Canon XA20 Camcorder
The XA20 is a compact, “run-and-gun” HD camcorder with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8-Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches (60cm). Other features include a 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder, multiple HD/SD recording rates – including 24p for a “cinematic” look – together with a choice of industry-standard MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs. The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions.
In addition to reducing horizontal and vertical shaking, five-axis SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization eliminates rolling and other artifacts, for sharper images no matter how the camcorder is moved. A new automatic correction circuit can substantially reduce image distortion, thereby producing better-looking videos.
A detachable handle offers increased control functionality, with a built-in microphone holder and XLR-format audio inputs. Infrared shooting with little to zero ambient light offers additional flexibility during, for example, surveillance and wildlife projects; the detachable handle also includes an IR light.
Dual-band, built-in Wi-Fi® technology allows easy FTP file transfer and upload to the internet. And intelligent lithium batteries report remaining power and battery-wear levels in one-minute increments to the camcorder, thereby taking the guesswork out of battery management.
Professional mini (150 mm) shotgun microphone with hard wired 3-pin XLR output cable. Works perfectly with broadcast and prosumer cameras that supply phantom power. Includes shock mount holder with shoe and flocked foam windscreen.
The Special Edition SGM-PDII is a high-performance shotgun microphone that operates via Phantom Power (11-52VDC) only. Designed to fit right into the microphone clamp/holder of today’s high performance cameras, the SGM-PDII offers the same directional, quality sound as the popular and highly rated SGM-PII. The main difference is the SGM-PDII has a hard wired output cable while the SGM-PII terminates with an XLR connector, allowing the use of any length high performance microphone cable. Both models offer super directional sound pick-up, wide response and low noise.