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Canon XF205 (XF-205, XF 205) Compact Professional Camcorder with studio connectivity (p/n 9592B003AA). The latest addition to the Canon range of professional video camcorders, the XF205offers excellent optical performance and broadcast quality output in a small form factor. Building on many of the features previously found in Canon Cinema EOS Digital Cinema Cameras and HD camcorders, the XF205 breaks new ground in cameras of this size with the focus being on image quality with the maximum of versatility and flexibility.
Ideally suited to newsgathering, documentary and independent filmmakers as well as videographers across a wide range of disciplines, the XF205 professional camcorder features the very latest in Canon camcorder technology, enabling single operators to maintain flexibility and fast reactions to quickly changing events.
With small form factor, the XF205 are engineered to meet the high standards demanded for broadcast quality production. Thanks to the latest DIGIC DV4 processor, and a raft of performance-led features such as a 20x zoom wide-angle...
Summary
Camera Type: Professional Camcorder
CODEC: MPEG-2 Long
Form Factor: Handheld
HDMI Output: HDMI Mini
Lens/Mount: Integrated Zoom Lens
Maximum Video Resolution (recorded): 1920x1080
Recording Media: Compact Flash
SDI Output: Yes
Sensor Resolution (Mega Pixels): 2.91MP
Sensor Size: 1/2.84 inch
Sensor Type: CMOS
Video Resolution: HD 1080
Weight: 0-2kg
XLR Audio Input: Yes
Included in box
  • 1x XF205
  • 1x Lens Hood With Lens Barrier
  • 1x Eyecup
  • 1x Microphone Holder Unit
  • 1x Battery Pack BP-955
  • 1x Compact Power Adapter CA-930
  • 1x DC Cable DC-930
  • 1x Wireless Controller WL-D6000
  • 1x Data Import Utility

About the Canon XF205 Camcorder

The latest addition to the Canon range of professional video camcorders, the XF205offers excellent optical performance and broadcast quality output in a small form factor. Building on many of the features previously found in Canon Cinema EOS Digital Cinema Cameras and HD camcorders, the XF205 breaks new ground in cameras of this size with the focus being on image quality with the maximum of versatility and flexibility.

Ideally suited to newsgathering, documentary and independent filmmakers as well as videographers across a wide range of disciplines, the XF205 professional camcorder features the very latest in Canon camcorder technology, enabling single operators to maintain flexibility and fast reactions to quickly changing events.

With small form factor, the XF205 are engineered to meet the high standards demanded for broadcast quality production. Thanks to the latest DIGIC DV4 processor, and a raft of performance-led features such as a 20x zoom wide-angle lens (offering a 26.8-576mm focal length range), and a 1/2.84-type 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro sensor for outstanding dynamic range and low-light performance, the XF205 are designed to be used in challenging situations.

The Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder is a compact, high-performance, high image quality system ideal for use with a variety of digital cinema and broadcast operations. Targeted at sports production, TV variety shows, commercials and drama shows, in addition to independent movie production, government applications, education, weddings and other social event videography, the camcorder features a wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with three control rings, image stabilization, infrared capabilities, flexible MXF/MP4 dual recording at various data rates, two/four-channel audio recording, Wi-Fi® connectivity, plus 3G-SDI and monitor outputs as well as time code and genlock connections.

A versatile Canon 20x HD wide-angle video lens captures images with outstanding clarity across a broad 26.8–576 mm* zoom range. An eight-blade circular aperture provides natural and visually pleasing bokeh. Three separate rings control focus, zoom and iris settings. A new Five-Axis Dynamic SuperRange OIS System dramatically reduces the image-degrading effects of camera shake, and a new rotating handgrip enables comfortable camera positioning at shooting angles from high to low.

Dual-frequency Wi-Fi® and an Ethernet connector enable browser preview during shoots, in addition to FTP transfer to external servers, PCs or laptops. HD-SDI ports handle video with embedded audio and time code data for monitoring and recording of frame rates up to 30fps, and a new 3G-SDI port supports 1080p video at frame rates up to 60 fps. Time code I/O helps ensure frame-accurate sync during editing and post-production. The XF205 camcorder can also be used with Canon’s new RC-V100 Remote Controller to provide full access to important user functions, including start/stop, zoom/focus/iris, white balance and more.

