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Canon officially announces the Canon XF605 4K UHD Professional Camcorder

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MELVILLE, NY, August 17, 2021 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the XF605 4K UHD professional camcorder. The new XF-series professional camcorder comes equipped with a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and the ability to record 4K/60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR video to dual onboard SD card slots. Equipped with Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF1, the XF605 achieves high-speed and high-accuracy focusing and is the first XF-series model to include Eye Detection AF, as well as improved face and head detection, enabling more accurate and stable tracking of subjects. The new camcorder also includes new video transmission functionality, making it an ideal tool for broadcast journalists.

Preorder the Canon XF605 $4499

Featuring a Canon L-Series lens with 15x zoom, 3-ring operation, a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor, and a DIGIC DV7 image processor, the XF605 allows for the capture of in-camera HDR video. Users also have the ability to leverage a high frame rate of up to 120 FPS when opting for Full HD recording. Canon Log 3 recording is also available, to provide additional color latitude. Weighing more than 21 ounces less than the XF705, (which is more than a 25% reduction), the XF605’s compact body is also 10% shorter in both length and height.

In addition, the camcorder provides professionals with a more intuitive user experience through features such as Direct Touch menu operations and touch-panel playback. By way of the newly released CTM2 mobile app for iOS, the XF605 can connect and transfer recorded video data via cable3 or wirelessly to compatible iOS devices and transfer proxy footage, audio, and metadata to servers at broadcast stations or other locations, thus making possible faster and more efficient workflows for broadcast operations. The camcorder features built-in Wi-Fi/Ethernet connectivity for Browser Remote, IP streaming, and FTP transfer. What’s more, the camcorder is also the first XF-series model to feature USB Video Class, allowing use as a webcam without the need for a third-party HDMI to USB adapter.

The XF605 is equipped with a new multi-accessory shoe. By connecting the XLR microphone adapter CA-XLR2d-C4 (sold separately) developed by TEAC Corporation, up to four channels of XLR input can be used together with the audio input of the XF605. This enables a flexible audio recording workflow.

The Canon XF605 4K UHD Professional Camcorder is scheduled to be available in mid-October 2021 for an estimated retail price of $4499.00*. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com/provideo.

Preorder the Canon XF605 $4499

EOS 4 Life

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Unless Canon is going to do some major updates on the XF705 it is hard to recommend spending an extra $2,500 for a bigger camera with fewer features.
I am sure there are some people who would still prefer the bigger one.
 
Aug 10, 2021
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the 705 will be discontinued. Canon did not sell many of them. Too big, too heavy, too expensive....
 

Navism

I'm New Here
May 30, 2017
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The price is really attractive compare with XF705
but I really want Canon can make XF405 size or smaller!!
 

frjmacias

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The price is better than I thought it would be, as others have mentioned. I will hope to get on that preorder list, but who knows how likely there is to be stock this year with all the semiconductor issues.
 
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Apr 20, 2020
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Did anyone watch the full feature demo from canon Europe? The images from this camera look incredibly noisy. they even mentioned at they have a special gain boost mode but so many shots in the promo look terrible. I was excited about this camera but now I have some serious doubts.
Maybe I am missing something.
 

AustrianGeek

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Mar 21, 2021
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Weird that they still use the old 1" sensor (used in the XF405 and XF705). Still no oversampled 4K Image ...
 

AustrianGeek

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Mar 21, 2021
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Its a great sensor....
Maybe the new processor helps a bit. But moiré and aliasing is more of a problem due to the 1:1 pixel readout (compared to an oversampled 4K image from a higher resolution sensor). Its kind of a missed opportunity. A redesign of the sensor with a higher resolution would have been a great move from Canon. Especially as it will be the main model from Canon in this class for the next few years ...
 

vladk

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Mar 10, 2021
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One more UHD camcorder instead of thue 4K.
I'd love to see a true 4K with internal oversampling from a 1" sensor with higher resolution.
 

EOS 4 Life

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One more UHD camcorder instead of thue 4K.
I'd love to see a true 4K with internal oversampling from a 1" sensor with higher resolution.
UHD is the standard for camcorders.
DCI would interest me but I am not the target market.
 

vladk

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Mar 10, 2021
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UHD is consumer distribution standard. It is widespread only because most TV are UHD, not 4K.
Most of those who used professional camcorders for shows, weddings, interviews and street news, already switched to Cinema, Lumix, and Co.
The pro camcorder market as we knew it is almost dead, and I do not see XF605 as real step forward. Just an incremental upgrade for a very small and shrinking niche.
 

hachu21

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What is dci 4K for? What's the point to use a wider standard when all the watching devices are UHD? Outside cinema industry I mean.