The camera is a mid-size camcorder that has a full complement of technical features including full 3G SDI out, twin XLR audio inputs (via a removable handle that also contains audio controls) built in ND filtering, a single ring that can switch between zoom and focus, twin SD card storage and of course the usual USB, HDMI, headphone, external power and 3.5 mm mic in port.
The lens is 15x optical zoom, 8.3~124.5mm, 1:2.8 ~4.5 with a 50mm thread. And as you’d suspect is a 4K lens. A 1” sensor complements the imagery gathering system in concert with Canon’s tried and tested Digic processing engine.
There are many driving factors as to why the Pynx Multimedia team went with these cameras. First and foremost, project safety is top of mind, the twin SD card system allows for us to record on two cards simultaneously to ensure that there is redundancy in place for field recording which means that your project is in safe hands on two cards at the same time in case one of the cards has a failure during recording.
We knew that we required a 4K camera for future ready projects and that we would be in many low light environments as we spend so much time in the concert and event industry. (so the Canon was a no brainer when it came time to make a decision.) The camera features a large 1’’ sensor which is critical for low light environments and has an increased dynamic range as a result which will make your finished project look incredible.
Another reason this large 1’’ sensor is so great is because it allows the creation of more background blur to get that pro video look and feel.
Our clients have a need for clear, crisp images in their finished projects, and with the XA55, we can deliver outstanding image quality.
The XA55 video camera is a professional-level camcorder designed for video production. It offers a compact and lightweight design, making it an ideal choice for on-the-go video production needs. The XA55 features a 20x optical zoom lens with image stabilization technology, which provides clear and stable footage even in challenging shooting conditions.
The camera also features a large 1.0-inch CMOS sensor, which delivers outstanding image quality and low light performance. Additionally, the XA55 supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second, and it has a slow-motion recording mode that allows you to capture high-speed action in slow motion. The camera is also equipped with a range of manual controls, including manual focus, exposure, and audio recording, which gives you complete creative control over your footage.
Additionally, the camera has a range of advanced features, including a built-in Wi-Fi module for easy file sharing and live streaming, and a touch-screen LCD display that makes it easy to navigate the camera’s settings and menus.
Overall, the Canon camera is a powerful and versatile video camera that offers professional-level features at an accessible price point, making it an excellent choice for event videographers, independent filmmakers, and anyone looking to create high-quality video content.