Canon camcorder with lens hood and XLR inputs on the handle

 

 

Videomaker awards an NAB 2013 Spotlight Award to Canon for the XA25.
 
For the run and gun shooter, Canon created the XA25. Top-notch recording is a staple for Canon's cameras, so the XA25 is no exception and can record AVCHD and MP4 at 28 Mb/s and 35Mb/s respectively. Full 1080p at 60 frames per second is a nice benchmark on which the XA25 rests. Another hallmark of quality video is great audio which is a lot easier to capture with XLR inputs, so Canon includes a pair. When it comes to accessing the video from remote locations, you might not care about Wi-Fi, but sharing video via FTP is a different ballgame. Of course, the dimensions of the XA25 are a consideration and at a length/height of about 9-inches and 7-inches including the mic, Canon kept it compact. The extensive features rolled into one solid camera from an exceptional line of cameras are sure to help the XA25 deliver for $3,000. 

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