Canon XA65



  • 4K UHD / 25P

    MP4 up to 150Mbps and XF-AVC up to 160Mbps

  • 20x optical zoom

    Wide-angle 29.3 – 601mm 4K zoom (35mm equivalent)

  • Over Sampling HD Processing

    Uses the 4K UHD sensor to deliver superior Full HD images

  • Optical IS

    Advanced optical and dynamic image stabilisation over 5-axis

  • Infrared

    Capture high-quality video in conditions with little to no ambient light with IR mode

  • Touch Screen

    Easy focus point and camera control via 3.5-inch touch screen

  • 4-channel audio

    Linear PCM and 2 x XLR terminals plus built-in mic

  • Double slot

    Dual slots for simultaneous or relay recording via SD card

  • USB-C

    Video livestream output via Mac or PC1 Also compatible with Canon’s GP-E2 GPS receiver

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

  • Sensor
    1/2.3-type CMOS
  • Filter
    RGB Primary Colour Filter
  • Total Pixels
    Approx. 21.14MP
  • Effective Pixels per Sensor
    Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
  • Subject Illumination Range
    Approx. 0.3 lx to 100,000 lx
  • Minimum Illumination (PAL)
    P (Program AE) 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.)

Image Processor

  • Type
    DIGIC DV 6
  • Colour Sampling
    YCC 4:2:0 8bit


  • Zoom Ratio
    20x Optical
  • Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
    Approx. 29.3 - 601mm Standard IS/IS Off
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    1 cm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
  • Max. Aperture
    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 IS, 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 (High Speed/Medium speed). Uses combination of TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system.
    Normal AF. TTL, Contrast based AF
  • Iris Control
    Touchscreen, Auto
  • Digital Zoom/Teleconverter
    20x digital zoom (400x with optical zoom) and 40x digital zoom (800x with optical zoom) are available. Digital zoom not available in AUTO mode. 2x Digital Teleconverter


  • Video Storage Media
    SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
  • Recording Time
    150Mbps: 55 mins / 35Mbps: 240 mins / 17Mbps: 495 mins
  • Recording File System
  • Internal Recording Format (PAL)
    3840 x 2160 / 25.00P (160 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080 / 50.00P, 50.00i, 25.00P (45 Mbps)
    3840 x 2160 / 25.00P(150 Mbps)
    1920 x 1080 / 50.00P, 25.00P (35, 17 Mbps)
  • External Recording Output
    HDMI output (When Shooting):
    UHD recording mode:
    1920 x 1080 / 25.00P, 50.00P (for Slow&Fast), 50.00i (PsF mode); 1280 x 720 / 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 8-bit
    Full HD recording mode:
    1920 x 1080  50.00P/25.00P/50i ; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit

    SDI output (When Shooting):
    UHD recording mode:
    1920 x 1080 / 25.00P, 50.00P (for Slow&Fast), 50.00i (PsF mode); 1280 x 720 / 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 8-bit
    Full HD recording mode:
    1920 x 1080  50.00P/25.00P/50i ; 1280 x720 50.00P YCC4:2:2 10-bit
  • 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-Record Function
    Yes. 3 seconds
  • Still Photos
    JPEG up to 3840x2160
    (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
  • Photo Storage Media
    SD Card


  • Display Type
    Capacitive LCD touch panel
  • Size
    3.5-inch (8.8 cm) on the diagonal, Approx. 2,760,000 dots (1280 x RGB x 720)
  • Wave Form Monitor
  • Focus Assist
    Peaking / Magnify
  • Peaking
    Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
  • Zebra
    70% or 100% reference level
  • Markers
    Grid (white/grey), Level (white/grey), 4:3 (white/grey)


  • Size
    0.36-inch (0.92 cm on the diagonal), Approx. 1,770,000 dots (1024 x RGB x 576)
  • Correction Lens
    +2.0 to -5.5 dioptre

Inputs / Outputs

  • 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
  • USB
    Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) equivalent. Point-to-point class and UVC supported.
  • SDI Output
  • Time Code
    Rec Run / Free Run
  • Genlock
  • LAN
  • AV Terminal
  • DC Input
  • Remote Control Terminal
    2.5mm mini jack


  • Tally Lamp
    Yes, in detachable Handle Unit
  • Colour Bars (PAL)
    Yes. SMPTE, ARIB or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
  • Accessory Shoe
    Yes (cold shoe)
  • Assignable Buttons
    5 assignable Buttons
  • Custom Dial
    Iris/Shutter/Gain, AGC Limit, Exposure Compensation, Off


  • Exposure Metering
    Center-weighted average metering
    AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes
    Segment evaluative metering
    Night Scene, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight modes
    No metering in Fireworks mode: Exposure constant
  • Exposure Compensation
    Highlight AE, Normal, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation.
  • Exposure Lock
  • Auto ISO / Auto Gain Control Setting
    Auto / Manual
  • Auto Gain Control Limit
    0 - 23dB (1dB 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 (PAL)

Streaming, Wi-Fi, & GPS Specifications

  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
    Location (Latitude/Longitude/Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception.
    (requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)

White Balance

  • Auto
  • Preset
    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
    AUTO mode
    M (Manual) mode
    P (program AE), Tv (shutter-priority AE), Av (aperture-priority AE), M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Night Scene, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) IR mode
  • Custom Picture Menu
    C1: Normal (BT.709 Normal / BT.709)
    C2 to C6: USER02 to USER06
  • Look Settings
    (Adjustment: Sharpness, Contrast, Colour Depth)
  • Colour Matrix Settings
    Neutral: accurate colour reproduction
    Video: Higher contrast colour reproduction
  • Infrared Shooting Mode
    Yes (green or white)
  • Built-in IR Lamp
    Yes, in detachable Handle Unit.
    Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)


  • Recording Format
    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
    On/Off (20dB)
  • Microphone Level Meter


  • Supplied
    Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit, Handle Unit, Battery Pack BP-820, USB Power Adapter PD-E1, AC Cable
  • Optionals
    Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828, 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 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

Power Source

  • Power Supply (Battery)
    Canon Battery Pack BP-820 (supplied), BP-828 (optional)
  • Power Consumption
    MP4, 150Mbps 25.00P : Approx. 4.5W
    XF-AVC,160Mbps 25.00P : Approx 4.5W
    Full HD:
    MP4, 35Mbps 50.00P : Approx. 4.6W
    XF-AVC, 45Mbps 50.00P : Approx. 4.6W
  • Recording Time
    MP4: 150Mbps/25.00p: Max. 165 mins (BP-820), typical 95 mins /
    Max. 240 Mins, typical 140 mins ( Optional BP-828)
    XF-AVC: 160Mbps/25.00P: Max. 160 mins (BP-820), typical 95 mins.
    Max. 230 mins, typical 145 mins (Optional BP-828)

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions
    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 (Body Only)
    Approx. 750g
  • Weight (Accessories)
  • Operating Temperature Range
    0ºC to +40ºC, 85% relative humidity
  1. Audio output through USB is not supported