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Canon XF205 Camcorder

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3.09MP 1/2.84 1.6kg Dec 2015
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A compact, fully-featured camcorder that lets you capture and share amazing images Offering high-end image quality, easy integration and dual-format recording, the XF205 camcorder is built for HD... More
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20 Reasons For

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 1,357 expert and user reviews, Canon has excellent ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use.

Robust

One Canon XF205 owner who bought it thought it was well made. Two years ago expert website Videomaker.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Read the XF205 ReviewEstablishing a solid workflow can help eliminate wasted”.

Good Product Quality

One Canon XF205 owner said that the product was good quality. Two years ago Videomaker.com said “If you want full control over the quality of your export, there are some key settings you need to know about”.

Good Support

One Canon XF205 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XF205 which are not Full HD, the Canon XF205 is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price].

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Quite Large Screen Size

Recently released camcorders have screen sizes of between 2" and 8.8". With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the Canon XF205 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other new small sensor size camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon XF205 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other recently released camcorders also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the XF205, the Canon XF205 has an HDMI port.

Alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper video cameras such as the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price].

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon XF205 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.84". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The optical sensor size of all video cameras that have been on the market for the last year ranges from 1/5.8" to 1/2".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon XF205 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most similar spec video cameras that came out in the last 12 months. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this video camera support a CF and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all new comparable spec video cameras.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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OLED Display

The Canon XF205 has a better display than most comparable spec camcorders that came out in the last 12 months. This video camera has an OLED display, whereas most new camcorders have an LCD display. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

This video camera's display (OLED) is in fact the best display across all recently released similar spec camcorders.

The worst display across similar types of video camera is LCD.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Canon XF205 has one of the higher display resolutions (1,230,000 pixel) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The lowest display resolution of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the XF205 is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 550,000 pixels.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

The average maximum aperture value of new video cameras is 5.9. With a maximum aperture value of 16, the Canon XF205 has one of the highest maximum aperture values amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XF205 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the XF205 also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Video cameras that were released around the same time as the XF205 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m. The Canon XF205 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Features a Centre-Weighted|Spot Light Metering Type

The Canon XF205 has a greater number of light metering types than most latest similar spec video cameras. This camcorder features an Spot light metering type, which is the most commonly featured light metering type featured on latest similar spec video cameras. The light metering type "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon XF205 supports a higher video resolution than most new small sensor size camcorders. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Canon camcorder support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all recently released camcorders.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

The lowest movie megapixel count of small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last year is 2MP and the highest is 3MP. With a movie megapixel count of 2.91 megapixels, the Canon XF205 has a quite high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders.

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MPEG2 Video Format

This camcorder has an MPEG2 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most similar spec video cameras that were released in the last 12 months do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon XF205 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the XF205 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 760x. With a digital zoom of only 6 times zoom factor, the Canon XF205 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] (400x and cheaper).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of new small sensor size camcorders is 32x. The Canon XF205 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 20 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other new small sensor size camcorders, the Canon XF205 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon XF205 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other latest video cameras, the Canon XF205 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the XF205 do not have a built-in projector. The Canon XF205 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

New similar spec camcorders have weights of between 170g and 4kg, and the average weight is 840g. The Canon XF205 is fairly heavy (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other newly released small sensor size camcorders.

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Very Big

The heights of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the XF205 range from 58mm to 210mm. When compared to other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the XF205, the height of the Canon XF205 of 201 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon XF205

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Canon released the XF205.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on new small sensor size camcorders.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Canon XF205 has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the XF205.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been available for the last year.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Metering
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Lens Hood

Expert Reviews

3 October 2014

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon xf205, canon xf205e, canon 9592b002, canon 9592b002i, canon 9592b002iv, canon hdmiethernethdsdi3, canon hdmiethernethdsdi3g, canon hdmiethernethdsdi3gs, canon hdmiethernethdsdi3gsd, canon hdmiethernethdsdi3gsdi
Barcodes 00013803243710, 00635492500914

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