ADVANCED IMAGING SYSTEM
The XF205 and XF200 feature an advanced camera system capable of providing outstanding images and the responsiveness to deal with all kinds of shooting situations. A 26.8mm wide-angle lens with 20x zoom gets you closer to the action, while Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisation compensates for shake in five directions to provide ultra-steady images.
A Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor combines with the DIGIC DV 4 processor to deliver stunning picture quality – even in low light – as well as outstanding dynamic range and realistic colour reproduction.

PROFESSIONAL AUDIO FUNCTIONS
The superb picture quality of the cameras is complemented by advanced audio functions, with up to four-channel Linear PCM audio recording supported and two XLR inputs allowing the option to use professional-grade microphones. In addition, a built-in stereo microphone and a 3.5mm microphone jack provide users with a wide range of audio options.

VERSATILE RECORDING OPTIONS
The dual-format recording feature of the XF205 and XF200 cameras provides flexibility, speed and data security. Footage can be captured simultaneously in two different formats, providing instant back-up and alternate delivery options. Full HD images can be stored on two CF cards using a broadcast-standard 50Mbps MPEG2 codec, whilst an MP4 version can be saved to an SD card in either Full HD or a lower resolution – ideal for rapid file transfer in applications such as news gathering. It's even possible to stream low resolution proxy files directly to another device such as a Smartphone.

EXCEPTIONALLY WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE
Utilising technology first seen on the EOS C300 and then the EOS C100 Digital Cinema Cameras, the XF205 and XF200 cameras include a Wide Dynamic Range shooting mode that enables a dynamic range of 600%. In combination with high sensitivity this allows the cameras to film in low light situations with exceptional quality and to record fine detail beautifully in shadow and highlight areas without any loss of detail.

COMFORTABLE, PRECISE CONTROL
Compact in size, unobtrusive and a pleasure to use thanks to its 3-ring lens operation, the XF205 and XF200 also provide impressively high quality monitoring options. An 8.8cm OLED screen with a 1.23m dot resolution is easy to view, even in bright sunlight, offering better response times, definition, contrast and colour reproduction than LCD equivalents. A sizeable, high quality 1.14cm, 1.23m dot EVF can tilt up to 68° to accommodate different shooting positions.

The appeal of the XF205 and XF200 for ‘run and gun’ situations is further enhanced with a rotating handgrip that allows for easy and comfortable capture at both low and high angles (when held either horizontally or vertically).

Three separate lens rings – for focus, zoom and iris – provide a configuration that is familiar to experienced camera operators, allowing a much quicker response in dynamic shooting environments.

EASY INTEGRATION AND SHARING OF CONTENT
Sharing content is easy as each camera features WiFi and Ethernet LAN connectivity, allowing direct or wireless connection to a wide range of devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Wireless connectivity offers the freedom to control the camera from a distance, view footage remotely and conveniently transfer files via FTP without the need for any additional software.

A new CameraAccess function allows lower-quality proxy files to be streamed to another device via WiFi, thus improving the speed in which content, such as news flashes, can be shared. This connectivity also allows for remote control of the camera via a web browser and Canon's RC-V100 wired remote controller can be configured too.

STUDIO CONNECTIVITY
The XF205 expands the connectivity options further with the inclusion of selectable 3G-SDi/HD-SDI, Timecode In/Out and Genlock terminals for easy integration on multi-camera shoots or with other broadcast equipment. The camera also features a monitor out BNC connection.

BUILT-IN INFRARED LAMP FOR NIGHT-TIME SHOOTING
The XF205 and XF200 both feature a high-power integrated Infrared (IR) lamp to allow for night-time shooting, further increasing the operability and versatility of the cameras in a wide range of challenging filming situations. The IR lamp is three times stronger than the IR lamp seen in the XA25 model – ideal for the recording of night-time documentaries or nocturnal wildlife.

