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Canon XF705 4K Camcorder


  • UHD/50P 4:2:2 10-bit support with XF-HEVC
  • Simple HDR workflow
  • Advanced 12G-SDI and IP streaming
  • Accurate and reliable Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 15x L-series lens with wide-angle

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Canon UK has launched the newest addition to its XF range of camcorders – the XF705. Equipped with the next-generation XF-HEVC format, XF705 offers 4K UHD 50P 4:2:2 10-bit recording to SD cards, with impressive image quality and superior levels of detail. Combined with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 processing, the XF705 delivers vastly improved noise performance, sensitivity and cinematic depth of field. With a host of enhanced HDR capabilities, including an advanced 12G-SDI interface and IP streaming, the XF705 is poised to revolutionise UHD HDR production workflows for the better.

Versatile file formats to transform workflows:

Underpinned by High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) video compression, and leveraging the industry standard Material eXchange Format (MXF) as the container, Canon has developed the XF-HEVC file format. HEVC offers a newer encoding technology that is about twice as efficient as mainstream H.264/AVC. By using XF-HEVC the XF705 streamlines the handling of 4K UHD data, offering the ability to record high-quality 4K UHD 50P 4:2:2 10-bit files directly to widely available SD cards.

The XF705 is capable of recording HDR files internally using both the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantisation (PQ) HDR formats. The camcorder also features extensive HDR assist functions to support the user when controlling exposure. The XF705 can also output a SDR signal at the same time as recording a HDR file internally to a SD card, enabling simultaneous HDR/SDR production. Equipped with an advanced 12G-SDI interface, which sends a high-quality and uncompressed UHD 50P signal over a single SDI cable, the XF705 also has the ability to stream 4K UHD HDR using the HEVC format via the network. Ideal for broadcast and video production applications, the XF705 meets the requirements of any user who needs to capture 4K UHD HDR video with a streamlined production workflow.

Shoot with confidence:

To make critical focus easier with the larger 1.0-type CMOS sensor, the XF705 also has Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This provides accurate and fast autofocus with touch focus control, Face Detection AF and object tracking. The Dual Pixel Focus Guide also provides a graphical guide to support accurate focusing when manually adjusting the focus.

Image capture starts with excellent optical systems and the XF705 offers incredible versatility combined with ease of use. It offers a 4K L-series quality lens which has a 15x optical zoom range, a maximum aperture of f/2.8, a wide angle of 25.5mm and effective IS to ensure maximum control for stable 4K UHD footage. This is combined with three independent control rings with end stops to ensure that the camcorder has the level of manual control that professionals expect.

