The Canon XA10 allows you to film early in the morning on your way to the stand and late into the night on the recovery shots with infrared filming technology! The Canon XA10's proven ability to film to the last minutes of daylight and professional audio capabilities makes this a perfect prosumer camera for Predator Hunters, Solo Hunters, Junior Videographers or a valuable professional second-angle camera. It's light weight and low price allows it to be as easy on your back hiking in the backwoods, as it is on your wallet. Plus, its 1/3" CMOS chip gives you amazingly clear video that you won't find in other small camera!
For long hunts, the Canon XA10's internal memory allows you to film nearly 6 hours on the highest setting. You can throw in 32GB cards in each card slot and film for a total of 12 hours! And, through in a couple of extra BP-827 battery, you'll have plenty of power to film that recovery after dark!
The Canon XA10 has a 10x optical zoom that will bring that buck in close, and with the superb optical quality of Canon's lens, he'll look just as good 100 yards out as he will on your wall. Never before seen in small cameras, the manual focus wheel guarantees that you can manually focus on the buck and not the annoying tree limbs in front! Threads around the lens of the camera allow you to easily extend your zoom capabilities with the addition of a telephoto lens. Don't forget to screw on a UV Filter to protect your lens from scratches and dirt!
Incorporating the technology proven in Canon's professional level cameras, the 1/3" CMOS Pro image sensor delivers outstanding video quality and superb low-light performance. Perfect for preditor hunters, the XA10 camcorder features an Infrared Mode allowing you to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light, a situation which would make other camers useless!
With the Dynamic SuperRange Optical Stabilization, no one will never know how much you were shaking when you released your bow! If you want to cut down on movement, the Canon XA10 allows you to add a remote control to control your zoom and focus controls. Less movement means a great chance of scoring that giant buck!
Shoot in Native 24p Cinema Mode to give your videos a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot the same way as your favorite movie!
Designed with professionals in mind, the camcorder also comes with detachable handle that provides dual XLR ports. This connection makes it possible to get even better audio with the Azden SGM-PDII mounted to the camera via the built-in mic mount and a wireless microphone system like the Samson AirLine Micro Wireless Camera System to pick up even a whisper. And, if you plug in a good set of headphones, you may even hear that bruiser coming before you see him!
After the hunt's over, insert your SDHC card into your computer. A little basic editing with a user-friendly software such as Adobe Premiere Elements, and you're ready to show the world through Facebook, Youtube, or even DVD. Recording and sharing your adventures has never been easier!
• 1/3" CMOS Sensor
• Native 1920 x 1080
• 24Mbps AVCHD Recording
• 60i, PF30, PF24, Native 24p
• 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%
Available in a Whitetail Package Available in a Waterfowl Package
Available in an Outdoor Package Available in a Fishing Package
Available in a Turkey Package Available in a Predator Package
The Canon XA10 is this year's hot camera, and for good reason. It's small size and light weight (2lbs) combined with its powerful yet compact 1/3" CMOS sensor makes it a great option for the hunter or fisherman on the move. A low 1.5 lux and the large 58mm lens combine to give this camera excellent low light functionality. If low light isn't good enough, how about no light? The XA10 features built-in Infrared capabilities for shooting in complete darkness. It's great for recovery shorts or any after dark filming. Let's not forget about audio. The XA10 has dual professional XLR audio ports and a built in shotgun mic mount. All these great features make the XA10 a go to camera for any outdoor videographer. More info
The new ultra compact XA10 Professional Camcorder is designed for outdoor situations where mobility is critical while shooting. This feature-rich, professional model records Full HD 1080p using an AVCHD codec. The ultimate professional camcorder for run-and-gun shooting, the compact XA10 includes a detachable handle for low-angle shooting and portability. With the handle attached the XA10's functionality is further enhanced with the addition of XLR inputs and an external microphone holder.
A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens delivers a wide, flexible zoom range (35mm equivalent range 30.4mm-304mm) and smooth, pleasing backgrounds thanks to an 8-blade iris. And an infrared mode allows users to capture video in conditions with little or no ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless.
The new XA10 provides the option of recording to a 64GB internal flash drive or two SDXC-compatible card slots and the ability to simultaneously record to two cards at once for instant backup. Portable and packed with professional features, this camcorder will be the model of choice for on-the-go outdoor videographers.
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 slots. With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD memory cards when the memory becomes full.
Double Slot Recording allows recording to two SD cards simultaneously, providing an automatic backup while shooting.
