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The Canon XA11 is a compact, versatile, and powerful prosumer-grade camcorder with HDMI output. Key features include:

  • 1080/60p recording

  • MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) file formats

  • Integrated 20x optical zoom lens

  • 3.0-inch OLED touch-panel display

2.91MP, 1920 × 1080 CMOS Sensor. The Canon XA11’s 2.91MP, 1/2.84-inch CMOS sensor enables 1.0 lux minimum subject illumination, making it great for low-light shooting. It captures video at frame rates up to 59.94p, and includes native 24p recording. The MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHDProgressive (28 Mbps) file formats make it great for the high-quality capture of moving subjects, and you get slow- and fast-motion recording options.

Canon 20x Zoom Lens. The integrated 20x optical zoom lens boasts a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm. Its eight-blade circular iris produces pleasing bokeh, and you can choose from a range of zoom speeds.

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. This processor works in tandem with the CMOS sensor to capture color-accurate, low-noise images. It also allows you to simultaneously record footage to two separate SD cards in different bit rates and codecs.

Autofocus. The XA11’s autofocus system includes medium-speed, instant, and face-detection modes, all of which are quiet and precise.

Image Stabilization. The XA11 offers four image-stabilization modes. Dynamic mode is ideal for shooting while walking, as it extends the stabilizing range at the wide end of the focal length. Macro mode reduces angular and shift-type shake in wide-angle shots. Powered mode stabilizes the tele end’s low-frequency range, making it perfect for fixed-point shooting. Finally, Intelligent mode automatically determines which of the other three modes best suits your shooting situation.

OLED Touch Panel and Tilting EVF. The 3.0-inch, 1.23m-dot OLED lets you quickly access menus and change settings, while the 0.24-inch, 1.56m-dot electronic viewfinder tilts up to 45° for easy image review.

Additional Features. You can use the XA11’s dual SD card slots for simultaneous or relay recording in AVCHD or MP4 format. You get a Mini HDMI port, four audio channels, and two XLR inputs. The detachable top handle is easy to install and includes a range of controls, a mic holder, an IR lamp, a tally light, and a cold-shoe mount. The camera is powered by Canon’s compact and lightweight BP-820 battery.

Q & A

What's the battery life like on this camera?

  • The supplied BP-820 averages around 95 minutes for continuous shooting and requires approximately 190 minutes to recharge using the supplied charger. If you need better battery performance, we recommend renting the higher capacity BP-828.



Linear PCM 4-channel or 2-channel, 16-bit/48 kHz



Camera Type





0.24" / Approx 1,560,000 dots




(2) 3-pin female XLR, Mic/Line (on handgrip accessory); (1) 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack; (1) 2.5 mm LANC mini-jack, remote control input

Item Type



20x optical zoom / 3.67 to 73.4mm (28.8 to 576mm equivalent)

Memory Card Slot



Fixed Lens


(1) 3.5 mm mini-jack A/V terminal (composite video, audio); (1) Mini-USB 2.0 (output only); (1) HDMI; (1) Built-in speaker

Recording Formats

AVCHD: 28/24/17/5 Mbps; H.264: 35/24/17/9/3 Mbps; All variable bit rate, 4:2:0 color sampling


1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro sensor

Shutter Speed

1/6 to 1/2000 per sec (depending on frame rate and operating mode)


3.0" / Approx 460,000 dots


1.6 lbs.



Canon XA11

AC Adapter - Canon CA-570

Battery - Canon BP-820

Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Mini-B

Charger - Canon CG-800

Charger - Polarized Cable

Hood - Canon XA/HF Camcorder

Video Support - Canon Handle Unit HDU-1

Video Support - Canon Mic Mount