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Tech Lending Program: Canon XA10 Camcorder

Canon XA10 Camcorder

What is the Canon XA10 Camcorder?

"The new ultra compact XA10 Professional Camcorder is designed for situations where mobility is critical while shooting. This feature-rich, professional model records Full HD 1080p using an AVCHD codec. The ultimate professional camcorder for run-and-gun shooting, the compact XA10 includes a detachable handle for low-angle shooting and portability. With the handle attached the XA10's functionality is further enhanced with the addition of XLR inputs and an external microphone holder.

A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens delivers a wide, flexible zoom range (35mm equivalent range 30.4mm-304mm) and smooth, pleasing backgrounds thanks to an 8-blade iris. And an infrared mode allows users to capture video in conditions with little or no ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless.

The new XA10 provides the option of recording to a 64GB internal flash drive or two SDXC-compatible card slots and the ability to simultaneously record to two cards at once for instant backup. Portable and packed with professional features, this camcorder will be the model of choice for on-the-go videographers."

- Image and description from the Canon Website


How do I check out the Canon XA10 Camcorder?

The items that are part of the Tech Lending Program are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library by current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff who have a valid library account.

An optional consultation is available to patrons who wish to receive an orientation on how to use any of the items in the Tech Lending Program. Patrons who wish to have this orientation should email, to set up an appointment.

All items are available for a checkout period of 4 days with no renewals. Items are available for checkout only to students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges. You can check the current availability of this item through the following link: Canon XA10 Camcorder

Prior to borrowing an item from the Tech Loaning Program for the first time, all users must sign a copy of the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement.

Late fines for these items are $1/hour; items are considered lost after 24 hours and users will be charged the full replacement cost at that time.

The complete loan policy is available on the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement, which can be found below:

What's in the Box!

When you check out the Canon XA10 Camcorder the following items will be included in the box:

  • XA10 Camcorder
  • BP-808 Battery Pack
  • Lens Hood
  • Stylus Pen
  • Microphone Holder
  • Handle Unit
  • Wireless Controller
  • CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • Component Cable
  • Canon XA10 Instruction Manual
  • Bundled CD ROMs: Pixela Transfer Utility Disc & Music Disc

Setting up the Canon XA10 Camcorder

When you check out the Canon XA10 Camcorder, it will come with a Basic Instruction Manual, which will enable you to quickly begin using the camera.

Canon offers a complete manual on their support site for the XA10 Camcorder. The site also enables you to download software drivers to make the most out of the XA10 Camcorder.