Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder Review

Last Updated on April 18, 2021

Canon XA15 Compact Full HD

This camcorder is a really good buy for those looking to get into video making. It’s lightweight and perfect for YouTube or vlogging. The HD resolution makes your video look clear and not pixelated. It’s also fairly priced unlike other brands of camcorders that are more expensive due to features and greater quality like the Sony, Panasonic, etc.


The Canon XA15 has an amazing image stabilization in 1080p at 60 fps which is hard to find in the market right now or is very expensive. Its also easy to use and the menu system is simple and easy to navigate.

The camcorder is small and compact making it easy to take with you everyday.

It can shoot in full HD 1080p at 60 frames per second. This makes the video look amazing and the resolution is extremely clear unlike other HD camcorders that shoot in 720p.

The auto focus is quick, and responsive as well as silent which many other camcorders don’t have. It also has a 3 inch LCD screen so you can see what you are filming without having to hook up the camera to your tv.

Who It’s For

This camera is perfect for those that are looking to start a vlog or create YouTube videos. It allows you to film anything whether its interviews, concerts or a simple home video. It’s portable and a good buy due to its price range.

What We Love

We love the image stabilization that makes it possible to film in low light with out the picture turning into a blurry mess. It also has a built in monitoring screen on the back and is very small and compact making it easy to carry around.

What Should Be Improved

The only thing that we think should be improved is the battery life. Even though it is small and compact it seems to use up the battery fast.

How It Did In Our Tests

Image stabilization: Canon XA15 really does have a lot going for it. It has an amazing image stabilization which gives you the ability to shoot at 1080p 60fps which was hard to find in other camcorders on the market.

Face detection: The camcorder has a face detection so you can set yourself in the middle of frame, and it will automatically move around people or objects that distract from your video.

Zoom: This camcorder has a 25x optical zoom and also 3 times digital zoom. The digital zoom is not as good as the optical but it is still a extra feature to have.

Bottom Line

The Canon XA15 camcorder is a great first video camera. It has all of the features you need for a great YouTube channel. It’s small, compact, easy to use and takes amazing videos. If you want a good video camera at an affordable price then get this one.