Canon XA30 Camcorder Hire and Rental

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Hours Battery Life

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The Canon XA10 is supplied with two batteries which can provide up to 8 hours recording time, You can also use the Video Camera for as long as needed when connected to the charger.

If you need more battery capacity you can add additional batteries below

Hours Record Time

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Recording for up to 8 hours on the provided memory, if you need additional memory you can add it below giving you as much as 4,000 minutes

20 X Zoom 35-200mm

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With a powerfull zoom which is the equivelant in 35MM terms of 30.4mm to 304mm
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This Video Camera uses SDHC cards to record to two slots which allows you continue recording as each card becomes full you can replace it with a fresh one whilst still recording to the other as standard we supply 64GB of memory which will give you around 8 hiurs recording in HD

USB Connect

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Transferring the footage from the Video camera once youve completed filming couldnt be any easier simply connect the camera to your PC or Mac and copy the footage over see how easy it is here
Add these awesome accessories to your video camera at a flat fee no matter how long your hire

Add an LED Toplight


4 in stock

Add a Rode NTG2


7 in stock

Add 256GB Memory


2 in stock

Add Wireless Lapel Mic


11 in stock

Upgrade Full Fluid Tripod


1 in stock

Additional Battery


8 in stock

Canon XA30 Hire Overview

When you hire the Canon XA30 which is a replacement for the Canon XA20 you get an improved advanced HD CMOS professional image sensor this gives you fantastic low light performance which cuts down on any grain that you would normally see when filming in low light. It records in MP4 and AVCHD formats at 60FPS in full HD and you also have the option 24p to gove you that lovely cinematic look to your production.

With Dual card slots that support SDHC you can film long sessions and hot swap cards along the way there is also the new option to allow you to connect microphones via bluetooth and control the camera via an app on an Iphone or Ipad and you can even transfer the footage using Wi-Fi or FTP allowing you to quickly transfer footage for the fastest turnaround. 

Featuring a full manual or full auto setup its perfect for inexperienced users or pro videographers whi may want to have manual control over certain features 

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The Canon XA30 is extremely popular with clients looking to hire a video camera for weddings, school performances and conferences that have limited knowledge of operating video cameras and is used a great deal as additional cameras for professionals that need a video camera they can set up to cover additional angles set the canon XA30 to record and leave it to do its thing unmanned safe in the knowledge it will capture footage you can use.

The quality is very similar to that oof a DSLR and works well with Canon profiles so if your main camera is a Canon DSLR or a higher specified Canon Video camera then this footage will match in nicely for you saving you a headache in post its usin 4:2:2 like DSLRs and packs lots of broadcast features should you need them

It’s been a very popular camcorder for wedding photographers and other professional videographers. Although its footage is closer to DLSR quality (4:2:0) than the type used by network news stations (4:2:2), it’s packed with features far superior to a consumer model.

If your recording a rugby match or a skateboarder then you can record at 60FPS allowing you to capture fast paced action smoothly and take advantage of both digital image stabilisation and optical stabilisation 

If you’re new recording video the you can relax knowing that setting the camera to auto will take care of everything for you including the white balance but you can also set that manually if you would prefer and the expososure is deal with again if you would prefer you can adjust this using the iris dial easily and then there is the clever focus option that will find and track faces to keep everything sharp and crisp for you.

Audio wise the caneras in built mic is actually pretty good but remember this will capture audio from all around the camera if you need more focused sound then you can add a top mic to give you a more directional pick up or if you want to hear just the person you are filming then a wirless lapel mic will do the trick for you without having to worry about picking up any distracting sounds around


In your package is two batteries giving you upto 8 hiurs operating time or you can plug your hired Canon XA30 directly into the mains to give you continious power

Everything you need to know about hiring

the Canon XA30

Featuring a Canon HD Lens, 1/3 Type HD CMOS Pro Sensor, Professional XLR Audio, Ample Memory, Full Auto or Full Manual Operation, Nightvision Infrared Recording and Optical and Powered Image Stabilisation

All the pro features made simple to use in an awesome package designed with a novice in mind but just as at home in the hands of experienced film crew if you need specific features then everything you could possibly need to know is detailed below.

