Canon XA55 1.0-Type CMOS Sensor Compact 4K Camcorder

Canon XA55 CMOS Sensor Compact 4K Camcorder comes with a FREE Canon BP-820 Battery

Canon XA55 1.0-Type CMOS Sensor Compact 4K Camcorder

Canon XA55 CMOS Sensor Compact 4K Camcorder comes with a FREE Canon BP-820 Battery

SKU: 3668C007AA

Cat no: 35732

  • 4K UHD / 25P XF-AVC up to 160Mbps / MP4 up to 150Mbps
  • 1.0-type CMOS sensor
  • 25.5 – 382.5mm Ultra-wide angle 4K zoom
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£1,995.00 (ex vat) £2,394.00 (incl vat)

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XA55 1.0-Type CMOS Sensor Compact 4K Camcorder

This promotion includes a FREE Canon BP-820 Battery Pack

Feature-packed 4K filming – with a compact camcorder

The highly compact and lightweight XA55 offers high quality 4K UHD image quality with beneficial features such as Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Canon 15x optical zoom lens and advanced Full HD image quality driven by utilising outstanding Over Sampling HD Processing.

1.0-type CMOS Sensor
Large CMOS sensor for beautiful Bokeh with high sensitivity and low noise. The camera also benefits from enhanced Full HD image quality with Over Sampling HD processing, whilst the Wide DR setting allows a wide dynamic range to be captured.

High quality 4K 15x Zoom Lens
Optimise the quality of your images with an ultra-wide 25.5mm 4K 15x optical zoom with Super HD lens elements to minimise chromatic aberrations. There is an advanced 5-axis image stabilization to cope with filming on the move or when shooting handheld.

Fast and Precise Dual Pixel CMOS AF
The XA55 incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocusing in approximately 80% (vertically and horizontally) of the sensor. Face detection AF and Touch tracking operation enable seamless focus control for intuitive operation. A Dual Pixel Focus Guide provides a graphical interface to aid manual focusing.

XF-AVC and MP4 Recording to SD Cards
The XA55 supports multi-format recording capabilities including XF-AVC and MP4. It records XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps up to 25P, plus Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. It is also possible to record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps at 50P/25P. Slow and Fast motion recording are also possible in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x.

Compact and Lightweight with Professional Functions
Powerful functionality includes an Infrared mode – allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light – and simultaneous backup and relay recording with dual SD card slots. Other features include 3G-SDI (XA55 only), professional audio support with two XLR terminals and 4-channel linear PCM, and low power consumption for an extended battery life.

Key Features:

  • 4K UHD / 25P XF-AVC up to 160Mbps / MP4 up to 150Mbps
  • 1.0-type CMOS sensor
  • 25.5 – 382.5mm Ultra-wide angle 4K zoom
  • 5-Axis IS - Advanced optical and dynamic image stabilization
  • Autofocus - Accurate and reliable, with face detection
  • High quality - Full HD Uses the 4K UHD sensor to deliver superior Full HD images
  • Professional codec - For the efficient recording of high-quality 4K and Full HD footage
  • Infrared mode - Capture high-quality video in conditions with little to no ambient light

Product Specification

Camera Image Sensor
Sensor 1.0-type CMOS
Filter RGB Primary ColourFilter
Total Pixels Approx. 13.4 MP
Effective Pixels Per Sensor Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x2160)
Subject Illumination Range Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum Illumination (PAL) P Mode: Approx. 1.4 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec.,
50.00P; with auto slow shutter On)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Zoom Ratio 15x Optical
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum Focus Distance 10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
Aperture f/2.8 -f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture Blades 9 blades
Filter Diameter 58mm
Image Stabilisation System Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
ND Filter 3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.
ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.
Zoom Control Zoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Wireless controller;
Selectable High Speed mode available.
Zoom Speed Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body rocker, handle rocker and wireless controller;
Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)
Focus Control MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Focus Guide and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Face Only AF.
(Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, AF Speed, AF Response, AF Frame size)
Focus System Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
Iris Control Touchscreen, Auto
Digital Zoom/Teleconverter 300x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter
Image Processor
Dynamic Range 800% in Wide DR mode
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.) MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 220 mins XF-AVC: 160 Mbps: 50 mins / 45 Mbps: 185 mins
Recording File System FAT32/exFAT
Internal Recording Format (PAL) XF-AVC: 3840 x 2160 (160Mbps) / 1920 x1080 (45 Mbps)MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)
External Recording Output (PAL) SDI* / 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
*SDI output with XA55 only
External Monitoring SDI* / HDMI (50.00i)
* SDI output with XA55 only
Recording Frame Rate (PAL) MP4: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)XF-AVC: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P (Full HD)
Slow/Fast Motion (PAL) 3840 x 2160 / 25.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1920 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 MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4ch)
Audio Control Manual or 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 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 Dual Pixel Focus Guide / 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 Min-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
SDI Output 3G-SDI with BNC connector
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 or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
Exposure Lock Yes.
Auto Gain Control Setting Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control Limit Wide DR Mode selected: 9 -38dB
(1 dB increments) Wide DR Mode Off: 0 -38 dB
(1 dB increments)
Shutter Speed
Control Modes Auto, P, Tv, Manual
Shutter Speed (PAL) 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: 2,000-15,000K
Default 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, Neutral, Wide DR, Monochrome
(Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, ColourDepth)
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 Only AF / Magnification / Focus Guide / BLC Always On / Powered IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light / Pre REC / Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channel / Menu / Off
Custom Dial Av / Tv / 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-3, Wireless Controller WL-D89, Lithium battery (CR2025), Compact Power Adapter CA-570, Battery Pack BP-820, AC Cable, Lens Cap
Optional (Includes items not currently on sale) Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, Canon AC Adapter CA-570 (included with camera ), Canon Battery Charger CG-800/CG-800E, Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTS-100S, Canon Wireless Controller WL-D89, Canon Tele Converter TL-U58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58, Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000, Canon Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, 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 CA910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs), Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the 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/160Mbps)/25.00P:
Approx. 5W
Continuous Recording Time (Approx.) UHD/(150Mbps/160Mbps)/25.00p:
145 mins (BP-820) / 220 Mins (BP-828)
135 mins (BP-820) / 210 Mins (BP-828)
Size and Weight
Dimensions Approx. 109 x 91 x 214 mm (main body only)Approx. 140 x 216 x 265 mm(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)
Weight (Camera Only) Approx. 970g
Weight (Fully Equipped) Approx. 1445g
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, handle unit and one memory card)
Operating Temperature Range Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity)

[1] All specifications are subject to change without notice

  • 1x Canon XA55 1.0-Type CMOS Sensor Compact 4K Camcorder
  • FREE Canon BP-820 Battery Pack
  • 1x Lens Cap
  • 1x Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • 1x Microphone Holder Unit
  • Screws for Microphone Holder Unit
  • 1x Handle Unit
  • 1x WL-D89 Wireless Controller
  • 1x lithium Battery (For WL) CR2025
  • 1x CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
  • 1x Ferrite Core
  • 1x AC Cable EU
  • 1x BP-820 Battery Pack

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All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £94.85 £44.85 £50.00 £2,740.86
48 £103.07 £53.07 £50.00 £2,597.22
36 £116.99 £66.99 £50.00 £2,461.72
24 £144.72 £94.72 £50.00 £2,323.34
12 £227.81 £177.81 £50.00 £2,183.77

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