The Canon XF205 is a brilliant camcorder solution for fast-paced productions such as events and reportage. With a very compact and lightweight design this camera can be used for extended periods of time with next to no discomfort. Of particular appeal to non-professional operators is the Full Auto mode which will control exposure, focus, white balance, ND Filters, gain and so on; all that’s really required is to hold the camera and press record!
This said, the Canon XF205 makes no compromise in professional features: 3 easily accessible record buttons, assignable buttons, on-screen overlays (color, monochrome, zebra, & focus assist), peaking indicators, waveform focus indicator, face tacking, 5-axis optical image stabilisation (vertical, lateral, as well as unintentional pan, tilt and roll). Three separate adjustment rings for zoom, focus and iris are all conveniently located for easy manual operation.
The 1/2.84” CMOS Sensor is capable of recording HD resolution (1920 x 1080). Fully-spec’d the Canon XF205 can record Full HD (1920x1080) with a 4:2:2 color-profile at 60i fps. File formats are both the professional broadcast wrapper MXF along with the easy to use and compact MP4 format.
In addition to being exceptionally light-weight and compact, the Canon XF2-5 also features an ergonomically designed right-hand trip which can be rotated forward 120 degrees and locked off in 15 degree increments to suit any condition in which you may need to film.
The wide-angle lens (26.8mm at widest, full-frame equivalent) has 20x optical zoom (576mm, full-frame equivalent) and features Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) glass lens elements which helps the Canon XF205 maintain its compact form factor while improving optical quality over previous models. The lens is also equipped with a circular 8-blade iris which allows for natural, attractive out-of-focus areas.
An HDMI out allows you to easily monitor your focus and composition on an external monitor. 4 BNC connections are also featured including timecode, gunlock, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI.
The Canon XF205 also features professional audio controls: 2 channels both with 3-pin XLR inputs, an 1/8 inch mic input, as well as a built mic. All channels are individually controllable and also provide Phantom power if required. An audio out channel makes it easy to get your audio levels correct.
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