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Canon XA40 UHD Camcorder

Key Features

  • 8.29MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
  • Impressive Low-light Performance with its CMOS Pro Image Sensor
  • Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Slow and Fast Motion Recording
  • Integrated 20x Canon High Definition Optical Zoom Lens
  • Mini-HDMI Output
  • Simultaneous Dual Recording
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • Recording Media: Secure Digital (SD)
  • Special Features: 24P, Mic Input, Over/Under-Cranking, Touchscreen LCD, XLR Mic Input


Canon XA40 UHD Camcorder

Canon XA40 UHD Camcorder is a lightweight and compact camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output. These features make the XA40 fall into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions. Its optics include an integrated 20x HD optical zoom and an eight-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights. The camera’s pro-style features include Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, Manual Focus, Instant, and Canon’s Medium autofocus; fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3″ touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIGIC DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise.

Other features in the camera include display monitoring options that include test tone, zebra, and color bars. XA40 captures UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 footage which can in-turn be recorded onto dual SD cards situated into the camera’s dual slots and outputs to a mini-HDMI port. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94 fps via its mini-HDMI output.

stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.

More Features

  • Optical and electronic image stabilization
  • UHD 4K30 fps, HD 59.97 fps recording
  • MP4 recording
  • 1/4″-20 tripod mounting thread

In the Box

  • Canon XA40 4K UHD Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Optical Zoom Lens
  • Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (BP-820, 1780mAh)
  • Canon Compact AC Power Adapter (CA-570)
  • Handle
  • Mic Holder


Sensor Resolution Actual: 21.14 Megapixel (5352 x 3950)
Effective: 8.92 Megapixel (3840 x 2160)
Sensor Type 1/2.3″-Type CMOS Sensor
Image Stabilization Optical in Integrated Lens
Gain 0 to 24 dB (Native)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 3 dB
Minimum Illumination 5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
0.3 Lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed


Focal Length 3.6 to 73.4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 29.3 to 601mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 to 2.8
Minimum Focus Distance Wide: 0.4″ / 1.0 cm
Entire Zoom Range: 23.6″ / 60.0 cm
Filter Size 58 mm
Focus Control Autofocus
Manual Focus
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Audio Recording MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio and 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM Audio
IP Streaming Yes
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O 1 x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
Audio I/O 2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
A 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O Proprietary (8.4 VDC) Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Mini-B
A 2.5 mm Sub-Mini
Size 3.0″
Resolution 460,000 Dot
Display Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD


Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended)
Storage Temperature 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Operating Humidity 85%
Storage Humidity 60%
Battery Type Canon BP-8 Series
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4″-20 Female
Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.2 x 4.3 x 3.3″ / 18.3 x 10.9 x 8.4 cm (Without Protrusions)
9.1 x 4.5 x 3.3″ / 23.1 x 11.4 x 8.4 cm (With Protrusions)
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