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Canon XA40 Ultra-Compact Professional 4K Camcorder

The XA40 features a 1/2.3’’ type CMOS Sensor along with DIGIC DV6 image processor delivering 4K UHD.

Canon XA40 Ultra-Compact Professional 4K Camcorder

The XA40 features a 1/2.3’’ type CMOS Sensor along with DIGIC DV6 image processor delivering 4K UHD.

SKU: 3666C006

Cat no: 35730

  • 4K UHD / 25P - MP4 up to 150Mbps
  • 29.3 – 601mm - Wide-angle 4K zoom
  • High quality Full HD - Uses the 4K UHD sensor to deliver superior Full HD images
  • 5-Axis IS - Advanced optical and dynamic image stabilisation
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£1,074.99 (ex vat) £1,289.99 (incl vat)

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XA40 Ultra-Compact Professional 4K Camcorder

Compact and efficient – XA-series 4K camcorder with UHD resolution and high magnification

The Canon XA40 features a 1/2.3’’ type CMOS Sensor along with DIGIC DV6 image processor delivering 4K UHD. Full HD image quality is improved thanks to Over Sampling HD Processing. The Canon XA40 4k camcorder features a lens with 20x optical zoom with 29.3mm wide angle.

Watch our overview on the Canon XA40, XA50 and XA55

Ultra-Compact Professional 4K UHD Camcorder
The combination of a 4K 1/2.3” type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor delivers high quality 4K UHD images, and superior Full HD images thanks to Over Sampling HD processing. Recordings in MP4 UHD 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps/17Mbps at 50P/25P are supported.

4K 20x Optical Zoom Lens with Wide Angle
Capture the images you need with 20x Optical zoom with wide angle starting from 29.3mm. Consistency of imaging is ensured by a powerful 5-axis image stabilisation, whilst 3D real-time lens group structure support wide-angle zoom operation.

Infrared Recording Capability
The XA40 includes an Infrared Mode, allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. There is the option of recording in white or green mode.

Slow and Fast Motion Recording
Work the way your project demands with continuous recording available in Slow and Fast motion modes in both UHD and Full HD, with a maximum speed of 1200x.

Lightweight and compact with Professional Features
The Canon XA40 camcorder weighs less than 1.2kg with a 3.0-inch LCD touch screen provides intuitive control. The highly portable camcorder also support linear PCM 4-channel audio, with built-in stereo mic and two XLR terminals. Additionally, two SD memory card slots are provided for simultaneous or relay recording.

Key Features:

  • 4K UHD / 25P - MP4 up to 150Mbps
  • 29.3 – 601mm - Wide-angle 4K zoom
  • High quality Full HD - Uses the 4K UHD sensor to deliver superior Full HD images
  • 5-Axis IS - Advanced optical and dynamic image stabilisation
  • Infrared mode - Capture high-quality video in conditions with little to no ambient light
  • 3.0-inch touch screen - Easy focus point and camera control
  • Linear PCM - 2 x XLR terminals plus built-in mic
  • Dual card slots - SD card simultaneous or relay recording

Product Specification

Camera Image Sensor
Sensor 1/2.3-type CMOS
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Total Pixels Approx. 21.14MP
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
Subject Illumination Range Approx. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum Illumination (PAL) P Mode: Approx. 4.2 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec with auto slow shutter On)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.3 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Zoom Ratio 20x Optical
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) Approx. 29.3-601mm Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum Focus Distance 10mm at wide end, 60cm across entire zooming range
Aperture f/1.8-2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture Blades 8 blades
Filter Diameter 58mm
Image Stabilisation System Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
ND Filter Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
Zoom Control Zoom rockers on body and handle; Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.
Zoom Speed Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body and handle rocker; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)
Focus Control MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Magnify and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Touch and Track, Face Only AF.
(Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF)
Focus System Hybrid AF, Normal AF
Iris Control Touchscreen, Auto
Digital Zoom/Teleconverter 400x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter
Image Processor
Colour Sampling YCC 4:2:0
Bit Depth 8-bit
Video Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
Type Class U3 cards recommended
Recording Time (64GB Card, approx.) 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
Recording File System FAT32/exFAT
Internal Recording Format (PAL) MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)
External Recording Output (PAL) HDMI output (Camera mode):
UHD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 8-bit
Full HD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
External Monitoring HDMI (50.00i)
Recording Frame Rate (PAL) 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)
Slow/Fast Motion (PAL) x1200
1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x12001920 x 1080 / 25.00P: x0.5
Pre Recording Function Yes. 3 seconds
Still Photos JPEG up to 3840x2160(Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
Photo Storage Media SD Card
Recording MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
Audio Control Manual/Auto
Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);Input mic trimming
Reference Tone 1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone Attenuation Auto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone Level Meter Yes
System Monitoring Panel
Type Capacitive LCD touch panel
Size 3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)
Waveform Monitor No
Focus Assist Peaking / Magnify
Peaking Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
Zebra 70% or 100% reference level
Markers Grid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)
Size 0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots
Correction Lens +2.0 to -5 dioptre
Audio Input XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line and Mic options on detachable handle, 3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic
Headphone Output 3.5mm stereo mini jack
HDMI Output HDMITMmini connector
USB Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
SDI Output No
Time Code Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)
Genlock No
AV Terminal No
DC Input 3.4mm jack
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Shooting Functions Exposure
Exposure Metering Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Exposure Compensation Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked (±12 increments) or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
Exposure Lock Yes
Auto Gain Control Setting Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control Limit 0 -24dB (1dB increments)
Shutter Speed
Control Modes Auto, P, Tv, Manual
Shutter Speed 1/6 -1/2000 sec (1/2 -1/500 sec in Low Light mode)
Slow Shutter (SLS) 50.00P:
Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.

