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Canon XA25

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Canon XA25. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good views. There are some mixed views about the color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XA25 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Canon XA25 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the battery and durability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the color. There are some mixed views about the price.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XA25 Professional CamcorderCanon XA25 Professional Camcorder

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon XA25


Canon's newest pro camcorder hits all the right spots, but it doesn't offer the cinematic look of a DSLR.

While the XA25 is a fantastic camcorder, you need to keep in mind what sort of filmmaking equipment $3000 can get you. The XA25 is great if you're splurging for your first pro camcorder. The HD-SDI terminal means you can output uncompressed video...

Sep, 2013

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Great camera


We upgraded our camera at our church and there is no comparison! This camera has tons of features and great picture. The price point is exceptional as well. Highly recommend!

Feb, 2016

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Audio Output Quirk


I have been very pleased with the quality of the camera. The overall construction appears to be quite sturdy, and the flexibility that multiple zoom rockers affords is a welcome relief from my previous camera. However, I have found one small quirk that...

Sep, 2015

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Could not be happier 6 months later


We use this camera for a church service, we are capturing the Video HD on the memory cards, we are also broadcasting via the SDI-HD output to another location 300' away. We also use it for gerenal video needs and it has been outstanding and extreemly...

Dec, 2014

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Great small studio camera


We have two XA25 cameras and one XA20 in our studio for web broadcasting via our TriCaster 460. These cameras are perfect for our needs and deliver a nice, clean image.

Oct, 2014

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Perfect for streaming and EFP


We use the XA25 for its ability to capture video in a non-live streaming format for corporate events. After the event the mp4 video is stream-ready for VOD delivery on a website. As a bonus, the XA25 has great quality for field production projects,...

Oct, 2014

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Solid - Affordable


Cannon is known for putting out great products, and the XA25 completely lives up to the Cannon name. The 20X digital zoom is impressive. And the duel XLR audio add on is a must have for solo shoots. Thanks for the great price and product, B&H!

Aug, 2014

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Great Camcorder For Local Events.


I have been using the Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder to capture local events. The camera is a very high quality unit, feels solid and performs great. Although packaged in a small chassis, it has a respectable feature set.

May, 2014

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Strong Tool in a Small Package


Love the image quality and ease of use of this video camera. This was purchased to do interviews and lecture capture at a University. Lightweight, easy to use and lots of great features. We use the HD-SDI out to go straight into a streaming box that...

Apr, 2014

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Exceptional Versatility and Performance


Church sanctuary event videography has been a primary focus of my ministry for the last 10 years and basis for my review. The Canon XA25 has proven to be a tremendous benefit in optimizing my workflow and the quality of the result. The dual SD card...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Technology:Lithium


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.1


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3.5
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1/2.84
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.09

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.13 - 22.7
Digital Zoom:400
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.13 - 22.7
Focal length range (f-f):1.06 - 22.7
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):23.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.394
Optical Zoom:20
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset


Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 45

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI
Lens hood: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video out: No

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:2136 x 1362


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:2


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 576i, 720p
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video Resolutions:640 x 360, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten