Canon Officially Launches the New Compact 4K Professional Grade Camcorder XA60
Combining Unrivaled 4K Quality and stream HD footage via UVC to a computer
HONG KONG, 27th September 2022— Canon today announces the New Compact 4K Professional Grade Camcorder XA60 is now available for sale. Being the latest model of the XA series, the XA60 uses a 1/2.3-inch 4K CMOS image sensor to bring low noise and high sensitivity imaging performance; it is also equipped with a 29.3mm wide-angle 20x optical zoom 4K camera lens with 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization, which is convenient for users to shoot with a handheld camcorder, bringing a wider and stable shooting field of view.
This new compact professional grade 4K camcorder supports the UVC standard, and users do not need to install additional adapters, greatly simplifying the live streaming process. In addition, the camcorder is equipped with a detachable handle and two sets of XLR terminals, which is more convenient for post-production. The combination of excellent imaging performance, reliable operability and intelligent functionality makes XA60 the perfect 4K camcorder for professionals and is ideal for a wide range of purposes such as news gathering, weddings, events coverage and documentary production.
Support UVC Livestreaming
XA60 features UVC compatibility, which allows high-image-quality streaming with just a single USB (Type-C) cable. It provides convenience to users streaming 4K video or other post-production work in computer directly.
4K UHD Format for Creating High-Quality, Delicate Movies
Being a broadcast grade professional camcorder, XA60 supports recording of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 25P 4:2:0 8-bit videos in XF-AVC format at 160 Mbps or MP4 format at 150 Mbps. 4K UHD videos can be directly saved onto SD cards, retaining the highest picture quality while making prolonged shooting convenient. In addition, XA60 supports HD (1920 x 1080) 50P 4:2:0 8-bit video shooting, facilitating the creation of versatile imaging expressions such as slow-motion video depending on themes and usages, and is ideal for shooting online and corporate promotional videos.
Large 1/2.3-inch 4K UHD CMOS Sensor for Low Noise and High Sensitivity Performance
XA60 features the large, highly sensitive 1/2.3-inch 8.29-megapixel 4K UHD CMOS sensor. Benefited from the higher sensitivity of CMOS sensor, coupled with DIGIC DV 6 digital image processor’s powerful 4K arithmetic processing capacity, signal to noise ratio is greatly improved. Low-noise video with clear, sharp and smooth imagery is guaranteed even when shooting in low-light situations or at night.
Canon 20x Optical Zoom 4K video Lens that Covers Scenes from Near and Afar
XA60 is equipped with Canon’s 29.3mm wide angle 20x optical zoom 4K video lens that harnesses the superior optical technologies. With optimized lens configuration, the lens offers a broad focal range from wide angle to telephoto while keeping the body lightweight and compact.
With a zoom range equivalent to 29.3mm to 601mm in 35mm film format, spectacular wide angle shots or feature shots of facial expressions can be captured effortlessly, making the lens ideal for weddings or events shooting where a wide focal range is needed for the creation of rich and diverse imaging expressions. Its 8-blade circular aperture is capable of producing more natural and smoother out-of-focus effect, especially perfect for taking nightscape videos where the city lights can be turned into beautiful, circular blur for easy creation of cinematic bokeh effect.
Excellent image stabilization performance
The XA60 is equipped with a five-axis dynamic anti-vibration stabilization system, which corrects the 5 major movements of the camcorder, including rotation and tilt along the horizontal, vertical, and lateral axes, and translational offsets up and down or left and right, ensuring stable and clear high-quality images in all directions. This system can more effectively correct the image distortion, even when shooting with a handheld camcorder while walking, it can maintain a high-level recording effect.
