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Canon XF705 with 4K 50P 4:2:2 10-bit XF-HEVC recording

Canon XF705 with 4K 50P 4:2:2 10-bit XF-HEVC recording

Canon has simply introduced the XF705 camcorder. The XF705 is the businesses flagship mannequin within the XF collection and may shoot 4K UHD 50P in full 4:2:2 10-bit. Maybe the cameras largest drawcard is definitely its new XF-HEVC codec.

Canon XF705

The XF705 makes use of a 1.Zero″ sort CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 processing. This is identical picture processor that may be discovered within the C200. The just lately introduced EOS R makes use of a more moderen Digic Eight.  The digital camera is provided with a hard and fast 15x optical zoom, and a most aperture of f/2.Eight.  The aperture on this lens shouldn’t be fastened although and modifications between f/2.Eight-Four.5 relying in your focal size. On the large finish, the lens can work at 25.5mm and it additionally makes use of built-in IS which is necessary when capturing handheld. The lens has three unbiased management rings for iris, focus, and zoom, all with finish stops.

Canon XF705

The XF705 is able to recording HDR information internally utilizing each the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantisation (PQ) HDR codecs. The camcorder additionally has HDR help features to help the consumer when controlling publicity. The XF705 also can output an SDR sign concurrently recording an HDR file internally to an SD card. The XF705 has a 12G-SDI interface, which permits for an uncompressed UHD 50P sign to be despatched over a single SDI cable. The digital camera can even stream 4K UHD HDR utilizing the HEVC format by way of the community. This makes it preferrred for broadcast and video manufacturing purposes, for customers who need seize 4K UHD HDR video, however nonetheless need to have a streamlined manufacturing workflow.

XF-HEVC codec


If there wasn’t already sufficient codecs floating round, Canon has launched one other one. The brand new XF-HEVC file format makes use of HEVC encoding know-how that’s about twice as environment friendly as mainstream H.264/AVC. Through the use of XF-HEVC the XF705 can document 4K UHD 50P 4:2:2 10-bit information on to extensively obtainable SD playing cards. The best way this works is Canon is utilizing (HEVC) video compression, after which packaging it contained in the business commonplace Materials eXchange Format (MXF) container. This can be a massive deal as one of many main considerations when capturing 4K materials is the quantity of knowledge it takes up and the worth of the recording media. Leveraging HEVC encoding know-how and placing it inside a camcorder like this makes plenty of sense. All the main NLE and post-production software program can be supporting XF-HEVC, together with Adobe, Avid, FCPX, and Blackmagic.

* These recording codecs will probably be obtainable in a coming firmware replace on a date to be decided.

Contemplating Canon has been capable of put XF-HEVC recording into the XF705, it’s a little little bit of a shock that this codec wasn’t used within the EOS R, and even the C200. The truth that a camcorder will get 4K UHD 50P 4:2:2 10-bit inner recording and the Canon C200 doesn’t is a little bit of a head-scratcher.

Twin SD Card Slots

Twin SD card slots permit for simultaneous or relay recording. Simultaneous recording lets you report on each SD playing cards on the similar time, as a way to use one as a backup. Relay recording permits uninterrupted recording from one card to the opposite when the primary reminiscence card turns into full.

5-axis Optical Picture Stabilization (IS) system

The XF705 camcorder has a 5-axis Optical Picture Stabilization (IS) system, that includes three modes of picture stabilization: Commonplace, Dynamic and Powered. In Normal IS mode, the stabilizing angle is made fixed, unbiased of the zoom magnification. Dynamic IS mode extends the stabilizing vary on the extensive finish of the focal size, permitting for picture stabilization when capturing whereas strolling. Powered IS mode helps facilitate stabilization within the low frequency vary on the tele finish, and must be used solely for fixed-point capturing which doesn’t contain panning.

Different options

The XF705 has a built-in Infrared mode, ND filters, guide white stability modes, zebras, peaking, waveform, twin SD card slots, wi-fi, infrared management, and a number of guide and auto capturing choices. The digital camera can even shoot at body charges of as much as 120p in HD.

Twin Pixel CMOS AF

Canon has additionally given the XF705 Twin Pixel CMOS AF. This is identical system used within the C100 Mark II, C200, C300 Mark II, and the just lately introduced EOS R. Twin Pixel CMOS AF is an correct and quick means of doing autofocus with contact focus management, Face Detection AF and object monitoring. The Twin Pixel Focus Information additionally offers a graphical information to help correct focusing when manually adjusting the main target. This is identical information as used within the C300 Mark II, C200 and EOS R.

