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Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder

BH #CAXA60 • MFR #5733C002
Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
Key Features
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, DIG!C DV 6 Processor
  • Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI Video Output
  • Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera that features many similarities to its XA45 predecessor, including UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output, making it suitable for the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions. This streamlined model features a larger 3.5mm LCD capacitive touchscreen display, a higher resolution tiltable 0.36" OLED EVF, XF-AVC, and MP4 recording formats, OSD metadata recording, and fast USB-C video-only output with UVC support for livestreaming to a computer.
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Canon XA60 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Canon 4K Sensor
  • 3On-Screen Display (OSD) "Time Stamp" Recording
  • 4UVC Livestreaming
  • 5Professional Audio Controls
  • 64K 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 7Fast, Precise Focusing with Face Detection
  • 8XF-AVC and MP4 for Flexible Recording
  • 9Professional Input and Output

The Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera that features many similarities to its XA45 predecessor, including UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output, making it suitable for the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions. This streamlined model features a larger 3.5mm LCD capacitive touchscreen display, a higher resolution tiltable 0.36" OLED EVF, XF-AVC, and MP4 recording formats, OSD metadata recording, and fast USB-C video-only output with UVC support for livestreaming to a computer.

The lens optics include an integrated 20x 4K/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 3.5" touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise.

The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and it 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 XA60 features up to four channels of LPCM audio in 720p mode 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.

Canon 4K Sensor
A 4K sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor deliver crisp, sharp UHD images, and an 8-blade iris achieves cinema-style out-of-focus highlights. Frame your shot with the ultrabright 3.5" LCD or use the built-in OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF).
On-Screen Display (OSD) "Time Stamp" Recording
OSD recording embeds date, time, timecode, and other data into your original camera files, effectively "time stamping" the information into each frame of video, a requirement for legal and law enforcement videographers.
UVC Livestreaming
Stream HD video directly from the camera via UVC1 to a Windows or macOS computer. Audio output through USB is not supported.
Professional Audio Controls
Two XLR terminals on a detachable handle plus 4-channel linear PCM bring a suite of pro audio options.
4K 20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon lens covers a 29.3mm wide angle (35mm equivalent) with a powerful 612mm reach. Digital zoom boosts the 20x optical zoom to 800x magnification. To minimize camera shake, the camera provides Canon's Dynamic IS 5-axis image stabilization with dynamic mode, resulting in clear, sharp motion video.
Fast, Precise Focusing with Face Detection
The X65 features adjustable focusing speeds, and an advanced Hybrid AF system provides fast and precise focusing. Use the ultrabright high-resolution 3.5" LCD to set focus by touching the AF point on the screen. Face Detection AF and Face Tracking are available, while Manual Focus is set via the focus/zoom ring.
XF-AVC and MP4 for Flexible Recording
Choose from XF-AVC or MP4 recording formats. Record XF-AVC 4K UHD 160 Mb/s at 30P and Full HD 45 Mb/s at 60p/60i and 30/24p. For smaller files, record MP4 in 4K 150 Mb/s at 30/24p and Full HD 35 Mb/s or 17 Mb/s at 60/30/24p.
Professional Input and Output
Output options include simultaneous backup and relay recording via dual SD cards and Infrared mode. Record Slow Motion in Full 5x HD or Fast Motion in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x. Color match with other Canon cameras using the custom picture menu.
UPC: 013803350104

Canon XA60 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Digital
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4/XF-AVC
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/29.97/59.94 fps [17 to 35 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [8 Mb/s]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Battery Type
Canon BP-8 Series
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Digital
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Global Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/2000 to 1 Second
Gain
0 to 24 dB (Native)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
3 dB
Minimum Illumination
5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
0.3 Lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed
White Balance
2000 to 15,000K
Lens
Focal Length
3.6 to 73.4mm (35mm Equivalent: 29.3 to 627mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio
20x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 to 2.8
Minimum Focus Distance
Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Entire Zoom Range: 23.6" / 60.0 cm
Filter Size
No
Control Rings
Focus
Zoom
Focus Control
Autofocus
Manual Focus
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4/XF-AVC
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/29.97/59.94 fps [17 to 35 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [8 Mb/s]
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio
MP4: 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
2,760,000 Dot
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (LCD)
Size
0.36"
Resolution
1,770,000 Dot
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended)
Storage Temperature
23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Operating Humidity
85%
Storage Humidity
60%
General
Battery Type
Canon BP-8 Series
Shoe Mount
1x Cold Shoe on Included Handle
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
No
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)
Weight
1.6 lb / 740 g (Body Only)
2.5 lb / 1135 g (With Battery, Handle, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.1 x 10.7 x 8.5"

Canon XA60 Reviews

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Is there several speeds of zoom?

Is there several speeds of zoom?
Asked by: Joao
The Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder's default zoom speed is variable, depending on the amount of finger pressure. You can change this in the menu to a constant speed.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2023-08-30

Can I connect the XA60 directly to my Rodecaster ...

Can I connect the XA60 directly to my Rodecaster Pro 2 combo input jack via the XLR audio input?
Asked by: Terry
The 3.5mm input on the Canon XA60 is an input, not an output. You can run audio from the Rodecaster Pro II into the Camera but not the other way around. You cannot plug the Canon XA60 directly to my Rodecaster Pro 2 combo input jack via the XLR audio input.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-07-31

How good is XA60 in low light is it different ...

How good is XA60 in low light is it different than the lens on the older XA20 1/2.84” HD? Does the XA20 use the same handle?
Asked by: Cody
The Canon XA60 is better with low light than XA20. The XA20 handle is not compatible with the XA60. For the best low light operation, using the XA70 or XA75 with the 1" sensor will render the best results.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-02-28

Can it be powered by USB C PowerDelivery unit for ...

Can it be powered by USB C PowerDelivery unit for long shoots where there's no electricity?
Asked by: Syed
The Canon XA65 produces nor receives power with the USB C port. For long shoots where there is no electricity, additional batteries can be purchased or you can use a V-mount brick style battery with something like the Kondor Blue SPARK 150 D-Tap to AC Power Inverter Wall Plu, combined with the AC adapter.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-11-09

Can you recommend a wide angle lens that works ...

Can you recommend a wide angle lens that works with the zoom for this camera?
Asked by: David
The Canon WD-H58W Wide Converter Lens for Select Canon HD Camcorders is the best wide angle lens adapter, for the Canon XA65.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-12-17

Can this camera export 4k footage via HDMI?

Can this camera export 4k footage via HDMI?
Asked by: Jonathan
The HDMI out on the Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camecorder can output a UHD 4K signal, in playback mode only. While in recording mode, the camera will only be able to output 1080p quality through its HDMI.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-05-28

Does this camera have a night mode?

Does this camera have a night mode?
Asked by: Regional
Yes, the Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder, has an Infrared recording mode, which can be used for night vision.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-04-16

Does this camcorder have Canon Log or Log 3 ...

Does this camcorder have Canon Log or Log 3 format?
Asked by: Syed
No, the Canon XA60 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder can not record in a Log format. The Canon XF605 UHD 4K HDR Pro Camcorder would be a good camera to look into if you are wanting a Canon camera that can capture in Log.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-06-20
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