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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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New Canon XA25, XA20 and HF G30 camcorders

Canon USA Introduces XA25 and XA20 Professional HD Camcorders at DV Info Net

Canon USA Announces New VIXIA HF G30 Camcorder at DV Info Net

20X zoom, 1080/60p (finally!) and a new chip.

Basic specs on all models

Newly-designed Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens
1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps)
Built-in Wi-Fi« technology Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz) allows wireless transfer of video
New Canon 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

The XA20 adds XLR and the XA25 has XLR and HD-SDI. Both XA models feature the same handle that's on the XA10.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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looks interesting. any idea when they'll be available?
any news on a xf100 replacement?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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Is the XA25 the smallest camera in the world with HD-SDI? That alone could make it a really nice POV camera for certain applications.

GoPros are nice, but you'll need a HD-SDI converter, increasing the footprint. If you don't need something that wide of FOV, the XA25 could be it.

Plus I'm guessing you could get a "large" battery & have the thing run for 4hr.

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Edit: Another link with more photos:

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/...ideo_system.do

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Edit #2, just saw a banner ad for the XA25 here on DVInfo. They didn't waste any time, did they.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Not a lot of info yet, but....1080/60p (finally!)
Phew, at last!!! Welcome to the party Canon!
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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Looks like a BP-820 battery. Does anyone know if those are the same as the XA10 / HFM40 style batteries? 20X lens should be awesome.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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Can the XF replacements be far behind?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:08 AM   #7
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I knew I kept tabs on this site for a good reasonů.. great post! Glad to see that new prosumer Canon HF G30. Not that I can afford one. Ha!
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:27 AM   #8
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Can the XF replacements be far behind?
The XL-H1 was released in '05, but not updated until '08 when the '06 XH-A1 / G1 were updated too.

The XF300 was '10, but nothing new in '12. XF100 was '11, so there is a good chance that we'll see something new for XF100 / XF300 series cameras.

Although Canon has been doing a lot with the C300 / 500 / 100 cameras, so that might be a reason why the XF line won't see anything new.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:35 AM   #9
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New Canon XA25 Launched

Canon USA Introduces XA25 and XA20 Professional HD Camcorders at DV Info Net

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:45 AM   #10
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Re: New Canon XA25 Launched

I want!

Although the move to touch screens is depressing. I really don't like getting skin oil on the viewfinder..
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That might be a reason why the XF line won't see anything new.
Not at NAB at least. This morning Canon released all of their NAB press announcements:

Canon USA Introduces XA25 and XA20 Professional HD Camcorders at DV Info Net

Canon Inc. Announces Development of 35mm Cinema Prime Lens at DV Info Net

Canon USA Announces Free Firmware Upgrade for Cinema EOS Cameras at DV Info Net

Canon USA Delivers Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions at NAB2013 at DV Info Net

A lot of stuff going on but not for the XF line this time.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 01:12 PM   #12
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oh yes, can't wait,
now, if we can also have 50Mbps 1080/60p PMW camera this year,
please?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 02:07 PM   #13
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Wasn't the Canon HF G20 announced at CES? I see B&H is still clearing out HF G10's. And now the HF G30 comes along. That has got to be the shortest model run ever.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:23 PM   #14
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Not at NAB at least. This morning Canon released all of their NAB press announcements:
Is this on the record? Do you have solid info?

I honestly believe that we won't see anything new, but also think it is believable that we'd see something big on Saturday or Sunday.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:43 PM   #15
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At $2699 there should be a WB switch or some way of moving between WB settings on the fly. The 20X zoom lens is phenomenal, 60p is great, but the lack of a switch for WB is very disappointing at this price point, at least to me.
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