Saving Photos on a Computer (XA25 / XA20)
Article ID: ART140326 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Saving Photos on a Computer (XA25 / XA20)


If your computer is installed with one of the following operating system, you can save your photos simply by connecting the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable:
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Mac OS X
The procedure is shown in Windows 7 for the purposes of explanation. The setting procedures and screens displayed may differ depending on your computers operating system.

1. Camcorder: Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

2. Set the power switch to <MEDIA>.

3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Camcorder: Touch [All (for PC only)].

4. The camcorder will appear as a new device (or drive).
  • Your photos can be found under [Removable Storage] > [DCIM] > [xxxCANON], where "xxx" is a folder number between 101 and 998.

5. Save the photos onto the computer.

  • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the camcorders operating mode.
  • The software may not operate correctly depending on the specifications/settings of your computer.
  • If you wish to use the recordings on your computer, make copies of them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals.
  • The following image files may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.