Camera
Sensor1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
FilterRGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)
Total Pixels3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)
Effective pixels per sensor2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)
Zoom ratio20 x Optical
Focal length3.67 - 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 - 576mm)¹
Minimum focus distance60cm (throughout zoom range);
10mm (Wide MACRO setting)
ND filterBuilt-in gradation ND filter
Zoom controlZoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.
Zoom speedZoom Rocker:
Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Grip zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
Zoom Ring: As operation speed
Focus controlManual control via focus ring, automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF), Push
AF
Iris controlRing control; Full Auto
Aperture rangef1.8 - f16
Filter diameter58mm
Lens elements/groups12/10
Aperture blades8 Blade Circular Aperture
Image stabilization systemDynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation
Digital zoom/Teleconverter1.5x; 3x; 6x
TypeDIGIC DV 4
Recording
Video storage mediaType 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots);
SD Card x 1
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.
TypeUDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording);
SD card Class 4 or higher, Class 6 10 recommended for 35Mbps MP4 recording
Recording time128GB CF card: Up to 320 mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)
128GB SD Card: up to 8 Hours (MP4/50P @35Mbps)
Recording file formatMaterial eXchange Format (MXF) to CF card, MP4 to SD card
Recording formatMPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422P@HL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14
MP4: MPEG-4/AVC/H.264
35/24/17/9/3 Mbps;
All modes variable bit rate, 4:2:0 colour sampling
Recording frame rate (PAL Mode)MXF
50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1440 x 1080/50i; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
MP4:
35/24Mbps 1920 x 1080: 50P/25P
17Mbps 1280 x 720: 50P
9 Mbps 1280 x 720: 25P
3Mbps 640 x 360: 25P
Slow/Fast motionYES (MXF recording only)
720p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, 50fps
1080p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25fps
Interval recordYES MXF recording only. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
Frame recordYES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record)YES (3 seconds)
Scan ReverseYES. Vertical/horizontal/both
Photo storage mediaSD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Still qualityDuring video recording: 1920 x 1080 in 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080 mode,
1280 x 720; 1280 x 720 mode
During playback: 1920x1080
System
TypeCapacitive Organic LED
Size8.77cm (3.5") Organic EL (OLED)
Dots1.23m (approx. equivalent)
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness
AdjustableYes
Waveform MonitorYes, selectable on/off; Line, Line and Spot,Field, RGB, YPbPr
Focus AssistPeaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
PeakingPeaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
ZebraLevel 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
MarkersOn/Off (Aspect ratio, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
Size1.15cm (0.45")
Dots1.23m (approx. equivalent)
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, backlight,
AdjustableVertical tilt, up to 68°
Viewing Angle28.2º
Correction lens+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopter
Audio inXLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor outputYES (BNC HD-SDI, output only)
HDMIYES (HDMI™ mini connector, output only, 1080/50p output possible)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)NO
USBYES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
3G-HD/SD-SDI outputYES, selectable (BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code)
Time codeYES (BNC, switchable input/output)
GenlockYES (BNC, Sync in/out selectable)
LANYES, Ethernet (1000BASE-T supported)
AV terminal3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC inputYES
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
Colour BarsYES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone
Tally lampYES (x2)
Accessory shoeYES (cold shoe)
Custom Button AssignmentYES (13 assignable buttons; select from 28 functions)
Rotating Side GripYes. 120° angle of rotation in 15º increments
Custom DialNO
Shooting Functions
Exposure meteringStandard (centre weighted), Spotlight, Backlight
Exposure compensation -2 to +2 EV