  • 4K UHD 59.4p 4:2

Sensor1.0-type CMOS
FilterRGB Primary Colour Filter
Total pixels13.4 MP
Effective pixels per sensor8.29 MP
Subject illumination rangeApprox. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum illumination(PAL/50.00Hz Mode)1.5 lux (with Custom Picture Preset Normal 1: BT.709, full auto mode, shutter speed 1/30 sec)
Zoom ratio15 x Optical (UHD Mode) 30 x Advanced Zoom Mode (FHD Only)
Focal length8.3 to 124.5 mm
35mm equivalent:Approx. 25.5 -382.5 mm
Dynamic IS Mode: Approx. 28.3 -424.6 mm
Minimum focus distance10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
ND filter3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.
Zoom controlVia Zoom Rocker Switch, Lens Control Ring or Remote Control
Zoom speedSelectable. Variable or constant speed. Fast, Normal or Slow speed.
Focus controlDual Pixel CMOS AF, Face Only, Face Priority, One-Shot AF, AF boosted MF, Focus Assist feature, Manual via Lens Ring,
Iris controlManual via Iris Control Ring, Auto, Push Auto Iris
Aperture9-blade Iris, Max f/2.8 -4.5
Filter diameter58mm
Lens elements/groups14 groups of 18 elements (double aspherical lenses and single Hi-UD lenses)
Image stabilization systemOptical system + Electronic StabilisationPowered IS/Dynamic/Standard Mode/IS Off
Digital zoom/TeleconverterYes. 300 X Digital Zoom, 1.5/3.0/6.0 X Digital Teleconverter.
Image Processor:
TypeDual DIGIC DV6
Dynamic Range12-stops (800%) in Canon Log3 or Wide DR mode
Sample DepthXF-HEVC: 4:2:2 10-bit, XF-AVC: 4:2:0 8-bit
Custom Picture SettingsPreset: Normal 1 : BT.709 (Normal 1 (STANDARD) / BT.709 / Video)
Normal 1 : BT.2020 (Normal 1 (STANDARD) / BT.2020 / Video)
WideDR : BT.709 (Wide DR / BT.709 / Video)
WideDR : BT.2020 (Wide DR / BT.2020 / Video)
PQ : BT.2020 (PQ / BT.2020 / Video)
HLG : BT.2020 (HLG / BT.2020 / Video)
Canon Log 3 : BT.709 (Canon Log 3 / BT.709 / Neutral)
Canon Log 3 : BT.2020 (Canon Log 3 / BT.2020 / Neutral)
Gamma: PQ/HLG (HLG Equivalent to BT.2100, Vivid equivalent to BT.2390)/
CANON LOG3/WIDE DR/NORMAL 1(STANDARD/NORMAL2 (x4.0)/NORMAL3 (BT.709)/NORMAL 4 (x5.0)Colour Space: BT.2020/BT.709
Custom Picture setting adjustmentsBlack: Master Pedestal 0 ±50/Master Black Red 0 ±50/Master Black Blue 0 ±50
Black Gamma: Level 0 ±50/Range -20 -0 -+50/Point -20 -0 -+50
Low Key Satur: Activate On / Off/Level 0 ±50
Knee: Activate On / Off/Automatic On / Off/Slope -35 -0 -+50/Point +50-95 -+109/Saturation 0 -±10
Sharpness: Level -10 -0 -+50/Detail Frequency 0 -±8/Coring Level -30 -0 -+50/HV Detail Bal. 0 -±8/Limit 0 -±50
Noise Reduction: Level Off / Auto / 1 -12
Skin Detail: Effect Level Off / Low / Middle / High/Hue 0 -±16/Chroma 0 -16 -+31/Area 0 -16 -+31/Y Level 0 -16 -+31
White Balance: R Gain 0 -+50/B Gain 0 -+50
Colour Matrix Tuning: Gain 0 -±50/Phase 0 -±18(R-G) / (R-B) / (G-R) / (G-B) / (B-R) /(B-G) 0 -±50
Colour Correction
Select Area Area A / Area B / Area A&B / Off
Area (A/B) Setting Phase (0 -31)/Area (A/B) Setting Chroma (0 -16 -31)/Area (A/B) Setting Area (0 -16 -31)/Area (A/B) Setting
Y level (0 -16 -31)Area (A/B) Revision Level (0 -±50)
Area (A/B) Revision Phase (0 -±18)Other Functions
Over 100 % Through / Clip / Press
High Dynamic Range RecordingYes via Custom Picture Menu. PQ and HLG standards supported.
Simultaneous HDR and SDR recording supported (HDR to SD card, SDR to External device).
HDR -SDR Gain ControlYes, ±7.5dB adjustment to HDR or SDR signal as required.
Video storage mediaSD/SDHC/SDXC card, 2 card slots