DIGIC DV 6 Digital Image Processor with Enhanced 4K Arithmetic Processing Capacity
XA60 incorporates the new DIGIC DV 6 digital image processor with enhanced 4K arithmetic processing capacity, capable of depicting fine details faithfully to realize sharp and true-to-life 4K videos in rich gradation. The ultra-fast algorithm power is instrumental in bringing the best out of the camcorder’s functionalities and boost the expressive power of 4K videos. DIGIC DV 6 with drastic improvement in noise reduction realizes better performance when shooting with high sensitivity. Even in dark environment where it is hard for the human eye to verify the subject, bright, low-noise and detailed shots can still be taken by using only the faint ambient light, allowing for greater flexibility for night-time or low-light shooting.
3.5” High Resolution LCD Touch LCD for Easy and Flexible Control
The 3.5-inch 2.76 million-dot high resolution LCD touch panel equipped in XA60 utilizes capacitive touch technology, offering easy and simplified control by allowing users to select focus point or adjust various functions settings simply with a touch on the screen.
In addition, when shooting in outdoor with bright sunlight, you can clearly check the focus and image details through the 0.36-inch 1.77 million-point multi-angle viewfinder to ensure the image details. The viewfinder can be adjusted upwards by 45 degrees, which is convenient for recording in narrow places or from low angles and enhances the control flexibility. The viewfinder is also equipped with a large rubber eyecup, which fits the user's face and fits closely to the eyes to block light, making viewing clearer and more comfortable.
Detachable Handle with 2 XLR Inputs for Enhanced Shooting Flexibility and Professional Performance
XA60 is equipped with detachable handle to meet different shooting needs. The handle helps to shoot tricky angles and capture clear and stable images in all directions; after removing the handle, the body volume can be reduced, the control flexibility can be enhanced, and it is easier to put the small camcorder in a bag and carry it out for use. for more mobility.
The XA60 handle is equipped with 2 sets of XLR input terminals and an external microphone stand, users can choose various professional radio equipment according to the shooting location and production needs. The XLR input supports a variety of audio types, including external audio, microphone, or microphone input powered by Phantom Power. It is convenient to use the external microphone and audio input for dual-channel recording at the same time, enhancing the sense of presence; it can also independently adjust the reception of the two groups of terminals. volume, create the best sound effect, and can also cooperate with the built-in stereo microphone for 4-channel radio to ensure more reliable radio performance.
Infrared Mode with Enhanced Brightness Performance in Low-Light Environment
The XA60 supports the infrared shooting function (Infrared mode), which is convenient for users to shoot in extremely low-light environments and is suitable for shooting breaking news at night. The use of high-brightness infrared LED lights and a wide scattering angle make the infrared evenly cover the entire shooting range, bringing a more natural image effect.
Double SD Card Slots for Versatile Recording Options
To offer higher recording capacity and provide more flexible recording options for various needs, XA60 features a built-in dual card slots using the popular and reliable SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards as recording media. The dual card slots support two-way relay recording function which will automatically switch to the other memory card for continuous recording when one card is full. This flexibly expands the recording capacity and is ideal for long time outdoor shooting. In addition, simultaneous recording is also supported. This allows easy and instant video backup by recording to both cards in identical format to meet the demands for various applications while contributing to an effective workflow.
The new compact 4K Professional grade camcorder XA60 is now available for sale with suggested retail price of HK$13,300.
The accessories for XA60 and their suggested retail prices are as follows:
|Model||Suggested Retail Price|
|BP-820 Battery Pack||HKD$ 880|
|BP-828 Battery Pack||HKD$ 1,200|
|PD-E1 Power Adaptor||HKD$ 1,580|
|CG-800 Battery Charger||HKD$ 600|
|WA-H58 Wide Attachment||HKD$ 3,500|
|58mm Protect Filter||HKD$ 200|
|RC-V100 Remote Controller||HKD$ 19,900|
|GP-E2 GPS Receiver||HKD$ 2,180|
|IFC-100U USB-C Cable (USB 3.1 Speed)||HKD$ 320|
|IFC-400U USB-C Cable (USB 2.0 Speed)||HKD$ 420|
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About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. From there, Canon Inc. expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, research and development. Pioneering in innovative products development, Canon Inc. hold the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes significant contribution to promote photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence, representing one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2021, Canon's global revenue was US$30.55 billion.
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