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The Canon XA55 is a compact, 4K-capable, prosumer camcorder and a step up from the popular XA45. 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

  • SDI and mini HDMI outputs for external monitoring

What’s Changed? The biggest difference from the XA45 to the Canon XA55 is the larger, upgraded sensor. The transition from the much smaller 1/2.3-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 XA45, the XA55 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 XA55 features both SDI and mini HDMI outputs 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.

Q & A

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.

Accessory Shoe

1x Cold Shoe Mount

Audio Connectors

2x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input

Audio Recording

MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AACAudio
MP4: 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM Audio
XAVC: 4-Channel 24-Bit LPCM Audio



Built-in ND Filter

Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters

Camera Type




Effective Resolution

3840 × 2160 (8.29 MP)

Filter Size


Focal Length

8.3 to 124.5mm; 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25.5 to 382.5mm


Autofocus, Manual Focus



Image Sensor

1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor

Image Stabilization

Optical, Digital

Item Type




LCD Resolution

460,000 Dots

LCD Size


Max Aperture

f/2.8 to 4.5

Memory Card Slot

2x SD UHS-I Card Slots


Built-In: Stereo

Minimum Focusing Distance

Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Entire Zoom Range: 23.6" / 60.0 cm

Minimum Illumination

1.7 lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
0.1 lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed


Fixed Lens

Other I/O

1x USB Mini-B Output
1x 2.5 mm Input

Sensor Resolution

4268 × 3148 (13.4 MP)

Shutter Speed

1/1 to 1/2000 sec



Tripod Mount

1/4"-20 Female

Video Connectors

1x Mini-HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output

Video Format


Video Recording Modes

H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 × 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps
1920 × 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps (35 to 45 Mb/s)
1280 × 720p at 59.94/60 fps (8 Mb/s)

XF-AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 × 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/30 fps
1920 × 1080p at 23.98/24/29.97/30/59.94/60 fps

Viewfinder Resolution

1,560,000 Dots

Viewfinder Size


Viewfinder Type



2.1 lbs.

White Balance

2000 to 15,000K





Canon XA55

AC Adapter - Canon CA-570

Battery - Canon BP-820

Charger - Canon CG-800

Charger - Polarized Cable

Hardware - Canon XF/XA Mic Mount Screws

Hood - Canon GX10/XF400/405

Video Support - Canon Mic Mount v2

Video Support - Canon XF400/405 Top Handle