Hands-On Review: the Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder

Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she discusses the new Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder and what makes it a good choice for news gatherers and documentarians. This video covers the camera’s 8-blade, 20x optical zoom lens, constant and variable zoom speeds, professional menu features like pre-record buffer, relay recording capability, and the options available for simultaneously recording in two codecs at two different bit-rates. We showcase some handheld test footage that came out relatively smooth, due to the camera's image stabilization. McCormick also touches on the selection of frame rates, image control options, connections including XLR inputs on a detachable top handle, and many other features. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H InDepth.











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Thank you Mia for the review! I was looking into the Canon XA10, XA20, XF100, and the XA25. Your review really put things into perspective and helped me narrow down my decision! Great stuff and I really appreciate all the time you put into all your reviews! They are so helpful!

~ Christian