Tell your story with 4K Camcorders from Canon
Posted on Oct 4, 2022 by Samara Husbands
Canon’s four professional camcorders – the XA60, XA65, XA70 and XA7– and the prosumer LEGRIA HF G70 cam deliver exceptional 4K content. For documentary filmmaking, corporate events, or education
Compact and easy to use, Canon’s line-up of camcorders mean content creators can easily capture stunning 4K footage, anywhere. Powered by the DIGIC DV6 image processor and leveraging the 1 /2.3” type CMOS sensor and 1.0-inch Type CMOS sensor respectively, the XA65/XA60 and XA75/XA70 shoot 4K UHD and Full HD images. Using oversampling to ensure superior HD quality, you can utilise them for a whole host of shooting scenarios.
Coupled with Canon’s intelligent optical design, these camcorders offer impressive zoom functionality in a lightweight body. Achieving a 35mm equivalent focal length, the XA60 and XA65 offer 20 times optical zoom, while the XA70/XA75 possess a 15x zoom. All professional models are designed to improve operability with a new large 3.5inch Touch Panel PCD monitor and high-res Ocular EVF.
Expect precision focus and steady footage with AF systems that lock onto a subject to effortlessly follow the action. Dual pixel CMOS AF mean the XA75/XA70 models are capable of fast and accurate focusing and when coupled with the Dual Pixel focus guide, manual focus is a piece of cake. The XA65 and XA60 line employs an advanced Hybrid AF system for precise focusing, even in low light. All iterations offer adjustable focusing speeds for either fast or smooth AF, controlled via the LCD display so you can easily set the focus. If you need to keep a subject in shot, Face Detection AF and Face Tracking are available for improved accuracy. On all models, manual focus can be set either by the focus/zoom ring, except for the control ring on the lens of the XA75/XA70. 5-axis image stabilisation makes these models capture steady and shake-free.
A range of flexible recording options means the camcorders slot seamlessly into professional workflows, whether capturing XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps at 25P for broadcast, or more manageable codec of MP4 4K UHD 150Mbps at 25P. With a host of specialist recording options, these products are made for a diverse range of situations. Slow and Fast Motion, on-screen display recording embeds the date and time into the video image, and an infrared mode to capture footage in the dark make them stand out. They can easily be integrated into a multi-camera set up thanks to the custom picture menu, allowing users to colour match footage with other Canon cameras. For professional sound capture, the XA65/XA60 and XA75/XA70 have two XLR audio input and 4-channel linear PCM to set the recording level and input sensitivity.
Simple and fast transmission of high-res video is achieved through an array of connectivity options, as they can stream HD video in UVC via USB-C through a PC – making a solid choice for education or places of worship, or even gyms which offer both in-person and virtual services. All models feature HDMI output and simultaneous backup and relay recording via dual SD cards, with the XA65 and XA75 possessing an additional 3G-SDI output.
Prepare to unlock your inner filmmaker with LEGRIA HF G70, which delivers professional results with an. Easy-to-use form factor. Shoot like a pro by utilising a 1 /2.3-type CMOS sensor and high quality 20x zoom lens for 4K UHD video in MP4 and oversampled HD footage for unrivalled resolution. HDMI and USB-C output enable users to turn the LEGRIA HF G70 into a web camera for high-quality video calls and sharing content online. Additional scene modes, like night mode, on-screen display recording and audio scene mode add sound recording that is tuned to the shooting environment.
Launching alongside these camcorders is a suite of products for broadcast and live production, including the CR-N700, CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1, EU-V3 and DP-V2730.
For more information regarding Canon’s range of camcorders, head over to the website.