Canon Log Three

The XF705 can shoot in Canon Log Three. Canon Log Three is a gamma designed for easy grading at a deep degree for firming up darkish areas and adjusting colour tone/gradation to make noise much less noticeable. Easy previews can be carried out on-site with Look-Up Desk (LUT) accuracy.

Canon Log Three capturing could be particularly efficient for documentaries and different settings with drastic modifications, alongside with outside and different places the place mild circumstances change regularly, or the place monitoring setups could also be inadequate.

HDMI 2.Zero Terminal with 4K UHD 60p Output Help

The XF705 options an HDMI 2.Zero terminal that helps 4K UHD 60p output. The HDMI 2.Zero terminal permits the camcorder to be related to a normal exterior SSD/HDD recorder, enabling conversion to ProRes and DNx codecs for environment friendly modifying and storage.

** Inner recording not enabled.
*** Restrictions apply solely when capturing in 4K UHD 60P. OSD overlay disabled / Browser distant Stay View disabled.

Reside IP Streaming

The XF705 has the power to stream video reside on-line utilizing IP transmission in both the H.265/HEVC or H.264/AVC encoding format. Stay H.265 streams (16Mbps at 59.94p) can be utilized to reliably distribute both 4K UHD or Full HD knowledge effectively to quite a lot of TV and social media platforms.

The livestream may be seen instantly from the camcorder utilizing the on-board LCD monitor, despatched to a standalone HEVC IP encoder or redirected to a 4K UHD monitor for a confidence examine and public viewing. As well as, Reside HDR knowledge (Message/Mastering Show Colour Quantity) may be added within the H.265 stream if required to assist enhance image high quality.

Community Connections for FTP Switch and Browser Distant (Wired and Wi-Fi® Connectivity)

The camcorder presents each wired and wi-fi connectivity to allow recorded information to be shared and transmitted again to the station or house base by way of FTP for modifying or reside streaming.

The digital camera can be accessed remotely from a typical net browser operating on a laptop computer or a suitable sensible gadget to regulate features akin to document begin/cease, document mode and body fee, AF/MF switching, focus/zoom settings and white stability mode*. Background switch of video information by way of FTP hyperlinks can also be attainable, enabling the newest information photographs, for instance, to be distributed shortly over the Web.

* Suitable with iOS® variations 9/10, Android™ smartphone and pill variations Four.Four/5.Zero/5.1/6.Zero.

Elective Large and Tele Equipment

There’s an optionally available Large Attachment WA-U58 and the Tele Converter TL-U58 attachments obtainable for the XF705.

The Vast Attachment WA-U58 presents a Zero.8x wider angle of view, and the tele Converter TL-U58 offers prolonged 1.5x longer telephoto vary for the XF705 camcorder’s fastened lens.

Are small sensor cameras nonetheless related?

Cameras with smaller sensors are sometimes missed due to the plethora of tremendous 35 and full body choices obtainable. Small sensor, fastened lens cameras such because the XF705 nonetheless very a lot have their place. For sure kinds of work corresponding to information, documentaries, and occasion capturing, having a hard and fast lens camcorder that may shoot all day on a single battery and report for hours and hours on finish makes plenty of sense. In rising markets resembling India, South America, South East Asia, and Africa there’s a massive demand for cameras such because the XF705. Typically these sort of cameras are utilized by broadcasters who can’t afford costlier ENG choices.

Canon’s unique XL-1 was launched means again in 1997. It was designed for the prosumer market and have become highly regarded with unbiased filmmakers on the time. The XL-1 had a 3CCD  chip, XLR inputs, interchangeable lenses, and even a viewfinder. Since that point Canon has launched a mess of cameras beneath the XF identify. At present the XF collection consists of the XF100/105, XF200/205, XF300/305, XF400/405 and now the XF705. All of Canon’s XF collection camcorders function Impartial Density filters, vectorscope, waveform monitor, focus help, 2-channel 16-bit 48 kHz audio recording, two XLR audio enter jacks, HDMI output, headphone jack, USB Mini-B, LANC distant jack, built-in stereo microphone, and two main flash card slots for twin recording or relay recording.


