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Canon XA11 HD CMOS Pro 1080p Camcorder

Abel Code: CN-2218C002
Mfr. Code: 2218C002
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Compact, lightweight camcorder with HD CMOS Pro sensor, 20x wide angle optical zoom, HDMI & Composite outputs, 600% Dynamic Range, and both AVCHD and MP4 1080p Full HD recording formats.
Key Highlights
  • Full HD Camcorder
  • HD CMOS Pro sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens


This compact, lightweight Canon XA11 Camcorder is small enough to stow away yet agile and powerful to record news events with versatility thanks to a high quality HD CMOS Pro sensor, a superb 20x optical zoom with high zoom ratio and professional interfaces for connectivity into existing workflows.

High Optical Performance

A Canon 20x optical zoom lens provides a highly versatile zoom range with the 35mm equivalent of 26.8-576mm. with an improved circular aperture, the XA11 can record more natural, beautiful images.

Stunning Full HD Image Quality

With Canon’s HD CMOS Pro Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV4 Image Processor with improved low-light performance, the XA11 captures superb Full HD video in 50P at 35Mbps with Wide dynamic range of 600%.

Professional Recording Options

The XA11 can record in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.


  • 26.8mm wide angle 20x optical zoom lens with fast f/1.8-f/2.8 circular aperture
  • 8-blade circular aperture for beautiful background bokeh
  • 1080p Full HD recording
  • High performance enabled by DIGIC DV4
  • HD CMOS Pro sensor with great low light performance and sensitivity
  • Wide DR Gamma 600% dynamic range with no need for post production
  • Efficient and simple workflows using MP4 files at 50P/35Mbps
  • AVCHD progressive recording


