For fast performance in both capture and transmission, excellent for the dynamic world of Electronic News Gathering (ENG) as well as journalistic, documentary, corporate and higher education video production, look no further than the XA40 Professional Camcorder.
Featuring an advanced 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, a powerful DIG!C DV 6 Image Processor and a phenomenal 20x High Definition optical zoom lens, the XA40 camcorder captures expansive, high-quality 4K UHD video. Dual SD card slots that are compatible with universal SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards provide super-high capacity and ultra-fast data transfer.
The compact XA40 includes a detachable handle for low-angle shooting and portability. Functionality is further enhanced with the addition of XLR inputs and an external microphone holder when the handle is attached. Combining a lightweight design, a 1.56 million dot electronic viewfinder and a 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD, the XA40 is comfortable to operate for extended periods of time and in numerous environments.
When there’s no telling what or where the next story will be, the XA40 is ready to go. A remarkably versatile, powerful and compact camcorder, it delivers the quality, speed and connectivity to drive a 24-hour news workflow.
Standard Definition or High Definition
Power Supply (rated)
Video Recording system
File Format: MP4
Audio Recording system
LPCM (4ch), not available during 1280×720 recording)
Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3-601mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 30.6-612mm with Dynamic IS)
Zoom Speed: Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
Hybrid AF Controls: Instant AF, Medium AF
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual Exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Max Shutter Speed
Minimum Focusing Distance
FHD: 60p, 30p, 24p
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Control Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS*, Macro IS, Tripod Mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS, IS Off
* During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
Remote Control Terminal
Operating Temperature range
For Operation: Approx. -5-45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Approx. 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood; excluding mic holder unit and handle unit)
Approx. 5.2 x 7.1 x 9.1 in. / 131 x 180 x 231mm (including lens hood, mic holder unit and handle unit)
All dimensions exclude the grip belt.
Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup)
Grip belt included for all values.
Handle Unit Terminals
Shoe Terminal: Cold shoe