by Johnnie Behiri | 4th April 2014
Canon has expanded its professional video range with the launch of the XF205 and XF200 – two compact video cameras that deliver powerful features, professional functionality and high levels of image quality for a wide range of camera operators. Building on the blueprint of Canon’s highly successful XF105 and XF100, the new models have been enhanced to reflect feedback from professionals working in a variety of fields. Further extending the XF range, both the XF205 and XF200 offer even greater versatility with a more powerful Canon HD Video System, numerous recording modes, wireless connectivity and an enhanced operational design – providing users with greater freedom to shoot, view and distribute their footage during assignments. The new cameras have been designed to enable users to achieve more than ever before. Combining outstanding image quality, and new professional features, they deliver flexibility that allows operators to take their work to the next level. Both models are powered by the Canon HD Video System and include significant enhancements. Each features a 26.8mm wide-angle Canon HD lens with an optical zoom that has been increased to 20x, working in harness with Canon’s latest HD CMOS PRO imaging sensor and a powerful DIGIC DV 4 processor. Combined with 50Mbps MPEG2 recording and 4:2:2 colour sampling, the result is video quality suitable for broadcast. High sensitivity and wide dynamic range work together to deliver excellent results, even in challenging lighting situations. The XF205 expands connectivity options further with the inclusion of selectable 3G-SDi/HD-SDI, Timecode and Genlock terminals for easy integration on multi-camera shoots or with other broadcast equipment. Visitors to Canon’s booth (C4325) at the NAB Show 2014 will have the first opportunity to see these new cameras in action. NAB 2014 runs from 7-10 April at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.Read more
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