  • Image Sensor
    • Sensor: 1/2.84 inch type HD CMOS Pro
    • Filter: RGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)
    • Total Pixels: 3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)
    • Effective pixels per sensor: 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
    • Minimum illumination:
      • Low Light Mode Approx. 0.1 Lx.
      • Auto Mode (Auto Slow Shutter selected Approx. 1.0Lx
    • Horizontal Resolution: 900 TV lines (External via SDI, XA15)
  • Lens
    • Zoom ratio: 20x Optical
    • Focal Length: 3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm)1
    • Minimum focus distance:
      • 60cm (throughout zoom range)
      • 10mm ( Wide MACRO setting)
    • ND filter: Built-in gradation ND filter
    • 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:
      • Zoom Rocker: Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
      • Grip zoom: Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
      • Zoom Ring: As operation speed
    • Focus control: Manual control via focus ring, automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF), Push AF
    • Iris control:
      • Ring control
      • Full Auto
    • Aperture range: f/1.8 – f/16
    • Filter diameter: 58mm
    • Lens elements/groups: 12/10
    • Aperture blades: 8 Blade Circular Aperture
    • Image stabilization system: Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilization
    • Digital zoom/Teleconverter: x400 Digital Zoom / (2) Tele Converter
  • Image Processor
    • Type: DIGIC DV 4
    • Sampling accuracy: 4:2:0 AVCHD/MP4
    • Bit depth: 8 bit
  • Exposure Control:
    • Exposure metering:
      • Center-weighted average metering: In the P, Av, Tv, Cinema, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes
      • Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes
      • No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)], M (manual exposure)
    • Exposure control:
      • AUTO mode: Smart Auto,
      • Manual mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
      • Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M
      • Exposure Compensation: ± 12 steps, Displayed as EV value; 0 EV -  ±3.0 EV
      • Auto Exposure mode: Full Auto
      • Push Auto Iris: No
      • Gain Control setting: Full Auto/AGC Limit/Manual
      • Auto Gain Control limit:
        • In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-24 dB (in 1 dB increments)
        • In the Cinema mode: 0-18 dB (in 1 dB increments)
        • In the Wide DR mode: 6-24 dB (in 1 dB increments)
      • Gain setting:
        • During M (manual) shooting: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 24 dB
        • In the cinema mode: The gain can be set in 1 dB steps from 0 dB to 18 dB
        • When Image Effects is set to “Look” and Wide DR is set, the lowest sensitivity is 6 dB
  • Shutter:
    • Control Modes: Full Auto / Manual control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
    • Shutter speed: 1/6 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and operating mode
    • Clear Scan: No
  • Infrared:
    • Infrared shooting mode: YES (green or white)
    • Built-in IR lamp: YES, in handle unit
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Stored Configurations: Cinema standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory, Wide DR, Highlight Priority
    • Storage Medium: SD/SDHC memory card
    • Color Bars: YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone (Tone via Audio Menu)
  • Recording:
    • Video storage media:
      • (2) SD Card
      • Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible
    • Type: SD card Class 4 or higher; Class 6 & 10 recommended for 35Mbps MP4 recording
    • Recording time:
      • 128GB SD Card: MP4 up to 8 Hours (50P @35Mbps), AVCHD up to 10 hours 10 Minutes (5p @28Mbps)
    • Recording file format: MPEG-4/AVC/H.264
    • Recording format:
      • AVCHD: 28/24/17/5Mbps
      • MP4: 35/24/17/9/3 Mbps
      • All modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 color sampling
    • Slow/Fast motion: YES (MP4 recording Only)
    • Interval Record: NO
    • Frame Record: YES; 2, 6 or 12 frames
    • Pre Record (cache record): YES (3 seconds)
    • Scan Reverse: YES; vertical/horizontal/both
  • Audio:
    • Recording: 16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
    • Control: Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
    • Microphone attenuation: YES
    • Microphone level meter: YES
    • Photo storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
    • Still quality:
      • During video recording: 1920 x 1080 in 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 mode, 1280 x 720; 1280 x 720 mode
      • During playback: 1920x1080
  • White Balance:
    • Auto: New white sampling system FAWB. Settings include auto, set 1, set 2, color temperature setting and pre-set.
    • (6) Presets:
      • [Daylight: approx. 5,400K]
      • [Shade: approx. 8,000 - 8,500K]
      • [Cloudy: approx. 6,500K]
      • [Tungsten (incandescent or halogen bulb): approx. 3,100K]
      • [Fluorescent H (3-wavelength fluorescent): approx. 7,000K]
      • [Fluorescent (white fluorescent): 5,000K]
  • Color temperature:
    • The color temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000K to 15,000K (in 100K steps).
    • WB cannot be selected in the SCN or AUTO mode; auto adjustment range: 2,800K - 8,000K
  • Time Code:
    • Countup system: Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold
    • Start value setting: “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
  • Panel:
    • Type: Capacitive Touch Panel
    • Size: 3” (7.5 cm)
    • Dots: Approx. 460,000 dots
    • Image quality adjustments: Brightness
    • Adjustable: Yes
    • Wave Form Monitor: No
    • Focus Assist: Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
    • Peaking: Yes, Color selectable
    • Zebra: Yes, 70% or 100%
    • Markers: On/Off; Level (White/Grey), and Grid (White/Grey)
  • Electronic View Finder (EVF):
    • Size: 0.24” (0.61 cm),
    • Dots: approx. 1.56 million dots
    • Adjustable: Vertical tilt, up to 45°
    • Field of View Coverage: 100%
    • Correction lens: + 2.0 to -5 diopter
  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • Audio in:
      • (2) XLR Input on Handle Unit. Line, Mic or 48V Phantom Power)
      • 5mm microphone input jack
    • Headphone output: 3.5mm stereo jack
    • HDMI: YES
    • USB: YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
    • HD/SD-SDI output: NO
    • LAN: No
    • AV terminal: 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
    • DC input: YES
    • Remote Control Terminal: No
  • Other Features:
    • Tally lamp: YES, in Handle Unit
    • Accessory shoe: YES (cold shoe)
    • Custom Button Assignment: YES, 5 Assignable Buttons
      • Select from: Powered IS / BLC Always On / Face Only AF / Video Snapshot / WB Priority / Pre Rec / IR Light / Audio Output CH / [AF/MF] /Rec Review / Rec.Programs / BLC Always On / White balance / AGC Limit / Focus / Exposure / Audio Scene / Mic level / Zoom / Image Stabilizer / Image Effects / [Off]
    • Custom Dial: Yes; Tv/Av/Manual exposure/AGC Limit/Exposure/Off
    • Wireless LAN standards: None
    • Supported Wi-Fi Functions: None
    • Supported Browser for Remote Operation: None
    • Remote Operation Control Features: None
    • Live View Image Resolution: None
    • Authentication Systems: None
    • Encryption: None
    • GPS Information (Optional Accessory): Real-time display of Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, UTC and Satellite Reception
  • Accessories
    • Supplied:
      • Lens hood with barrier
      • Mic holder unit (w/ screw)
      • Handle unit (HDU-1)
      • Compact power adapter (CA-570)
      • AC cord
      • Battery Pack BP-820
  • Optional (Sold Separately): 
    • Canon Battery Charger CG-800E, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/ High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S, Canon Stereo Video Cable STV-250N,Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU, Canon Tele Converter TL-H58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,
    • Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000, Canon Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/650, Canon PROTECT Filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58 mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58 mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
    • 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 (charges BP-900 series battery packs)
    • Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the BP-900 series)
  • Power:
    • Power Consumption: Max 4.9W (Approx.) MP4 recording, 35Mbps
    • Battery: BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (Optional)
    • Continuous Recording Time: MP4 recording, 35Mbps: 145 Minutes (BP-820); 220 Minutes (BP-828)(approx.)
  • Size & Weights:
    • Dimensions: Approx. 5.2” x 7.1” x 9.1” (131mm x 180mm x 231mm) [Including lens hood, mic holder unit, and handle unit]
    • Weight (camera only): Approx. 1.6 lb (745 g)
    • Weight (fully equipped): Approx. 2.5 lb (1135 g) [Including lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, BP-820, and 1 memory card]
  • Operating Temperature Range:
    • -5 to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
    • 0 to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)

1 26.8mm-576mm when wide view angle option selected

What's in the Box

  • Mic Holder
  • Battery Pack BP-820
  • Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
  • Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • Handle Unit HDU-1
  • Canon XA11 Camcorder


Key Highlights

  • Full HD Camcorder
  • HD CMOS Pro sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Wide DR Gamma 600% dynamic range
  • AVCHD & MP4 recording formats
  • HDMI & Composite Output
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