Canon XA45 Camcorder Hire and Rental

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Hours Battery Life

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The Canon XA45 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 in HD, if you need additional memory you can add it below giving you as much as 2,000 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


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Add a Rode NTG2


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Add 256GB Memory


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Add Wireless Lapel Mic


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Upgrade Full Fluid Tripod


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Additional Battery


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Canon XA45 Hire Overview

This brilliant 4K super compact video camera the Canon XA45 features the same spec’s as the canon XF40 with the addition of an SDI Terminal and is available for hire and rental and offers the user an easy peasy entry to 4K filming and will have you up and running straight out of the box on auto mode capturing footage you will be proud of its perfectly designed for shooting Conferences, Weddings and school performances in detailed 4K resolution

As it’s footprinty is so small and featuring many features only found in cameras twice its size you can bring it along with you absolutely anywhere without having to sacrifice on quality or features everything you would expect is catered for with image stabilization dual record card slots and professional audio XLR inputs so you can add top mics, line feeds or wireless lapels directly into the camera

Film crew and novices will be at home with the Canon XA45 as you can run with the intelligence of the camera taking care of all the settings for you or if you would rather prefer to take control over the focus, exposure and features like white balance then you can dive in and take full control by switching the camera to pro mode

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With the now standard feature on all Canon models the Canon XA45 is equipped with great autofocus modes to keep your filming crisp and sharp an eyepiece to keep sunlight at bay when outdoors and a pop out screen to keep an eye on everything when filming indoors the facial recognition works great and will keep up with whatever your trying to capture

You also have the option to add a top microphone if you would rather capture more directional sound the in built mic does work well but remeber it will pick up sound from all around making the addition of a top mic beneficial if you only want to pick up audio in the direction the camera is pointing

The Canon Xa45 video camera is so easy to use and capable enough in auto mode to be left unattended to record in most situations making it a great option to having the need for a second or third camera operator or to assist in additional angles on a video shoot that requires more than one camera.

Popular with clients that have a requirement to hire an easy to use video camera for for corporate and social events that have limited knowledge the this is the perfect video camera hire solution

Everything you need to know about hiring

the Canon XA45

Featuring a Canon 4K Lens, 1/2.3 Type 4K 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 XA45

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Canon XA45

Peli Flight Case

DC Coupler/ Charger

2 x High Capacity Batteries

64GB SDHC Card

Lightweight Tripod

USB Cable

How To Operate Canon XA45

Our quick Start guide to filming with the Canon XA45 Video Camera

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We will not cover advanced operation here but if your new to video and want to be comfortable that you will be able to use the video camera without any issues then this video will get you up and running in fully automatic mode in no time at all

Recording Times and Formats

Allowing you to record to AVCHD high profile (MPEG4-AVC/H.264) whats best

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If your unsure of the best format to record in then we would recommend MP4 this saves having to transcode the footage and will help keep file sizes to a minimum, The canon XA20 will allow you to record in the following formats;

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

Watch the video to see how to set your chosen format


Sample Footage

Want to see what results you can expect when you film with the Canon XA45

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This Video Camera will surprise you with the resulting recordings it really does produce stunning footage in fully automatic mode check out the video for some examples of what you can achieve when you get videoed we promise you won’t be disappointed

What's The XA45 Good At

Perfect for novices and pros alike see what the Canon XA45 is perfect for

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Feature packed with pro options yet simple to use giving the user the flexibility to film in full auto mode or switch to manual for advanced features, this Video Camera is perfect for filming school and live events, weddings and conferences it can be left to do its thing as a main camera and connected to any audio system being used with its in built XLR block or straight to wireless lapel mics or a top mic on the camera for perfect clear audio alternatively its the perfect additional camera for multiple camera set ups for experienced film crew see the video for some examples of footage

Audio Settings Canon XA45

Need help setting up the audio on the Canon XA45 we’ve got you this will help

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You have many options with the audio settings on the Canon XA40 you can use the internal mic on full auto if that’s how you want to film then thats easily done but if you want to record a wireless lapel setup and the internal mic, or a feed from a P.A system and a top mic then thats just as simple just watch the video and you will see how best to get everything setup quickly and  easily

Transferring Footage

It’s easier than you think to get the footage from the Canon XA45 to your computer

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Its a breeze to transfer your video footage from your hired video camera before you need to return it, all you need to do is connect the camera to your PC or MAC via a USB cable or if you have a card reader you can take the card from the video camera and insert it directly into your computer and you can copy all the footage over

