XA55 A compact Canon XA55 / XA50 4K camcorder


A 1.0-type CMOS sensor compact 4K cam-corder with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 15x optical zoom lens and 3G-SDI

  • 4K UHD / 25P
  • 3G-SDI
  • Ultra-wide angle zoom 25.5 - 382.5mm
  • Autofocus
  • Professional codec
  • CMOs sensor 1.0-type
  • 5-Axis IS
  • High quality Full HD
  • Infrared mode

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XA55 Canon - 1.0-type CMOS sensor compact 4K cam-corder with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 15x optical zoom lens and 3G-SDI

Feature-packed 4K filming

The highly compact and lightweight XA55 / XA50 offers high quality 4K UHD image with beneficial features such as Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Canon 15x optical zoom lens and advanced Full HD image quality driven by utilising outstanding Over Sampling HD Processing.

1.0-type CMOS sensor

Large CMOS sensor for beautiful Bokeh with high sensitivity and low noise. The camera also benefits from enhanced Full HD image quality with Over Sampling HD processing, whilst the Wide DR setting allows a wide dynamic range to be captured.

High quality 4K 15x zoom lens

Optimise the quality of your images with an ultra-wide 25.5mm 4K 15x optical zoom with Super UD lens elements to minimise chromatic aberrations. There is an advanced 5-axis image stabilization to cope with filming on the move or when shooting handheld.

Fast and precise Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The XA55 / XA50 incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocusing in approximately 80% (vertically and horizontally) of the sensor. Face detection AF and Touch tracking operation enable seamless focus control for intuitive operation. A Dual Pixel Focus Guide provides a graphical interface to aid manual focusing.

XF-AVC and MP4 recording to SD cards

The XA55 / XA50 supports multi-format recording capabilities including XF-AVC and MP4. It records XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps up to 25P, plus Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. It is also possible to record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps at 50P/25P. Slow and Fast motion recording are also possible in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x.

Compact and lightweight with professional functions

Powerful functionality includes an Infrared mode – allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light – and simultaneous backup and relay recording with dual SD card slots. Other features include 3G-SDI (XA55 only), professional audio support with two XLR terminals and 4-channel linear PCM, and low power consumption for an extended battery life.


Image Sensor

1.0-type CMOS

RGB Primary Colour Filter

Total Pixels
Approx. 13.4 MP

Effective pixels per sensor
Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x2160)

Subject illumination range
Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx

Minimum illumination (PAL)
P Mode: Approx. 1.4 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec., 50.00P; with auto slow shutter On)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)


Zoom ratio
15x optical

Focal length (35mm equivalent)
Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm Standard IS/IS Off

Minimum focus distance
10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range

f/2.8 - f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)

Aperture blades
9 blades

Filter diameter

Image stabilization system
Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off

ND filter
3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.
ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.

Zoom control
Zoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Wireless controller;
Selectable High Speed mode available.

Zoom Speed
Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body rocker, handle rocker and wireless controller; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)

Focus control
MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Focus Guide and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Face Only AF.
(Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, AF Speed, AF Response, AF Frame size)

Focus System
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF

Iris control
Touchscreen, Auto

Digital zoom/Teleconverter
300x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter

Image Processor


Dynamic Range
800% in Wide DR mode

Colour Sampling
YCC 4:2:0

Bit depth


Video storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)

Class U3 cards recommended

Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)
MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 220 mins
XF-AVC: 160 Mbps: 50 mins / 45 Mbps: 185 mins

Recording file system

Internal recording format (PAL)
XF-AVC: 3840 x 2160 (160Mbps) / 1920 x1080 (45 Mbps)
MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)

External recording output (PAL)
SDI* / HDMI output (Camera mode)
UHD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 8-bit
Full HD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
* SDI output with XA55 only

External monitoring
SDI* / HDMI (50.00i)
* SDI output with XA55 only

Recording frame rate (PAL)
MP4: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)
XF-AVC: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P (Full HD)

