Canon XA50 Camcorder Hire and Rental

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Hours Battery Life

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The Canon XA50 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 XA50 Hire Overview

This video camera you can hire or rent the brilliant Canon XA50 features a large 1.0 type CMOS sensor with the brilliant dual pixel autofocus system we absolutely love that allows focus pulls using the advanced touch screen with such a large sensor you are able to produce very shallow depth of field videos making your subject pop and producing results normally only seen on much higher end kit and in the hands of pros

Easy to pick up and go using Canons auto function that lets you get great results without having to dig down in the settings or you can dive ina nd tweak any settings that you may need to

This video camera is perfect for talking head style interviews or more creative content if you are looking to create something more creative than the normal flat looking video footage produced by smaller sensor video cameras but ne aware that this camera really needs to be managed to get the best footage as the focus may drift from subject and leave you with footage thats not optimal however that said if your managing the cvideo camera then you will get results even a professional would be proud of

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With advanced dual pixel autofocus the focusing system you have here looks cleverly at the scene and can focus smoothly and very quickly unlike video camera that do not utilize this feature and you see the camera hunting in and out to eventually find focus so you will find using this system makes autofocus precise and not a hit and miss affair

All the features a professional would need can be found on your hired video camera but dont despair it is just as easy for novides to get lovely fooytage just go in the intelligent auto mode and your left to focus on just framing the shot and hitting record so if you want the ultimate footage and have no knowledge of filming then you can be sure of great quality crisp footage when you hire the Canon XA50


Everything you need to know about hiring

the Canon XA50

Featuring a Canon 4K Lens, 1.0 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 XA50

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Canon XA50

Peli Flight Case

DC Coupler/ Charger

2 x High Capacity Batteries

64GB SDHC Card

Lightweight Tripod

USB Cable

How To Operate Canon XA50

Our quick Start guide to filming with the Canon XA50 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 XA50

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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 XA50 Good At

Perfect for novices and pros alike see what the Canon XA50 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 XA50

Need help setting up the audio on the Canon XA50 we’ve got you this will help

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You have many options with the audio settings on the Canon XA50 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 XA50 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
1.0-type CMOS
RGB Primary Colour Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 13.4 MP
Effective pixels per sensor
Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x2160)
Subject illumination range
Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum illumination (PAL)
P Mode: Approx. 1.4 lx (shutter speed 1/25 sec., 50.00P; with auto slow shutter On)
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Zoom ratio
15x optical
Focal length (35mm equivalent)
Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm Standard IS/IS Off
Minimum focus distance
10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
f/2.8 – f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Aperture blades
9 blades
Filter diameter
Image stabilization system
Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
ND filter
3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.
ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.
Zoom control
Zoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Wireless controller;
Selectable High Speed mode available.
Zoom Speed
Variable (body rocker only) or Constant speed (body rocker, handle rocker and wireless controller; Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings in each)
Focus control
MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Focus Guide and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Face Only AF.
(Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, AF Speed, AF Response, AF Frame size)
Focus System
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
Iris control
Touchscreen, Auto
Digital zoom/Teleconverter
300x Digital Zoom, 2x Digital Teleconverter
Image Processor
Dynamic Range
800% in Wide DR mode
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.)
MP4: 150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 220 mins
XF-AVC: 160 Mbps: 50 mins / 45 Mbps: 185 mins
Recording file system
Internal recording format (PAL)
XF-AVC: 3840 x 2160 (160Mbps) / 1920 x1080 (45 Mbps)
MP4: 3840 x 2160 (150Mbps) / 1920 x 1080 (35/17 Mbps)
External recording output (PAL)
SDI* / 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
* SDI output with XA55 only
External monitoring
SDI* / HDMI (50.00i)
* SDI output with XA55 only
Recording frame rate (PAL)
MP4: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/25.00P (Full HD)
XF-AVC: 25.00P (UHD), 50.00P/50.00i/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
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4ch)
Audio control
Manual or Auto
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
Monitoring Panel
Capacitive LCD touch panel
3.0-inch (7.5 cm, approx. 460,000 dots)
Waveform Monitor
Focus Assist
Dual Pixel Focus Guide / 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 lens
+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
XA55: 3G-SDI with BNC connector
XA50: No
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 or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
Exposure Lock
Auto Gain Control setting
Auto / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit
Wide DR Mode selected: 9 – 38dB (1 dB increments)
Wide DR Mode Off: 0 -38 dB (1 dB 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)
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
Standard, Neutral, Wide DR, Monochrome
(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 / Focus Guide / BLC Always On / Powered IS / Auto Acquire WB / WB Priority / IR Light / Pre REC / Review Recording / PHOTO / Monitor Channel / Menu / Off
Custom Dial
Av / Tv / 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-3, Wireless Controller WL-D89, Lithium battery (CR2025), Compact Power Adapter CA-570, Battery Pack BP-820, AC Cable, Lens Cap
Optional (Includes items not currently on sale)
Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, Canon AC Adapter CA-570 (included with camera ), Canon Battery Charger CG-800/CG-800E, Canon HDMI cable HTC-100/HTS-100S, Canon Wireless Controller WL-D89, Canon Tele Converter TL-U58, Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58, Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000/SC-2000, Canon Wrist Strap WS-20, Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/SS-650, 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 CA910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs), Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the 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)
XA55: Approx. 5W
XA50: Approx. 4.8W
Continuous Recording Time (approx.)
XA55: 145 mins (BP-820) / 220 Mins (BP-828)
XA50: 150 mins (BP-820) / 230 Mins (BP-828)

XA55: 135 mins (BP-820) / 210 Mins (BP-828)
XA50: 140 mins (BP-820) / 215 Mins (BP-828)
Size and Weights
Approx. 109 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 (camera only)
XA55: Approx. 970g
XA50: Approx. 960g
Weight (fully equipped)
XA55: Approx. 1445g
XA50: Approx. 1435g
(Including lens hood, BP-820, mic holder unit, handle unit and one memory card)
Operating Temperature range
Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity)
Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60 % (relative humidity)

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