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Canon Announces XF705 Professional 4K Camcorder
By Joseph Tepper, September 13, 2018 @ 10:30 AM (EST)

Canon has announced their new flagship pro-level camcorder—the 4K (3840 x 2160) XF705. The upgraded camcorder has the ability to internally record an impressive image quality of 60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR1 video on the dual SD card slots.

“This camcorder was designed to help professionals take their productions to the next level with 4K video recording and a wide-range of advanced features,” Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., said in the press release.

Key specs include a 15x zoom lens (25.5–382.5 mm 35mm equivalent), a 1-inch CMOS sensor, and Dual Digic DV 6 image processor. The camcorder utilizes Canon’s new XF-HEVC video format to record HDR video on the SD cards at a high compression ratio. 

The Canon XF705 will begin shipping in December 2018 with a price tag of $6,999. For more information, read the press release below.  
 



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PRESS RELEASE

Canon Launches New Flagship XF705 Professional Camcorder Featuring 4K Video Recording at 60P/4:2:2/10-Bit

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new flagship model for the Company’s XF-series professional camcorders, the XF705. The camcorder features 4K (3840 x 2160) video shooting enabling users to record high-image quality at 60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR video to on-board SD cards. Ideal for broadcast and video production applications in addition to capturing video content at events and concerts, the 4K camcorder meets the needs of users who require high-quality video capture and more efficient video production workflows.

“The ability to capture high-quality video on-the-go in a compact and lightweight form factor is extremely valuable to videographers of all skill levels,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This camcorder was designed to help professionals take their productions to the next level with 4K video recording and a wide-range of advanced features.”

The XF705 features an L-Series 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5 mm–382.5 mm), 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and a Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processor providing greater image quality and performance. In addition, users can easily choose between two HDR formats—Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), ideal for such scenarios as broadcasting and live video transmission and Perceptual Quantization (PQ), which is well-suited during web transmission and film production. The camcorder features Canon’s newly developed XF-HEVC video format that enables users to record HDR video to SD cards while delivering a high compression ratio. It also allows HDR (internal SD card) and SDR (external recorder) simultaneous recording. Delivering smaller file sizes allows for more efficient workflows across various stages of the production process, from shooting to editing.

When shooting 4K video, focusing precision is vital, the XF705, featuring Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables users to maintain smooth autofocus operation through enhanced touch-panel operations. The XF705 meets a wide range of professional demands, with Canon Log 3, 12G-SDI, Built-in Wi-Fi, 4-channel audio, 3 density ND filter and 5 axis image stabilization for its 15x optical zoom lens. It is also compatible with the current leading non-linear editing software, as well as Canon XF Utility, a software that supports the new XF-HEVC video format, as well as XF-AVC and XF-MPEG, and is used for import, playing back and managing video data as well as cropping still-image data.


Availability and Pricing

The Canon XF705 professional camcorder is scheduled to be available in December 2018 with a suggested retail price of $6,999.00. Additional CA-CP200 L power adapters are available for purchase as well with a suggested retail price of $285.00. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

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