Canon XF205 HD Camcorder is a compact, ergonomically friendly camera that is suitable for traditional multi-camera productions as well as ENG/event style coverage, independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84" CMOS sensor that captures 1920 x 1080 video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD Optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural manner. Individual gear rings for focus, zoom, and iris on the lens itself provide you a natural way to make manual adjustments.
The camera records MPEG-2 at frame rates of 23.98/29.97p and 59.94i at up to 50Mbps, with 4:2:2 color sampling, to integrated CF card slots using an MXF wrapper that is compatible with most popular NLE systems. You can also record to an integrated SDXC card slot using the MP4 codec at frame rates up to 59.94P. The XF205 features 4-channels of audio with manual/automatic record levels with two XLR inputs and a built-in on camera microphone. The built-in hand grip features 120° of rotation, making it easier to find a comfortable shooting position.
Built-in dual-band WiFi allows you to control the cameras functions from available mobile devices as well as view footage from the camera on the devices. Proxy files can be transferred via WiFi while you are shooting new footage. The camera also incorporates an Ethernet connection, so you can transfer files directly from the camera. An HDMI output provides you with video out.
Yes (Type A) HD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 1920x1080: 60i/59.94i/50i, 1280x720: 60p/59.94p/50p SD 8-bit 4:2:2 (YPbPr) 480: 59.94i, 576: 50i
1/2.84" CMOS Sensor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Total Pixels: 3.09 Mp Effective Pixels: 2.91 Mp RGB Primary Color Filter Compatible with NTSC
Zoom Range: 20x Optical 35mm Equivalent: 26.8 to 576mm (28.8 to 576mm with Dynamic IS)
Pixel Count: Approximately 1.5MP
0.45" Color EVF Pixel Count: Approximately 1.5MP
Media Card Slots
2 x Compact Flash 1 x SDXC
Video Recording System
Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP Color Space: 4:2:2 File Format: MXF and MP4
Input Audio: 2 x XLR 3-pin female, 1 x 3.5mm mini jack Genlock: 1 x BNC
Output HDMI: 1 x HDMI connector HD-SDI: 1 x BNC 3G-SDI: 1 x BNC Timecode: 1 x BNC
Input and Output Connectors
4K: 10-bit RGB RAW at up to 60 fps 4K: 10-bit RGB Half RAW at up to 120 fps 2K: 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 at up to 60 fps 2K: 10-bit YCrCb 4:2:2 at up to 120 fps QFHD: 1920 x 1080 RGB 4:4:4 12-bit or 10-bit at up 60 fps QFHD: 1920 x 1080 YCrCb 4:2:2 10-bit at up to 120 fps QFHD: 3840 x 2160 RGB RAW 10-bit at up to 60 fps QFHD: 3840 x 1080 RGB Half RAW 10-bit at up to 120 fps