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Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder

BH #CAXA40 • MFR #3666C002
Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
Key Features
  • 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI Output
  • Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions.
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Canon XA40 Overview

The Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions.

The XA40's 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 DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. The XA40 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone.

The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card 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. On the audio side, the XA40 features up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.

Features
  • 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • Integrated 20x optical zoom lens
  • Optical and electronic image stabilization
  • UHD 4K30 fps, HD 59.97 fps recording
  • Dual XLR, 3.5mm mic/line audio inputs
  • MP4 recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 processor
  • Two SD memory card slots
  • Mini-HDMI output
  • 1/4"-20 tripod mounting thread
UPC: 013803317084

Canon XA40 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.14 Megapixel (5352 x 3950)
Effective: 8.92 Megapixel (3840 x 2160)
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type CMOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Digital
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 1 Second
Gain0 to 24 dB (Native)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio3 dB
Minimum Illumination5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
0.3 Lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed
White Balance2000 to 15,000K
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.264/MP4
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p/59.94p [17 to 35 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94p [8 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUp to 2120 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingMP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio
MP4: 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
IP StreamingYes
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O1 x Proprietary (8.4 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x USB Mini-B
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution460,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (LCD)
Size0.24"
Resolution1,560,000 Dot
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended)
Storage Temperature23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Operating Humidity85%
Storage Humidity60%
General
Battery TypeCanon BP-8 Series
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mount1 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)
Weight1.6 lb / 725.74 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 10.5 x 8.5"

Canon XA40 Reviews

Si far so good

By Cristian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Good for social media

Canon XA40

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

Fantastic camera. It has all the bases covered in an impressive fashion. For music videos, IO could not be more pleased!

Loved this whole kit

By Melannie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

Thanks for thinking of everything to include in this kit. The camera is great and all the items help me shoot right out of the box. thanks

Low Light Video is Noisy

By David
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-12

30 years shooting TV News. I now work in the private sector. We purchased this camera to shoot interviews with our staff. Using two LED panel light fixtures on manual settings, the picture is very noisy. Distortion and chromatic aberration in the background. Can't shoot auto, the camera has a tendency to lose focus on the subject. I am now using an EOS R as a 2nd camera (personal) and the difference is night and day.

Excellent Camcorder

By Haleigh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

I stepped up to this from 12 year old Sony. Wow what a learning curve ! I've only had it for a week but I'm learning bit by bit and day by day. I've learned that the 128gb memory card in 4K is not enough. Yes there are 2 slots but I have it setup to duplicate the one on the other for safety sake so I would start out with at least 256gb cards or more. I seen how big a memory it can take. The camcorder comes with a small 36 page quick start manual but you have to go on line to download and print the full 8 1/2 by 11 146 page owners manual. It's not a light weight camcorder because of all the features it has. It comes with almost everything you will need except a Mini USB TO USB CABLE to save your videos and photos to your computer. It is well worth the price and if are not familiar with professional camcorders like myself, there is learning curve. If you like new technology and can do your homework you will really enjoy this camcorder.

Canon XA40 Professional UHD

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

Awesome camera does everything I need and more. B&H has the best prices, customer service and fastest shipping around.

Nice camera

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

Easy to operate and live stream.

Nice upgrade

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-22

Nice upgrade from the XA20

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