Today Canon officially announce new XF405 and XF400 1.0-Type CMOS compact camcorders offering 4K UHD/50p with Dual CMOS AF. The two new lightweight handheld cameras both offer broadcast quality UHD and full HD capability to produce outstanding clear and sharp imagery.
With the addition of a 100P high frame rate and network capability for FTP transfer and remote control, these camcorders are ideal for newsgathering, documentary or corporate use.
Canon XF405 and XF400 key highlights:
• 4K UHD/50P recording on SD cards with high frame rates
• High quality 4K lens with 15x zoom
• Dual Pixel CMOS AF for high-speed, precise autofocus
• Network capability with FTP transfer and remote control
• Compact and lightweight body, professional operation
The XF405 supports UHD/50P MP4 and XF-AVC format (150Mbps) recording along with additional XF-AVC support coming via a firmware update in 2018. Additionally, the camera also offers 100P high frame rate recording, which brings stunning slow motion in Full HD. The combination of 1.0-Type CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC DV6 offers high image quality footage with clarity and detail with outstanding high sensitivity and low noise. “Wide DR” mode enables the user to shoot with an 800% wide dynamic range providing details in mid to high tone.
We had an exclusive first look at the brand new Canon XF405 camera that will make its debut at the IBC 2017 show in Amsterdam. Watch the video below
Featuring a newly developed 4K lens for 1.0 -Type CMOS sensor, using Super UD elements helps minimise chromic aberration. Designed with a 9-blade iris diaphragm allows the operator to shoot beautiful and natural ’bokeh’. The XF405 features three built-in optical density (ND) filters of 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 (2, 4 and 6 stops). Added is a 0.8x Wide angle and 1.5x tele-converter for additional flexibility and coverage in 4K and Full HD.
Other features include dual pixel CMOS AF, fast and accurate auto focusing in area of approx. 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally) of the image. Touch screen functionality that allows focus control and camera operation for an intuitive operation. Various AF options offered include Face Priority AF and Face Only AF. With innovative Dual Pixel Focus Guide supports manual focus shooting by telling the focus position visually.
Compact in size, lightweight and fully featured, the XF405 can meet a wide range of individual needs. With Dual SD card slots the XF405 can record simultaneously to each of the two SD cards, providing an instant backup. With relay recording, the camera automatically switches recording from one SD card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.