Canon XF705 Professional Camcorder

Danilo Del Tufo

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<<Canon will soon announced a new professional camcorder at IBC 2018 later this week. This new camcorder will be named Canon XF705, first leaked image of this camera is already available online, see above. According to rumors, Canon XF705 will shoot 4K at 60 in 4:2:2: 10bit. Interestingly, the camera will also add a third control ring to control the IRIS. The lens will be a 15x zoom L series lens, which would be a shorter zoom range than the XF305’s current 18x zoom>>.

source : https://www.canonrumors.co/canon-xf705-professional-camcorder-leaked-to-be-announced-soon/
 
also add a third control ring to control the IRIS.

True innovation.

(but actually nice to see a basic ommission not made)
 
With 'ultrawide' '25.5mm'

(funny I call 24 'normal wide' and 18-20 ultra wide)

120p, and 10bit log this basically hits my marks for a grab and go camera on initial impressions.

 
Not so sure about the 15x f2.8 to f4.5 on the lens though. Also I see it is H.265 MXF. Not their existing XF-AVC H.264 codec. Another new codec to get our heads around. All on a 1" sensor? I guess some C200 owners are going to be wondering why this gets internal 422 10-bit 50/60p and their C200's didn't. I sometimes find it hard to fathom Canon's philosophy?

Chris Young
 
Lens wise starting wide is the critical bit.. and that tends to lead to less Xs of zoom.

I feel a RnG camera needs to be able to 'show a location' and film a driver while you are on the passenger seat.

As (to me) a handheld camcorder, I cant be stable above about 200mm anyway and there is digital zoom and cropping in post.

but if a lens is not wide. it is not wide.

15x'25mm' is way better than 18X'28mm'

S
 
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Lens wise starting wide is the critical bit.. and that tends to lead to less Xs of zoom.

I feel a RnG camera needs to be able to 'show a location' and film a driver while you are on the passenger seat.

As (to me) a handheld camcorder, I cant be stable above about 200mm anyway and there is digital zoom and cropping in post.

but if a lens is not wide. it is not wide.

15x'25mm' is way better than 18X'28mm'

S

Totally agree!
 
I wonder if this might signal an upgrade to the Panasonic PX270? Could be an interesting month!

As for Canon, I am so over their approach of selective limiting. Yes, it is a shocker that they are giving 4k 60p at 10bit 4:2:2. Makes me want to look for what they crippled in return. The C200 non-RAW codec is a head scratcher for me. I guess professional level is down to the exact industry use now? Video people get 10bit 4:2:2 at the XF700 price point but cinema people have to spend over $10,000 to get it? But it has RAW... The XF700 will probably be a nice camera though.
 
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Now THIS is more like what I'm looking for in a camera! 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 recording to dual SD cards with DPAF touch screen face tracking in a much more professional camera body than the XF400. On paper it checks all the right boxes. Now let's see what the reviews say, and see some footage!
 
Canon XF705 4K 4:2:2 10 Bit Professional Camcorder 3041C002

Canon XF705 4K 4:2:2 10 Bit Professional Camcorder 3041C002

ETA is Dec 2018

Batteries are the BP-A30 & BP-A60 batteries used with the C200, C200B and C300 Mark II Cameras.

We have a Waitlist at the link below.

CANON XF705 4K 60P 4:2:2 10-BIT PROFESSIONAL CAMCORDER 3041C002 $6999

XF705 Features:

· 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor
· 15x Optical 4K UHD Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilization
· Dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors
· 4K UHD 59.94P 4:2:2: 10-bit HDR Recording
· Dual Pixel CMOS AF
· HLG/PQ Shooting Assist
· Canon Log 3

Product Includes:

XF705, Lens hood with barrier, Battery Pack BP-A30, Compact Power Adapter CA-946, Battery Charger CG-A20, Microphone Holder Unit/Handle Unit, Wireless Controller WL-D89, Eye Cup, CVF CAP



 
looks great on many levels.

my "only" wait and see issue will be for the much smaller 1" chip to offer the ability to suck in light as it's m4/3, aps and full frame breathren.

thumbs up.

rob
smalltalk productions/nyc
 
This is a big feature set for Canon. Pretty much everything one would want in this style camera. I think $7,000 will be a tough sell though. I would like to know if 120p has audio and unlimited time recording. In an event situation, I would love the ability to shoot in 120p at 1/60th shutter with audio. This would allow you slow motion capability throughout all of your footage while letting you shoot normally. I bet it does not do this but they just do not get it that you do not have the ability to choose what is going to be slomo during a sporting event.

6 lbs is a bit heavy as well for long term hand holding. Would rather see this at 5 or below.

Hope Panasonic shows up with the PX270 upgrade.
 
h265 HEVC is the main reason for the recording change. Be interesting to see when others adopt this codec. GH5's have h265 but only for selected recording formats . No reason it could not be used for others. Means harder decode for editing though.
 
I see this camera as a direct competitor to the Sony PXW-Z280.

Its is not a competitor because the 280 has a fundamental flaw in a story telling camera that the lens is not wide enough to tell stories. (IMO)

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Some of me is excited about this camera as being close to 'what I want' .. but also unexited as it has half the frame rate in HD and the same frame rate in UHD as my current 4 your old camera (FS7) and costs nearly as much.
 
I agree. This is the flaw of the (otherwise impressive) new Sony.

Canon have got a major advantage here with this approach. I suspect it’ll do very well, despite the slightly high price. But I still want to see low light performance before I jump ship from my (mostly) Sony cams.
 
Cache record.

Sound in HFR would be great for me.

My FS7 forgets cache record when I exit the Sq feature.. if cache record is remembered that would be great.

These small things make a huge difference under the pressure of one time actuality filming.

S
 
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