Canon XA60 Camcorder

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Canon XA60 Camcorder (CN-XA60) is a 1/2.3-Type CMOS 4K camcorder with 20x optical zoom and 5-axis stabilisation, Advanced Hybrid AF, 3G-SDI1 plus USB-C output for UVC Livestreaming2.

Shoot high quality 4K UHD video with the compact XA60. As well as outstanding Over Sampled HD processing, advanced autofocus, a Canon 20x optical zoom lens, and HD livestreaming in UVC1 via USB-C over a computer, capture footage and record or share it later in either XF-AVC or MP4 formats.

Compact professional 4K UHD camcorder

Capture stunning 4K UHD and superior Full HD images thanks to a 4K 1/2.3″ type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor. Sampled HD processing delivers Full HD images from the 4K sensor.

4K 20x optical zoom lens

The Canon lens covers a 29.3mm wide angle (35mm equivalent) plus a powerful 612mm reach with Dynamic IS. A digital zoom boosts to 800x with 5-axis image stabilisation.

Fast, precise focusing with face detection

Adjustable focusing speeds and an advanced Hybrid AF system give fast and precise focusing. Use the 3.5-inch LCD display to set focus by touching the AF point required. Face Detection AF and Face Tracking are available while Manual Focus is set via the focus/zoom ring.

XF-AVC and MP4 for flexible recording

Choose from XF-AVC or MP4 recording formats. Record XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps at 25P, plus Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. For smaller files, record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps or 17Mbps at 50P/25P.

Professional inputs and outputs

Output options include simultaneous backup and relay recording via dual SD card and Infrared mode. For specialist capture, record Slow Motion in Full HD 0.5x or Fast Motion in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x. Colour match with other Canon cameras via the custom picture menu.

Livestream and more

Stream HD footage via UVC1 over a computer or add a date and time stamp with OSD recording. Two XLR terminals on a detachable handle plus 4-channel linear PCM bring pro audio options.


  • Max Aperture: f/1.8
  • Recording Formats: XF-AVC
  • Audio Inputs: 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line
  • Lens Zoom: 20x Optical Zoom
  • Media Type: SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Resolution and Frame Rate: 4K
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • Video Outputs: 1x HDMI
  • Weight: 0-2kg
  • Wi-Fi: No
Comes With 
  • x1 Canon XA60 Camcorder
  • HDU-1 Handle Unit
  • PD-E1 USB Power Adapter
  • BP-820 Battery Pack
  • Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • Mic Holder

Additional information










Image Sensor 
Sensor 1/2.3-type CMOS
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Total pixels Approx. 21.14MP
Effective pixels Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
Subject illumination range Approx. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum illumination (PAL) P (Program AE) Mode: Approx. 4.2 lx

(shutter speed 1/25 sec with auto slow shutter On)

Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.3 lx
(shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Colour Sampling YCC 4:2:0 8bit
Zoom ratio 20 x optical
Focal length
(35mm equivalent)
Approx. 29.3 – 601mm Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum focus distance 1 cm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
Aperture f/1.8 – 2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture blades 8 blades
Filter diameter 58mm
Image stabilization system Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization

Dynamic, Standard, Powered IS, Off

ND filter Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
Zoom control Zoom rockers on body and handle;

Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;

Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.

Zoom speed Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed
(body and handle rocker; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)
Iris control Touchscreen, Auto
Digital zoom/Teleconverter 20x digital zoom (400x with optical zoom) and 40x digital zoom (800x with optical zoom) are available. Digital zoom not available in AUTO mode.

2x Digital Teleconverter

Focus System Hybrid AF (High Speed/Medium speed). Uses combination of TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system.

Normal AF. TTL, Contrast based AF

Focus control MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Magnify and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.

AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Touch and Track, Face Only AF. (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF)

Video storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
Recording time
(64GB Card, approx.)
150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
Recording file system FAT32/exFAT
Internal recording format (PAL) XF-AVC:

3840 x 2160 / 25.00P (160 Mbps)

1920 x 1080 / 50.00P, 50.00i, 25.00P (45 Mbps)


3840 x 2160 / 25.00P(150 Mbps)

1920 x 1080 / 50.00P, 25.00P (35, 17 Mbps)

External output (PAL) HDMI output (When Shooting):

UHD recording mode:

1920 x 1080 / 25.00P, 50.00P (for Slow & Fast), 50.00i
(PsF mode); 1280 x 720 / 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 8-bit

Full HD recording mode:

1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P/50i ; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit

SDI output (When Shooting):

UHD recording mode:

1920 x 1080 / 25.00P, 50.00P (for Slow & Fast), 50.00i
(PsF mode); 1280 x 720 / 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 8-bit

