Two Pro Camcorders From Canon

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September 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm  •  Posted in Cool Gadgets by  •  0 Comments

Canon Canada calls the XF105 and XF100 camcorders its smallest pro-level HD camcorders to date. They use the Canon XF Codec which is based on the MPEG-2 4:2:2 50 Mbps codec. Among its benefits are high-definition image quality and compatibility with non-linear editing systems from vendors like Adobe, Apple and Avid. The main difference between the two models is that the XF105 has HD-SDI output and genlock in/SMPTE time code (in/out) terminals, while the XF100 does not.

However, both have infrared built in, allowing you to shoot HD video in complete darkness. They are also 3D-capable when you mount a pair of them together. Canon is targeting electronic news gathering, documentary and independent filmmaking and event videography for these products.

Specifications Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensor
  • Canon XF Codec (MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps)
  • Infrared capable
  • 10x optical zoom (30.4-300mm equiv.)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 8-bladed iris
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 16-bit PCM audio at 48 kHz
  • Automatic and manual audio level adjustment
  • Dual XLR inputs for external audio sources
  • Swivel-tilt 3.5-inch 920,000 dot LCD monitor
  • Electronic viewfinder 260,000 dots
  • Storage on CompactFlash cards
  • HD-SDI output and genlock in/SMPTE time code (in/out) terminals (XF105 only)
  • Weight: 1.4 kg (3lb)
  • Available: Q1 2011

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