The first model in Canon’s XA-series is an ultra-compact, file-based camcorder.

Who is it for? Canon says it is an ideal option for independent operators who shoot on location, or for owners of larger professional models looking for a compact addition to their existing set-up.

How does it work? The XA10 features a 1/3-type, 2.07 Megapixel Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor, capturing video at 1920 x 1080 resolution. It boasts 10x optical zoom, 30.4mm wide-angle and maximum f/1.8 aperture. A 2 x digital extender offers additional reach for closeups, while an eight-blade iris provides a near-circular background blur, or ‘bokeh’. The XA10 is compatible with the new WD-H58W wide adaptor.

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