Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder Launched; Features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens

Canon has introduced a brand new ultra compact Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder, that is a feature-rich professional camcorder capable of recording Full HD 1080p video using an AVCHD codec.

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The ultimate professional camcorder for run-and-gun shooting, the compact Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder includes a detachable handle for low-angle shooting and portability.

With the handle attached, the Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder’s functionality is further enhanced with the addition of XLR inputs and an external microphone holder.

The Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder is capable of shooting in the dark, and it features infrared video capture, ideal for Military and Law Enforcement markets, as well as Nature and Wildlife videographers.

The Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder provides the option of recording to a 64GB internal flash drive or two SDXC-compatible card slots, as well as Relay Recording and the ability to record simultaneously to two cards for instant backup.

The Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom lens, Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor and a Canon 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensor which delivers outstanding resolution and quality.

The Genuine Canon 10x HD Zoom lens boasts a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 30.4mm – 304mm with an eight-blade iris capable of rendering natural, smooth background blur with reduced lens diffraction.

The Canon 10x Zoom lens also features Canon’s SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) system with standard, Dynamic and Powered IS modes for steady video in most any shooting situation.

The Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder also includes an infrared feature that enables capturing of HD video in conditions with little to zero ambient light and it also includes an infrared emitter with a diffuser as well as a Green or White color option to shoot pleasing high-definition infrared imagery even in complete darkness.

The Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder features dual XLR inputs for external audio sources as well as a built-in stereo microphone that supports Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch) with automatic and manual audio level adjustment.

For in-camera cinematic effects, the XA10 provides nine different customizable cinema filters. The amount of filter effect can be adjusted in three levels (Low, Medium, and High) Additionally the Standard Cinema Filter function is further customizable through Color Depth, Contrast, Soft Filter, and Key adjustments.

Compact and lightweight Canon XA10 camcorder weighs only 770 gms and measures only 3.7 x 8.1 x 7.0 inches including the lens hood and handle. The 3.5-inch High Resolution -922,000-dot – Touch Panel LCD screen provides a large, vibrant display and can be flipped for solo shooting with the LCD screen facing the subject.

Price and Availability

The Canon XA10 Professional camcorder is scheduled to be available in March 2011 for an estimated retail price of $1,999.00 or about Rs. 90,450.