Canon has announced three new compact Full HD camcorders each with a 20x optical zoom using Canon’s HD CMOS sensor with DIGIC DV4 image processing. The Vixia HF G21, XA11 & XA15 are all identical with a few variations in the included components.
The cameras are capable of recording in both AVCHD and MP4 formats to dual SD card slots recording up to 1080 at 60P.
The XA11 differs from the Vixia by including the top handle for the XLR audio interface.
The XA15 takes it a step further and adds HD-SDI output. Useful for using the camcorder in a multi-cam stream outputting to an OB van, switching desk or recording, The camera outputs an uncompressed 1920×1080 4:2:2 signal with audio & time code.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 camcorders are all scheduled to be available at the end of December 2017.
- Vixia HF G21 – USD $999
- XA11 – USD $1,399
- XA15 – USD $1,899