Canon – Professional-grade Full HD digital video camera – 20 times optical zoom, approximately 2.91 million pixel CMOS sensor – XA25 and XA20
Two professional-grade HD digital video camera models, with removable handles, will be released by Canon in mid-June.
Compact, “run-and-gun” HD camcorders with improved optical performance from a new powerful Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 60cm.
Approx. 3.09 total megapixels (2.91 effective megapixels), 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder, – together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs.
The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions, law enforecement and military, etc.
XA25 has multiple HD/SD recording rates – including 24p for a “cinematic” look.
Estimated retail prices:
XA25 – 250,000 yen
XA20 – 170,000 yen