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Old November 11th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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New from Canon XA30 XA35

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Full press release at DV Info Net: Canon USA Introduces XA35, XA30 Camcorders for Professional Videographers

XA30
1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro Sensor
1920x1080 up to 59.94p
20x Canon Optical Zoom Lens
Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode
Highlight Priority Mode
3.5" OLED Touchscreen & EVF
2x XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
Built-In Wi-Fi with FTP Capabilities

XA35
•1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro Sensor
•1920x1080 up to 59.94p
•20x Canon Optical Zoom Lens
•HD/SD-SDI Output
•Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode
•Highlight Priority Mode
•3.5" OLED Touchscreen & EVF
•2x XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls
•Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
•Built-In Wi-Fi with FTP Capabilities

Resolutions and Frame Rates AVCHD
1920 x 1080 / 59.94p (28, 17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 29.97psf, 23.98p (24, 17 Mbps)
1440 x 1080 / 59.94i, 29.97psf, 23.98p (5 Mbps)

MP4
1920 x 1080 / 59.94p (35 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 / 29.97p, 23.98p (24, 17 Mbps)
1280 x 720 / 29.97p, 23.98p (4 Mbps)
640 x 360 / 29.97p, 23.98p (3 Mbps)
Slow and Fast Motion Recording 1x to 2.5x (59.94p, 35 Mbps playback; 17.5 max. recording bit rate)
0.5x to 1200x (29.97p, 24/17 Mbps playback; 48 Mbps max. recording bit rate)
0.4x to 1x (23.98p, 24/17 Mbps playback; 60 Mbps max. recording bit rate)
Maximum Recording Time With 64 GB card:

35 Mbps: 30 min.
28 Mbps: 35 min.
24 Mbps: 40 min.
17 Mbps: 1 hr.
5 Mbps: 3 hr.
4 Mbps: 4 hr. 20 min.
3 Mbps: 5 hr. 40 min.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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Re: New from Canon XA30 XA35

Still no 3G-SDI? The camera is capable of 1080 60p, but STILL doesn't output that over the SDI?
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Old November 11th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #3
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Re: New from Canon XA30 XA35

The XA20 is a really great B and daytime event and grab camera, I'm very happy with the S/N and DR, really the only extra I would have wanted in an upgrade is a dial up ND filter.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 03:11 PM   #4
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Has anyone heard if there will be a consumer version? Last time, all three were announced together...
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Old November 16th, 2015, 02:28 PM   #5
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Re: New from Canon XA30 XA35

I can't find the specs for it's 4k recording mode?
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Old November 16th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #6
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Maybe because there is none?
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Old November 17th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #7
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As you guessed, there are none Noa.
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Old November 17th, 2015, 04:03 AM   #8
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Re: New from Canon XA30 XA35

I think this is the final refinement of an old model to keep it fresh enough until the new generation is ready. Canon do this quite often - reminds me a bit of the HV20/30/40. I wonder if there will be a similar update to the XF200?

I just hope they include the zoom-speed dial beside the rocker switch on all the new models when they finally arrive. My XHA1s is getting rather long in the tooth now, but the XF300 is too expensive and heavy for my needs and the XF100/200 lacks that singularly useful gadget.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #9
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Maybe because there is none?
Ah, my bad, this is clearly thread from 2013! Not 6 weeks from 2016...
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Old November 20th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #10
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Has anyone heard if there will be a consumer version? Last time, all three were announced together...
lol.. this IS the consumer version.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 05:51 PM   #11
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lol.. this IS the consumer version.
The consumer version would be a HF G40 which would not offer either HD-SDI or XLR audio.

Looking at the initial posting of :
Maximum Recording Time With 64 GB card:

35 Mbps: 30 min.
28 Mbps: 35 min.
24 Mbps: 40 min.
17 Mbps: 1 hr.
5 Mbps: 3 hr.
4 Mbps: 4 hr. 20 min.
3 Mbps: 5 hr. 40 min.

