Canon XF205

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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.

Kit Includes

  • 3x Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • 2x 32GB Sandisk Extreme Compact Flash Cards
  • Card Reader
  • ME66 Microphone
  • Headphones
  • Medium XLR Cable
  • CCA Mount
  • Raincover

Features

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

Technical Specifications

Camera  
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)
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-Oct
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
Type DIGIC DV 4
Recording  
Video storage media Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots);
SD Card x 1  
Dual Format recording, Double slot (simultaneous) recording and Relay (continuous) recording possible.  
Type UDMA4, 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 time 128GB CF card: Up to 320 mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)
128GB SD Card: up to 8 Hours (MP4/50P @35Mbps)  
Recording file format Material eXchange Format (MXF) to CF card, MP4 to SD card
Recording format MPEG-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 motion YES (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 record YES MXF recording only. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
Frame record YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record) YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse YES. Vertical/horizontal/both
Photo storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Still quality During 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  
Type Capacitive Organic LED
Size 8.77cm (3.5") Organic EL (OLED)
Dots 1.23m (approx. equivalent)
Image quality adjustments Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness
Adjustable Yes
Waveform Monitor Yes, selectable on/off; Line, Line and Spot,Field, RGB, YPbPr
Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
Peaking Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
Zebra Level 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI  
Markers On/Off (Aspect ratio, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
Size 1.15cm (0.45")
Dots 1.23m (approx. equivalent)
Image quality adjustments Brightness, contrast, colour, backlight,
Adjustable Vertical tilt, up to 68°
Viewing Angle 28.2º
Correction lens + 2.0 to -5.5 diopter
Audio in XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output 3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor output YES (BNC HD-SDI, output only)
HDMI YES (HDMI™ mini connector, output only, 1080/50p output possible)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire) NO
USB YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
3G-HD/SD-SDI output YES, selectable (BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code)
Time code YES (BNC, switchable input/output)
Genlock YES (BNC, Sync in/out selectable)
LAN YES, Ethernet (1000BASE-T supported)
AV terminal 3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC input YES
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Colour Bars YES (SMPTE or EBU), with 1KHz Tone
Tally lamp YES (x2)
Accessory shoe YES (cold shoe)
Custom Button Assignment YES (13 assignable buttons; select from 28 functions)
Rotating Side Grip Yes. 120° angle of rotation in 15º increments
Custom Dial NO
Shooting Functions  
Exposure metering Standard (centre weighted), Spotlight, Backlight
Exposure compensation -2 to +2 EV
Auto Exposure mode Full Auto
Push Auto Iris NO
Auto Gain Control setting Full Auto/AGC Limit/Manual
Auto Gain Control limit 3dB, 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 Modes Full Auto / Manual control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
Shutter speed 1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate
Shutter Angle 11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
Slow Shutter (SLS) 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 (depending on frame rate)
Clear Scan 50i/p: 50 to 250.51Hz;25p: 25 to 250.51Hz
Infrared shooting mode YES (green or white)
Built-in IR lamp YES
Stored Configurations 9 (Including Wide DR)
Storage Medium SD/SDHC memory card
Gamma 6 preset profiles
Master Pedestal -50 to +50
Master Black -50 to +50 for each of R,G,B
Black Gamma Adjustable height, width and apex
Low Key Saturation -50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
Knee Adjusts over exposure characteristic (Automatic, Slope, Point, Saturation)
Sharpness Adjustment for Detail level, Detail frequency, Coring, HV balance, Detail limit, Knee Aperture, Level Depend,
Ingredient Ratio  
Noise reduction Off, Automatic, On (1 to 12)
Skin detail Effect Level (Low, Middle, High), Hue, Chroma, Area, Y Level
Selective Noise Reduction Effect 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 correction Area selection / area revision of two areas
Setup level -50 to +50 On/Off
Clip 100% IRE Limits output to 100% after setup adjustment
Wireless LAN standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) / IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz band)¹
Supported Wi-Fi Functions Rec 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 Operation Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser
Remote Operation Control Features Aperture, Focus, WB, shutter Speed, Gain, Exposure Compensation, Shooting Mode, Slot select, Start/Stop Recording
Live view image Resolution Camera setting mode: 680 x 383; Simplified setting: 284 x 160
Authentication Systems Open/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Encryption WEP64, WEP128, TKIP, AES
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Auto YES in Full Auto Mode
Preset A, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour Temperature
Countup system Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold
Start value setting 00:00:00:00, Set/Reset selectable
Recording 16-bit 4ch or 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Control Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
Microphone attenuation YES
Microphone level meter YES
Accessories  
Supplied Battery 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.
Optional Wide 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  
Dimensions Approx 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 length ¹ 26.8mm - 576mm when wide view angle option selected.
Wireless LAN standards ¹ Wi-Fi standard will depend on availability and country of purchase
All specifications are subject to change without notice  

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