Auto Exposure modeFull Auto
Push Auto IrisNO
Auto Gain Control settingFull Auto/AGC Limit/Manual
Auto Gain Control limit3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB,12dB,15dB,18dB, 21dB,24dB, 27dB,33dB
Gain setting -6dB / -3dB / 0dB/ 3dB / 6dB/ 12dB / 18dB / 24dB / 27dB /33dB / TUNE (0.5 dB increments from 0 to 27 dB).27dB
maximum in Auto mode
Control ModesFull Auto / Manual control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
Shutter speed1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate
Shutter Angle11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
Slow Shutter (SLS)1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 (depending on frame rate)
Clear Scan50i/p: 50 to 250.51Hz;25p: 25 to 250.51Hz
Infrared shooting modeYES (green or white)
Built-in IR lampYES
Stored Configurations9 (Including Wide DR)
Storage MediumSD/SDHC memory card
Gamma6 preset profiles
Master Pedestal-50 to +50
Master Black-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B
Black GammaAdjustable height, width and apex
Low Key Saturation-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
KneeAdjusts over exposure characteristic (Automatic, Slope, Point, Saturation)
SharpnessAdjustment for Detail level, Detail frequency, Coring, HV balance, Detail limit, Knee Aperture, Level Depend,
Ingredient Ratio
Noise reductionOff, Automatic, On (1 to 12)
Skin detailEffect Level (Low, Middle, High), Hue, Chroma, Area, Y Level
Selective Noise ReductionEffect Level (Low, Middle, High), Hue, Chroma, Area, Y Level
Colour matrix Normal 1 -4, Cine 1 - 2, Wide DR Matrix and Hue -18 - +18, Colour Gain -50 - +50
White balance-50 to +50 white balance offset for R,G,B
Colour correctionArea selection / area revision of two areas
Setup level-50 to +50 On/Off
Clip 100% IRELimits output to 100% after setup adjustment
Wireless LAN standardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) / IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz band)¹
Supported Wi-Fi FunctionsRec start/stop, 3 speed focus control, 3 speed zoom control, WB mode/adjust,
Iris, Shutter,Colour Temperature,Assign Button,ND Auto/Off
Supported Browser for Remote OperationInternet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser
Remote Operation Control FeaturesAperture, Focus, WB, shutter Speed, Gain, Exposure Compensation, Shooting Mode, Slot select, Start/Stop Recording
Live view image ResolutionCamera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
Authentication SystemsOpen/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
EncryptionWEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
AutoYES in Full Auto Mode
PresetA, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour Temperature
Countup systemRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold
Start value setting00:00:00:00, Set/Reset selectable
Recording16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
ControlAudio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
Microphone attenuationYES
Microphone level meterYES
Accessories
SuppliedBattery pack BP-955, DC cable DC-930, Compact power adapter CA- 930, Wireless controller WL-D6000, Eyecup, Lens Hood with Barrier, Microphone Holder Unit, Mains Cable.
OptionalWide Converter WA-H58, Teleconverter TL-H58, , BP-975, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Zoom Remote Control ZR-2000, Tripod Base TB-1, GPS Receiver GP-E2, Remote Controller RC-V100, Filter (58mm) Protect/ND8xL/ND4xL.
Miscellaneous
DimensionsApprox 160 x 201 x 353mm (including lens hood with barrier, Eye Cup and microphone holder)
Operating Temperature range-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
Focal length¹ 26.8mm - 576mm when wide view angle option selected.
Wireless LAN standards¹ Wi-Fi standard will depend on availability and country of purchase
All specifications are subject to change without notice
  • 20x f/1.8 wide-angle zoom lens for amazing long-distance shots
  • HD CMOS Pro sensor provides outstanding image quality, even in low light
  • Compact, lightweight design, with 3-ring lens operation and rotatable grip
  • OLED display and 1.23m dot viewfinder enable precise monitoring
  • Share content easily via built in WiFi or Ethernet; record proxy files directly to other devices
  • Dual format recording: broadcast standard 50Mbps MPEG2 codec, plus MP4 in HD or SD
  • Genlock, Timecode, and 3G-SDI terminals for multi-cam integration1
  • Wide DR gamma helps to avoid over-exposure
  • 4-channel audio recording; 2 XLR inputs
  • Infrared shooting mode, with enhanced IR lamp
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