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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

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 features a lens with 20x optical zoom with 29.3mm wide angle.

  • 4K / 25P: MP4 up to 150 MBPS
  • 20x Zoom: 29.3 - 601mm wide angle
  • Optical IS: 5-Axis stabilisation
  • Superior HD: Over sampling HD
  • Infrared: In white or green mode
  • 3.0 inch touch screen control
  • 2x XLR Linear PCM audio
  • Dual SD card slots

Ultra-compact professional 4K UHD camcorder

The combination of a 4K 1/2.3" type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor delivers high quality 4K UHD images, and superior Full HD images thanks to Over Sampling HD processing. Recording options include XF-AVC 160Mbps / MP4 150Mbps at UHD 25P, XF-AVC 45Mbps at FHD 25P/50i/50P and MP4 17-35Mbps at FHD 25P/50P.

4K 20x optical zoom lens with wide angle

Capture the images you need with 20x Optical zoom with wide angle starting from 29.3mm. Consistency of imaging is ensured by a powerful 5-axis image stabilisation, whilst 3D realtime lens group structure support wide-angle zoom operation.

Infrared recording capability

The XA40 includes an Infrared Mode, allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. There is the option of recording in white or green mode.

Slow and Fast Motion recording

Work the way your project demands with continuous recording available in Slow and Fast motion modes in both UHD and Full HD, with a maximum speed of 1200x.

Lightweight and compact with professional features

The XA40 weighs less than 1.2kg with a 3.0-inch LCD touch screen provides intuitive control. The highly portable camcorder also support linear PCM 4-channel audio, with built-in stereo mic and two XLR terminals. Additionally, two SD memory card slots are provided for simultaneous or relay recording.

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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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Customer Reviews

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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."
Star Rating 5

Canon XA40 Compact Pro UHD 4K Camcorder


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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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