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.
26.8mm Wide, 20x Optical Zoom Lens with 3 Separate Lens Rings
The XF205 professional camcorder features a highly versatile Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens that captures superb images with outstanding clarity at 900 TV lines of resolution.
Professional 0.45-inch Color Viewfinder and Precise 3.5-inch OLED Panel
The XF205 professional camcorder features both a newly developed color viewfinder and a precision OLED panel. The tiltable, 0.45-inch viewfinder offers 1.23-megapixel resolution for improved visual display, making it possible to accurately check focus, framing, exposure, white balance and other camera settings.
AF options (Instant AF, Face Detection) and Reduced MOD
The XF205 professional camcorder features an Autofocus system with several useful modes, including Instant AF, which uses both the TTL-Video Signal Detection System and the external sensor, and Face Detection AF, which tracks the focus on any faces in the video frame, even if that subject is in profile.
MXF and MP4 Dual Codec Recording
Dual Codec Recording offers format choices that can be useful for various post-capture options. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and multiple memory card slots enable simultaneous recording in high bit-rate MXF format and web-ready MP4 format at a variety of bit rates to suit the task at hand.
35 Mbps 1440x1080 Recording Supported for Broadcast Usage (MXF)
For enhanced flexibility, the XF205 professional camcorder supports MXF-format recording at a variety of data rates, including broadcast-friendly 1440 x 1080/60i video up to 35 Mbps.
Enhanced Image Stabilization Performance
The XF205 professional camcorder's new Five-Axis Dynamic Super Range OIS system combines optical and electronic correction to help reduce image distortion- even when shooting while walking - for better looking videos.
5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Dual-frequency Built-in Wi-Fi Capability
Several network-enabled Ethernet functions, including browser control, browser preview and FTP transfers, can be implemented via the XF205 professional camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi® links that operate at both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz. Wi-Fi enables remote control and viewing during crane-mounted shoots, for example.
Four-channel Audio Recording
The XF205 professional camcorder accommodates two- or four-channel recording of high-quality linear PCM audio sound at 16-bit/48 kHz sampling rate with individual level controls.
Equipped with Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode and Refined, 8-bladed Circular Aperture
The XF205 professional camcorder's wide Dynamic Range Gamma of 600% helps prevent overexposure, even for high brightness areas of an image and/or with non-uniform colors.
Infrared, High-sensitivity Shooting Function with Enhanced Exposure Performance
For investigative reporting, surveillance and similar projects, the XF205 professional camcorder's infrared mode produces video images that are evenly illuminated from the center to each edge of the picture area.