Canon - XA30 HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black

Enjoy professional-level video with the Canon XA30 camcorder. Full 1080p HD, a 20x zoom and dual SD card slots ensure you get the detail you want, and it has options for slow and fast motion in MP4 mode. Record stills during recording, and use the touchscreen to adjust image quality, menu options and other aspects of the Canon XA30 camcorder.

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$1,499.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • AC power adapter
  • Audio / video cable
  • Camcorder handle
  • Canon BP-820 Battery
  • Canon XA30
  • HDMI cable
  • IR remote control
  • Lens hood
  • Microphone holder
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 20)

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Features


20x optical/400x digital zoom

Motorized drive zoom lens brings you up close to distant objects and scenes.

3.5" color touch-screen OLED display

With color viewfinder for ease of use and a clear view.

HD CMOS Pro sensor

Offers stunning detail and clarity with both video and still images.

DIGIC DV 4 image processor

Delivers vivid and accurate coloring for natural, lifelike images.

Zoom lens

With instant autofocus to eliminate blurry images.

Optical image stabilizer

Minimizes shake and vibration distortion to keep footage steady.

PCM digital sound and stereo microphone

For rich, detailed audio.

Dual SD card slot

Supports SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card and SDHC Memory Card.

Canon BP-820 Li-ion rechargeable battery

Lasts up to 2.4 hours in video recording mode.

HDMI interface

For high-speed video transfer.


Overall customer rating

4.8
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Product ok, seller not so much

    Posted
    PeteSanJose
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So far, the XA30 camera does fantastic video. However, the battery was not without problems. I had to tape it in place due to problems with the contacts. I brought the battery back to Best Buy, showed them the problem and was told I would have to box up the entire camera and return it, then wait almost 2-3 weeks for a replacement. Not acceptable. Even thought the camera is new, the battery is not. Best Buy does not carry replacements for this line. I had a video thingy to do and needed this camera. I bought a back up battery online from another source and it arrived in 4 days. Worked perfectly. I sent the bad battery back to Canon and they replaced it. That process was 12 days. Product follow up by Best Buy was terrible. I would not recommend that someone pay this much at Best Buy if they cant support the product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely great video

    Posted
    BobG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have had this for about a year now and I find it a great product from Canon. Although I switched from a lower grade Canon, the transition was easy. The low light qualities are very acceptable for my use indoors and out and the coloring is exceptional. No white balance issues and I am easily ably to gauge my lighting with the on screen guides. I have used it for over 100 hrs of recording and no issues to date. Linked with or without my sound recording system, the canon audio is outstanding. I like the price for my private/Professional use and might use two for editing recordings in the future as opposed to another brand camera as my second shooter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camcorder

    Posted
    Jaevx
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Nowadays people want to record video on DSLR... NOT ME! I love the fact that you can record as long as you have a battery and a flash card. This camcorder allows you to adjust many settings manually which is why it's a considered a professional camcorder well and because of the XLR connections. If you don't need the XLR connectiosn the Canon Vixia HF G40 is the same as this one w/o the XLR. You can do blurry backgrounds as well as time lapse. If you know how to use a camcorder manually, this is one of the best options..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter video camera

    Posted
    isaacruiz84
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For the price, this is a great all around camera to get you started in the video business. Works well for business related videos and interviews. Great for short films in Cinema mode and surprisingly works very well for weddings. One battery outlasted a friend's Mark III, with ease. Highly recommend as a stepping stone to get you places.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Beginners

    Posted
    CannonBlast
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This camcorder is AMAZING! It has great zoom and quality. The optical stabilizer is like no other! But...I wish it had more manual settings. It automatically adjusts to just about anything, but I sometimes wish I could adjust more settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Pro Camera

    Posted
    AVCS
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    After searching through many camera's I finally can say I'm so glad I picked this one. Great Pro mini cam with XLR audio inputs, good zoom and quality is amazing. I have a Pro company and I picked up 2 of these units.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing run and gun camera

    Posted
    danny
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This camera is the perfect size for action sports video. Great for running around a motocross track and capturing amazing video. The Cannon xa30 is light and compact but captures video like the big boys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera

    Posted
    ochie629
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We replaced an older model, Canon XA-10, with this XA30, and it does a great job. The audio options on the shoe/handle are perfect. The image stabilization is also excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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