An important point to bear in mind is ensure you copy everything over from thetop level of folders, for example dont just copy the actual video clips over, if you do not copy all the files over you can run into trouble when trying to play back or import the footage, the other files on the card will be the data files that your computer will need to access to make sense of the clips without this oimportant information you will be left with video that you may be unable to play

So be safe copy everything from the top folders across to your computer and you will be safe to return the video camera knowing you have everything you need to complete your video edit

See the entire process on the video and if you need a hand at any stage thats what we are here for so please reach out



Full Specification

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Image Sensor
1/2.3-type CMOS
RGB Primary Colour Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 21.14MP
Effective Pixels
Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
Subject illumination range
Approx. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum illumination (PAL)
P Mode: Approx. 4.2 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec with auto slow shutter On)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.3 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Zoom ratio
20x optical
Focal length (35mm equivalent)
Approx. 29.3 – 601mm Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum focusing distance
10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
f/1.8 – 2.8 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture blades
8 blades
Filter diameter
Image stabilization system
Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
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 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.
(Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF)
Focus System
Hybrid AF, Normal AF
Iris control
Touchscreen, Auto
Digital zoom/Teleconverter
400x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter
Image Processor
Colour Sampling
YCC 4:2:0
Bit depth
Video storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
Class U3 cards recommended
Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)
150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
Recording file system
Internal recording format (PAL)
MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)
External recording output (PAL)
HDMI output (Camera mode):
UHD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 25.00P YCC4:2:2 8-bit
Full HD recording mode: 1920 x 1080 50.00P/25.00P; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
External monitoring
HDMI (50.00i)
Recording frame rate (PAL)
25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)
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 Recording function
Yes. 3 seconds
Still photos
JPEG up to 3840×2160
(Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
Photo storage media
SD Card
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
Auto/On/Off (20dB)
Microphone level meter
Monitoring Panel
Capacitive LCD touch panel
3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)
Wave Form Monitor
Focus Assist
Peaking / Magnify
Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
70% or 100% reference level
Grid (white/grey) and Level (white/grey)
0.24-inch, approx. 1.56 million dots
Correction angle
+2.0 to -5 dioptre
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
Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, PTP class supported
SDI output
Time code
Superimposed on HDMI output signal (Camera Mode only)
AV terminal
DC input
3.4mm jack
Remote Control Terminal
2.5mm mini jack
Exposure metering
Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
No metering: Fireworks mode, Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
Exposure Compensation
Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked (±12 increments) or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
Exposure Lock
Auto Gain Control setting
Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit
0 – 24dB (1dB increments)
Shutter Speed
Control Modes
Auto, P, Tv, Manual
Shutter speed
1/6 – 1/2000 sec
(1/2 – 1/500 sec in Low Light 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
White Balance
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
Program AE
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Infrared shooting mode
Yes (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp
Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)
Looks settings
(Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)
Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
(requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)
Tally lamp
Yes, in detachable Handle Unit
Colour Bars (PAL)
Yes. SMPTE or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
Accessory shoe
Yes (cold shoe)
Assignable Buttons
5 assignable Buttons: Assignable to (AF/MF) / Face Only AF / Magnification / BLC Always On / Powered IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light/ Pre REC / Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channels / Menu / Off
Custom Dial
Tv / Av / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off
Time code
Count up system
Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset (Non-Drop Frame)
Time Code out
Via HDMI out. Superimposed on output, Camera Mode only
Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit HDU-1, Battery Pack BP-820, Compact Power Adapter CA-570, AC Cable, Ferrite core, Lens Cap
Optional (Includes items not currently on sale)
Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (included with camera), Canon Battery Charger CG-800E/CG-800, Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTC-100S, Canon Tele Converter TL-H58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-H58, Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon PROTECT Filter 58mm, Canon ND4-L Filter 58mm, Canon ND8-L Filter 58mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2, Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII, Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII), Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-910/920/930 (for charging BP-900 series), Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU
Battery Pack
Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)
Power Consumption (recording)
UHD/150Mbps: Approx. 4.1W (25.00P)
Continuous Recording Time (approx.)
UHD/150Mbps/25.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
FHD/35Mbps/50.00p: 175 mins (BP-820) / 270 Mins (BP-828)
Size and Weights
Approx. 109 x 84 x 182 mm (main body only)
Approx. 131 x 180 x 231 mm
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, and handle unit)
Weight (camera only)
Approx. 730g
Weight (fully equipped)
Approx. 1120g
Operating Temperature range
-5 to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity

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