Metropolitan PhotoHub Pvt Ltd announced the launch of the Canon XA35 and XA30 compact professional-use Full HD video camcorders, which employ a newly developed CMOS sensor making possible exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance and a wide range of imaging expression possibilities.
“Canon’s XA camcorder series is popular amongst the media, broadcasting and filming sector and has been used in a variety of shooting applications from the capturing of news footage and other broadcasting content to the recording of documentaries and events,” said Suresh Heart, General Manager Metropolitan PhotoHub Pvt Ltd. Metropolitan PhotoHub Pvt Ltd is Canon’s sole authorized distributor for Canon’s range of cameras and accessories in Sri Lanka for 35 years.
The CMOS sensor upgrade enables two new video-recording modes: Highlight Priority, which facilitates the faithful expression of tonal gradations, colors and sharpness in the mid- to high-brightness range; and Wide DR, which delivers an expanded dynamic range.
In addition to maintaining the same basic performance as their predecessors, the XA35 and XA30 incorporate Canon’s newly developed HD CMOS PRO CMOS sensor to realize even higher levels of imaging performance. Featuring enhanced light-condensing efficiency, the new sensor makes possible an S/N ratio that has been improved by 3 dB and an approximately 40 percent reduction in noise compared with the XA25 and XA20. The two new camcorders combine the HD CMOS PRO sensor with an impressive 20x optical zoom lens and Canon’s DIGIC DV 4 imaging platform to achieve smooth, high-quality video with minimal noise, even when shooting in dimly lit environments.
Enabling a wide range of imaging possibilities, the new highlight priority video-recording mode makes possible the faithful imaging expression of visual characteristics that would otherwise be lost due to video compression, facilitating the capture of video that realistically conveys such qualities as the three-dimensional feel of blue skies and clouds, the translucence of water and the luster of metals.
Furthermore, drawing from technologies employed in Canon’s Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, the new Wide DR mode achieves a dynamic range that has been expanded to 600 percent from the predecessor’s 300 percent. The mode minimizes the occurrence of under- and over-exposed areas while making possible video with smooth color gradations, even when shooting in environments that tend to produce under- and over-exposed regions, such as those with drastic differences in lighting conditions.
For more information, visit the Canon website at www.canon-asia.com