Canon XA camcorder
Canon has unveiled four Canon XA camcorders and a budget-friendly camera as well

Canon is adding four cameras to its Canon XA series: the XA55, XA50, XA45 and XA40. Canon is also releasing the budget-friendly VIXIA HF G60.

All four of the XA cameras will shoot 4K 30p recording. They will also includes a detachable XLR hand. Also, they’ll all feature Canon’s five-axis Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization system. It will give users image stabilization through a Dynamic mode which should help reduce image distortion. That’s including if the camera is moving. Additionally, they all have the same three-inch LCD touch panel screen and user-friendly, tilting, high-resolution Electronic View Finder.

“Often spending their days and nights working in fast-paced environments, videographers need a camcorder that is affordable, reliable, and delivers great images,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These new camcorders meet the needs of a variety of users, including those capturing news, shooting influential documentaries, educating young filmmakers or developing content for their companies.”

XA55 and XA50

Canon XA55
Canon XA55

The XA55 and XA50 share a lot of the same features. They both share a 1.0-inch sensor, nine-bladed circular aperture and Dual-Pixel CMOS AF with a 15x wide-angle Canon optical zoom lens. They also feature a Wide Dynamic Range Gamma mode. This essentially lowers the barrier for focusing and requires more stricter focus accuracy.

“By suppressing overexposure in high- brightness areas of the composition, this mode helps achieve a wide dynamic range of 800 percent to help produce seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate color and virtually no blown-out highlights,” says Canon about the mode.

Canon XA50
Canon XA50

The XA55 and XA50 record 4K UHD 30p 4:2:0 8-bit video. The duo also records 1080p Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit video as well. It’s recorded through SDI/HDMI Output in XF-AVC and MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording.

XA45 and XA40

Canon XA45
Canon XA45

As for the XA45 and XA40, they sport a 1.0-inch sensor, eight-bladed circular aperture. They can record 4K UHD 30p 4:2:0 8-bit video and 1080p Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit video through SDI/HDMI Output in MP4 or XF-AVC format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording.

Canon XA40
Canon XA40

Both cameras use a 20x (29.3-601mm) wide-angle Canon optical zoom lens.

Canon VIXIA HF G60 4K UHD

You’ll find a lot of the same features from the XA55 and XA50, like a nine-bladed circular aperture, Dual Pixel Focus Guide and Wide DR. However, it’s considered as the budget-conscious option. It’s more affordable for budget-conscious videographers.

Canon VIXIA HF G60 4K UHD

Pricing and availability

The Canon XA55, XA50 and VIXIA HF G60 will be out this June for $2699.00, $2199.00 and $1699.00, respectively. The A45 and XA40 4K UHD video camcorders will be out this month for $2199.00 and $1699.00.

Check out Canon’s website to learn more about the Canon XA camcorders and the VIXIA HF.

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