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Canon XF205

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A 2 year old 3.09 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
3.09MP 1/2.84" Yes 1.6kg Dec 2015
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Canon XF205 Review

Released 2 years ago but with good features, we have ranked the Canon XF205 number 118 across all camcorders.
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19 Months Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Quite large maximum memory card size
Only 1" optical sensor size
Heavy

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Canon XF205 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 1,283 expert and owner reviews (including 285 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has very good ratings specifically for its camcorders compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has average features and at £2,499.00 it is more expensive than 92% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £755 (23%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon XF205 and the United Kingdom price of £2,499.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,858.33 (£3,714.40).

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Features

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Camcorders have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Canon XF205's display diagonal of 3.5" is fairly large compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 15% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.84|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Average Total Megapixels

The Canon XF205's total megapixels of 3.09MP is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of camcorders range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 63GB. The Canon XF205's maximum memory card size of 128GB is in the largest 14% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF205 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Heavy

The Canon XF205's weight of 1.6kg is quite heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 10% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon XF205's minimum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the lowest 12% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XF205 features wi-Fi. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Face Detection

The Canon XF205 has a face detection, which is unusual. 73% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XF205 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The maximum aperture number of the Canon XF205 of 16 is in the highest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF205 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon XF205 of only 6x is in the smallest 16% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon XF205's optical zoom of 20x is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This Canon video camera has been on the market since December 2015.


Product Identifiers

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

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