TypeClass U3 recommended for recording at 160MBPS
Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)XF-HEVC; 160 Mbps: 50 Minutes. 60 Mbps: 140 Mins, 45 Mbps,185 Mins.
Recording file systemFAT32/exFAT
Recording file formatMXF
Internal Recording formatXF-HEVC: H.265/HEVC
Resolution 3840 x 2160 / 1920 x 1080Colour sampling YCC 4:2:2 10-bit
Bit rate: 3840 x 2160: 160 Mbps /110 Mbps (Long GOP)1920 x 1080: 60 Mbps /45 Mbps(Long GOP)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Colour sampling YCC 4:2:0 8-bit
Bit rate 45 Mbps (Long GOP)
External Recording Output(Varies according to Recording Option selected)XF-HEVC: Camera mode
3840 x 2160: 59.94P/50.00P/29.97P/25.00P
1920 x1080: 59.94P/50.00P/29.97P/25.00P
PsF:1920 x1080: 59.94i/50.00i
1920 x1080 (12G-SDI) 29.97PsF/25.00PsF
1920 x1080 (HDMI) 59.94i/50.00i
1920x1080 (23.98P)
PsF ---1920x1080 (59.94i)
Simultaneous Recording Options1. SD Card + SD Card: Relay or Simultaneous recording
2. SD Card + External device: 4K (Internal) 2K (External)/HDR (Internal), SDR (External)
Recording frame rate (PAL Mode)50.00P/25.00P
Slow motion (PAL/50.00Hz Mode)Yes
1920 x 1080: 50.00P: x0.5/25.00P: x0.25. Max bit rate 180 Mbps
Interval RecordNo
Frame RecordNo
Pre Record (cache record)Yes. 3 Seconds
Scan ReverseNo
Still Image quality1920 x1080 JPEG DCF Exif. Ver 2.3
Photo storage mediaSD Card. (Photo Function assigned to Assignable Button)
RecordingLinear PCM: 24-bit / 48 kHz / 4 channels (4.5 Mbps)
EBU/AES3 Standard; 48kHz/24-bit/2-ch
ControlManual or Auto
Reference Tone1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone level meterYes
TypeLCD Capacitive touch panel
Size4-inch (10.1 cm)
DotsApprox. 1.23 million dots
Touch Screen Focus Point SelectionYes. AF point selection, Face AF subject selection. Manual Focus: Focus Assist Reference Point Selection
Focus AssistYes. Focus Guide Function in MF
PeakingYes. Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
ZebraYes. 70%, 100%
MarkersYes. Horizontal (grey) / Horizontal (white) / Grid (grey) / Grid (white)
TypeWide Screen Organic EL display
Dotsapprox. 1.77 million dots
Viewing Angle100%
Correction lens+2.0 --5 dioptre
Audio inXLR 3-pin jacks (x2), balanced on Handle Unit. 3.5mm Stereo jack (unbalanced) on camera body
Headphone outputYes. 3.5mm
Video monitor outputNo
USBYes. Min-B and Hi-Speed USB supported
SDI outputYes. BNC Connector
[HD]: SMPTE ST 292
[3G]: SMPTE ST 424, 425
[6G]: SMPTE ST 2081
[12G]: SMPTE ST 2082
Audio: SMPTE ST 299
Output Impedance: 75 O
Output Signal Level: 0.8 Vp-p
Time codeYes, BNC selectable in/out. Timecode out via HDMI is possible
Genlock/SyncYes. BNC. Function selected via menu
LANYes. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)
AV terminalNo
DC inputYes. 3.4mm Jack
Remote Control TerminalYes, 2. Remote A: 2.5mm mini-mini jack/Remote B 8-pin jack (for RS-422)
IP Streaming CapabilityYes, Third-party HEVC-IP decoder required
IP Streaming OutputMPEG2-TS, HEVC/H.265; 3840 x 2160, 16
HEVC/H.265; 1920 x 1080, 9Mbps/4Mbps:
MPEG2-TS, AVC/H.264; 1920 x 1080, 9Mbps/4Mbps: 59.94i/50.00i
Shooting Functions:
Exposure meteringStandard (centre-weighted metering), Spotlight and Backlight .
The Standard setting is used in the FULL AUTO mode.
Exposure compensationCentre ±8 levels (±2.0, ±1.75, ±1.5, ±1.25, ±1.0, ±0.75, ±0.5, ±0.25, ±0)AE Response function via the menu.
Wave Form MonitorYes
Auto Exposure modeFull Auto Mode
Auto Gain Control settingYes
