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The Canon XA60 is a compact, lightweight 4K-capable prosumer camcorder and an update to the popular XA50. Key features include:

  • 1/2.3-inch 4K UHD CMOS sensor

  • 29.3 to 627mm f/1.8 to 2.8 20x optical zoom lens

  • 160 Mbps UHD 4K/30p & 45 Mbps 1080/60p recording

  • mini HDMI output for external monitoring

Pro-Grade UHD 4K Camcorder. The Canon XA60 gives you a pro-grade 4K UHD camcorder in a compact package. It carries over the 4K 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor from the XA45, meaning that it’s capable of XF-AVC recordings in UHD 4K30p at 160 Mbps and in oversampled Full HD 1080p60 at 45 Mbps. You also get MP4 recordings in 4K30p at 150 Mbps and in oversampled Full HD 1080p60 at 17 Mbps.

Compact and Easy to Use. The Canon XA camcorders are a fantastic option for first-time videographers or for situations requiring a compact, no-fuss camcorder. Despite its small stature, the XA60 features a mini HDMI output for external monitoring, although it lacks the BNC 3G-SDI output found on the XA65, and a detachable top handle with two XLR audio inputs. Attach the battery, insert and format your UHS-I SD cards (not included), and you’re ready to film with a fully outfitted weight of only 2.5 lbs.

Fast, Accurate Face-Detection Autofocus. In addition to its adjustable focusing speeds, the XA60 also includes a hybrid autofocus system that offers fast and accurate performance. Simply press the AF point on the camera’s LCD to set focus and you’re ready to go. There are also Face-Detection AF and Face-Tracking AF modes, and a manual-focus mode that you can set using the focus/zoom ring.

Image-Stabilized Zoom Lens. The attached f/1.8 to 2.8 lens has a 20x zoom ratio with a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 29.3 to 627mm. The lens works in conjunction with the camera’s sensor for 5 axes of image stabilization that ensure smooth hand-held shooting, even in low light.

Other Notable Features. Dual UHS-I SD card slots keep you shooting longer without needing to stop to swap out cards. The camera has two options for viewing your image with a flip-out, 3.5-inch, capacitive-touch LCD and a tiltable rear OLED electronic viewfinder. It can also stream HD video to a PC or Mac via UVC1, although it doesn’t support audio output through USB. An On-Screen Display recording mode embeds date, time, timecode, and other relevant data in your original camera files, essentially time-stamping each frame of your footage.

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 USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader.

  • Does this rental include A/V cables or a remote?
    • Canon does not include A/V cables or a remote control with this camera, so they’re not included with this rental.


  • Manual
  • XF/XA System Expansion User Guide



    Camera Type



    Operating Temperature

    • 32 to 72°F
    Storage Temperature
    • 23 to 113°F
    Operating Humidity
    • 85%
    Storage Humidity
    • 60%


    Exposure Control

    Shutter Type

    • Electronic Global Shutter
    Shutter Speed
    • 1/2000 to 1 Second
    • 0 to 24 dB (Native)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • 3 dB
    Minimum Illumination
    • 5 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
    • 0.3 Lux at 1/2 Shutter Speed
    White Balance
    • 2000 to 15,000K



    Focus Type

    • Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode
    • Autofocus
    • Manual Focus



    Battery Type

    • Canon BP-8 Series
    Tripod Mounting Thread
    • 1/4"-20 Female
    Accessory Mount
    • 1x Cold Shoe Mount on Included Handle
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • 7.2 × 4.3 × 3.3″
    • 1.6 lbs. / 740 g (Body Only)
    • 2.5 lbs. / 1135 g (With Battery, Handle, Recording Media)



    Sensor Type

    • 1/2.3"-Type CMOS Sensor
    Image Stabilization
    • Optical in Integrated Lens
    • Digital
    Capture Type
    • Video Only



    Media/Memory Card Slot

    • Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
    Video I/O
    • 1x Mini-HDMI 2.0 Output
    Audio I/O
    • 2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
    Power I/O
    • 1x USB-C Input
    Other I/O
    • 1x USB-C
    Global Positioning (GPSGLONASS, etc.)
    • None


    Item Type



    Focal Length

    • 3.6 to 73.4mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 29.3 to 627mm)
    Optical Zoom Ratio
    • 20x
    Maximum Aperture
    • f/1.8 to 2.8
    Minimum Focus Distance
    • Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
    • Entire Zoom Range: 23.6" / 60.0 cm
    Filter Size
    • None
    Focus Control
    • Autofocus
    • Manual Focus
    Internal Recording Modes (H.264/MP4/XF-AVC)
    • 3840 × 2160 at 23.98/24.00/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
    • 1920 × 1080p at 23.98/24.00/29.97/59.94 fps [17 to 35 Mb/s]
    • 1280 × 720 at 59.94 fps [8 Mb/s]
    Broadcast Output
    • NTSC
    Built-In Microphone Type
    • Stereo
    Audio Recording
    • MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit AAC Audio
    • MP4: 4-Channel 16-Bit LPCM Audio
    IP Streaming
    • None


    Mfr. Model Number




    • 3.5"
    • 2,760,000 Dot
    Display Type
    • Articulating Touchscreen LCD



    Fixed Lens



    • Built-In Electronic (LCD)
    • 0.36"
    • 1,770,000 Dot

    Canon XA60

    AC Adapter - Canon PD-E1

    Battery - Canon BP-820

    Charger - Canon CG-800

    Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

    Hood - Canon XA/HF Camcorder

    Video Support - Canon Handle Unit HDU-1

    Video Support - Canon Mic Mount