Canon’s XF205 is Much Smaller than the XF305, But Packs a Big Punch

Canon XF205-3

Canon XF305 (left) and Canon XF205 (right)

Canon’s new XF205 offers quite a bit in the way toward what the XF305 delivers, but resides in a much smaller package. Not quite as tiny as the XF105, but it’s still what you would consider compact for a pro-level camcorder.

Canon XF205

The XF205 continues the XF-lines trend of 1080p MXF files at 50Mbps with 4:2:2 color sampling in MPEG-2 files. The XF205 and XF200 lens features three separate lens rings for focus, zoom and iris control.

Both cameras are equipped with both an Ethernet LAN terminal and dual-band wireless LAN connectivity. Canon’s CameraAccess plus app enables live viewing and remote operation using a mobile device, as well as the real-time transfer of proxy data.

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The XF205 also offers HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, time code and genlock via connections on the back of the camera.

The Canon XF205 and XF200 should be available in mid-July for an estimated list price of $4,400.00 and $3,900.00, respectively. Check them out here at B&H Photo.