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Canon XA-10 HD Professional PAL Camcorder Email to a Friend Be the first to review this product Availability: In stock Tiptop Electronics offers Canon XA-10 HD Professional PAL Camcorder available for just £1,290 from Tip Top Electronics UK with fast shipping.

£1,290 Product Highlights:  1/3" CMOS Sensor  Native 1920 x 1080  24 Mb/s AVCHD Recording  50i, PF25 Frame Rates  64GB Internal Flash Drive  10x HD Zoom Lens  Dual SD Memory Card Slots  3.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen  Dual XLR Inputs w/Detachable Handle  Waveform Monitor, Peaking, Zebra 70/100%

The Canon XA10 HD Professional PAL Camcorder is a fully featured, ultracompact pro video camera that shares nearly all the functionality of the XF100, but in an even smaller, run-and-gun form factor. Sporting a 64 GB internal flash drive and two SDXC-compatible card slots, the XA10 can record literally for days without running out of memory. Able to capture AVCHD video at bitrates up to 24 Mb/s, the camcorder's native 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor also lets you choose 50i and PF25 frame rates for customizing the look of your footage (PF25 is 25 progressive frames per second recorded as 50i.). Bringing further professional oomph to that footage is a Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens, with lowlight sensitivity to f/1.8 and a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 30.4-304mm.

Flash Memory 

The XA10 Professional Camcorder allows users to record up to 24 hours of clear high definition video to a 64GB internal flash drive or to two SDXC-compatible memory cards. With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD memory cards when the memory becomes full.

Video can be copied from the XA10's internal drive to removable SD memory cards. That makes it easy to insert the card into your computer or HDTV's card reader and view your recorded footage immediately. Double Slot Recording allows recording to two SD cards simultaneously, providing an automatic backup while shooting.

AVCHD Codec 

The XA10 features the AVCHD codec. AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) was announced in 2006 and is quickly becoming the standard for professional camcorders. AVCHD utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression technology similar to the technology used in Canon's HD DSLRs. In addition to professional grade camcorders, AVCHD is very popular in the consumer market and as a result most nonlinear editing software, both professional and consumer, have full support for the codec; this makes for easy compatibility with the XA10 no matter what system you choose.

AVCHD is used for encoding Blu-ray Discs, meaning the XA10 is ideal for capturing content for delivery in this format, as well as making conversion to web-based content in H.264 format easy. Additionally, the XA10 records up to 24 Mb/s, the maximum bit rate of AVCHD, at 1920 x 1080 and 4:2:0 color space for sharp, vivid, and fully professional quality image capture.

Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens 

The XA10 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4-304mm. It delivers unsurpassed image quality, the versatility of a wide angle of view and smooth and professional looking background images thanks to a sophisticated 8-blade iris. A dedicated manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control.

Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor 

Designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XA10 Professional PAL Camcorder incorporates a native 1/3-inch, 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensor, delivering superb Full HD video recording with minimal noise. The high sensitivity and wide dynamic range of this sensor are what demanding users expect from Canon.

Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor 

The XA10 Professional PAL Camcorder features Canon's powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor, which provides enhanced shading, lifelike tonal gradations, new custom picture settings and lower power consumption. DIGIC DV III is also the high-speed engine which powers a variety of Canon technologies: Genuine Canon Face Detection, Touch & Track, and Cinema-Look Filters. On-the-go videographers will appreciate the ability to track one subject in a crowd of people.

Smart Auto 

Smart Auto uses the power of Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor to intelligently detect and analyze faces, brightness, color, distance, and movement, and then automatically selects the best settings for the scene. Among the 38 scenes available in Smart Auto, a standout is Tele Macro. Tele Macro automatically zooms the lens of the camcorder to the telephoto end, setting the minimum object distance to approximately 1.3 feet (from 3.3 feet). This gives you the opportunity to shoot spectacular close-ups with the dramatic look of a shallow depth of field.

3.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen 

A 3.5-inch, 922,000-pixel LCD monitor provides an ample, accurate area for critical focus confirmation and approximately 100% field of view. The display opens on the left side of the camera body.

Touch & Track 

Touch and Track delivers precise tracking of the focus and exposure on any subject – people, animals, vehicles and more. Simply select the point of interest on the Touch Panel LCD and you'll have the subject in sharp focus, regardless of where in the frame it moves during the shot. The exposure will be perfectly adjusted for subject and conditions. Touch & Track is the default setting. Focus or exposure may be adjusted independently by turning off Touch & Track, and turning on Touch Focus or Touch Exposure.

Touch Focus 

Touch Focus allows the user to pinpoint a specific area to focus on. This function is similar to the Push AF feature found other professional camcorders, but can target a subject anywhere in the frame.

Touch Exposure 

Touch Exposure enables exposure to be locked or compensated for the area touched by the user.

