Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
The Canon XA65 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera that features many similarities to its XA45 predecessor, including UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one each mini-HDMI and BNC 3G-SDI output, making it suitable for the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions.
This streamlined model features a larger 3.5mm LCD capacitive touchscreen display, a higher resolution tiltable 0.36″ OLED EVF, XF-AVC and MP4 recording formats, OSD metadata recording, and fast USB Type-C video-only output with UVC support for livestreaming to a computer.
The lens optics include an integrated 20x 4K/HD optical zoom and an eight-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights.
The camera’s pro-style features include Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, manual focus, Instant, and Canon’s Medium autofocus fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3.5″ touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise.
The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and it outputs to mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI ports.
The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both.
The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94 fps via its mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs.
On the audio side, the XA65 features up to four channels of LPCM audio in 720p mode with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input.
It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.
Canon 4K Sensor
A 4K sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor deliver crisp, sharp UHD images, and an 8-blade iris achieves cinema-style out-of-focus highlights. Frame your shot with the ultrabright 3.5″ LCD or use the built-in OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF).
On-Screen Display (OSD) “Time Stamp” Recording
OSD recording embeds date, time, timecode, and other data into your original camera files, effectively “time stamping” the information into each frame of video, a requirement for legal and law enforcement videographers.
Stream HD video directly from the camera via UVC1 to a Windows or macOS computer. Audio output through USB is not supported.