Canon XA70 UHD 4K30 Camcorder with Dual-Pixel Autofocus


Product Highlights

  • 1" CMOS Sensor, DIG!C DV 6 Processor
  • Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI Output
  • Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input
  • USB Type-C Output with UVC Support
  • 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus Feature
  • Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • 3.5" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable OLED EVF
$3,059.00 (inc GST)
Regular price: $3,599.00


Get your shot, tell your story.

Shoot high quality 4K UHD video with the compact XA70. As well as outstanding Over Sampling HD processing, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a Canon 15x optical zoom lens and HD livestreaming in UVC 1 via USB-C over a computer, capture high quality footage in either XF-AVC or MP4 formats.

Compact professional 4K UHD camcorder
Capture stunning 4K UHD and superior Full HD images thanks to a 1.0-inch Type CMOS 4K sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor. Over Sampling HD processing delivers Full HD images from the sensor.

4K 15x optical zoom lens
The Canon lens covers a 25.5 – 382mm (35mm equivalent) range. A digital zoom boosts to 600x with 5-axis image stabilisation.

Fast, precise focusing with face detection
Adjustable focusing speeds and advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF give fast and precise focusing. Use the 3.5-inch LCD display to set focus by touching the AF point required. Face Detection AF and Face Tracking are available while Manual Focus is set via the focus/zoom ring.

XF-AVC and MP4 for flexible recording
Choose from XF-AVC or MP4 recording formats. Record XF-AVC 4K UHD 160Mbps at 25P, plus Full HD 45Mbps at 50P/50i/25P. For smaller files, record MP4 4K 150Mbps at 25P and Full HD 35Mbps or 17Mbps at 50P/25P.

Professional inputs and outputs
Output options include simultaneous backup and relay recording via dual SD card and Infrared mode. For specialist capture, record Slow Motion in Full HD 0.5x or Fast Motion in 4K/Full HD up to 1200x. Colour match with other Canon cameras via the custom picture menu.

Livestream and more
Stream HD footage via UVC1 over a computer or add a date and time stamp with OSD recording. Two XLR terminals on a detachable handle plus 4-channel linear PCM bring pro audio options.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Lens hood with barrier
  • 1 x Mic holder unit
  • 1 x Handle Unit
  • 1 x Battery Pack BP-820
  • 1 x USB Power Adapter PD-E1
  • 1 x AC Cable
  • Image Sensor
  • Sensor
    1 inch-type CMOS Sensor

    RGB Primary Colour Filter

    Total Pixels

    Effective Pixels per Sensor
    Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)

    Subject Illumination Range
    Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx

    Minimum Illumination (PAL)
    Approx. 0.1 lx: Low Light (shooting mode), shutter speed 1/2 sec.
    Approx. 1.4 lx: In P (Program AE) mode, 50.00P, shutter speed 1/25 sec. auto slow shutter On

  • Image Processor
  • Type
    DIGIC DV 6

    Colour Sampling
    YCC 4:2:0 8bit

  • Lens
  • Zoom Ratio
    15 x optical

    Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
    Approx. 25.5 - 382.5mm Standard IS/IS Off

    Minimum Focus Distance
    1 cm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range

    Max. Aperture
    f/2.8 - 4.5

    Aperture Blades
    9 blades

    Filter Diameter

    Image Stabilization System
    Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization Dynamic, Standard, Powered IS, Off

    ND Filter
    3 densities: ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64, turret switched, motor-driven.

    Zoom Control
    Zoom rockers on body and handle;
    Touch Screen or Remote Controller 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. Face Frame displays tracked subject

    Focus System
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF, detection range 80% vertical/80% horizontal of field of view Contrast AF.

    AF Modes
    Continuous, AF-Boosted MF Face Detection and Tracking, Face Only AF.

    Manual Focus Assist
    Dual Pixel Focus Guide, Peaking, Magnification

    Iris Control
    Touchscreen, Auto

    Digital Zoom/Teleconverter
    20x Digital zoom (300x with optical zoom) and 40x digital zoom (600x with optical zoom) are available. Digital zoom not available in AUTO mode.
    2x Digital Teleconverter (Not available when using Digital Zoom)

  • Recording
  • Video Storage Media
    SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)

    U3 Class recommended for all recording conditions * UHS-II not supported.

