Canon has launched the new Canon XF605 4K UHD professional camcorder.. The Canon XF605 offers 4K 4:2:2 10-bit image acquisition combined with a 15x optical zoom lens, complete with IS. It seems that this could be the next workhorse for solo shooters working in a broadcast environment.
The US price is $4,499, and it is now available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start mid-October 2021. Available recording containers include XF-AVC (H.264 – Intra Frame or Long GOP) or MP4 (H.264 or H.265 – Long GOP)
Other features inherited from Canon’s higher-end cameras include a variety of custom picture options that can be adapted to different needs and provide more flexibility in post-production or in the field, including HDR (HLG/PQ), Canon Log3, and custom, user-created, Look Files. Other camcorders in Canon’s lineup have also been updated with C-Log flavors over time through firmware updates.
Canon XF605 Key Features:
- 1″ CMOS Sensor, 4:2:2 10-Bit
- H.265/H.264 MP4 Format, XF-AVC
- UHD 4K up to 60 fps, 1080p to 120 fps
- iOS App | 15x Optical/30x Digital Zoom
- Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus Feature
- HDR Recording, Canon Log 3, Wide DR
- 12G-SDI & HDMI Outputs
- Optical & Digital Stabilization
- Four XLR Inputs, 4-Channel LPCM Audio
- Discrete Focus, Iris, Zoom Lens Rings
The New Canon XF605 4K UHD Professional Camcorder Packs Broadcast-Quality Features in a Compact and Lightweight Body
MELVILLE, NY, August 17, 2021 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the XF605 4K UHD professional camcorder. The new XF-series professional camcorder comes equipped with a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and the ability to record 4K/60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR video to dual on-board SD card slots. Equipped with Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF1, the XF605 achieves high-speed and high-accuracy focusing, and is the first XF-series model to include Eye Detection AF, as well as improved face and head detection, enabling more accurate and stable tracking of subjects. The new camcorder also includes new video transmission functionality, making it an ideal tool for broadcast journalists.
Featuring a Canon L-Series lens with 15x zoom, 3-ring operation, a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor, and a DIGIC DV7 image processor, the XF605 allows for the capture of in-camera HDR video. Users also have the ability to leverage a high frame rate of up to 120 FPS when opting for Full HD recording. Canon Log 3 recording is also available, to provide additional color latitude. Weighing more than 21 ounces less than the XF705, (which is more than a 25% reduction), the XF605’s compact body is also 10% shorter in both length and height.
In addition, the camcorder provides professionals with a more intuitive user experience through features such as Direct Touch menu operations and touch-panel playback. By way of the newly released CTM2 mobile app for iOS, the XF605 can connect and transfer recorded video data via cable3 or wirelessly to compatible iOS devices and transfer proxy footage, audio, and metadata to servers at broadcast stations or other locations, thus making possible faster and more efficient workflows for broadcast operations. The camcorder features built-in Wi-Fi/Ethernet connectivity for Browser Remote, IP streaming, and FTP transfer. What’s more, the camcorder is also the first XF-series model to feature USB Video Class, allowing use as a webcam without the need for a third party HDMI to USB adapter.
The XF605 is equipped with a new multi-accessory shoe. By connecting the XLR microphone adapter CA-XLR2d-C4 (sold separately) developed by TEAC Corporation, up to four channels of XLR input can be used together with the audio input of the XF605. This enables flexible audio recording workflow.
The Canon XF605 4K UHD Professional Camcorder is scheduled to available in mid-October 2021 for an estimated retail price of $4499.00.
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