Canon XF205 MPEG2 Compact Flash Camcorder

Rent for $175.00 per day

SKU: R-CA-9592B002 Categories: , ,


The Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder is a compact, high-performance, high image quality system ideal for use with a variety of digital cinema and broadcast operations. Targeted at sports production, TV variety shows, commercials and drama shows, in addition to 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 stabilization, 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. A versatile Canon 20x HD wide-angle video lens captures images with outstanding clarity across a broad 26.8–576 mm* zoom range. An eight-blade circular aperture provides natural and visually pleasing bokeh. Three separate rings control focus, zoom and iris settings. A new Five-Axis Dynamic SuperRange OIS System dramatically reduces the image-degrading effects of camera shake, and a new rotating handgrip enables comfortable camera positioning at shooting angles from high to low. Dual-frequency Wi-Fi® and an Ethernet connector enable browser preview during shoots, in addition to FTP transfer to external servers, PCs or laptops. HD-SDI ports handle video with embedded audio and time code data for monitoring and recording of frame rates up to 30fps, and a new 3G-SDI port supports 1080p video at frame rates up to 60 fps. Time code I/O helps ensure frame-accurate sync during editing and post-production. The XF205 camcorder can also be used with Canon’s new RC-V100 Remote Controller to provide full access to important user functions, including start/stop, zoom/focus/iris, white balance and more.


• Supports IP Streaming with Free Firmware Update
• 26.8mm Wide, 20x Optical Zoom Lens with 3 Separate Lens Rings
• AF options (Instant AF, Face Detection) and Reduced MOD
• Enhanced Image Stabilization Performance
• Ergonomic, Rotating Grip
• Equipped with Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode and Refined, 8-bladed Circular Aperture
• Infrared, High-sensitivity Shooting Function with Enhanced Exposure Performance
• Professional 0.45-inch Color Viewfinder and Precise 3.5-inch OLED Panel
• MXF and MP4 Dual Codec Recording
• Slow and Fast Motion Function Supported (MXF)
• 35 Mbps 1440×1080 Recording Supported for Broadcast Usage (MXF)
• Three Memory Card Slots
• HD-SDI Monitor Output, 3G-SDI Output, Time Code and Genlock
• 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Dual-frequency Built-in Wi-Fi® Capability
• Ethernet LAN Terminal
• Browser Remote, FTP File Transfer (MXF/MP4) Functions Featured
• Four-channel Audio Recording


Main Unit Specs
Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
Power Supply (rated): 7.4V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4V DC (DC-IN)

Video Recording system
Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2
File Format: MXF and MP4
Recording Modes:
50Mbps MXF (CBR) 4:2:2: 1920×1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1280×720 (60p/30p/24p)
35Mbps MXF (VBR) 4:2:0: 1920×1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1440×1080 (60i), 1280×720 (60p/30p/24p)
25Mbps MXF (CBR) 4:2:0: 1440×1080 (60i/30p/24p)
35Mbps MP4: 1920×1080 (60p)
24Mbps MP4: 1920×1080 (30p/24p)
17Mbps MP4: 1280×720 (60p)
9Mbps MP4: 1280×720 (30p/24p)
3Mbps MP4: 640×360 (30p/24p)
Audio Recording system: 2/4-Channel, Linear PCM, 16-Bit, 48 kHz (MXF)
Image Sensor: (1) 1/2.84-inch CMOS
Total Pixels: Approx. 3.09 megapixels ( 2208 x 1398 )
Effective Pixels: Approx. 2.91 megapxiels ( 2136 x 1362)
Maximum recording Time: 64 GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.
25Mbps: 310 Minutes
35Mbps: 225 Minutes
50Mbps: 160 Minutes

Canon 20x HD L Series Zoom, 3.67 – 73.4mm (35mm equivalent 28.8 – 576mm), f/1.8-2.8
Focusing System: TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (High Speeds AF, Medium AF, Normal AF, Face Priority, Face Only AF), Manual, Full Manual
Manual Exposure: Yes
Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Minimum Focusing Distance: .39 inches/10mm (wide macro), 1.97 feet/60cm (entire zoom range)
White Balance : Auto, Custom (2,000K-15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
Frame Rate: 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p (50p, 50i, 25p in PAL mode)
Minimum Illumination
Full Auto Mode: 2.9 lux (Shutter Speed: 1/60, Gain +27dB); Manual Mode: 0.1 lux (Shutter Speed: 1/4, Gain +33dB)
Genlock Terminal: Yes
HD/SD-SDI Terminal: Yes
Timecode Terminals: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical system (lens shift system) + electrical compensation (image rotation, yaw and pitch compensation) Modes: (Standard IS, Powered IS, Dynamic IS, OFF)
Filter Diameter: 58mm
Viewfinder: 0.45-inch color widescreen, approx. 1,230,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
LCD Screen: Rotating 3.5-inch Wide Screen OLED Display (Approx. 1.23 million dots)
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
Recording Media: CF Card (2 slots) and SD card
SD Card (1 slot): MP4, still images, custom picture data, clip metadata, and menu settings
USB Terminal Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal: HDMI, A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack
Audio Terminal: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, XLR 3-pin jack (2), HDMI, headphone jack
HDMI Terminal: Yes (Type A)
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Operating Temperature range: 0 – 40° C, 32 – 104° F , 85% relative humidity
Dimensions: Approx. 5.7 x 6.2 x 10.4 in. / 144 x 158 x 264mm (excluding lens hood, microphone holder unit, eye cup and grip belt)
Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup): Approx. 3.44 lbs. / 1560g
Weight: Approx. 4.32 lbs. / 1960g (with lens hood, grip strap)


• Camera Body
• Eye Cup
• Lens Shade
• Mic Holder
• Canon “CA” Adapter/Charger
• Canon DC-920 Coupler
• (3) BP-966 Battery
• Manual
• Connector Accessory Kit
• A/V 4 Pole 1/8” Breakout Cable
• A/V 3 x RCA – 3 x RCA Cable
• HDMI Type (A) – (A) Cable