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Canon XF205 Camcorder

$2,908.35
3.09MP 1/2 1.6kg Dec 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Canon has good reviews for its video cameras
Robust
Good technical guidance
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Reviews

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its video cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Read the XF205 ReviewEstablishing a solid workflow can help eliminate wasted”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought the Canon XF205 considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Good Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Videomaker.com wrote “If you want full control over the quality of your export, there are some key settings you need to know about”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance.


Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Canon XF205 has a very large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 620,000 pixels. The Canon XF205 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,230,000 pixel) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF205 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF205 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than a year ago range from 2.7 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.8. When compared to other camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera that we have checked the maximum aperture number of, the Canon XF205's maximum aperture number of 16 is one of the highest.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 6 times zoom factor, the Canon XF205 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera. The smallest digital zoom of video cameras that were released one year ago is 1.5x and the biggest is 3,000x.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders of this spec and age is 33x, and the optical zooms range from 10x to 50x. The Canon XF205 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 20 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XF205 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The Canon XF205 has an XLR in, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon XF205 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XF205 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Canon XF205 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Canon XF205 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The closest focusing distances of similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 0.01m to 0.1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XF205 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XF205 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XF205 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

At 2.91 megapixels, the Canon XF205 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder is 2MP and the highest is 3MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.84" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The average weight of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 460g. When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera that we have assessed, the weight of the Canon XF205 of 1.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the XF205.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon XF205 has a relatively typical maximum memory card size (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9592b011aa, canon 9592b003aa
Barcodes 00013803243710, 08714574623061

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