Full HD recording mode:

1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P/50i ; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit

Time Code Rec Run / Free Run
Slow/Fast motion (PAL) 3840 x 2160 / 25.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200

1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200

1920 x 1080 / 25.00P: x0.5

Pre Recording function Yes. 3 seconds
Still photos JPEG up to 3840×2160
(Still image resolution is dependent on the
video resolution)
Photo storage media SD Card
Shooting functions
Shooting Modes AUTO mode

M (Manual) mode

P (program AE), Tv (shutter-priority AE),
Av (aperture-priority AE), M (manual exposure),
SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night Scene, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

IR mode

Custom Picture C1: Normal (BT.709 Normal / BT.709)

C2 to C6: USER02 to USER06

Colour Matrix Neutral: accurate colour reproduction

Video: Higher contrast colour reproduction

Infrared shooting mode Yes (green or white)
Exposure metering Center-weighted average metering

AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes

Segment evaluative metering

Night Scene, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight modes

No metering in Fireworks mode: Exposure constant

Exposure compensation Highlight AE, Normal, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation.
Exposure Lock Yes.
Auto Gain Control setting Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit 0 – 23dB (1dB increments)
Shutter speed
Control modes Auto, P, Tv, Manual
Shutter speed 1/6 – 1/2000 sec

(1/2 – 1/500 sec in Low Light mode)

Slow Shutter (SLS) 50.00P:

Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.


Auto slow shutter On: 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec.
(*Display is 1/12)

Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

Clear Scan No
White balance
Auto Yes
Preset Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)
Manual setting Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K

Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K

Built-in IR lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.

Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)

Look settings Standard

(Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)

Recording MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
Audio control Manual/Auto

Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;

Independent level control per channel
(-∞ to +18 dB);

Independent audio limiters (2 ch);

Input mic trimming

Reference tone 1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone attenuation On/Off (20dB)
Microphone level meter Yes
Monitoring Panel
Type Capacitive LCD touch panel
Size 3.5-inch (8.8 cm) on the diagonal,
Approx. 2,760,000 dots (1280 x RGB x 720)
Waveform Monitor No
Focus Assist Peaking / Magnify
Peaking Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
Zebra 70% or 100% reference level
Markers Grid (white/grey), Level (white/grey), 4:3 (white/grey)
Size 0.36-inch (0.92 cm on the diagonal), Approx. 1,770,000 dots (1024 x RGB x 576)
Correction lens +2.0 to -5.5 dioptre
Audio input XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line and Mic options on detachable handle,

3.5mm microphone input jack
(Supply Voltage 2.4V DC)

Built-in Mic

Headphone output 3.5mm stereo mini jack
HDMI output HDMITM mini connector
USB Type-C

Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) equivalent.
Point-to-point class and UVC supported.

SDI output XA65: 3G-SDI. XA60: No
Time code No
Genlock No
AV terminal No
DC input USB-C
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications
Wi-Fi No
GPS Information
(Optional Accessory)
Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.

(requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)

Tally lamp Yes, in detachable Handle Unit
Colour Bars (PAL) Yes. SMPTE, ARIB or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
Accessory shoe Yes (cold shoe)
Assignable buttons 5 assignable Buttons
Custom dial Iris/Shutter/Gain, AGC Limit,
Exposure Compensation, Off
Supplied Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit HDU-1, Battery Pack BP-820, USB Power Adapter
PD-E1, AC Cable

(Includes items not currently on sale)

Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800, Canon HDMI cable
HTC-100/HTC-100S, Canon Tele Converter TL-H58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon PROTECT Filter 58mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58mm, Canon GPS Receiver
GP-E2, Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII, Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII), Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series), Canon Interface Cable
Battery Pack Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)
Power Consumption (recording) UHD:

MP4, 150Mbps 25.00P : Approx. 4.5W

XF-AVC,160Mbps 25.00P : Approx. 4.5W

Full HD:

MP4, 35Mbps 50.00P : Approx. 4.6W

XF-AVC, 45Mbps 50.00P : Approx. 4.6W

Continuous Recording Time (approx.) UHD

MP4: 150Mbps/25.00p: Max. 165 mins (BP-820),
typical 95 mins / Max. 240 Mins, typical 140 mins (Optional BP-828)

XF-AVC: 160Mbps/25.00P: Max. 160 mins (BP-820), typical 95 mins. Max. 230 mins, typical 145 mins (Optional BP-828)

Size and Weight
Dimensions Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)

Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm

(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)

Weight (camera only) XA65: Approx. 750g, XA60: Approx. 740g
Weight (fully equipped) XA65: Approx.1140g, XA60: Approx. 1135g
Operating temperature range 0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity

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