The Canon XA50 is a compact, 4K-capable, prosumer camcorder and a step up from the popular XA40. Key features include:
1-inch 13.4MP 4K UHD CMOS sensor
25.5 to 382.5mm f/2.8-4.5 15x optical zoom lens
Records up to 150 Mbps UHD 4K/30p & 35 Mbps 1080/60p
Five-axis image stabilization
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What’s Changed? The biggest difference from the XA40 to the Canon XA50 is the larger, upgraded sensor. The transition from the much smaller 1/2.8-inch sensor to this updated 1-inch sensor allows for much better low light performance and the addition of Canon’s very capable Dual-Pixel autofocus system. Like the XA40, the XA50 is capable of recording UHD 4K30p at 150 Mbps and only records to MP4. If there’s a downside to the larger 1-inch sensor in this generation’s camera, it is the slower, shorter 25.5 to 382.5mm f/2.8-4.5 integrated lens.
Compact & Easy to Use. The Canon XA camcorders are a fantastic option for first time videography or situations requiring a compact, no-fuss camcorder. Despite its small stature, the XA50 features mini HDMI out for external monitoring and a top handle with XLR audio inputs. Attach the battery, insert and format your SD card (not included), and you’re ready to film with a fully outfitted weight of only 2.1 lbs.
Image Stabilized Zoom Lens. The attached lens has a 15x zoom ratio with a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 25.5 to 382.5mm. The lens works in conjunction with the sensor for 5 axes of stabilization to ensure smooth handheld shooting.
Other Notable Features. Dual SD card slots keep you shooting longer without stopping to swap cards. The camera has two options for viewing your image with a flip-out, 3-inch, capacitive-touch LCD and a tiltable rear electronic viewfinder.
Does this camera include a USB cable for transferring footage?
No. We strongly recommend using a dedicated card reader to transfer footage. If you don’t have an SD card reader, a good option would be the Lexar USB3.0 Dual-Slot Reader.
Does this rental include A/V cables or a remote?
No. Canon does not include A/V cables or a remote control with this camera, so they are not available from us.
1x Cold Shoe Mount
2x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AACAudio
|Built-in ND Filter||
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
3840 × 2160 (8.29 MP)
8.3 to 124.5mm; 35mm equivalent: 25.5 to 382.5mm
Autofocus, Manual Focus
1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
f/2.8 to 4.5
|Memory Card Slot||
2x SD UHS-I Card Slots
|Minimum Focusing Distance||
Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
1.7 lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed 0.1 lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed
1x USB Mini-B Output
4268 × 3148 (13.4 MP)
1/1 to 1/2000 sec
1x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
|Video Recording Modes||
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit:
2000 to 15,000K