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The Canon XA35 is a prosumer camcorder with a Full HD CMOS sensor. Looking for 4K capability? Check out the XA45. Key features include:

  • 1/2.84" Full HD CMOS Pro 2.9MP sensor

  • 28.8-576mm F/1.8-2/8 20x optical zoom lens

  • Record 35 Mbps in MP4 or 28 Mbps in AVCHD

  • XLR in & SDI out for enhanced I/O connectivity

Improved Sensor. The Canon XA35 has a new 1/3" sensor which improves 3 dB in signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in better low-light shooting, relative to the XA20 and XA25.

Improved Gamma Modes. Canon has added Wide DR and Highlight Priority gamma modes to the XA35. Wide DR smooths out highlights and shadows, increasing dynamic range 600%. The Highlight Priority gamma setting reduces highlight and midtone compression to hold the brightest areas of your image.

Infrared Shooting Mode. The XA35’s Infrared Mode captures video in little to no ambient light at brightness levels that are approximately 1.4 times more sensitive than the previous model. For more flattering IR imagery, the detachable handle features a diffuser along with the infrared emitter. The camcorder also gives the option of recording in white or green modes.

1080/60p Recording. MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHDProgressive (28 Mbps) file formats are great for high-quality capture of moving subjects. The XA35 also offers slow- and fast-motion recording and native 24p recording.

3.5-inch OLED Display. Helps ensure fast and easy camcorder control. Its tilting electronic viewfinder and joystick streamline critical focus adjustment. The View Assist function increases brightness and gamma in the midtones to help provide an accurate representation of the camera’s Highlight Priority mode.

Built-In Wi-Fi Technology. Lets you wirelessly share video files to your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Also allows remote control of key camcorder functions. An optional accessory adds GPS location data to video files.

Standard Definition or High Definition

High Definition

Power Supply (rated)

7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)

Television System


Video Recording system

MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Audio Recording system

Linear PCM (2ch)*, Dolby Digital (2ch) / MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
* 28 Mbps/24 Mbps video recording modes only; 16-bit resolution

Image Sensor

1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)

Effective Pixels

Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)


Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital
Focal Length: 3.67–73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 26.8-576mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS)
Zoom Speed:Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8

Focusing System

Hybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system):
Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus

Manual Exposure


Programmed AE

Auto Mode: Auto
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M

Max Shutter Speed

Movie: 1/2000 sec.

Minimum Focusing Distance

20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across the entire zooming range)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H

Frame Rate

AVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P
MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P

Minimum Illumination

Auto Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec. and with auto slow shutter on)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Image Stabilization

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Control Modes:
Dynamic IS Powered IS* Macro IS Tripod Mode * During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS:
Standard IS IS Off

Filter Diameter



0.24- inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; 100% field of view)

LCD Screen

3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)

Recording Media

2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

USB Terminal

mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)

Video Terminal

3.5mm diameter 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Accessory Shoe

Cold Shoe

HDMI Terminal

HDMI OUT mini connector

Microphone Terminal

3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Headphone Terminal

3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm stereo mini jack (input only)

Operating Temperature range

Approx. -5 - 45°C, 60% relative humidity (operation)
Approx. 0 - 40°C, 85% relative humidity (performance)


4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (Not including lens hood, grip belt, microphone holder and handle unit)


Approx. 1.7 lb. / 765g (includes grip belt)

Canon XA35

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