46points

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

59points

Canon XA20

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
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36 facts in comparison

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K vs Canon XA20

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
46
points
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
59
points
Canon XA20

Why is Blackmagic Production Camera 4K better than Canon XA20?

  • Has manual exposure
    ?
  • Has manual gain
    ?
  • 49mm thinner
    133mmvs182mm
  • 42.86% bigger screen size
    ?

    5"vs3.5"
  • Has an accelerometer
    ?
  • Shoots raw
    ?
  • Supports thunderbolt
    ?
  • Is a system camera
    ?

Why is Canon XA20 better than Blackmagic Production Camera 4K?

  • Has manual ISO
    ?
  • Has a CMOS sensor
    ?
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • Has manual white balance
    ?
  • 936g lighter
    765gvs1701g
  • Has Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 58mm narrower
    108mmvs166mm
  • 42mm shorter
    84mmvs126mm

Price comparison

Design

1.volume
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

2781.83cm³

1651.1cm³

2.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
3.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
4.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

1.7kg

765g

5.thickness
?

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

133mm

182mm

6.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20

Videography

1.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
3.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
4.shoots raw
?

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
5.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20

Optics

1.has a CMOS sensor
?

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
2.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
3.has manual white balance
?

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
4.has manual ISO
?

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
5.has manual gain
?

This allows to manually set the gain.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
6.has manual exposure
?

This allows to manually set the exposure.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20

Audio

1.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20

Features

1.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
3.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20
4.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20

Miscellaneous

1.supports thunderbolt
?

Thunderbolt is a connection over cable that carries both data and display signals over a single cable, while simultaneously providing power.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Canon XA20

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