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Canon XF205 Professional HD Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

SKU: XF205
  • Dual XLR Inputs, 4-Channels of Audio
  • Orientable Handgrip
  • HDMI, Wi-Fi & Ethernet
  • HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, Timecode, Genlock
  • 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84 inch CMOS Sensor
  • 20x Zoom with Zoom, Focus, Iris Rings
  • 50 Mb/s MPEG-2 & 35 Mb/s MP4 Recording
  • 4:2:2 Colour Sampling



The Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder is a compact, high-performance, high image quality system. Targeted at sports production, TV variety shows, commercials and drama shows. Perfect for independent movie production, government applications, education, weddings and other social event videography. The camcorder features a wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with three control rings, image stabilisation, infrared capabilities, flexible MXF/MP4 dual recording at various data rates, two/four-channel audio recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, plus 3G-SDI and monitor outputs as well as time code and genlock connections.

20x Optical Zoom Lens

The Canon 20x HD zoom lens provides a zoom range with 35mm and a minimum object distance of just 23.6 inches. The lens features an eight-blade iris design providing out-of-focus highlights with a natural rounded appearance.

Image Stabilisation

It offers optical image stabilization (OIS), useful for reducing image blur in a wide variety of shooting situations. It also utilises electronic image stabilization (EIS) with the OIS, providing five-axis image stabilisation.


The camera features a HDMI output, as well as HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and timecode output via BNC connectors on the side of the camera.

Infrared Shooting Mode

Engaging the Infrared (IR) shooting mode moves the IR cut filter out of the optical path for shooting in extreme low-light conditions. An IR emitter built into the top handle provides an IR source.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Dual-band Wi-Fi support is built into the camera, allowing FTP file transfer of MP4 video. The camera supports a web browser interface that, allows you to control key features of the camera including start/stop recording, zoom, exposure functions and focus using a smartphone or tablet. You can also view and download recorded MP4 footage from the camera on a PC or mobile device while continuing to shoot.


The camera features an autofocus system with several useful modes including Instant AF, which uses both the TTL-Video Signal Detection System and the external sensor, and Face Detection AF, which tracks the focus on faces in the video frame.


Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.84″ CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution 3.09 MP
Effective Sensor Resolution 2.91 MP
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 to 576mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
Built-In ND Filter None
Recording Media 2 x CompactFlash Type II Card Slots
1 x SDXC Card Slot
Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC
Recording Modes MXF 4:2:2 8-Bit: 
1920 x 1080p at 24/30 fps (50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720 at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s)
MXF 4:2:0 8-Bit: 
1920 x 1080p at 24/30 fps (35 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (35 Mb/s)
1280 x 720 at 24/30/60 fps (35 Mb/s)
Audio Recording 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
Video Connectors 1 x HDMI Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Input
1 x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Stereo Input
Other I/O 1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
Display Type OLED
Screen Resolution 1,500,000 Dots
Screen Size .45″
EVF Resolution 1,500,000 Dots

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