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Canon XA30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Canon XA30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and zoom are overall positive. The durability and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and price. Views are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, durability, zoom, size

price, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XA30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon XA30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and zoom. The durability and portability also get good views, but views are divided on the image quality. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and price.

usability, portability, durability, zoom, size

price, viewfinder

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XA30 Professional CamcorderCanon XA30 Professional Camcorder

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LC-AAC, PCM / LC-AAC,LPCM / LC-AAC,PCM
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Wind filter:Y / Yes


Battery technology:Lithium
Battery voltage:7.4


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
GPS (satellite):N / No
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.1
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
Remotely operated:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators:Y / Yes


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):1230000
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes


Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N
Shoe mounting point:Y / Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Cold


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.0200
Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01
Normal focusing range:0.6

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.91
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.84
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.09

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 576
Focal length range (f-f):3.67 - 73.4
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum aperture number:8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):57.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:20
Wide angle lens system:Y / Yes

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB / HDMI,USB
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Lens hood:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y
XLR in:Y / Yes


Built-in projector:N / No


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/6


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Number of diaphragm blades:8
Power supply type:DC, Battery


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
Dual shot (video & photo):Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:Y / Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 360,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder resolution:156000
Viewfinder screen size:0.24
Viewfinder Type:Electronic / HYBRID

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.2 / 182 / 84
Height :182 / 8.4 / 84
Weight:1.16 / 765
Width:10.9 / 109

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Halogen, Shade, Tungsten / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten