The Canon XA15 is a Full HD Camcorder that is best suited for professional use. Not only that but it also incorporates an SDI, mini-HDMI, and also composite outputs. In terms of format the camera features a 1/2.84″, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor, the sensor has amazing frame rates for up to 59.94p, this includes a 24p mode to give off a much better cinematic feel. With a Canon 20x HD Optical zoom lens at the wilt with a 35mm which is equivalent to a zoom range of up to 26.8 to 576mm. Lastly, it features an 8-bladed iris that renders the highlights on the image in a much more natural manner.
The XA15 also features a 3 inch OLED touch panel screen. The panel screen is has a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and a color electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 dots of resolution. The camera features full manual control and auto modes for exposure, focus, white balance, gain, and shutter speed. The camera provides professional features such as a pre-record buffer, peaking, zebra bars, color bars, and reference tone. The zoom speed is adjustable with variable, constant (with 16 different speed levels), fast, normal, and slow settings. The camera features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder, two XLR connectors with phantom power, and manual audio level controls.
The Canon Auto Focus (AF) is a better-innovated feature that has a natural-looking medium speed, instant, and face detection AF. The feature can significantly reduce the amount of effort that is required when shooters need to keep a particular face.
High optical performance
The Canon XA15 has a 20X optical zoom lens to provide a rather highly versatile zoom range. Together with the 35mm which is also equivalent to a 26.8-576mm, finally, the camcorder has an improved circular aperture.
Stunning Full HD image quality
With Canon’s HD CMOS Pro Sensor activated together with a powerful DIGIC DV4 Image Processor, recording images in Full HD at 1080p. Additionally, with the low-light performance added on to it, the XA15/ is guaranteed to capture images and in Full HD video in 50P at 35Mbps. All this is done with a Wide dynamic range of 600%.
Professional recording options
The Canon XA15 can record quality videos in both AVCHD and MP4 formats whichever you want and at multiple bit rates. Even better the camcorder can even record videos simultaneously.