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 non-linear editing software, both professional and consumer, have full support for the codec; this makes for easy compatibility with the XA10 no matter what system the user chooses.
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 24Mbps, 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 Zoom Lens:
The XA10 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4mm - 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.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer:
The XA10 also incorporates a SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization system (lens shift) with four modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic and Off.
Standard:Lens shift is controlled so that the maximum compensation angle is constant from wide angle through telephoto.
Powered: Vibration is suppressed at the telephoto end of the range, where shake is most apparent due to high magnification.
Enhanced Auto Focus:
When shooting high definition video, sharp focus becomes more critical than ever. Canon's proprietary Instant AF system combines an external AF sensor with Canon's legendary auto focus system for fast and accurate focus. Together, the two sensors reduce focusing time - even in low-light, low contrast, or high brightness situations - and improve focusing performance on difficult subjects.
The XA10 gives you a choice of five AF modes for different shooting applications:
• Instant AF changes focus as rapidly as possible, for those applications in which quick focus is more important than other considerations - for example, in news gathering or documentary work.
• Medium AF changes focus at a speed which is softer and smoother than Instant AF, but faster than would likely be possible manually.
• Normal AF changes focus at a speed that appears natural and doesn't distract the viewer.
• Face AF tracks focus on faces when present. The user selects the face to be tracked. Face AF has the ability to track even if the subject's face is in profile. If the chosen tracked face is not present in a shot, the subject in the center of the screen will automatically be brought into focus.
Minimum Object Distance:
When shooting with the XA10, the minimum focus distance is 20mm (0.78 incles) at the wide macro end and maintains 60cm (1.97 feet) throughout the entire zoom range. This allows excellent versatility in a wide range of shooting situations.
In contrast to a typical 6-blade iris, the XA10's 8-blade iris captures extraordinarily smooth out-of-focus 'bokeh' for a more attractive image effect. The additional blades also reduce diffraction of light passing through the iris, allowing for the use of smaller apertures while maintaining image quality.
Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor:
Designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XA10 Professional 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 Camcorder features Canon's powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor, which provides enhanced shading, lifelike tonal gradations, 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 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 dot 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 will 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 on 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.
EVF: The XA10 Professional Camcorder features a 0.24-inch, 260,000 Dot Color EVF and approximately 100% field of view coverage for comfortable viewing and accurate judgment of composition. Brightness, contrast, color and backlight are adjustable.
Focus Assist Functions: Edge Monitor Focus Assist System
With Canon's Edge Monitor Focus Assist system, a green monitor is shown at the bottom of the LCD Display. The green waveform shows overall focus of the image, and the height raises to indicate the area in focus. Through this dynamic focus feedback, you can intuitively tune focus in a scene and quickly change the zone of focus.
Peaking/Magnify: Two peaking modes and a 2X magnify focus assist function are available in standby and record mode (LCD monitor and EVF), making it extremely easy for the XA10 operator to check and confirm critical focus.
Detachable Handle: A detachable handle provides the pro shooter with expanded audio performance and added flexibility. Removing the handle allows the camcorder to be made more compact for convenient storage when traveling.
Included on the handle are the following terminals, controls and monitors:
• Two built-in XLR audio input terminals with phantom power
•Accessory shoe (cold)
• External microphone holder
Manual audio level control
• Zoom control and record start/stop button
• Infrared light
• Rear tally lamp
The XA10 camcorder features an Infrared Mode allowing the capture of video in conditions with little to no ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless. It does so by removing the infrared cutoff filter from the optical path. Its specially designed lens coating allows the infrared light to pass through to the image sensor. Additionally, the XA10's detachable handle features an infrared emitter with a diffuser to shoot pleasing infrared imagery even in complete darkness. For nature videographers or law enforcement users, the benefits of a compact, high performance camcorder for shooting in such conditions is obvious. Without the need to add lights, the shooter may remain hidden from their subjects. Also, the XA10 gives the option of recording in green or white light mode.
The XA10 Professional Camcorder offers a wide array of functions to provide the professional shooter with an exceptional level of control.
Custom Key and Dial:
A Custom Key and Dial feature allows you to assign functions to an easily accessible key and adjust the settings with a control dial. They include:
• Tv/Av: Use the dial to adjust shutter speed (Tv mode) or aperture (Av mode), as needed. In this mode the key has no effect.
• Manual exposure: When manual control is selected, the dial can adjust aperture, shutter speed, or gain. Select items to adjust, such as aperture or other settings, with the key.
• Exposure Lock can be set on or off as can the AGC Limit.