    Recording Time
    MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
    XF-AVC:160Mbps: 50 mins/45 Mbps: 185 mins

    Recording File System

    Internal Recording Format (PAL)
    3840 x 2160 / 25.00P (160 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080 / 50.00P, 50.00i, 25.00P (45 Mbps)
    3840 x 2160 / 25.00P(150 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080 / 50.00P, 25.00P (35, 17 Mbps)

    External Recording Output
    HDMI output (When Shooting):

    UHD recording mode:
    1920 x 1080 / 25.00P, 50.00P (for Slow&Fast), 50.00i (PsF mode); 1280 x 720 / 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 8-bit

    Full HD recording mode:
    1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P/50i ; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit

    Slow/Fast Motion (PAL)
    3840 x 2160 / 25.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
    1920 x 1080 / 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
    1920 x 1080 / 25.00P: x0.5

    Pre-Record Function
    Yes. 3 seconds

    Still Photos
    JPEG up to 3840x2160 (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)

    Photo Storage Media
    SD Card

  • System
  • Display Type
    Capacitive LCD touch panel

    3.5-inch (8.8 cm) on the diagonal, Approx. 2,760,000 dots (1280 x RGB x 720)

    Wave Form Monitor

    Focus Assist
    Peaking / Magnify

    Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow

    70% or 100% reference level

    Grid (white/grey), Level (white/grey), 4:3 (white/grey)

  • EVF
  • Size
    0.36-inch (0.92 cm on the diagonal), Approx. 1,770,000 dots (1024 x RGB x 576)

    Correction Lens
    +2.0 to -5.5 dioptre

  • Input Output
  • 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. Timecode can be superimposed onto HDMI output

    Type-C Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) equivalent. Point-to-point class and UVC supported.

    SDI Output

    Time Code
    Rec Run / Free Run



    AV Terminal

    DC Input

    Remote Control Terminal
    2.5mm mini jack

  • Miscellaneous
  • Tally Lamp
    Yes, in detachable Handle Unit

    Colour Bars (PAL)
    Yes. SMPTE, ARIB or EBU, with 1KHz Tone

    Accessory Shoe
    Yes (cold shoe)

    Assignable Buttons
    5 assignable Buttons

    Custom Dial
    Iris/Shutter/Gain, AGC Limit, Exposure Compensation, Off

    Video Output (UVC)
    Recording system: Motion JPEG Resolutions: 1920×1080 (when main resolution is not 1280×720) 1280×720 (when main resolution is 1280×720) Frame rates: 25 fps (best effort)

  • Exposure
  • Exposure Metering
    Center-weighted average metering
    AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes
    Segment evaluative metering
    Night Scene, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight modes
    No metering in Fireworks mode: Exposure constant

    Exposure Compensation
    Highlight AE, Normal, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation.

    Exposure Lock


    Auto ISO / Auto Gain Control Setting
    Auto / Manual

    Auto Gain Control Limit
    0 - 38dB (1dB increments)
    Wide DR Mode: 9 -38dB (1dB increments)

  • Shutter Speed
  • Control Modes
    Auto, P, Tv, Manual

    Shutter Speed (PAL)
    1/6 - 1/2000 sec
    (1/2 - 1/500 sec in Low Light mode)
    Shutter Speed range available dependent on shooting mode

    Slow Shutter (SLS)
    Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
    Auto slow shutter Off: 1/50 to 1/500 sec.
    Auto slow shutter On: 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec. (*Display is 1/12)
    Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

    Clear Scan (PAL)

  • Streaming, Wi-Fi, & GPS Specifications
  • Wi-Fi

    GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
    Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
    (requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)

  • White Balance
  • Auto

    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
  • Custom Picture Menu
    C1: Normal (BT.709 Normal / BT.709)
    C2: Wide DR (BT.709 Wide DR / BT.709)
    C3: LOG3 (Canon Log 3 / BT.709)
    C4: EOS Std. (EOS Standard / BT.709)
    C5 to C6: USER05 to USER06 (same as C1)

    Look Settings
    Wide DR

    Infrared Shooting Mode

    Built-in IR Lamp
    Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
    Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)

  • Audio
  • Recording Format
    MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)

    Audio Control
    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
    On/Off (20dB)

    Microphone Level Meter

  • Power Source
  • Power Supply (Battery)
    Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)

    Power Consumption
    MP4, 150Mbps/XF-AVC, 160Mbps, 25.00P: 5.1W

    Recording Time
    MP4, 150Mbps/XF-AVC, 160Mbps, 25.00P: Max 145 mins, typical 80 mins (BP-820)

  • Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    Approx. 110 x 91 x 214 mm (main body only)
    Approx. 140 x 216 x 265 mm
    (Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)

    Weight (Body Only)

    Weight (Accessories)

    Operating Temperature Range
    0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity

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