Those numbers appear to have been pulled from the B&H website product page. Those numbers make no sense. For instance, 24 Mbps chews through a 64 GB card in 40 minutes? That implies 1.5 GB / minute which is far to high for AVCHD. Or 35 Mbps chews through 2+ GB / minute? I don't think so.

By my calculation the numbers should be:
Maximum Recording Time With 64 GB card:

35 Mbps: 4.0 hours.
28 Mbps: 5.0 hours
24 Mbps: 5.9 hours
17 Mbps: 8.3 hours.
5 Mbps: 28.4 hours.
4 Mbps: 35.6 hours.
3 Mbps: 47.4 hours.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 06:09 PM   #12
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Re: New from Canon XA30 XA35

I think the error the person at B&H made in calculating recording time to a 64 GB card is a common one. They are reading (for instance) 25 Mbps and instead of thinking Mega-bits-per-second they are thinking Mega-Bytes-per-second. All the times are off by a factor of eight.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 09:44 PM   #13
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Re: New from Canon XA30 XA35

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Originally Posted by Bill Koehler View Post
The consumer version would be a HF G40 which would not offer either HD-SDI or XLR audio.

Looking at the initial posting of :
Maximum Recording Time With 64 GB card:

35 Mbps: 30 min.
28 Mbps: 35 min.
24 Mbps: 40 min.
17 Mbps: 1 hr.
5 Mbps: 3 hr.
4 Mbps: 4 hr. 20 min.
3 Mbps: 5 hr. 40 min.

Those numbers appear to have been pulled from the B&H website product page. Those numbers make no sense. For instance, 24 Mbps chews through a 64 GB card in 40 minutes? That implies 1.5 GB / minute which is far to high for AVCHD. Or 35 Mbps chews through 2+ GB / minute? I don't think so.

By my calculation the numbers should be:
Maximum Recording Time With 64 GB card:

35 Mbps: 4.0 hours.
28 Mbps: 5.0 hours
24 Mbps: 5.9 hours
17 Mbps: 8.3 hours.
5 Mbps: 28.4 hours.
4 Mbps: 35.6 hours.
3 Mbps: 47.4 hours.




AVCHD Recording Mode
Memory
Capacity 28 Mbps 24 Mbps 17 Mbps 5 Mbps
8GB 35 min. 40 min. 1 hr. 3 hr.
16GB 1 hr.15 min. 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hr. 5 min. 6 hr. 5 min.
32GB 2 hr. 30 min. 2 hr. 55 min. 4 hr. 10 min. 12 hr. 15 min.
64GB 5 hr. 5 min. 5 hr. 55 min. 8 hr. 20 min. 24 hr. 30 min.
128GB 10 hr. 10 min. 11 hr. 55 min. 16 hr. 45 min. 49 hr.

MP4 Recording Mode
Memory
Capacity 35 Mbps 24 Mbps 17 Mbps 4 Mbps 3 Mbps
8GB 30 min. 40 min. 1 hr. 4 hr. 20 min. 5 hr. 40 min.
16GB 1 hr. 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hr. 5 min. 8 hr. 40 min. 11 hr. 25 min.
32GB 2 hr. 2 hr. 55 min. 4 hr. 10 min. 17 hr. 20 min. 22 hr. 55 min.
64GB 4 hr. 5 hr. 55 min. 8 hr. 20 min. 34 hr. 45 min. 45 hr. 55 min.
128GB 8 hr. 11 hr. 55 min. 16 hr. 45 min. 69 hr. 30 min. 91 hr. 55 min.
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Old January 6th, 2016, 10:25 AM   #14
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Re: New from Canon XA30 XA35 HF G40

Well, here's my answer:

Canon Vixia HF G40, R700, R72, R70 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
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Old January 8th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #15
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No 4K. It's unreal how far behind the times Canon is. Talk about a company that's lost it's way...at least in video.
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