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Canon XF200 Camcorder

3.09MP 1/2.84 1.6kg CMOS Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The Canon XF200 is a compact, high-performance Professional Camcorder designed to fulfill a broad spectrum of shooting requirements for users working on sports production, ENG, documentaries,... More
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20 Reasons For

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Canon is one of the top rated camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the XF200, the Canon XF200 has an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon XF200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the XF200 also have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the XF200, the Canon XF200 is Full HD.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago the screen sizes range from 2.7" to 3.5". With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the Canon XF200 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the XF200.

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon XF200 is 1/2.84". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Camcorders that were released around the same time as the XF200 optical sensor sizes range from 2/3" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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Optical Image Stabiliser

The Canon XF200 has an Optical image stabiliser which is better than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago have a Hybrid image stabiliser. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

This video camera's image stabiliser type (Optical) is in fact the best image stabiliser type across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the XF200.

Across similar types of video camera the worst image stabiliser type is Hybrid.

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Three Memory Card Slots

The Canon XF200 has more memory card slots than most of the camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the XF200. Most of the similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XF200 only have between one and two memory card slots, however this Canon video camera has three memory card slots.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The Canon XF200 has a greater number of exposure modes than most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found exposure mode is Auto, but this exposure mode is not found on this Canon video camera. The exposure modes Manual are also found on this video camera.

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OLED Display

The Canon XF200 has a better display than most video cameras of this age and type. This Canon camcorder has an OLED display, whereas most camcorders of this type and age have an LCD display. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

This video camera's display (OLED) is actually the best display amongst all video cameras of this spec and age.

A TFT LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of video camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago the display resolutions range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. When compared to other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XF200, the display resolution of the Canon XF200 of 1,230,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XF200 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in display.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.45 inches, the Canon XF200 has a very large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XF200. Camcorders of a similar age and type to the XF200 have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 0.45".

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon XF200 is more than most video cameras that have been available for more than a year. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very High Movie Megapixel Count

At 2.91 megapixels, the Canon XF200 has a very high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the XF200. The average movie megapixel count of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the XF200 is 2.2MP, and the movie megapixel counts range from 2MP to 3MP.

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Electronic Viewfinder

This video camera has an Electronic viewfinder, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 0.1 lux, the Canon XF200 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The average minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that were released one year ago is 1.9lx.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon XF200 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the XF200 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the XF200 is 6x, the biggest is 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 770x. At only 6 times zoom factor, the Canon XF200 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XF200.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon XF200 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the XF200. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released one year ago the optical zooms range from 10x to 50x.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon XF200 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the XF200 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon XF200 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Canon XF200 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon XF200 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Canon XF200 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this Canon video camera. The cables included DC are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the Canon XF200 has one of the lower maximum aperture values amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The lowest maximum aperture value of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than a year is 2.7, the highest is 8, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.9.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the XF200 that we have assessed, the Canon XF200's weight of 1.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest video camera of this age and spec is 180g weight and the heaviest is 1.6kg.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The Canon XF200 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 576 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the XF200 is 570mm and the longest is 1,900mm.

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Very Big

The Canon XF200 is one of the biggest small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the XF200 (264 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The smallest small sensor size camcorder that has been available for around the same time as the XF200 is 59mm deep, the biggest is 270mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon XF200

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Canon released the XF200.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Canon XF200 has a fairly standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the XF200.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Remotely Operated
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Lens Hood

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon xf200, canon 1633261e, canon 9593b010, canon 9593b010a, canon 9593b010aa, canon manufacurer
Barcodes 00013803243727, 08714574623078

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