Focus and Exposure Aids:
To further enhance focusing capability, the XA10 also features Focus Assist. It includes enlargement, which helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording. Also included is color peaking, which shows the shooting object's focused areas in actual colors. With Canon's Edge Monitor Focus Assist system, a green monitor is shown at the bottom of the LCD Display. The green waveform shows overall focus of the image, and the height raises to indicate the area in focus. Through this dynamic focus feedback, you can intuitively tune focus in a scene and quickly change the zone of focus.
Typically only found on expensive external units, the XA10 has a waveform monitor built right into the camera. The waveform monitor shows a detailed view of overall image brightness.
Enhanced zebra pattern (70% or 100%) indicates 'blown out' or high brightness areas to help you set the proper exposure.
With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep the camcorder level for more accurate framing.
The Grid Marker provides a reference grid in your viewfinder. Depending on the background color of your shot, you can choose between two different colors for better viewing contrast.
The XA10 features full manual exposure, as well as aperture priority (Av), and shutter priority (Tv) modes.
Either color bars or color bars and test tone can be selected and recorded using a menu. The color bars comply with the SMPTE standard. -12 dB, -18 dB or -20 dB can be selected as the test tone.
The white balance control has 6 available presets settable through a variety of day and artificial light conditions (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, and Fluorescent), as well as two manual white balance settings. Color temperature may also be manually set from 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments for more precise adjustment.
Gain may be manually set from 0 dB to 24 dB in 1 dB increments. Additionally, Auto Gain Control Limit allows you to set the maximum gain limit for the image sensor's sensitivity. With this function, brightness and noise can be balanced as required, and image quality can be maximized in low light situations.
Power zoom is available in Constant and Variable settings in 3 modes: Fast (approx. 1.9 - 60 seconds), Normal (approx. 3.0 - 180 seconds) and Slow (approx. 4.0 - 285 seconds). To provide added control, there are 16 predefined steps in Constant mode.
The XA10 records in Full HD 1920 x 1080 in a variety of frame rates. The XA10 is also capable of recording in several different bit rate modes (24Mbps, 17Mbps, 12Mbps, 7Mbps, 5Mbps) allowing the user to balance quality versus recording time for specific applications.
In addition to the standard interlaced frame rate of 60i, the XA10 can also capture video in:
• PF30 Frame Rate- PF30 is the ideal frame rate for video viewed on the Internet. It is also an excellent choice for frame grab during playback. Video is recorded in 60i.
• PF24 Frame Rate- PF24 changes the camcorder's frame capture rate to 24p, which provides a 'film look'. Video is recorded in 60i.
• Native 24p Frame Rate- A must for serious filmmaking work, Native 24p matches the frame rate of a traditional film camera giving the same cadence and temporal motion.
When Cinema Shooting Mode is selected on the XA10, it is possible to use one of nine different cinematic filters to customize the look and feel of the image. This provides users with almost limitless creative control.
The XA10 Professional Camcorder offers a built-in stereo microphone to capture high-quality audio. It offers a significant reduction in noise at medium and low frequencies.
The microphone's direction can be adjusted four different ways to match your needs and taste. Choose from:
Monaural: Single point direction
Wide: Provides a more enhanced, separated stereo effect than normal
Synced with Zoom: Directionality is adjusted to match the zoom position
In addition, the frequency response characteristics of the microphone can be adjusted between low, mid-range and high frequencies.
Normal: Provides a balance throughout all frequencies
Low-range emphasis: Excellent for recording live music with impact
Attenuate low frequencies: Reduces ambient noise and the sound of traffic outdoors, such as wind, cars, and so on
Mid-range emphasis: Ideal for capturing people's voices
Low and high range emphasis: Record live music with balanced lows and highs
The Automatic Attenuator feature prevents high volume distortion and optimizes audio quality in situations when sound levels quickly change. It automatically keeps the audio clean and even.
Additionally, two XLR audio inputs with phantom power can be found on the detachable handle.
Both the built-in Microphone terminal and XLR terminals have the option for automatic or manual audio level control.
Canon's new optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone allows high-quality audio to be recorded from up to 164 feet away (50m), making it ideal for ceremonies.
Not only does the XA10 Professional Camcorder provide the professional user with complete control over the image, it also provides complete creative freedom when it comes to inputs and outputs including:
HDMI Output (supports CEC, x.v.Color, and 1080p output)
Component Video Output
Composite Video Output (3.5mm)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal
(2) XLR Audio Input (when handle is attached)
Microphone Input (3.5mm)
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol)
Accessory Shoe (when handle is attached)
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