84 770g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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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23 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon video cameras and also specifically for Canon small total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Canon had excellent ratings.

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XA35 range from 64GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Canon XA35 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the XA35 which are not Full HD, the Canon XA35 is Full HD.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Camcorders that came out around the same time as the XA35 have display diagonals of between 2.7" and 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 3.1". The Canon XA35 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the XA35, the Canon XA35 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Canon XF200[plb_2510467_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than a year ago, the Canon XA35 has an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Canon XF200[plb_2510467_price].

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon XA35 is 1/2.84". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The optical sensor size of all small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the XA35 ranges from 1/5.8" to 1/2".

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The Canon XA35 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera 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 available for more than a year. The light exposure modes "Manual" is also found on this Canon video camera.

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OLED Display

The Canon XA35 has an OLED display which is better than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. 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 were launched around the same time as the XA35.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of video camera.

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Two Memory Slotss

The Canon XA35 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the XA35 have between one and two memory slotss.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon XA35 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. This Canon camcorder also 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 across all small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the XA35.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the XA35 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixel, the Canon XA35 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XA35 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might want to look at include the Canon XF200[plb_2510467_price].

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Very High Viewfinder

The average viewfinder of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago is 890,000 pixels. The viewfinder of the Canon XA35 of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the XA35.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the XA35 is 6.1. The Canon XA35 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers (8) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At 35 megabits per second, the Canon XA35 has a quite big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the XA35. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 24 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of this type and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the XA35 is 1.6MP, the highest is 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.1MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the Canon XA35 of 2.91 megapixels is one of the highest amongst video cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the XA35 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 26mm and 33mm. The Canon XA35 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 26.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XA35.

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Has Six White Balances

The Canon XA35 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the XA35. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camcorder.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the XA35 is 0.1lx, the biggest is 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx. At only 0.1 lux, the Canon XA35 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the XA35.

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9 Reasons Against

£294.01 Price Increase

In the last 58 days the price of the XA35 has increased by £294.01.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon XA35 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XA35 the optical zooms range from 10x to 50x. At only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon XA35 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XA35.

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Pricey

The cheapeast camcorders of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £92 and the most expensive costs £2,850. We think that this video camera looks expensive for a small total megapixels video camera that has been around for more than a year.

Not 3D

Most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the XA35 are not 3D. The Canon XA35 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon XA35 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year, the Canon XA35 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the XA35 do not have a built-in projector. The Canon XA35 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

The Canon XA35 is fairly heavy (770 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The average weight of video cameras of a similar age and type to the XA35 is 510g, and the weights range from 210g to 2.4kg.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon XF200[plb_2510467_price] (1.6kg).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon XA35

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Canon video camera was released.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 400 times zoom factor, the Canon XA35 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 10 hours, the Canon XA35 has a fairly typical video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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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
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
Light Exposure Correction
Light Metering
White Balance
White Balance
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
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Pre-Record
Audio
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
Video Recording Time
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Number of Diaphragm Blades

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon xa35, canon 1633143n, canon 1003c012, canon 1003c012a, canon 8869280519, canon 1003c012aa
Barcodes 00008869280519, 08714574633428

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