Product Description

Canon XA40 Compact Pro UHD 4K Camcorder Compact and efficient – XA 4K camcorder with UHD resolution and high magnification The XA40 features a 1/2.3 - type CMOS Sensor along with DIGIC DV6 image processor. With Over Sampling HD processing this results in improved Full HD image quality. The XA40... read more

MPN: 3666C006

Barcode: 8714574661773


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 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.)


  • Zoom ratio: 20x Optical
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent): Approx. 29.3 - 601mm Standard IS/IS Off
  • Minimum focus distance: 10 mm 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 stabilisaation system: Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation: Dynamic, Standard, Powered, 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)
  • 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)
  • Focus System: Hybrid AF, Normal AF
  • Iris control: Touchscreen, Auto
  • Digital zoom/Teleconverter: 400x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter

Image Processor

  • Type: DIGIC DV 6
  • Colour Sampling: YCC 4:2:0
  • Bit depth: 8-bit
  • Audio
  • 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: Auto / On / Off (20dB)
  • Microphone level meter: Yes

Monitoring Panel

  • Type: Capacitive LCD touch panel
  • Size: 3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)
  • Waveform Monitor: No
  • Focus Assist: Peaking / Magnify
  • Peaking: Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
  • Zebra: 70% or 100% reference level
  • Markers: Grid (white / grey) and Level (white / grey)


  • Size: 0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots
  • Correction lens: +2.0 to -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: Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
  • SDI output: No
  • Time code: Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)
  • Genlock: No
  • LAN: No
  • AV terminal: No
  • DC input: 3.4mm jack
  • Remote Control Terminal: 2.5mm mini jack


  • Exposure metering: Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
  • No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
  • Exposure Compensation: Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked (±12 increments) or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • Auto Gain Control setting: Auto / Manual
  • Auto Gain Control limit: 0 - 24dB (1dB increments)

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

Shooting Modes

  • Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
  • Custom Picture - C1: Normal / C2: USER 02 / C3: USER 03 / C4: USER 04 / C5: USER 05 / C6: USER 06 / Gamma / Colour Space: BT.709 Normal / BT.709 / Colour Matrix: Neutral / Video
  • Infrared shooting mode: Yes (green or white)
  • Built-in IR lamp: Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
  • Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)
  • Look settings: Standard (Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)

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 or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
  • Accessory shoe: Yes (cold shoe)
  • Assignable Buttons: 5 assignable Buttons, assignable to: Digital TeleConverter / AF / MF / Face Only AF / Magnification / Peaking/ Push Auto Iris / Zebra 70% / Zebra 100% / BLC Always On / Powered IS / White Balance / Set white Balance / WB Priority / IR Light / Pre REC / Slow and Fast Motion / Review Recording / Photo / Marker / Monitor Channels / Menu / Custom Picture / Off
  • Custom Dial: Tv / Av / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off

Time code

  • Count-up system: Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
  • Time Code out: Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only


  • Supplied: Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit HDU-1, Battery Pack BP-820, Compact Power Adapter CA-570, AC Cable, Ferrite core, Lens Cap


  • Battery Pack: Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)

Size and Weight

  • Dimensions: Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
  • Dimensions: Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)
  • Weight (camera only): Approx. 730g
  • Weight: Approx. 1120g

MPN: 3666C006

Barcode: 8714574661773


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"I am very happy with the Canon XA40. I bought it to supplement an XA20 I have had for a few years. These cameras are used professionally, as they are recognised as one of the best type for recording using infrared (IR), so are used for bat surveys. I needed the camera quickly and it arrived within a couple of days, excellent service."
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Canon XA40 Compact Pro UHD 4K Camcorder

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Product Summary

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  • Ultra High Definition 4K video camera
  • Infrared shooting mode
  • Advanced image stabilisation that corrects roll and tilt.
  • HDMI, Mini USB compatible, XLR 3-pin jack
  • f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens with up to 20x zoom
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