Canon XA45 pro camcorder is finally available in Europe

Canon XA45
(Image credit: Canon)

At long last, the Canon XA45 is to be available in Europe. Originally launched in North America in April 2019, the XA45 is a step-up model to the XA40, one of the best camcorders available for pro video makers then and now.

The key difference between these two models is subtle - and hence the reason for the delay in bringing the more expensive XA45 to the European market. The XA45, quite simply, adds an SDI socket to the feature list – making it that much more suitable for documentary and news reporting, as this lockable connector is less likely to become disconnected during the run-and-gun shooting scenarios. The socket, which could be used for streaming via an encoder, uses the 3G-SDI standard that offers data transfer at 2.97Gb/s.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.