Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder

The Canon XA15 price in Kenya is 230,000 shillings. The Canon XA15 Full HD Camcorder is a compact run-and-gun camera that is suitable for ENG, event coverage, and independent and documentary filmmaking. It incorporates SDI, mini-HDMI, and composite outputs. The camera features a 1/2.84″, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm, and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural manner. The Canon XA15 Is Now Available at PricePoint.

Canon XA15 specs

Available December 2017
Dimensions 131 x 180 x 231 mm
Weight 1140 g
Colors Black
Key features HDMI / HD-SDI output, Dual SD card slots, AVCHD / MP4 video recording, Interlaced/progressive scanning, Infrared shooting mode, 20x optical zoom
Image sensor
Size 1/2.84″
Pixels 3.09MP
Sensor features HD CMOS Pro Sensor
Type Auto, Manual
Focus mode Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF
Shutter speed range 1/2000s – 1/6s
Focus Features Focus Control Ring (Manual Focus)
Focal length 3.67-73.4mm
Maximum aperture F1.8-F2.8
Minimum aperture F16
Closest focus distance 60cm, 1cm (Wide Macro Mode)
Zoom Up To 20x Optical Zoom, Up To 400x Digital Zoom
Stabilization 5-Axis Stabilization, Dynamic IS, Powered IS
Filter diameter 58mm
Optic elements 12
Optic groups 10
Diaphragm blades 8, Circular Aperture
Lens features Focus / Zoom Control Ring
Video & audio recording
Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080
Resolution detail 1920 x 1080 @60/30/24fps, 1280 x 720 @60/30/24fps, 640 x 480 @ 30/24fps
File types MP4 / AVCHD
Audio 16-bit 4ch, 2ch Linear PCM
Video & audio features Infrared Shooting Mode, Interlaced / Progressive Scanning, Slow / Fast Motion
Connectivity & storage
Wireless No
Interface Mini-HDMI, USB Mini-B, LANC, DC
Audio interface 3.5mm Microphone Input / Output, XLR Microphone Input (+48V Phantom Power)
Video interface 3.5mm AV Output (Composite), HD-SDI BNC Output
Storage SD / SDHC / SDXC, Dual Card Slot
Type Electronic, 0.24 Inch
Coverage 100%
Viewfinder features 1560k Dot Resolution, Vertical Tilting
Size 3.0 Inch, LCD
Resolution 460k Dot
Articulation Twist
Monitor features Brightness Control, Focus Assist, Touchscreen
Image processor DIGIC DV 4
Battery 1 x BP-820, 7.4V
Consumption 4.9W (Max)
Battery life Up To 145min (MP4 Recording @35Mbps)
Price in Kenya KSh 230,000

About the Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder

The XA15 features both a 3″ OLED touch panel view screen with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and a color electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 dots of resolution. The camera features full manual control and auto modes for exposure, focus, white balance, gain, and shutter speed. The camera provides professional features such as a pre-record buffer, peaking, zebra bars, color bars, and reference tone. The zoom speed is adjustable with variable, constant (with 16 different speed levels), fast, normal, and slow settings. The camera features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder, two XLR connectors with phantom power, and manual audio level controls.

Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Sensor

The XA15 features a 1/2.84-inch HD CMOS Pro Sensor with 2.91MP. The large size of the individual pixels enable a minimum subject illumination of 1.0 lux for shooting in low-light conditions.

20x Optical Zoom Lens

The Canon 20x HD zoom lens provides a zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 26.8 to 576mm, and features an improved circular iris design providing a more natural look with out-of-focus areas that are smoother and more appealing. Zoom speed can be set to variable, constant (with 16 levels), fast, normal, or slow.

Digic DV 4 Image Processor

The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor works in concert with the sensor to provide images with low noise and rich color depth. The processing power of the Digic DV 4 enables the simultaneous encoding of video to different codecs and bit rates for recording to two separate SD cards at the same time.

Auto Focus

Canon Auto Focus (AF) features include natural-looking medium speed, instant, and face detection AF, which can significantly reduce the effort required when shooters need to keep a particular face in focus in a jostling crowd or similar situation.

3″ OLED Touch Panel View Screen and EVF

The 3″, 1,230,000-dot touch panel view screen enables rapidly moving through and selecting menu settings. The Color EVF is a 0.24 inch with 1,560,000 dots of resolution, and tilts up to 45° to accommodate different shooting positions.


The XA15 features an integrated microphone, and the detachable handle houses two XLR Line/Mic level inputs with +48V phantom power for connecting external mics. The detachable handle also houses the manual audio level controls. A built-in 3.5mm headphone jack with 16 volume settings provides for accurate audio monitoring.


The XA15 features an SDI output, as well as a mini-HDMI port, and an AV mini terminal for composite video (and audio) via a four-pole 3.5mm mini-jack.

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