Auto Gain Control limit-6 dB -OFF / 33 dB (1 dB increments)
Gain settingGain L/M/H
System Frequency59.94kHz (NTSC)/50.00kHz (PAL). User selectable.
White Balance:
SettingAuto, Manual
PresetDaylight:5600 K (Initial value: 5600 K / ±0 CC) Adjustable range: 4300 K -8000 K / -5 CC -+5 CC
Tungsten: 3200 K (Initial value: 3200 K / ±0 CC) Adjustable range: 2700 K -3700 K / -5 CC -+5 CC
Colour Temperature Setting: Adjustable range: 2000 K -15000 K / -20 CC -+20 CC Initial value: 5600 K / ±0 CC
Set A / Set B
Shutter Speed:
Control ModesAuto, manual, Clear Scan, Slow, Angle ,Off
Shutter speed (PAL)1/2 -1/2000 sec (depending on shooting option selected).
Shutter AngleYes; 11.25°-360.00°(depending on shooting option selected).
Slow Shutter (SLS)50.00P: Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec. Auto slow shutter Off
1/50 to 1/500 sec
25.00P: Auto slow shutter On 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec.(*Display is 1/12.)Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Clear ScanYes
Infrared shooting modeYes
Built-in IR lampYes, in Handle Unit
Tally lampYes
Accessory shoeCold Shoe
Custom Button AssignmentYes. 14 assignable buttons (Camera Mode), 82 assignable functionsvia menu.
Wireless LAN standardsIEEE802.11b/g/n/a (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)
Supported Wi-Fi FunctionsBrowser Remote. (Camera Mode) FTP file transfer (Media Mode)
EncryptionOpen Encoding, Open WEP, Shared key/WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK, or WPA2-PSK AES.
Supported Browser for Remote OperationInternet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS 9 or 10), Safari (MacOS),
Android standard browser Android 4.4 -6.0
Remote Operation Control FeaturesAperture, ND control, Focus, focus adjustment, White balance,
Shutter speed, Gain, Exposure compensation, Shooting mode, Zoom, Slot selection.
The free memory remaining on the media, time code, remaining battery charge, etc. can be checked. Live View.
Live view image ResolutionCamera setting mode: 680 x 383
Simplified setting mode: 284 x 160
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)Location (latitude, longitude and altitude) as well as the GPS information
while using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) can be added to MP4 movies and photos.
Also, based on this information, the satellite data acquisition status can be checked in camera mode.
Time Code:
Count up systemRec Run / Free Run
Start value setting00:00:00:00 -23:59:59:29 (PAL 23:59:59:24)
Drop FrameDF / NDF
User BIT TypeSetting (00 00 00 00 -FF FF FF FF) / Time / Date
Power Supply/Battery:
Power Consumption50.00P: 3840x2160 XF-HEVC/160Mbps:-Approx. 20.8W (Recording), 18.1W (Playback)
50.00P: 1920x1080 XF-AVC/45Mbps:-Approx. 18.8W (Recording), 15.8W (Playback)
Battery Pack14.4 V DC, BP-A30 (Supplied), BP-A60 (Optional)
Continuous Recording Time (approx.)50.00P: 3840x2160 XF-HEVC/160Mbps:-Approx. 125 Mins (Maximum), 65 Minutes (Typical)
50.00P: 1920x1080 XF-AVC/45Mbps:-Approx. 135 Mins (Maximum), 80 Mins (Typical)
Mains Power24V DC (Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200L, supplied)
DimensionsApprox. 191 x 258 x 433 mm (Approx. 7.5 x 10.2 x 17.0 in) [Including lens hood, eyecup and mic holder unit]
Weight (camera only)Approx. 2,600 g (including grip belt)
Operating Temperature rangeApprox. 0 to 40 °C, 85% (relative humidity), Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60% (relative humidity)