Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder

by Canon
SKU 401canxa11

• Native 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84" CMOS Sensor
• 20x HD Zoom Lens
• Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
• Dynamic Image Stabilization
• 3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen
• Manual Camera Controls
• (2) XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels
• HDMI and Composite Output
• (2) SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
• Ability to add a Varizoom Remote (not included)

The Canon XA11 Full HD Camcorder is a compact run-and-gun camera that is perfect for beginners wanting to elevate their footage with the capabilities of using a shotgun microphone as well as a wireless microphone. The integrated Canon 20x HD optical zoom lens has the ability to draw them in close and will look just as good on your camera as it does on your wall. The built-in image stabilization will stabilize your footage so your video will never show how fast your heart was pumping before you pulled the trigger.

Every move comes with the risk of being seen, the Canon XA11 allows you to add a Varizoom remote control (not included) that will allow you to cut down on your movement and control your start/stop record, zoom in/out, and focus. 

Film over 5 hours with the addition of a 64 gb card and with the two card slots you can get over 10 hours! Dual and Relay Recording functions enable you to simultaneously record to both cards when you want a backup, or to relay record for an extended shooting period. Throw in a couple of extra BP-828 batteries and you will be able to film an all day hunt. The built-in infrared light allows you to film in complete darkness like when you are in the car on your way to your stand or your recovery at night. 

Don't forget the most important part of video, audio. You can extend your on camera audio capabilities with the addition of a XLR shotgun microphone and even a wireless microphone (not included). 

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. The camera features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder, two XLR connectors with phantom power, and manual audio level controls. 


Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Sensor
The XA11 features a 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro sensor with 2.91MP. The large size of the individual pixels enable a minimum subject illumination of 1.0 lux for shooting in low-light conditions.

20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon 20x HD zoom lens provides a zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 26.8 to 576mm, and features an improved circular iris design providing a more natural look with out-of-focus areas that are smoother and more appealing. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), fast, normal, or slow.

Digic DV 4 Image Processor
The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor works in concert with the sensor to provide images with low noise and rich color depth. The processing power of the Digic DV 4 enables the simultaneous encoding of video to different codecs and bit rates for recording to two separate SD cards at the same time.

Auto Focus
Canon Auto Focus (AF) features include natural-looking medium speed, instant, and face detection AF, which can significantly reduce the effort required when shooters need to keep a particular face in focus in a jostling crowd or similar situation.

Advanced Displays
• Zebra bars selectable between 70 and 100% are available to help you judge exposure.
• The XA11 features peaking and 2x image magnification as focus aids.
• The camera can display and record color bars or color bars with reference tone. The color bars comply with the SMPTE standards. Reference tone levels can be set at -12, -18, or -20 dB.

3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen and EVF
The 3", 1,230,000-dot touch panel view screen enables rapidly moving through and selecting menu settings. The color EVF is 0.24" with 1,560,000 dots of resolution, and tilts up to 45° to accommodate different shooting positions.

Manual Camera Control
• The XA11 features selectable manual/automatic control on the camera functions, allowing you to choose the best settings for the situation. Functions include: Exposure, Shutter Speed, Iris, Gain, Exposure Lock, AGC Limit.
• White Balance features six presets (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, and Fluorescent), as well as two manual white balance settings. Additionally, when specific adjustment of the color temperature is desired, the color temperature may be adjusted in 100K increments from 2000 to 15,000K.
• The camera's body features five user assignable buttons so you can customize the camera to access features without having to enter the menu system.

The XA11 features an integrated microphone, and the detachable handle houses two XLR Line/Mic level inputs with +48V phantom power for connecting external mics. The detachable handle also houses the manual audio level controls. A built-in 3.5mm headphone jack with 16 volume settings provides for accurate audio monitoring.

The XA11 features an AV mini terminal for composite video (and audio) via a four-pole 3.5mm mini-jack, as well as a Mini HDMI port which delivers video and audio, allowing you the option of superimposing timecode over your video.

Media Card Slots
Two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots are built into the camera, allowing for varied recording options:
• Dual recording: Allows you to simultaneously record the same footage to different media cards using different codecs and bit rates.
• Double-slot recording: Allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two SD memory card slots, providing an instant backup for your footage.
• Relay recording: The XA11 automatically switches video recording from one memory card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.

Infrared Shooting Mode
Engaging the Infrared (IR) shooting mode moves the IR Cut filter out of the optical path for shooting in extreme low-light conditions. An IR emitter built into the detachable top handle provides an IR source, and the built-in IR diffuser helps prevent IR hot spots on the subject. In IR mode, you can select from the traditional green-hued IR image or the default setting, which produces a black and white image.

Wired Connectivity
• USB: An integrated Hi-Speed USB (mini-B) port allows you to download footage from the memory cards. This port is for output only.
• Remote control port: The camera features a built-in 2.5mm stereo mini-jack for LANC control.

Detachable Top Handle
The detachable top handle contains the audio controls and external XLR audio inputs, as well as a tally light, the infrared emitter, and an accessory shoe. You can remove the top handle from the camera to create an even smaller shooting package.

Additional Features
• Photo capture: The XA11 offers the ability to capture 1920 x 1080 still images. Photos may be captured to an SD memory card during recording, as well as "frame-grabbed" during playback.
• Pre-record: The XA11 continuously buffers approximately three seconds of video in memory. When you begin recording, the contents of the buffer memory are added allowing you to capture footage before you press record.
• Intelligent battery system: The XA11 is compatible with Canon's Intelligent lithium-ion batteries, which communicate remaining running time (down to the minute) to the user.
• Language support: The XA11 supports 27 languages: Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Malay, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Farsi, Thai, Chinese (simplified characters), Chinese (traditional characters), Korean, and Japanese.

• Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder with HDMI and Composite Output
• Lens Hood
• Mic Holder (with Mounting Screw)
• Handle Unit
• CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
• BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
• Limited 1-Year Warranty



Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.84" CMOS
Color Filter RGB
Sensor Resolution 3.09 MP
Effective Pixels

2.91 MP (Video)

Minimum Illumination 0.1 lux
Focal Length 3.7 - 73.4mm
35mm- Equivalent Focal Length 28.8 - 576mm
Maximum Aperture f/1 to 8
Minimum Focusing Distance Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Telephoto: 23.6" / 60.0 cm
Zoom Optical: 20x
Digital: 400x
Filter Size 58mm
System NTSC
Recording Media (2) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Recoding Modes AVCHD: 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps (17 to 28 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (24 Mb/s) 
Audio Recording 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Screen Resolution 460,000 Dots
Screen Size .24"
EVF Resolution 1,560,000 Dots
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs (1)1/8" TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
(1) -HDMI Output
Audio Connectors (2) 3-Pin XLR Mic/line Level Input
(1) 1/8" Stereo Input
Headphone Jack Yes
LANC Port Yes
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC
Charging Method AC Adapter
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1"
Weight 1.6 lbs

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