Sony has the 4K 4:2:2 10-bit PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190 camcorders, though they use the smaller  1/2″-type Exmor R CMOS picture sensor,  and 1/Three″-type CMOS sensors respectively. To go to a 1″ sensor, Sony has the PXW-Z150, however it will probably solely document 4K UHD XAVC Lengthy GOP in Four:2:Zero/ 8bit 100 Mbps. It could possibly, nevertheless, do as much as 120p in HD. Panasonic has the 1″ HC-X1, and JVC additionally simply launched their new 1″ GY-HC500 and Gy-HC550 Related cams that may shoot in 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K decision as much as 50/60p.


Normal Definition or Excessive Definition

4K Extremely Excessive Definition

14.4V DC (Battery Pack), 24.0V DC (DC IN)

Compression: H.265/HEVC or MPEG-Four AVC/H.264
Colour Sampling: 4:2:2 (10-bit) or Four:2:Zero (Eight-bit)
File Format: MXF
Recording Modes:
XF-HEVC 160 Mbps/110 Mbps: 3840×2160 (60p/30p/24p)
XF-HEVC 60 Mbps/45Mbps: 1920×1080 (60p/30p/24p)
XF-AVC 45 Mbps: 1920×1080 (60p/30p/24p)

LPCM (24-bit 4ch), 48 kHz

Approx. 13.Four megapixels (4268 x 3148)

Approx. Eight.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)

32GB card
160 Mbps: 25 min.
110 Mbps: 35 min.
60 Mbps: 65 min.
45 Mbps: 90 min.64GB card
160 Mbps: 50 min.
110 Mbps: 75 min.
60 Mbps: 140 min.
45 Mbps: 185 min.128GB card
160 Mbps: 105 min.
110 Mbps: 150 min.
60 Mbps: 280 min.
45 Mbps: 375 min.256GB card
160 Mbps: 210 min.
110 Mbps: 305 min.
60 Mbps: 565 min.
45 Mbps: 755 min.A variable bit price is relevant in every case.

Canon 15x Zoom, Eight.Three-124.5mm (35mm equal 25.5-382.5mm), f/2.Eight-Four.5

Twin Pixel CMOS AF, Distinction AF
The detection vary for CMOS AF is approx. 80% (vertical) x 80% (horizontal) of the whole subject of view.

Minimal Focusing Distance

10mm at broad finish, 60cm throughout whole zooming vary

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour Temperature Settings (2,000–15,000Okay), Set (1/2)

P Mode: Approx. 1.7 lux (shutter velocity: 1/30 sec., 60p with auto sluggish shutter on)
Low Mild Mode: Approx. Zero.1 lux (shutter velocity: half sec.)

Optical system (lens shift) + digital stabilization
(Picture rotation and camcorder actions within the yaw and pitch instructions are electronically corrected.)
Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Commonplace IS, IS Off

Zero.46-inch broad colour OLED show, approx. 1.77 million dots, approx. 100% area of view

Four.Zero-inch vast LCD and large view angle, large shade vary supported (Approx. 1.23 million dots)

Stereo (utilizing electret condenser microphone)

SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (2 slots): XF-HEVC/XF-AVC films and pictures. Menu settings may also be recorded.

mini-B receptacle and Hello-Velocity USB supported (output solely)

Three.5mm stereo mini-jack, HDMI™ mini connector, 12G-SDI terminal

Three.5mm stereo mini-jack, XLR Three-pin jack (two channels), HDMI™ mini connector, headphone jack, 12G-SDI terminal

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

Three.5mm stereo mini-jack

Working Temperature vary

For Efficiency: Approx. Zero-40° C, 85% (relative humidity)
For Operation: Approx. -5-45° C, 60% (relative humidity)

Approx. 6.Four x Eight.Three x 14.9 in. / 162 x 210 x 378mm (excluding lens hood, mic holder unit and eyecup)
Approx. 7.5 x 10.2 x 17.Zero in. / 191 x 258 x 433mm (together with lens hood, eyecup and mic holder unit)

Approx. 5.86 lbs. / 2660g (together with grip belt; excluding hood, eyecup and shoulder pad)

Worth and availability

Canon XF705

The Canon XF705 isn’t precisely low cost. In Europe, it’s going to retail for  €6999 incl. VAT. Within the US it’s $6999 USD. The digital camera shall be obtainable for buy in December.