Canon XA35

Compact Professional Full HD DV Camera with HD-SDI.

The XA35 is a compact professional-use Full HD video camera, which employs a newly developed Canon CMOS sensor making possible exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance. The XA35 is equipped with an HD-SDI terminal - the video signal can be routed from the camera through the HD-SDI terminal and streamed to a broadcast van directly. In addition, a recorder can be connected to make uncompressed video recordings for archiving purposes.

Canon XA35

Canon XA35

Canon XA35 video camera is in very good condition, showing only very minor signs of previous use. This camera features dual SD card slots and comes with a battery, AC adaptor, USB cable, HDMI/AV cable, manuals and a wrist strap.

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HD CMOS Pro Processor

A newly developed sensor features a signal-to-noise improved by 3db & approx. 40% reduction in noise compared to the XA25.

HD Video Lens

Highly versatile lens that combines a wide angle focal length of 26.8mm (35mm camera equivalent) together with powerful 20x zoom performance while remaining compact.

DiG!C DV4 Processor

A newly developed image processor, for optimum colour reproduction, faster AF speeds and improved image stabilization function.

5 Axis Image Stabilization

Delivering enhanced electronic correction of roll and tilt motions, reducing image distortion substantially even when shooting whilst walking.

Highlight Priority Mode

Facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colours and sharpness in the mid to high brightness range delivering an effect similar to HDR.

HD-SDI Input

Video signal can be routed from the camera through the HD-SDI terminal and streamed to a broadcast van directly.

Detailed Specifications

XA35 Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
RGB primary colour filter
Total pixels per sensor
Approx. 3.09 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor
Approx. 2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Minimum illumination
Auto: 1.0 lux With Auto Slow Shutter selected
(PAL Version)
Low Light Mode: 0.1 lux
Horizontal Resolution
900 TV lines at highest image quality


Zoom ratio
Focal length
26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent / 28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS on)
Minimum focus distance
60cm (throughout zoom range);10mm (wide angle)
ND filter
Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
Zoom control
Zoom rockers on body and handle;
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, Touchscreen OLED (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus PresetAUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF
Iris control
Custom dial; Touchscreen; Auto
Aperture range
f1.8 - f8
Filter diameter
Lens elements/groups
Aperture blades
8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization system
Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection) + electronic stabilisation;
4 modes: Intelligent (Auto), Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Digital zoom
Up to 400x;
Built-in 2x Digital Teleconverter (cannot be used with Digital Zoom)

Image Processor



Video storage media
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.1
Class 6 (or higher) cards recommended for 1080/50P recording;Class 4 (or higher) cards recommended for other Full HD recording
Recording time
128GB SDXC card:10hrs 10mins (AVCHD max. quality)18hrs 00mins (MP4 max. quality)191hrs 55mins (MP4 lowest quality)1
Recording file format
AVCHD Progressive (v2.0, high profile);MP4
Recording format
AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):1920x1080: 50p (28Mbps, linear PCM audio available);1920x1080: 50i/PF25 (24Mbps, 17Mbps);1440x1080: 50i/PF25 (5Mbps)MP4 (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling):1920x1080: 50p (35Mbps);1920x1080: 25P (24Mbps, 17Mbps);1280x720: 25P (4Mbps);640x360: 25P (3Mbps)
Slow/Fast motion
YES (MP4 HD mode only, x0.5/x2/x4/x10/x20/x60/x120/x1200
Interval Record
Frame Record
Pre Record (cache record)
YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse
HD->SD conversion
Internal Data Transfer
MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (card to card)
Photo storage media
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card
Still quality
During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080/1280 x 720/640 x 360


Capacitive Organic LED
8.77cm (3.5"), 100% view
1.23 million-dot equivalent
Touch Screen
Yes. Touch and Drag operations supported
Image quality adjustments
Brightness, backlight, OLED colour balance
YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)
Waveform Monitor
Focus Assist
Peaking; Magnifying
YES (70% or 100% reference level)
ON/OFF (Level, Grid)


0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view
1.56 million dots equivalent
YES (tiltable to 45 degrees)
Correction lens
+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopter

