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Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder

BH #CAXA65 • MFR #5732C002
Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
Key Features
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, DIG!C DV 6 Processor
  • Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI Outputs
  • Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon XA65 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 each mini-HDMI and BNC 3G-SDI 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 live streaming to a computer.
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Canon XA65 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Canon 4K Sensor
  • 3On-Screen Display (OSD) "Time Stamp" Recording
  • 4UVC Live Streaming
  • 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 XA65 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 each mini-HDMI and BNC 3G-SDI 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 live streaming 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 mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI ports. 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 and 3G-SDI outputs. On the audio side, the XA65 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 Live Streaming
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.
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: 013803350098

Canon XA65 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 21 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Digital
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4/XF-AVC 4:2:2 8/10-Bit
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
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Battery Type
Canon BP-8 Series
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 21 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Digital
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 1-Stop (1/2), 2-Stop (1/4), 3-Stop (1/8) ND Filters
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Global Shutter
Shutter Type
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
Optical Design
12 Elements in 10 Groups
Minimum Focus Distance
Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Entire Zoom Range: 23.6" / 60.0 cm
Filter Size
58 mm
Control Rings
Focus
Zoom
Focus Control
Autofocus
Manual Focus
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4/XF-AVC 4:2:2 8/10-Bit
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
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
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
Power Consumption
≤4.8 W
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
1.7 lb / 750 g (Body Only)
2.5 lb / 1140 g (With Battery, Handle, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.7 x 10.9 x 8.6"

Canon XA65 Reviews

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Does the Canon XA65 camera have a lance input?

Does the Canon XA65 camera have a lance input?
Asked by: Walter
Yes, the Canon XA65 has a LANC input. Almost every professional camcorder has this as a standardized port.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2023-09-14

What is the differences between the XA65 and the ...

What is the differences between the XA65 and the XA60?
Asked by: Thomas
The only difference between the XA60 and the XA65 is that the XA65 has 3G-SDI video output added. Both cameras have HDMI out as well.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-07-13

Does the time stamp show seconds as well?

Does the time stamp show seconds as well?
Asked by: Brian
The Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder (B&H# CAXA65) has a On-Screen Display (OSD) time stamp feature which includes seconds, too.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2023-09-02

Does it output hdmi and sdi simultaneously?

Does it output hdmi and sdi simultaneously?
Asked by: Joseph
This is odd, because the Canon XA25 does output SDI & HDMI simultaneously.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-10-23

What is the maximum resolution and frame rate of ...

What is the maximum resolution and frame rate of HDMI output, USB UVC output, and SDI output?
Asked by: Alex
The Canon XA65 SDI output supports up to 1920x1080 output 29.97 when recording in 4k and the HDMI output supports 4k output at 29.97 Please see page 105 for detailed SDI info, Please see page 106 for HDMI. https://bit.ly/3T4sWWI
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-09-02

Can you turn off the time stamp to prevent it ...

Can you turn off the time stamp to prevent it from showing up on your video?
Asked by: Michael
To turn off the time code/date/time recording overlay on the Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder, open the MENU on the camera. Select Recording Setup and then OSD Recording. There you can select the option to turn off the visible overlay on your recording.
Answered by: Tim Z
Date published: 2024-04-17

How does the 8 bladed iris handle highlights in ...

How does the 8 bladed iris handle highlights in action / sports production, particularly at night under lights?
Asked by: Rocky
Yes, the Canon XA65 also has built in ND filter settings to control light so you achieve proper exposure. Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 1-Stop (1/2), 2-Stop (1/4), 3-Stop (1/8) ND Filters
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2024-05-09

Does this camera have built in ND Filters?

Does this camera have built in ND Filters?
Asked by: Jeremy
No, the Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder does not have internal ND filters. The Canon XA70/75 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder do have internal ND filters.
Answered by: Jonathan S
Date published: 2024-03-17
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