- 20 x optical; 1.5x; 3x; 6x digital zoom
- 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro
- 8.77cm (3.5") Organic EL (OLED)
- built-in microphone
- Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilisation
- Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots); SD Card x 1
- f1.8 - f16 aperture
- 58mm filter
- manual and auto focus
- 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Canon Australia
Canon-XF205 Camcorder is a perfect combination of being compact and feature-rich. Get spectacular long-distance shots with its 20 x optical zoom; 1.5x; 3x; 6x digital zoom. The 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro produces impressive images even under low light exposure. You can always monitor what you are to take a shoot of with its 8.77cm (3.5") Organic EL (OLED). Take as many pictures as you want since it is capable of having Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots) and 1 SD Card slot. No worries in recording memorable videos since it has built in microphone. Take still pictures smoothly as it has Dynamic IS and Powered IS, 5 Axis image stabilization and you can take advantage of both manual and auto focus. It also features f1.8 - f16 aperture range and 58mm filter size.
Product Features in Detail
Advanced Canon imaging system
The XF205 features an advanced camera system capable of providing outstanding images and the responsiveness to deal with all kinds of shooting situations. A 26.8mm wide-angle lens with 20x zoom gets you closer to the action, while Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisation compensates for shake in 5 directions to provide ultra-steady images.
DIGIC DV 4
A Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor combines with the DIGIC DV 4 processor to delivers stunning picture quality – even in low light – as well as outstanding dynamic range and realistic colour reproduction.
Wide DR Gamma helps to reduce over-exposure, whilst an infrared shooting mode means the camera can easily be used at night – ideal for wildlife videographers. Picture quality is complemented by advanced audio functions, with 4-channel Linear PCM audio recording supported.
Comfort and precise control
Compact in size, unobtrusive and a pleasure to use thanks to its 3-lens ring operation and rotatable grip, the XF205 also provides impressively high quality monitoring options.
An 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. A sizeable 1.14cm (0.45”) 1.23m dot EVF can tilt up to 68° to accommodate different shooting positions.
Versatile recording options
The XF205's dual format recording feature provides flexibility, speed and data security. 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 in applications such as news gathering. It's even possible to stream low resolution proxy files directly to another device such as a smartphone.
Integrate and share
Timecode, Genlock and 3G-SDI terminals allow effortless connection to industry-standard broadcast equipment.
Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
Sharing content is easy thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. Footage can be reviewed on another device such as a tablet or smartphone, or transferred directly via FTP. This connectivity also allows for remote control of the camera via a web browser, and Canon’s RC-V100 wired remote controller can be configured too.
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) Lens 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 12/10 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 Image processor Type DIGIC DV 4Recording 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 Capacity 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 [email protected]; 35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 [email protected]; 25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 [email protected] 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 Panel 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) EVF 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 Inputs/Outputs 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 Misc 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 Exposure 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 Shutter speed 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 Infrared shooting mode YES (green or white) Built-in IR lamp YES Custom Picture 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) White balance Auto YES in Full Auto Mode Preset A, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour Temperature Time code Countup system Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold Start value setting “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable Audio 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
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 humidityFocal 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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- In the Box
Canon XF205 Camcorder
Battery pack BP-955
DC cable DC-930
Compact power adapter CA-930
Wireless controller WL-D6000
Lens Hood with Barrier
Microphone Holder Unit
12 months Warranty from Canon Australia
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