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Canon XF205

72

Overall Score

Canon XF205

£2,599.00
Canon XF205
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A fully featured but 2 year old 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Dec 2015
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Canon XF205 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon XF205 number 10 in shoulder camcorders and number 166 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
Supports HDMI
Features wi-Fi
A compact, fully-featured camcorder that lets you capture and share amazing images
Advanced canon imaging system
Comfort and precise control
Versatile recording options
Timecode, genlock and 3g-sdi terminals allow effortless connection to industry-standard broadcast equipment

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £2,499 at Preston Media 6 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Canon XF205 Video Reviews

Canon XF205 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Canon Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,442 owner and expert reviews (including 492 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features and is under 3 years old but at £2,599.00 it is in the most expensive 11% of video cameras.

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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 £2,599.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,999.00 (£4,132.02).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon camcorder has been on the market since December 2015.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The Canon XF205's total megapixels of only 3.09MP is in the smallest 28% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Heavier Than Average

The Canon XF205's weight of 1.6kg is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 89% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon XF205 of 20x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 60% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Canon XF205 of 0.352" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 37% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF205 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The Canon XF205's digital zoom of only 6x is in the smallest 15% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon XF205 of 3.5" is larger than 86% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XF205 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XF205 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon XF205 of 16 is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 3% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon XF205's closest focusing distance of only 0.01m is in the smallest 34% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The closest focusing distances of video cameras range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m.

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Has a Face Detection

The Canon XF205 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon XF205's maximum memory card size of 128GB is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 23% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF205 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon manufacurer, canon 9592b003aa, canon 9592b011aa, code 9592b011aa

Barcodes:

00013803243710, 08714574622996, 08714574623061

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