Slow/Fast motion (PAL)
3840 x 2160 / 25.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 x 1080 / 25.00P: x0.5

Pre Recording function
Yes. 3 seconds

Still photos
JPEG up to 3840x2160
(Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)

Photo storage media
SD Card


MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4ch)

Audio control
Manual or Auto
Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
Input mic trimming

Reference Tone
1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off

Microphone attenuation
On/Off (20dB)

Microphone level meter

Monitoring Panel

Capacitive LCD touch panel

3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)

Waveform Monitor

Focus Assist
Dual Pixel Focus Guide / Peaking / Magnify

Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow

70% or 100% reference level

Grid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)


0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots

Correction lens
+2.0 to -5 dioptre


Audio Input
XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line and Mic options on detachable handle, 3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic

Headphone output
3.5mm stereo mini jack

HDMI Output
HDMITM mini connector

Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported

SDI output
XA55: 3G-SDI with BNC connector
XA50: No

Time code
Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)



AV terminal

DC input
3.4mm jack

Remote Control Terminal
2.5mm mini jack


Exposure metering
Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)

Exposure Compensation
Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).

Exposure Lock

Auto Gain Control setting
Auto / Manual

Auto Gain Control limit
Wide DR Mode selected: 9 - 38dB (1 dB increments)
Wide DR Mode Off: 0 -38 dB (1 dB increments)

Shutter Speed

Control Modes
Auto, P, Tv, Manual

Shutter speed (PAL)
1/6 - 1/2000 sec
(1/2 - 1/500 sec in Low Light mode)

Slow Shutter (SLS)
Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.

Auto slow shutter On: 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec. (*Display is 1/12)
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

Clear Scan

White Balance


Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)

Manual setting
Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K
Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K

Shooting Modes

Program AE
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Infrared shooting mode
Yes (green or white)

Built-in IR lamp
Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)

Looks settings
Standard, Neutral, Wide DR, Monochrome
(Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications


GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
(requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)


Tally lamp
Yes, in detachable Handle Unit

Colour Bars (PAL)
Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone

Accessory shoe
Yes (cold shoe)

Assignable Buttons
5 assignable buttons: Assignable to (AF/MF) / Face Only AF / Magnification / Focus Guide / BLC Always On / Powered IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light / Pre REC / Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channel / Menu / Off

Custom Dial
Av / Tv / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off

Time code

Countup system
Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)

Time Code out
Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only


Battery Pack
Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)

Power Consumption (recording)
XA55: Approx. 5W
XA50: Approx. 4.8W

Continuous Recording Time (approx.)
XA55: 145 mins (BP-820) / 220 Mins (BP-828)
XA50: 150 mins (BP-820) / 230 Mins (BP-828)

XA55: 135 mins (BP-820) / 210 Mins (BP-828)
XA50: 140 mins (BP-820) / 215 Mins (BP-828)

Size and Weights

Approx. 109 x 91 x 214 mm (main body only)
Approx. 140 x 216 x 265 mm
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)

Weight (camera only)
XA55: Approx. 970g
XA50: Approx. 960g

Weight (fully equipped)
XA55: Approx. 1445g
XA50: Approx. 1435g
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, handle unit and one memory card)

Operating Temperature range
Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity)
Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60 % (relative humidity)

  • XA55 Camcorder
  • HDU-3 Handle Unit
  • BP-820 Battery Pack
  • CA-570 Power Adapter
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller
  • Mic Holder
  • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
Recording Support SD Cards
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XA55 A compact Canon XA55 / XA50 4K camcorder
XA55 A compact Canon XA55 / XA50 4K camcorder

A 1.0-type CMOS sensor compact 4K cam-corder with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 15x optical zoom lens and 3G-SDI 4K UHD / 25P 3G-SDI Ultra-wide angle zoom 25.5 - 382.5mm Autofocus Professional codec CMOs sensor 1.0-type 5-Axis IS High quality Full HD Infrared mode

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