Canon is updating its compact camcorder portfolio and has just introduced the Canon XA45 camcorder. The XA45, with its 1⁄2.3-inch type CMOS sensor, ranks slightly below the 1-inch sensor-equipped XA 50/XA55 camcorders in the Canon lineup. In keeping with Canon&s nomenclature, camcorders with the 5 digit at the end have an SDI-out output and the new XA45 is no exception.
Accordingly, in addition to HDMI, a video signal can also be fed out via 3G SDI-Out, which according to Canon is suitable, among other things, for setting up appropriate live streaming setups for companies, educational institutions and the entertainment industry with the corresponding live streaming encoders.
The Canon XA45 has a 20x optical zoom (29.3-601mm), optical image stabilisation and has two XLR inputs integrated into the handle, so that PCM 4-channel audio (including integrated microphone) is possible.
For video recording, 2 SD card slots are available. In addition to 4K with max. 25p, the Canon XA 45 also offers high-quality HD with max. 50p thanks to oversampling. The XA 45 supports MP4 (150 Mbps) and XF-AVC (160 Mbps) recording formats.
Operation is optionally via a 3-inch touch screen. In addition, the Canon XA 45 camcorder also has an infrared mode that should enable video recording in low to no ambient light.
The new Canon XA45 camcorder will be available from mid-February at an RRP of €1,999.