Friday, February 11, 2011

Canon XA10 Manual

Canon has posted the manual for the upcoming XA10. The camera itself is not expected to be available until March.

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
Canon: XA10 Instruction Manual [PDF] 11.5MB [Click above link, then click the Brochures & Manuals section to access the Instruction Manual]
Amazon: Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder with 64GB Internal Flash Memory and Full Manual Control [$1,999.00]

UPDATED: Corrected instructions for getting the Instruction Manual


Mike C said...

I tried to (as suggested on the site-page) download the 'Canon XA10' and got the code Reference #24.770f1160.1309326421.13e1f71. And that I was not authorized to download the Manual. Clearly Canon has abandoned this product as it is out of stock. Too bad, I was about to be involved in a benchmark use of your little toy, but no.... Michael Calhoun

Michael Murie said...

The manual is there; the server is just a bit prickly about the way you approach it!

Click on the link above the manual, then click on the Brochures & Manuals link and you should see the Instruction Manual.

I think it's out of stock because it's never really been in stock! The camera hadn't arrived at any locations prior to the Japanese Tsunami, and the situation hasn't really changed since.