|Standard Definition or High Definition||High Definition|
|Power Supply (rated)||7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC-IN)|
|Video Recording system||Compression: Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP|
|Color Space: 4:2:2|
|File Format: MXF and MP4|
|50Mbps MXF (CBR) 4:2:2: 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p)|
|35Mbps MXF (VBR) 4:2:0: 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1440x1080 (60i), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p)|
|25Mbps MXF (CBR) 4:2:0: 1440x1080 (60i/30p/24p)|
|35Mbps MP4: 1920x1080 (60p)|
|24Mbps MP4: 1920x1080 (30p/24p)|
|17Mbps MP4: 1280x720 (60p)|
|9Mbps MP4: 1280x720 (30p/24p)|
|3Mbps MP4: 640x360 (30p/24p)|
|Audio Recording system||2/4-Channel, Linear PCM, 16-Bit, 48 kHz (MXF)|
|Image Sensor||(1) 1/2.84-inch CMOS|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 3.09 megapixels ( 2208 x 1398 )|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 2.91 megapxiels ( 2136 x 1362)|
|Maximum recording Time||64 GB Compact Flash (CF) card|
|Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.|
|25Mbps: 310 Minutes|
|35Mbps: 225 Minutes|
|50Mbps: 160 Minutes|
|Lens||Canon 20x HD L Series Zoom, 3.67 - 73.4mm(35mm equivalent 28.8 - 576mm), f/1.8-2.8|
|Focusing System||TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (High Speeds AF, Medium AF, Normal AF, Face Priority, Face Only AF), Manual, Full Manual|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000sec|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||.39 inches/10mm (wide macro), 1.97 feet/60cm (entire zoom range)|
|White Balance||Auto, Custom (2,000K-15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten|
|Frame Rate||60p, 60i, 30p, 24p (50p, 50i, 25p in PAL mode)|
|Minimum Illumination||Full Auto Mode: 2.9 lux (Shutter Speed: 1/60, Gain +27dB); Manual Mode: 0.1 lux (Shutter Speed: 1/4, Gain +33dB)|
|Image Stabilization||Optical system (lens shift system) + electrical compensation (image rotation, yaw and pitch compensation) Modes: (Standard IS, Powered IS, Dynamic IS, OFF)|
|Viewfinder||0.45-inch color widescreen, approx. 1,230,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view|
|LCD Screen||Rotating 3.5-inch Wide Screen OLED Display (Approx. 1.23 million dots)|
|Microphone||Stereo electret condenser microphone|
|Recording Media||CF Card (2 slots): MXF files|
|SD Card (1 slot): MP4, still images, custom picture data, clip metadata, and menu settings|
|USB Terminal||Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed|
|Video Terminal||HDMI, A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack|
|Audio Terminal||A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, XLR 3-pin jack (2), BNC, HDMI, headphone jack|
|HDMI Terminal||Yes (Type A)|
|AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|Remote Control Terminal||Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)|
|Operating Temperature range||0 - 40° C, 32 - 104° F , 85% relative humidity|
|Dimensions||Approx. 5.7 x 6.2 x 10.4 in. / 144 x 158 x 264mm (excluding lens hood, microphone holder unit, eye cup and grip belt)|
|Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup)||Approx. 3.44 lbs. / 1560g|
|Weight||Approx. 4.32 lbs. / 1960g (with lens hood, grip strap)|
· 26.8mm Wide, 20x Optical Zoom Lens with 3 Separate Lens Rings
· AF options (Instant AF, Face Detection) and Reduced MOD
· Enhanced Image Stabilization Performance
· Ergonomic, Rotating Grip
· Equipped with Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode and Refined, 8-bladed Circular Aperture
· Infrared, High-sensitivity Shooting Function with Enhanced Exposure Performance
· Professional 0.45-inch Color Viewfinder and Precise 3.5-inch OLED Panel
· MXF and MP4 Dual Codec Recording
· Slow and Fast Motion Function Supported (MXF)
· 35 Mbps 1440x1080 Recording Supported for Broadcast Usage (MXF)
· Three Memory Card Slots
· HD-SDI Monitor Output, 3G-SDI Output, Time Code and Genlock
· 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Dual-frequency Built-in Wi-Fi® Capability
· Ethernet LAN Terminal
· Browser Remote, FTP File Transfer (MXF/MP4) Functions Featured
· Four-channel Audio Recording
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. Offering a 35mm equivalent zoom of 26.8-576 mm, the optical zoom lens provides an extended range that can prove ideal for wide-angle to extreme telephoto shooting. When compared to previous XF professional camcorder models, the XF205's flexible focal range and enhanced wide angle offer many creative options, even when working at a distance. An eight-blade circular aperture provides a natural and visually pleasing bokeh effect to out of focus highlights.
In addition, the XF205 features three separate, banked lens rings that provide independent control of critical focus, zoom and iris/aperture settings, with adequate separation to improve ease of use. Separate gain and white-balance toggle switches are provided. Also, the camera's zoom speed is now up to 1.8x faster than the XF105/XF100 professional camcorders, with three selectable zoom speeds for creative control.
* Minimum focal length is 26.8mm when Dynamic IS is OFF.
** Focal length range is 28.8~576mm when Dynamic IS is ON.
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. Also, a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of just 23.6 inches is maintained at all zoom levels from wide-angle to telephoto, enabling flexible framing control even when shooting close-ups.
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. Standard Mode uses lens shift to provide constant compensation throughout the zoom range. Powered Mode helps improve vibration suppression at telephoto focal lengths. Dynamic Mode is specifically designed to stabilize the image when walking and shooting handheld by correcting simultaneously for roll, yaw and pitch.
The XF205 professional camcorder features an aluminum die-cast grip that can be rotated through a wide 120-degree angle in discrete 15-degree steps. Cinematographers and other operators can maintain a firm and comfortable hold of the camera at any shooting angle.
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. Unlike the normal knee function that compresses video signals in high brightness areas using linear gamma, a wide DR Gamma retains continuity across the image and enables color grading. And an eight-blade Circular Aperture designed using EF lens technology provides natural and nearly circular out-of-focus areas for enhanced bokeh, for example, during shoots of nighttime skylines.
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. MXF mode supports broadcast-ready Full HD 50 Mbps MPEG-2 shooting with 4:2:2 color sampling for high-quality chroma key compositing as well as 1440 x 1080 4:2:0 capture at 35 Mbps for specific applications. MP4 format supports 1080/60p at 35 Mbps for high definition capture of fast moving subjects, as well as reduced resolutions down to 640 x 360 at 1.5 or 3 Mbps for instant news reporting even when bandwidth is restricted.
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.
A versatile Canon 20x HD wide-angle video lens captures images with outstanding clarity across a broad 26.8–576 mm* zoom range. An eight-blade circular aperture provides natural and visually pleasing bokeh. Three separate rings control focus, zoom and iris settings. A new Five-Axis Dynamic SuperRange OIS System dramatically reduces the image-degrading effects of camera shake, and a new rotating handgrip enables comfortable camera positioning at shooting angles from high to low.
Dual-frequency Wi-Fi® and an Ethernet connector enable browser preview during shoots, in addition to FTP transfer to external servers, PCs or laptops. HD-SDI ports handle video with embedded audio and time code data for monitoring and recording of frame rates up to 30fps, and a new 3G-SDI port supports 1080p video at frame rates up to 60 fps. Time code I/O helps ensure frame-accurate sync during editing and post-production. The XF205 camcorder can also be used with Canon’s new RC-V100 Remote Controller to provide full access to important user functions, including start/stop, zoom/focus/iris, white balance and more.