Canon XF205 Professional Camcorders

A compact, fully-featured camcorder that lets you capture and share amazing images
Product Code: XF205
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Advanced Canon imaging system

The XF200 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 deliver 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 the wildlife videographer.

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 XF200 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 XF200'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

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

    • Full HDFull HD
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    • 20x Optical Zoom20x Optical Zoom
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    • Dynamic Optical Image StabiliserDynamic Optical Image Stabiliser
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    • Rotating GripRotating Grip
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    • Wi-Fi remote and easy sharingWi-Fi remote and easy sharing
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    • MXF 50MbpsMXF 50Mbps
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    • 4:2:24:2:2
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    • 35 Mbps MP4 recording35 Mbps MP4 recording
Image Sensor 
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)
Lens 
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
Image processor 
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
Capacity 
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

Panel 
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)
EVF 
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
Inputs/Outputs 
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
Misc 
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 
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
Shutter speed 
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 
Infrared shooting modeYES (green or white)
Built-in IR lampYES
Custom Picture 
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 matrixNormal 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)
White balance 
AutoYES in Full Auto Mode
PresetA, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour Temperature
Time code 
Countup systemRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold
Start value setting“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Audio 
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.
Battery 

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
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