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Canon XF200
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Canon XF200 Camcorder

3.09MP 1/2.84 1.6kg CMOS Feb 2015
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The Canon XF200 is a compact, high-performance Professional Camcorder designed to fulfill a broad spectrum of shooting requirements for users working on sports production, ENG, documentaries,... More
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Review: Canon XF200 / XF205 camcorder
Canon XF200 / XF205 Full Auto Test Compilation
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17 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Small total megapixels video cameras produced by Canon have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small total megapixels video cameras) and found that Canon also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Very Large Display Diagonal

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 3.1". When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the XF200, the Canon XF200's display diagonal of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available including the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the XF200.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Canon XF200 has an HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an HDMI currently available including the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] which is cheaper.

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon XF200 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.84". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The optical sensor size of all similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the XF200 ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

The Canon XF200 has a better image stabiliser type than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon video camera has an Optical image stabilizer type, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago have a Hybrid image stabilizer type. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

This video camera's image stabiliser type (Optical) is in fact the best image stabiliser type across all video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

The worst image stabiliser type across comparable types of video camera is Hybrid.

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Three Memory Slotss

The Canon XF200 is a three memory slots camcorder. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the XF200 only have between one and two memory slotss.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Canon XF200 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this video camera. The light exposure modess Manual are also found on this Canon video camera.

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OLED Display

The Canon XF200 has a better display than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year. This video camera has an OLED display, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

An OLED display is in fact the best display across all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the XF200.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst display is LCD.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Camcorders of a similar type and age to the XF200 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 520,000 pixels. At 1,230,000 pixel, the Canon XF200 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XF200.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XF200 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the XF200.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XF200 range from 0.24" to 0.45", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.33". With a viewfinder screen size of 0.45 inches, the Canon XF200 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon XF200 is more than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of a comparable age and type to the XF200. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the minimum illuminations range from 0.1lx to 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx. The Canon XF200 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations (only 0.1 lux) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £295.00

In the last 32 days the XF200 has increased in price by £295.00.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the XF200, the Canon XF200 is not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon XF200 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Expensive

We think this small total megapixels video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of this spec and age. The cheapeast similar spec video camera that has been available for more than a year that we found costs £92 and the most expensive costs £2,850.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon XF200 has a quite small optical zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the XF200. The optical zooms of small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago range from 10x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago have maximum memory card sizes of between 64GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 100GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 64 gigabytes, the Canon XF200 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

If you would prefer a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to look at the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] (128GB and cheaper).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XF200, the Canon XF200 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon XF200 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon XF200 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the XF200 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon XF200 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon XF200 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the XF200. The maximum aperture numbers of small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XF200 range from 2.7 to 16.

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Heavy

The Canon XF200 is quite heavy (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XF200. The lightest similar spec video camera that was released around the same time as the XF200 is 210g weight and the heaviest is 2.4kg.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 576 millimeters, the Canon XF200 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the XF200. Across all the camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XF200 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 35mm to 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,000mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Canon XF200

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder was released over two years ago.

Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Remotely Operated
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Lens Hood

Brochures and Manuals

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