20x optical zoom providing focal length approx. 26.8mm – 576mm (35mm equivalent)
Featuring a 20x optical zoom that covers focal lengths from 26.8mm (wide-angle end) to 576mm (telephoto end), the XA15 utilizes Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) glass in its lens, the same found in Canon’s top-of-the-line camcorders, providing clear images with minimal chromatic aberration.
The large-diameter lens, which features an aperture of f/1.8 at its wide-angle end and f/2.8 at its telephoto end, when used in combination with the DIGIC DV 4 imaging platform, is capable of shooting footage with low noise even in scenes with little illumination. The 8-blade circular aperture diaphragm produces bokeh with excellent quality.