Canon XF 205

XF 205 - 1/2.84" HD CMOS Pro, 3.09 MP, 3.67-73.4mm, DIGIC DV 4, 1920x1080, 8.77cm (3.5") Organic EL (OLED), 1560g

Canon
9592B009
12-10-2014
A compact, fully-featured camcorder that lets you capture and share amazing images

Offering high-end image quality, easy integration and dual-format recording, the XF205 camcorder is built for HD content creation. Feature-rich yet compact, it’s a powerful professional tool.

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.

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.
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.

Storage

Camcorder media type 
Memory card
Compatible memory cards 
CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported 
N
Camcorder tape type 
N

Memory

Maximum memory card size 
128 GB

Video

Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Full HD 
Y
Video formats supported 
MPEG2
Video resolutions 
640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video capturing speed
50 fps

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Weight 
1.56 kg
Camera shutter speed 
1/18 - 1/2000s
Viewfinder type 
Electronic
Optical sensor size 
1/0.112 mm (1/2.84")
Image processor
DIGIC DV IV
AC adapter included
Y
Viewfinder
1230000 pixels
Headphone connectivity 
3.5 mm

Networking

Wi-Fi 
Y
Wi-Fi standards 
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
Y
Mini HDMI ports quantity 
1
DC-in jack 
Y
Headphone outputs 
1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity
1
XLR in
Y

Display

Built-in display 
Y
Display 
OLED
Display resolution (numeric) 
1230000 pixels

Technical details

Display diagonal 
8.89 cm (3.5")

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie)
2.91 MP

Lens system

Optical zoom 
20x
Digital zoom 
6x
Filter size 
5.8 cm
Focal length range (f-f) 
3.67 - 73.4 mm
Minimum aperture number 
1.8
Maximum aperture number 
16

Camera

Camcorder type 
Shouldercam

Focusing

Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Closest focusing distance
0.01m

Light exposure

Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Spot

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size
1.14 cm (0.45")

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
-5 - 45 °C

Packaging content

Cables included
DC
Batteries included
Y
Lens hood
Y
Quick start guide 
Y
Warranty card
Y

Picture quality

Sensor type 
CMOS
Maximum image resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Image stabilizer 
Y
Total megapixels 
3.09 MP

Weight & dimensions

Width 
16 cm
Depth 
35.3 cm
Height 
20.1 cm

Other features

Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
28.8 - 576 mm
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 
1
Face detection
Y