Technical Specifications: Tech. Description

Image Device

1/3" CMOS Sensor Native 1920 x 1080 2.37 Mp; 2.07 Mp effective Bayer pattern filter


10x HD optical zoom (2x digital) 4.25-42.5mm (30.4-304mm, 35mm equivalent) f/1.8, 8-blade iris 12 elements in 10 groups 58mm filter diameter

Horizontal Resolution

900 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Focusing System

TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor Autofocus (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF, Face AF, Face Only AF), Manual, Full Manual

Minimum Illumination

Auto: 1.3 lux (with Auto Slow Shutter)

Slow Shutter: 0.1 lux Built-in Filters

Built-in ND gradation filter (Auto or Off)

Minimum Focus Distance

20mm (0.78") - wide macro, 60 cm (1.97') entire zoom range

Zoom/Focus Control


Slider or handle; selectable shockless zoom mode Zoom Speed Zoom Slider: Variable speed/fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode) Handle zoom: Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode) Focus Control Manual: Lens ring, Touchscreen LCD (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset Auto: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF Iris Control

Manual: Custom dial control; touchscreen control Auto: Yes

Aperture Range

f/1.8 - f/8

Image Stabilization

Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) 3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered

Video Recording System

Compression: AVCHD (high profile)

Color Space: 4:2:0 (at 24 Mb/s recording)

Recording Modes: MXP - 24 Mb/s FXP - 17 Mb/s XP+ - 12 Mb/s SP - 7 Mb/s LP - 5 Mb/s Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2-channel, PCM digital recording, 16-bit; 48 kHz Audio Recording Format

Audio limiter; auto/manual settings via control dials on handle

Audio Control

Microphone attenuation; microphone level meter 50i, PF25

Frame Rates

3 seconds

Pre-Record Buffer

Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion

Scan Reverse

3.5" (8.8 cm) Touch Panel Screen, approx. 922,000 dots; 270째 rotatable, backlight and brightness adjustment

LCD Monitor

Waveform monitor

Waveform Monitor and Vectorscopes

On/Off (Grid, Horizontal, Center)


0.24" (6.1mm) color, approx. 260,000 dots (100% FOV, adjustable brightness, color,

contrast, +2.0 to -5.5 diopter) Viewfinder

Built-in zoom microphone (customizable frequency response and directivity)


External microphone is optional SD Card: 2 Slots

Memory Card Slot

1/6 to 1/2000 (depending on Scene mode and frame rate)

Shutter Speed

Slow Shutter (SLS): 1/2 to 1/2000 (Low Light Scene mode) Full Auto/Manual control (touchscreen LCD or control dial) Auto, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent, 2x Manual presets

White Balance

Metering: Center-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)


Compensation: -2 to +2 EV (13 steps) Modes: Smart Auto, Face Detection AE; manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions Exposure Lock: Yes 0 dB - 24 dB (in 1 dB increments)

Gain Selection

AGC (with maximum gain limit) Green or white shooting modes via built-in IR lamp

Infrared System

64 GB Internal Flash Drive

Maximum Recording Time

(Greater capacity is possible when SD cards are used.) 24 Mb/s: 5 hours 55 minutes 17 Mb/s: 8 hours 20 minutes 12 Mb/s: 11 hours 30 minutes 7 Mb/s: 19 hours 10 minutes 5 Mb/s: 24 hours 30 minutes Class 4 or higher SDHC or SDXC card required for 24 Mb/s and 17 Mb/s modes. SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card

Still Recording Media

During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080

Still Picture Resolution

Internal: Internal memory to card, card to card (still & video)

Data Transfer

Component (x1 Output)

Input and Output Connectors

Composite: 3.5mm A/V (x1 Output)

HDMI: Mini Type C HDMI 1.3 (x1 Output): 1080p50 output possible Mic/Line: XLR 3-pin with 48V phantom power (x2 Input) Stereo Mic: 3.5mm Mini Jack (x1 Input)

USB: Mini-B USB 2.0 Headphone: 3.5mm Mini Remote Control Terminal: LANC (2.5mm) SMPTE Color Bars



Cold shoe

Accessory Shoe

7.4V DC (battery pack, included)

Power Requirements


Power Consumption

Lithium coin battery (built-in)

Battery Backup

23 to 113째 F (-5 to 45째 C), 60% relative humidity

Operating Temperature

5.1 x 7 x 8" (13 x 17.8 x 20.5 cm) - including lens hood and microphone holder

Dimensions (WxHxD)

1.71 lb (0.78 kg) - not including battery, memory card, lens hood, mic holder


0.82 kg

What's in the box

Canon XA10 HD Professional PAL Camcorder 

Lens Hood

BP-808 Lithium-Ion Battery

Stylus Pen

Microphone Holder/Handle Unit

WL-D89 Wireless Controller

CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter

Stereo Video Cable and Interface Cable Set

Component Cable CTC-100/S

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