Canon’s XA45 is a compact 4K camcorder made for professionals
February 22, 2021

Meeting the increasing demand for 4K content.

Canon has just officially announced the XA45 camcorder in the EMEA region. This professional camcorder brings in a 20x optical zoom along with a 1/2.3-inch type CMOS sensor that enables it to record in 4K or Full HD resolution. A successor to the XA40 released in 2019, the XA45 brings in a 3G-SDI output terminal that lets you connect standard broadcast equipment. 

The XA45 is lightweight too – coming in at just 730 grams for the body. It also utilizes the professional recording format of XF-AVC that makes it easier to integrate with workflows that help enhance post-production. It supports a maximum bitrate of 160 Mbps at 25.00P in 4K and 45 Mbps in Full HD. You also have the option to record 4K footage using the MP4 codec.

The camera’s 20x optical zoom capability starts with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 29.3mm at its widest up to 601mm telephoto which can be enhanced using the built-in 2x extender. Along with that, you have an optional digital zoom range of up to 400x. The camcorder also features three image stabilization modes that include Standard IS, Dynamic IS, and Powered IS to ensure your footage is shake-free.

Through a firmware update, the XA45 also supports Custom Picture that gives users enhanced creative ability that suits their needs. There is also a detachable grip that houses two standard 3-pin XLR connectors made for connecting external microphones for two or four-channel audio recording.

Canon says that the XA45 will be launching soon in the Middle East market.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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