Whats Included

Everything you need to get Videoed see what’s included with you hired Canon XA30

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Canon XA30

Peli Flight Case

DC Coupler/ Charger

2 x High Capacity Batteries

64GB SDHC Card

Lightweight Tripod

USB Cable

Full Specification

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1/3 type HD CMOS Pro




Bayer pattern filter


Total pixels per sensor


2.37 megapixels


Effective pixels per sensor


2.07 megapixels


Minimum illumination


Auto: 1.3 lux (with Auto Slow Shutter)
Slow Shutter: 0.1 lux


Horizontal Resolution


900 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)


Zoom ratio




Focal length


4.25 – 42.5mm (35mm equivalent: 30.4 – 304mm)


Minimum focus distance


60cm (throughout zoom range);
20mm (wide angle)


ND filter


Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)


Zoom control


Slider or Handle;
Selectable Shockless Zoom mode


Zoom speed


Zoom Slider:
Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Handle zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)


Focus control


MANUAL: Lens ring, Touchscreen LCD (touch Focus, Touch and Track), Focus Preset
AUTO: Face Priority AF / Face Only AF / Instant AF / Medium AF / TV AF


Iris control


MANUAL: Custom dial control; Touchscreen control


Aperture range


f1.8 – f8


Filter diameter




Lens elements/groups




Aperture blades




Image stabilization system


Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);
3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered


Digital zoom









Video storage media


64GB built-in flash memory;
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card (2 card slots);
Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.¹




Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920×1080 recording


Recording time


64GB internal memory or SDXC card:
5hrs 55mins (MXP mode, max. quality)¹
24hrs 30mins (LP mode, lowest quality)¹


Recording file format


AVCHD high profile (MPEG4-AVC/H.264)


Recording format


AVCHD (all modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling)
MXP: 1920×1080, 24Mbps;
FXP: 1920×1080, 17Mbps;
XP+: 1440×1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440×1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440×1080, 5Mbps


Recording frame rate


1920 x 1080/50i;
1920 x 1080/25p (50i recorded stream)


Slow/Fast motion




Interval Record




Frame Record




Pre Record (cache record)


YES (3 seconds)


Scan Reverse


YES. Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion.


HD->SD conversion


YES (during playback)


Internal Data Transfer


MOVIE & STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card, card to card)


Photo storage media


SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card


Still quality


During video recording or playback: 1920 x 1080





8.8cm (3.5″), 100% view






Image quality adjustments


Brightness, backlight




YES (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)


Waveform Monitor




Focus Assist


Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)








YES (70% or 100% reference level)




ON/OFF (Grid, Horizontal, Centre)




0.61cm (0.24″), 100% view






Correction lens


+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopter


Audio in


XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack


Headphone output


3.5mm stereo jack


Video monitor output






YES (HDMITM Mini Connector: v1.3, out only, 1080/50p output possible)


IEEE 1394 (Firewire)






YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)


HD/SD-SDI output




Time code








Component out


YES (output only)


AV terminal


3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)


DC input




Remote Control Terminal


2.5mm mini jack


Colour Bars




Tally lamp




Accessory shoe


YES (cold shoe)


Custom key


YES (2 assignable buttons; select from 9 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)


Exposure compensation


-2 to +2 EV (13 steps)


Auto Exposure mode


Smart Auto, Face Detection AE;
Manual control via Touch Exposure and Exposure Compensation functions


Push Auto Iris




Exposure Lock




Auto Gain Control setting


Full Auto / AGC On / Manual


Auto Gain Control limit


0 to 24dB, 1dB increments (0 to 18dB in Cinema Mode)


Gain setting


0 to 24dB, 1dB increments


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)


1/2 to 1/500 (Low Light Scene Mode)


Clear Scan




Infrared shooting mode


YES (green or white)


Built-in IR lamp




OIS Axis Shift




Focal Length Guide




Smart AUTO


YES (38 scenes)


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


Cinema Features


Cinema-Look Filter (9 options, including customisable ‘Cinema Standard’), Story Creator, Touch Decoration


Image Effects


Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth








Set 1, Set 2, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten (incandescent lamps and halogen bulbs), Fluorescent H (3-wavelength type fluorescent), Fluorescent (white fluorescent)), Colour Temperature


Countup system




Start value setting






Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch), 48kHz sampling




Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle


Microphone attenuation




Microphone level meter




Zoom Microphone


YES (customisable frequency response and directivity)





Lens hood; WL-D89 Wireless Controller; CA-570 Compact Power Adapter; BP-808 Battery Pack; Stereo Video Cable and Interface Cable set; Component Cable CTC-100/S; Stylus pen; PIXELA Transfer Utility software disc.




Wide Converter WD-H58W, Teleconverter TL-H58, 58mm lens filters, Batteries BP-819/BP-820/BP-827/BP-828, Battery Charger CG-800, Wideo Light VL Li II, Remote Control ZR-2000, Component Cable CTC-100, HDMI cable HTC-100, Wireless Microphone WM-V1.


Backup power supply


Lithium coin battery (built-in)


Power Consumption




Continuous Recording Time


Supplied BP-808: Approx. 110 minutes
Optional BP-827: Approx. 345 minutes





Approx 130 x 177 x 205mm (including lens hood and microphone holder)


Detachable handle




Weight (camera only)




Weight (fully equipped)




Operating Temperature range


-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

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