Canon XA15 Full HD ENG Camera with HD-SDI terminals with 20x Optical Zoom
Full HD ENG camera with HD-SDI terminals, 20x zoom and 5-axis image stabilization
Canon XA15 compact Full HD ENG camera that boasts a 20x zoom lens and 5-axis image stabilization, two SD card slots and 50P/60P recording in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, the Canon XA15 is equipped with various features for added efficiency, such as support for both relay and simultaneous recording and the ability to simultaneously record video snippets in 3 Mbps mode for usage in fast-breaking news.
It is also equipped with an HD-SDI terminal, the standard interface in broadcasting, so that not only can you simultaneously pipe footage directly to the broadcast van, but also output to an external recorder to make uncompressed video recordings.
20x optical zoom providing focal length approx. 26.8mm – 576mm (35mm equivalent)
Featuring a 20x optical zoom that covers focal lengths from 26.8mm (wide-angle end) to 576mm (telephoto end), the Canon XA15 utilizes Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) glass in its lens, the same found in Canon’s top-of-the-line camcorders, providing clear images with minimal chromatic aberration.
The large-diameter lens, which features an aperture of f/1.8 at its wide-angle end and f/2.8 at its telephoto end, when used in combination with the DIGIC DV 4 imaging platform, is capable of shooting footage with low noise even in scenes with little illumination. The 8-blade circular aperture diaphragm produces bokeh with excellent quality.
5-axis image stabilization
The Canon XA15 features a 5-axis image stabilization method that combines a lens-shift optical system with electronic stabilization built into the camera body. With this, vertical, horizontal and axial rotation and camera movements in the yaw and pitch directions are corrected. If Dynamic mode is enabled, image stabilization takes place even when shooting while walking.
When shooting at the telephoto end, where camera shake is particularly likely to occur, Powered IS mode can be utilised, which is especially ideal for fixed-point shooting. Such a wide selection of image stabilization features provide solid support for Full HD shooting and the high-resolution imaging required.