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Canon XA40 vs. GoPro Hero7 Black + 8

Canon XA40

Canon XA40

£1,200.00

£1,269.95 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero7 Black

GoPro Hero7 Black

3.8

£229.00

Free delivery
GoPro Hero9 Black

GoPro Hero9 Black

£319.99

£343.99 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero8 Black

GoPro Hero8 Black

“Quality”

£254.99

£269.98 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero7 White

GoPro Hero7 White

£155.99

£179.99 Incl. delivery
GoPro Max

GoPro Max

£459.00

Free delivery
DJI Osmo Action

DJI Osmo Action

1.8

£257.15

Free delivery
Insta360 One R Twin Edition

Insta360 One R Twin Edition

£349.99

Free delivery
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

£911.95

£946.43 Incl. delivery
GoPro Hero6 Black

GoPro Hero6 Black

“Quality”

£214.30

£224.80 Incl. delivery
Audio formats
AAC, WAV (PCM)
WAV (PCM)
AAC
Sound channels (max, via built-in microphone)
2.0 (Stereo)
2.0 (Stereo)
2.0 (Stereo)
1.0 (Mono)
2.0 (Stereo)
2.0 (Stereo)
2.0 (Stereo)
2.0 (Stereo)
Bluetooth version
4.2
4.0
GPS
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
NFC
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Filter thread
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Filter diameter
58 mm
Interchangeable lens
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Compatible lenses (without adapter)
Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3
Lens included
No
Accessory shoe
No
No
No
No
No
Analogue audio input
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Analogue audio output
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
HDMI
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
Type of HDMI connector
Mini (Type C)
Micro (Type D)
Standard (Type A)
Micro (Type D)
Other connectors
Balanced input (analogue) XLR, Microphone input, Headphone output
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB version
3.0
Available colours
Black
Black, White, Silver, Blue, Orange, Green, Beige
Black
Black
Black, White, Grey, Blue
Black
Black, Grey, Orange
Black, Red
Black
Black, Grey
For Action / Sports use
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
360 graders linse
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
33 mm
33.6 mm
28.4 mm
28.3 mm
35 mm
85.5 mm
32.7 mm
Height
84 mm
44.9 mm
55 mm
48.6 mm
44.9 mm
69 mm
42 mm
53.8 mm
96 mm
44.6 mm
Width
131 mm
62.3 mm
71 mm
66.3 mm
62.3 mm
65 mm
78.7 mm
178.1 mm
62 mm
Product weight
730 g
116 g
159 g
126 g
92.4 g
163 g
124 g
158.2 g
722 g
117 g
Articulated screen
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Screen size
3 inches
2 inches
1.4 inches
2 inches
2 inches
2.25 inches
5 inches
2 inches
Touchscreen
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Viewfinder
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Screen (LCD/OLED)
Features
Still shooting, Zebra, Focus Peaking
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Built-in Wi-Fi
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Zebra
Still shooting, Bluetooth, Remote control, Built-in Wi-Fi, Timelapse
Water resistant
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Aspect ratio
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3
16:9
16:9, 4:3
16:9
16:9
Built-in HDR function
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Digital zoom
400 x
1 x
2 x
1 x
1 x
1 x
1 x
1 x
0 x
4 x
Flash
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Focal length (equivalent of 35mm film)
29.3 mm
0 mm
Image sensor format
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
1/2.3"
1"
Four Thirds (4/3)
1/2.3"
Image stabiliser
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Type of image stabiliser
Optical & electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Manual settings (aperture/shutter)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Max resolution (video)
3840x2160p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
5120x2880 pixels
3840x2160p pixels
1920x1440p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
5760x2880 pixels
4096x2160p pixels
3840x2160p pixels
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
25 fps
60 fps
30 fps
60 fps
60 fps
60 fps
60 fps
60 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
50 fps
240 fps
120 fps
60 fps
240 fps
120 fps
240 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920x1080p pixels
2704x1520 pixels
1920x1440p pixels
1920x1080p pixels
1920x1080p pixels
1920x1080p pixels
Maximum aperture (wide-angle - telephoto)
2.8
0
Night vision
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Optical zoom
20 x
0 x
0 x
1 x
0 x
6 x
1 x
1 x
0 x
0 x
Sensor resolution (Effective number of pixels)
8.29 megapixels
12 megapixels
23.6 megapixels
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CCD
Video file formats
AVCHD
AVC/H.264 .mp4, HEVC/H.265
AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mov, AVC/H.264 .mp4
AVC/H.264 .mp4
ProRes 422
AVC/H.264 .mp4, HEVC/H.265
Release year
2018
2020
2019
2018
2019
2018
2017
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-polymer
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Rechargeable battery (enclosed/integrated)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Built-in storage capacity
No
No
No
No
No
No
Memory card reader
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC)
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC), microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC), microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC), microSDXC
Secure Digital (SD), Compact Flash (CF), Compact Flash II (CF II), Secure Digital HC (SDHC), Secure Digital XC (SDXC)
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Maximum memory card size
256GB
256GB
128GB
256GB
Memory card included
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Storage medium
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory