The Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera that features many similarities to its XA45 predecessor, including UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one each mini-HDMI and BNC 3G-SDI output, making it suitable for the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions. This streamlined model features a larger 3.5mm LCD capacitive touchscreen display, a higher resolution tiltable 0.36" OLED EVF, XF-AVC and MP4 recording formats, OSD metadata recording, and fast USB Type-C video-only output with UVC support for livestreaming to a computer.
The lens optics include an integrated 20x 4K/HD optical zoom and an eight-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights. The camera's pro-style features include Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, manual focus, Instant, and Canon's Medium autofocus; fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3.5" touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise.
The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and it outputs to mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI ports. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94 fps via its mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs. On the audio side, the XA65 features up to four channels of LPCM audio in 720p mode with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.
Canon 4K Sensor
A 4K sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor deliver crisp, sharp UHD images, and an 8-blade iris achieves cinema-style out-of-focus highlights. Frame your shot with the ultrabright 3.5" LCD or use the built-in OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF).
On-Screen Display (OSD) "Time Stamp" Recording
OSD recording embeds date, time, timecode, and other data into your original camera files, effectively "time stamping" the information into each frame of video, a requirement for legal and law enforcement videographers.
Stream HD video directly from the camera via UVC1 to a Windows or macOS computer. Audio output through USB is not supported.
Professional Audio Controls
Two XLR terminals on a detachable handle plus 4-channel linear PCM bring a suite of pro audio options.
4K 20x Optical Zoom Lens
The Canon lens covers a 29.3mm wide angle (35mm equivalent) with a powerful 612mm reach. Digital zoom boosts the 20x optical zoom to 800x magnification. To minimize camera shake, the camera provides Canon's Dynamic IS 5-axis image stabilization.
Fast, Precise Focusing with Face Detection
The X65 features adjustable focusing speeds, and an advanced Hybrid AF system provides fast and precise focusing. Use the ultrabright high-resolution 3.5" LCD to set focus by touching the AF point on the screen. Face Detection AF and Face Tracking are available, while manual focus is set via the focus/zoom ring.
XF-AVC and MP4 for Flexible Recording
Choose from XF-AVC or MP4 recording formats. Record XF-AVC 4K UHD 160 Mb/s at 30P and Full HD 45 Mb/s at 60p/60i and 30/24p. For smaller files, record MP4 in 4K 150 Mb/s at 30/24p and Full HD 35 Mb/s or 17 Mb/s at 60/30/24p.
Professional Input and Output
Output options include simultaneous backup and relay recording via dual SD cards and Infrared mode. Record Slow Motion in Full 5x HD or Fast Motion in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x. Color match with other Canon cameras using the custom picture menu.
• Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
• Canon PD-E1 USB Power Adapter
• Canon BP-820 Lithium-Ion Single Battery Pack (1780mAh)
• Lens Cap
• Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
• Handle Unit
• Microphone Holder Unit
• Backpack for Camcorder
• 2.2x Auxiliary Telephoto Lens
• 0.43x Auxiliary Wide Angle Lens
• 3 Pieces Filter Kit(UV, CPL, FLD)
• 4 Pieces Macro Close Up Kit
• Full Size Tripod
• Professional Microphone
• Extra Replacement Battery
• Extra Replacement Charger
• LED Flash Light
• 2 Pack SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDHC Memory Card
• High Speed Memory Card Reader
• 2-1 Cleaning Pen
• Dust Blower
• Deluxe Starter Kit
• MicroFiber Cleaning Cloth
Sensor Type 1/2.3"-Type CMOS Sensor
Image Stabilization Optical in Integrated Lens
Capture Type Video Only
Shutter Type Electronic Global Shutter
Shutter Speed 1/2000 to 1 Second
Gain 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
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
Internal Recording Modes H.264/MP4/XF-AVC
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/29.97/59.94 fps [17 to 35 Mb/s]
1280 x 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
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O 1 x Mini-HDMI 2.0 Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O 2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O 1 x USB-C Input
Other I/O 1 x USB-C
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.) None
Resolution 2,760,000 Dot
Display Type Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Type Built-In Electronic (LCD)
Resolution 1,770,000 Dot
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Automatic, Manual Focus
Operating Temperature 32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C (Recommended)
Storage Temperature 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Operating Humidity 85%
Storage Humidity 60%
Battery Type Canon BP-8 Series
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount on Included Handle
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.2 x 4.3 x 3.3" / 18.3 x 10.9 x 8.4 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight 1.7 lb / 750 g (Body Only)
2.5 lb / 1140 g (With Battery, Handle, Recording Media)
Package Weight 4.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 10.9 x 8.6"