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Canon XF205 Compact HD Camcorder

code: XF205
  • £2,294.00
  • RRP: £2,349.00
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Canon XF205 (XF 205, XF-205, XF/205, xf205) Compact HD Camcorder

The XF205 and XF200 feature a Canon 20x (26.8-576mm range) broadcast-quality zoom lens and an Optical Image Stabilisation system, which includes Dynamic IS. A beautiful ‘bokeh’ effect can be delivered thanks to an 8-blade circular aperture ensures beautiful background blur in shots with a shallow depth-of-field.


  • The sensor measures 2136x1362 pixels and helps to contribute to the performance of the IS system while the new and improved DIGIC DV 4 image processing platform included in these cameras improves signal-to-noise ratio and increases low-light performance.


  • The outstanding processing capability provided by a DIGIC DV 4 processor provides enhanced image reproduction, supplementing the strengths of the DIGIC DV family – such as smooth gradation and faithful colour reproduction – with support for recording at higher data rates. 


  • 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.
  • Stunning picture quality – even in low light – as well as outstanding dynamic range and realistic colour reproduction.


  • 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


  • 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%. 


  • 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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. It's 3x stronger than the IR lamp seen in the XA25 model – ideal for the recording of night-time documentaries or nocturnal wildlife.
  • 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;
  • 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
  • Type DIGIC DV 4
  • 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
  • Photo storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Type Organic LED
  • Size 8.77cm (3.5") Organic EL (OLED)
  • Dots 1.23m (approx. equivalent)
  • Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
  • Size 1.15cm (0.45")
  • Dots 1.23m (approx. equivalent)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • LAN YES, Ethernet (1000BASE-T supported)
  • Tally lamp YES (x2)
  • Dimensions Approx 160 x 201 x 353mm (including lens hood with barrier, Eye Cup
  • and microphone holder)
  • Weight (camera only) 1560g (3.4 lb), Weight (fully equipped) 1960g (4.3 lb)
  • 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


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