NAB 2014: Canon has launched two new cameras, the XF205 and XF200.
The additions to the company’s XF range of cameras have been billed as the successors to Canon’s XF105 and XF100 cameras.
Canon Europe director of professional marketing Kieran Magee said: “The new XF205 and XF200 are a natural next step in the evolution of our XF range, providing enhanced functionality, alongside another step up in terms of the quality of the visual and audio output.
“Historically, the versatility of our XF series cameras has seen them widely adopted by a range of different users, and the new features we’ve added into these products provide our customers with greater choice and creative freedom than previously available from such a compact camcorder.”
Both cameras have a 26.8mm wide-angle Canon HD lens with an optical zoom that has been doubled to 20x, and works alongside Canon’s HD CMOS Pro imaging sensor and a Digic DV 4 processor.
The cameras are capable of 50Mbps MPEG recording and 4:2:2 colour sampling.
They can simultaneously record high definition MXF files to CF cards and MP4 files to an SD card, in HD or lower resolutions.
The XF205 includes selectable 3G-SDI/HD-SDI, timecode and genlock terminals for multi-camera shoots.
Canon said that individual lens rings for focus, zoom and iris would provide a configuration that is familiar to experienced camera operators.
Both models support four-channel linear PCM recording, with two XLR inputs for pro mics.
Each model also features Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN connectivity for connection to smartphones, tablets and laptops for remote viewing of footage and file transfer.
Canon’s new ‘CameraAccess’ function allows lower-quality proxy files to be streamed to another device via Wi-Fi.
The XF205 will cost £3,799, while the XF200 will cost £3,299.
Both cameras will be available from July and on display at NAB 2014.