Auto slow shutter On: 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec.
(*Display is 1/12)
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Clear Scan No
White Balance
Auto Yes
Preset Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)
Manual Setting Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000KDefault value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K
Shooting Modes
Program AE AUTO Mode
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Infrared Shooting Mode Yes (green or white)
Built-in IR Lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)
Look Settings Standard
(Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)
Wi-Fi GPS Specifications
Wi-Fi No
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude),
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
(requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)
Tally Lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit
Colour Bars (PAL) Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold shoe)
Assignable Buttons 5 assignable Buttons: Assignable to (AF/MF) / Face Only AF / Magnification / BLC Always On / Powered IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light/ Pre REC / Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channels / Menu / Off
Custom Dial Tv / Av / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off
Time Code
Count-up System Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Time Code Out Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only
Supplied Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit HDU-1, Battery Pack BP-820, Compact Power Adapter CA-570, AC Cable, Ferrite core, Lens Cap
Optional (Includes items not currently on sale) Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (included with camera), Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800, Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTC-100S, Canon Tele Converter TL-H58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58, Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon PROTECT Filter 58mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2, Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII, Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII), Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series), Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU
Battery Pack Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)
Power Consumption (Recording) UHD/150Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)
Continuous Recording Time (Approx.)

UHD/150Mbps/25.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
FHD/35Mbps/50.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)

Size and Weight
Dimensions Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)
Weight (Camera Only) Approx. 730g
Weight (Fully Equipped) Approx. 1120g
Operating Temperature Range -5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity

All specifications are subject to change without notice
Specification given for PAL Version

  • 1x Canon XA40 Ultra-Compact Professional 4K Camcorder
  • 1x Lens Cap
  • 1x Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • 1x Microphone Holder Unit
  • Screws for Microphone Holder Unit
  • 1x Handle Unit HDU-1
  • 1x CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
  • 1x Ferrite Core
  • 1x AC Cable EU
  • 1x BP-820 Battery Pack
  • Printed Materials

Canon's European CPS programme is a completely free service that offers Canon professional photo and video users exclusive access to a range of benefits. These include access to CPS support at major events; a priority repair service; and local CPS support in selected European countries. Free back-up equipment loans during repair periods are also available, depending on the level of your CPS membership. Information about CPS is now available in 12 languages — to find out more please select your CPS territory/language from the drop down menu above.

The service operates on a three-tier basis to provide a programme that’s accessible, responsive and tailor-made to the needs of professional photographers. The appropriate level of CPS membership will be automatically assigned to you depending on the number of qualifying bodies and lenses that you registered with CPS.

For CPS Video membership videographers must own one qualifying Canon professional camcorder. For a full list of qualifying CPS Photo and CPS Video products please visit the link ‘view qualifying products’ here.

The countries that currently offer the European CPS programme are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia (Silver membership only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania (Silver membership only), Russia, Slovenia (Silver membership only), South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (Silver membership only), the United Arab Emirates (Silver membership only), UK and the Ukraine (Silver membership only).

Professional photographers and videographers can also register for CPS membership in the following 23 countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, and Slovakia. Although CPS repairs and loans are not available in these 23 countries all registered CPS members from these countries can take advantage of CPS repair and loan benefits when they travel to the 27 countries (named in the paragraph above) that do offer these services.

To find out what CPS can do for you or to register please click the link below.

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