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About XA25

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Item Code: 8443B002
Estimated Retail Price: $2,499.00


Full HD 1920x1080 Recording Capabilities

Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XA25 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and adaptable to virtually any production environment. It can record in Full HD resolution in both MP4 and AVCHD Progressive recording codecs, at multiple bit rates, and even simultaneously.

Recording Format Bit Rate Resolution Frame Rate
AVCHD 28 Mbps (59.94P) 1920 x 1080 59.94P*1
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1
5 Mbps 1440 x 1080 59.94i/PF29.97/ 23.98P*1
MP4 35 Mbps (59.94P) 1920 x 1080 59.94P
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080 29.97P/23.98P*2
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080 29.97P/23.98P*2
4 Mbps 1280 x 720 29.97P/23.98P*2
3 Mbps 640 x 360 29.97P/23.98P*2

*1 In AUTO mode: 59.94i
*2 In AUTO mode: 29.97P only

Simultaneous HD- and Web-version Dual Recording

Dual Recording offers format choices that are useful for various post-capture options. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and dual SD card slots enable simultaneous recording in AVCHD format and web-ready MP4 format, as well as MP4 and MP4 at different bit rates.

Main Slot Secondary Slot (MP4 Recording)
Bit Rate (size) Frame Rate
24 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P) 4 Mbps (1280x720)
3 Mbps (640x360)
29.97P / 23.98P*1
17 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)
5 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)
MP4 35 Mbps (59.94P) NOT POSSIBLE
24 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P) 4 Mbps (1280x720)
3 Mbps (640x360)
29.97P / 23.98P*1
17 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)
4 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)
3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)   3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)

*129.97P recording is performed when the format for the card in the main slot is 59.94i, PF29.97 or 29.97P; 23.98P recording is performed when it is 23.98P.

Native 24p Recording

A must for serious filmmaking work, Native 24p matches the frame rate of a traditional film camera, giving the same cadence and temporal motion for "film-like" quality.

Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording

Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XA25 to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate (only in MP4 recording modes), resulting in either a fast or slow motion effect during playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate, there is virtually no quality loss and maximum image quality is maintained. Fast motion of up to 250% of the original speed and slow motion down to 40% of the original speed are possible.

Playback Frame Rate
1920 x 1080
59.94P (35 Mbps) 29.97P (24 Mbps/17 Mbps) 23.98P (24 Mbps/17 Mbps)
Recorded Frame Rate 23.98P 250% 125% 100%
29.97P 200% 100% 80%
59.94P 100% 50% 40%