Canon XA30 manual – Step-by-Step canon XA30 tutorial PDF

Canon XA30 manual - Step-by-Step canon XA30 tutorial PDF

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Canon XA30 Full Specifications 

Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition

Canon XA30 Power Supply (rated): 

7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)

Canon XA30 Television System


Canon XA30 Video Recording system

MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Canon XA30 Audio Recording system

Linear PCM (2ch)*, Dolby Digital (2ch) / MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
* 28 Mbps/24 Mbps video recording modes only; 16-bit resolution

Canon XA30 Image Sensor

1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Canon XA30 Total Pixels

Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)

Effective Pixels

Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)

Canon XA30 Lens

Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital
Focal Length: 3.67–73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS)
Zoom Speed:Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8

Canon XA30 Focusing System

Hybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system):
Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus

Manual Exposure


Programmed AE

Auto Mode: Auto
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M

Canon XA30 Max Shutter Speed

Movie: 1/2000 sec.

Minimum Focusing Distance

20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across zooming range)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H

Canon XA30 Frame Rate

AVCHD – 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P
MP4 – 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P

Minimum Illumination

Auto Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec. and with auto slow shutter on)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Image Stabilization

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Control Modes:
Dynamic IS Powered IS* Macro IS Tripod Mode * During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS:
Standard IS IS Off

Filter Diameter



0.24- inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; 100% field of view)

LCD Screen

3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)

Recording Media

2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

USB Terminal

mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)

Video Terminal

3.5mm diameter 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Accessory Shoe

Cold Shoe

HDMI Terminal

HDMI OUT mini connector

Microphone Terminal

3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Canon XA30 Headphone Terminal

3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)

Operating Temperature range

Approx. -5 – 45°C, 60% relative humidity (operation)
Approx. 0 – 40°C, 85% relative humidity (performance)


4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (Not including lens hood, grip belt, microphone holder and handle unit)


Approx. 1.7 lb. / 765g (includes grip belt)

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