The XA20 is a compact, "run and gun" HD camcorder with an impressive optical performance from a powerful new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens with a new 8 Blade Circular Aperture, capable of focusing down to just 23.6 inches 60cm
Other features include a 3.5 inch OLED Touch Panel Display with the equivalent of 1.23 million dots of resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder, multiple HD SD recording rates including 24p for a "cinematic" look together with a choice of industry standard MP4 up to 35 Mbps and AVCHD up to 28 Mbps codecs. The high image quality and recording versatility make the XA20 ideal for independent and documentary filmmaking, as well as event videography and educational institutions. br br In addition to reducing horizontal and vertical shaking, five axis SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization eliminates rolling and other artifacts, for sharper images no matter how the camcorder is moved. A new automatic correction circuit can substantially reduce image distortion, thereby producing better looking videos. br br A detachable handle offers increased control functionality, with a built in microphone holder and XLR format audio inputs. Infrared shooting with little to zero ambient light offers additional flexibility during, for example, surveillance and wildlife projects the detachable handle also includes an IR light. br br Dual band, built in Wi Fi reg technology allows easy FTP file transfer and upload to the internet. And intelligent lithium batteries report remaining power and battery wear levels in one minute increments to the camcorder, thereby taking the guesswork out of battery management.