Inputs / Outputs

Audio in
XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output
3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor output
HDMI Compatible
YES (HDMITM mini connector, output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI output
YES (576i, 720P or 1080i, output only, embedded audio and time code)
Time code
YES (Embedded in SDI output; superimposed on HDMI Output signal)
Component out
AV terminal
3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC input
Remote Control Terminal
2.5mm mini jack
Colour Bars
YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone


Tally lamp
YES, in detachable handle
Accessory shoe
YES (cold shoe)
Custom key
YES (5 assignable buttons; select from 22 functions)
Custom Dial
YES (Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Manual Exposure, exposure compensation, AGC limit)


Exposure metering
Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode);
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Exposure compensation
-3 to +3 EV (12 steps);Backlight Correction available (Auto or always on)
Auto Exposure mode
Smart Auto, Face Detection AE;
Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions
Exposure Lock
YES (via touchscreen)
Auto Gain Control setting
YES. Touch Exposure available
Auto Gain Control limit
Auto / Manual
ISO Sensitivity
0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)
Gain setting
0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)

Shutter Speed

Control Modes
Full Auto / Manual control (touchscreen LCD or control dial)
Shutter speed
1/6 to 1/2000 (depending on Scene Mode and frame rate)
Slow Shutter (SLS)
Yes. Auto On or Off
Clear Scan


Infrared shooting mode
YES (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp
YES, in detachable handle

3D Shooting Assist

OIS Axis Shift
Focal Length Guide

Shooting Modes

Smart AUTO
Program AE
M mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks);
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Image Looks settings
Standard, Highlight Priority, Wide DR
Cinema Features
Cinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable 'Cinema Standard')
Image Effects
Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

Wi-Fi and GPS Specifications

Wireless LAN standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a(2.4GHz or 5GHz band) 2
Supported Wi-Fi Functions
Remote Operation; Movie Uploader (YouTube and Facebook)3; Playback (in browser); Media Server; FTP File Transfer
Supported Browser for Remote Operation
Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser
Remote Operation Control Features
Aperture, Focus, WB, shutter Speed, Gain, Exposure Compensation, Shooting Mode, Slot select, Start/Stop Recording
Live view image Resolution
Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
Authentication Systems
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White Balance

6: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps or halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)
Manual setting
Set 1, Set 2, Colour Temperature (2,000 15,000 K, 100K steps)

Time Code

Countup system
Regen/Rec Run/Free Run/Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Start value setting
00:00:00:00, Set/Reset selectable


AVCHD: Linear PCM4 (2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz) or Dolby Digital (AC-3 2ch, 48kHz)MP4: MPEG-2 AAC LC (2 ch)
Audio controls include: Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
Independent level control per channel (-8 to +18 dB);
Independent audio limiters (2 ch);
Input mic trimming
Microphone attenuation
Auto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone level meter
Wind Screen
Zoom Microphone
YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)

Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570,Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800B,Canon HDMI cable HTC-100,Canon Stereo Video Cable STV-250N,Canon Tele Converter TL-H58,Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58,Canon Wireless Microphone WM-V1,Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000,Wrist Strap,WS-20,Canon PROTECT Filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58 mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58 mm,Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2,Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII (Model A/B only),Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII),Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series)

Backup power supply

Lithium coin battery (built-in)

Power Consumption

Max Approx. 5.2W5 (AVCHD) / 5.1W (MP4)5

Continuous Recording Time

Supplied BP-820: Approx. 145 minutes5Optional BP-828: Approx. 220 minutes *5


Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm (fully equipped)
Detachable handle
Weight (camera only)
Approx. 770 g
Weight (fully equipped)
Approx. 1160 g
Operating Temperature range
-5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity0ºC to +40ºC, 80% relative humidity


All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
1. After 12 hours of continuous recording, camcorder will stop recording and re-start automatically. Simultaneous/Dual Format recording not available in 1080/50P modes.
2. 5Ghz not available in Qatar, capability and functionality may vary by region
3. iOS devices only, excludes MP4 1080/50P mode
4. AVCHD 1080/50P mode only
5. 28Mbps / 35Mbps recording, normal EVF brightness
All specifications are subject to change without notice