The XA10 shares much in common with the high-end consumer camera, the VIXIA HF G10 [$1,499.00] which was announced at the same time at the XA10. The most notable difference between the two is that the XA10 comes with a detachable handle that includes XLR inputs.
The camcorder's native 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor records 60i, 24p, PF30, and PF24 frame rates with a 10x HD video lens with an 8-blade iris (sensitivity to f/1.8) and a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 30.4mm-304mm. Other features include dual relay recording, waveform, color peaking, and zebra patterns.
Canon: XA10 Product Page section Brochures & Manuals
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UPDATED: Corrected instructions for getting the Instruction Manual