Combining a compact form factor, professional video features, and an HD-SDI output, the PAL Canon XA35E is well-suited for "run-and-gun" ENG productions, event coverage, corporate videos, and other applications that require a compact, broadcast quality camera. Please note that this camera is designed for European broadcast systems and is not compatible with NTSC systems. It is equipped with a 20x Canon optical zoom lens with a versatile 35mm equivalent range of 26.8 to 576mm, and features a 1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro sensor with enhanced sensitivity, for improved low-light performance over the previous model. To fit into your workflow, the camcorder captures video up to 1920 x 1080 at 25p, 50p, and 50i, while also offering Slow and Fast Motion recording modes, with the option of interval recording for capturing fast motion at up to 1200x the original speed.
In addition to the standard gamma recording mode, the XA35E offers Wide DR and Highlight Priority Gamma modes. Wide DR compresses high brightness areas to achieve a wider dynamic range of 600%. This not only helps suppress overexposure, but also produces smooth gradations in highlights and shadows, all while maintaining a finalized look that eliminates the need for post-production processing. The Highlight Priority Mode gives an HDR-like quality to your video by reducing the amount of highlight and mid-tone compression on the gamma curve, helping to maintain highlight exposure. The mode also enhances brightness and saturation for more faithful color reproduction. A View Assist Mode is available to support this mode, enabling you to more accurately monitor what the final images will look like.
The XA35E features both a 3.5" OLED Touch Panel view screen with 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. It features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder, and two XLR connectors with phantom power and manual audio level controls. The XA35E includes a built-in headphone jack, a Mini HDMI connector, and a 3.5mm four-pole mini jack that outputs composite video and audio. For connecting with professional video equipment, the XA35E also features an HD/SD-SDI output for direct connection to news truck, an SDI switcher, or other professional video equipment. It also enables external recording of uncompressed video signals.
Two built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots allow you to record video to available media cards in both slots at the same time. This allows you to create an instant backup copy for archiving and data protection, or to capture high-resolution AVCHD or MP4 video files on one card while creating a lower data rate MP4—more suitable for the web—on the other card. When using two media cards with the camera on Relay mode, there is no need to stop shooting to swap out a full media card. When one card becomes full, the recording seamlessly switches to the other card. Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi allows you to FTP video files directly from the camera, or play footage back from the memory cards, to Wi-Fi enabled TVs and computers. You can also remotely control select camera functions from a smartphone or tablet over Wi-Fi, freeing you from remote cables.