Canon XF205

  • 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 Wi-Fi 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 integration
  • 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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Canon XF205

Features

Advanced Canon imaging system


The XF205 features 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 5 directions to provide ultra-steady images.

A Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor combines with the DIGIC DV 4 processor to delivers stunning picture quality – even in low light – as well as outstanding dynamic range and realistic colour reproduction. Wide DR Gamma helps to reduce over-exposure, whilst an infrared shooting mode means the camera can easily be used at night – ideal for wildlife videographers.

Picture quality is complemented by advanced audio functions, with 4-channel Linear PCM audio recording supported.

Comfort and precise control


Compact in size, unobtrusive and a pleasure to use thanks to its 3-lens ring operation and rotatable grip, the XF205 also provides impressively high quality monitoring options. An 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 1.14cm (0.45”) 1.23m dot EVF can tilt up to 68° to accommodate different shooting positions.

Versatile recording options


The XF205’s dual format recording feature 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.

Integrate and share


Timecode, Genlock and 3G-SDI terminals allow effortless connection to industry-standard broadcast equipment.

Sharing content is easy thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. Footage can be reviewed on another device such as a tablet or smartphone, or transferred directly via FTP. 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.

Canon XF205

Specifications

Image Sensor
Sensor

1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro

 

Filter

RGB Primary Colour filter (Bayer array)

 

Total Pixels

3.09 megapixels (2208 x 1398)

 

Effective pixels per sensor

2.91 megapixels (2136 x 1362)

 

Lens
Zoom ratio

20 x Optical

 

Focal length

3.67 – 73.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28.8 – 576mm)¹

 

Minimum focus distance

60cm (throughout zoom range);
10mm (Wide MACRO setting)

 

ND filter

Built-in gradation ND filter

 

Zoom control

Zoom rockers on body and handle;
Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
Selectable High Speed and Soft Zoom modes available.

 

Zoom speed

Zoom 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 control

Manual control via focus ring, automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF), Push AF

 

Iris control

Ring control; Full Auto

 

Aperture range

f1.8 – f16

 

Filter diameter 

58mm

 

Lens elements/groups

12/10

 

Aperture blades

8 Blade Circular Aperture

 

Image stabilization system

Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation

 

Digital zoom/Teleconverter

1.5x; 3x; 6x

 

Image processor
Type

DIGIC DV 4

Canon XF205

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