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Canon XF205 Camcorder

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£2,499.00 £1,345.89 cheaper than 37 days ago
3.09MP 1/2 1.6kg Dec 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Full HD
Has an image stabilizer
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,849 expert and owner reviews (including 392 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was December 2015 when Canon released the XF205.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the Canon XF205 has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF205 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of video cameras of this spec and age range from 1.5x to 3,000x. At only 6 times zoom factor, the Canon XF205 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308) (150x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder is 33x, and the optical zooms range from 10x to 50x. With an optical zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon XF205 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

If this camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99) (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon XF205 of 16 is one of the highest amongst video cameras of this age and spec. Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 16.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Canon XF205 has one of the largest display diagonals amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than a year ago have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixel, the Canon XF205 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder. The display resolutions (numeric) of video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 620,000 pixels.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF205 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Canon Legria HF G25.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XF205 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The Canon XF205 has an XLR in. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera also have an XLR in.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon XF205 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XF205 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XF205 has a batteries included, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XF205 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XF205 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Canon XF205 has a face detection. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago also have a face detection.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder range from 0.01m to 0.1m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Canon XF205 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The average weight of camcorders of this age and type is 460g, and the weights range from 55g to 2.4kg. The Canon XF205 is very heavy (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

At 2.91 megapixels, the Canon XF205 has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder is 2MP, the highest is 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.3MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.84" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3.09 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3.09 megapixels sensor video camera.

Video cameras with a bigger total megapixels that might be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF R78 (£319.80) (3.28MP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9592b011aa, canon 9592b003aa
Barcodes 00013803243710, 08714574623061

Canon XF205 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon XF205 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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