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Canon XF705 Pro HDR Camera
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    • 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor
    • 15x Optical 4K UHD Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilization
    • Dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors
    • 4K UHD 59.94p 4:2:2 10-bit Recording
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
    • HDR Recording with HLG/PQ Shooting Assist
    • Canon Log 3
    • Wide DR Gamma (800%)
    • 4.0-inch Rotating Touch Panel LCD and 0.46-inch OLED Electronic Viewfinder
    • HDMI 2.0 Terminal with 4K UHD 60p Output Support
    • 12G-SDI, Genlock SMPTE Time Code and Other Terminals
    • Live IP Streaming
    • Flexible Audio Inputs with Linear PCM 4-channel Support
    • RC-V100 Remote Controller Support
    • Compact, Lightweight and Ergonomic Design
    • Network Connections for FTP Transfer and Browser Remote (Wired and Wi-Fi® Connectivity)
    • Available for $6999 at
    364 x 233 - 16K
    800 x 658 - 67K
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  • PR

    Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new flagship model for the Company’s XF-series professional camcorders, the XF705. The camcorder features 4K (3840 x 2160) video shooting enabling users to record high-image quality at 60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR1 video to on-board SD cards. Ideal for broadcast and video production applications in addition to capturing video content at events and concerts, the 4K camcorder meets the needs of users who require high-quality video capture and more efficient video production workflows.

    “The ability to capture high-quality video on-the-go in a compact and lightweight form factor is extremely valuable to videographers of all skill levels,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This camcorder was designed to help professionals take their productions to the next level with 4K video recording and a wide-range of advanced features.”

    The XF705 features an L-Series 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5 mm–382.5 mm), 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and a Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processor providing greater image quality and performance. In addition, users can easily choose between two HDR formats—Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), ideal for such scenarios as broadcasting and live video transmission and Perceptual Quantization (PQ), which is well-suited during web transmission and film production. The camcorder features Canon’s newly developed XF-HEVC video format that enables users to record HDR video to SD cards while delivering a high compression ratio. It also allows HDR (internal SD card) and SDR (external recorder) simultaneous recording. Delivering smaller file sizes allows for more efficient workflows across various stages of the production process, from shooting to editing.

    When shooting 4K video, focusing precision is vital, the XF705, featuring Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF2 enables users to maintain smooth autofocus operation through enhanced touch-panel operations. The XF705 meets a wide range of professional demands, with Canon Log 3, 12G-SDI, Built-in Wi-Fi, 4-channel audio, 3 density ND filter and 5 axis image stabilization for its 15x optical zoom lens. It is also compatible with the current leading non-linear editing software, as well as Canon XF Utility, a software that supports the new XF-HEVC video format, as well as XF-AVC and XF-MPEG, and is used for import, playing back and managing video data as well as cropping still-image data.

    Availability and Pricing

    The Canon XF705 professional camcorder is scheduled to be available in December 2018 with a suggested retail price of $6,999.00*. Additional CA-CP200 L power adapters are available for purchase as well with a suggested retail price of $285.00*. For more information, please visit

  • Seems like some JVC ideas also had been noticed by Canon.

  • That's a damn slow lens for a 1" sensor flagship camera that costs 7k, couldn't they start out at f1.8, even some of the tiny Sony RX100 cameras with 1" sensors can do that, This lens reminds me of the failed XC10 cameras by canon, the slow lens was one of the main reasons that it failed.

  • Talking about margin, these probably pull in some high percentage over cost - I would guess significantly more than a mirrorless full frame camera.

  • @sam_rides_a_mtb

    Usually no. Cost of such camera is significantly bigger compared to small mirrorless camera.
    And volume of production is much smaller, very rarely it is cheap labor used for such cameras.