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Canon XA30

Canon XA30
alaScore 89

25 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Canon XA30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XA30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon XA30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Mistaketz (

Small but packs an HD punch!


Small camcorder, but efficient. Does the job for interviews, run-and-gun, web and other lower budget productions. Manual controls are simple but effective. XLR inputs are a blessing.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Kathy (

Quality Camera


Camera is easy to use & produces a quality professional video! Tested several video cameras & this one is by far the best!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Dan the man (

I'm liking it


I've been playing with video on the 5DMKIII. The quality is fantastic for static shots but focusing, hand held, run and gun it's no good. I didn't want to have to bother with a rig. Ideally I can shoot stills with the 5DIII and video on something more...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Raulín (

Canon nunca defrauda...


Tremenda cámara, fácil de manejar, cómoda y liviana.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Attainabletech (

I bought this to give me a better video and audio quality


I bought this as i needed a camcorder that would give me the flexibility and better quality for my Youtube videos, the video output on this camera is quite impressive, the XLR inputs are a breath of fresh air that way I can get my audio and video all...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Joe at 4theriders (

Came From DSLR


I read at least 500 reviews on the XA10 and 20 before deciding to drop 2 grand on the XA30. I shoot photos and videos for a living. I've been shooting all my video stuff on Canon DSLRs thus far, and haven't gotten into the camcorder stuff at all...but...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LC-AAC, PCM / LC-AAC,LPCM / LC-AAC,PCM
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Wind filter:Y / Yes


Battery technology:Lithium
Battery voltage:7.4


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
GPS (satellite):N / No
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.1
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
Remotely operated:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators:Y / Yes


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):1230000
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes


Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N
Shoe mounting point:Y / Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Cold


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.0200
Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01
Normal focusing range:0.6

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.91
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.84
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.09

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 576
Focal length range (f-f):3.67 - 73.4
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum aperture number:8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):57.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:20
Wide angle lens system:Y / Yes

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB / HDMI,USB
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Lens hood:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y
XLR in:Y / Yes


Built-in projector:N / No


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/6


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory slots:2

Technical Details

Number of diaphragm blades:8
Power supply type:DC, Battery


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:35
Dual shot (video & photo):Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record:Y / Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 360,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder resolution:156000
Viewfinder screen size:0.24
Viewfinder Type:Electronic / HYBRID

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.2 / 182 / 84
Height :182 / 8.4 / 84
Weight:1.16 / 765
Width:10.9 / 109

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Halogen, Shade, Tungsten / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten