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Canon XF205
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Canon XF205 Camcorder

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3.09MP 1/2.84 1.6kg Dec 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
A compact, fully-featured camcorder that lets you capture and share amazing images Offering high-end image quality, easy integration and dual-format recording, the XF205 camcorder is built for HD... More
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19 Reasons For

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 1,422 owner and expert reviews for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the Canon XF205 was easy to use. Videomaker.com wrote “If you want full control over the quality of your export, there are some key settings you need to know about” in their Canon XF205 review.

Robust

One Canon XF205 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Read the XF205 ReviewEstablishing a solid workflow can help eliminate wasted” .

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it wrote that it was good quality.

Good Support

One customer concluded that it had good technical guidance.

£240.00 Price Drop

In the last 23 days the price of the XF205 has dropped by £240.00.

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF205 is Full HD, unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age which are not Full HD.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the Canon XF205 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the XF205. The smallest display diagonal of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the XF205 is 2.7" and the largest is 3.5".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Canon XF205 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year, the Canon XF205 has an HDMI.

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1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon XF205 is 1/2.84". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the XF205 optical sensor sizes range from 1/5.8" to 1/2".

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon XF205 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this Canon camcorder support a CF and SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the XF205.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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OLED Display

The Canon XF205 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

An OLED display is in fact the best display amongst all camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the XF205.

The worst display amongst comparable types of video camera is LCD.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 16, the Canon XF205 has a very high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the XF205. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that are a comparable age to the XF205 is 2.7 and the highest is 16.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XF205 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago that we have checked, the Canon XF205's display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon XF205 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

When compared to other camcorders of this spec and age that we have checked, the effective megapixels (movie) of the Canon XF205 of 2.91 megapixels is one of the highest. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the XF205 the effective megapixels (movie)s range from 2MP to 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.2MP.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Canon XF205 has a fairly slow maximum frame rate (only 50 frames per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the XF205. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the XF205 the maximum frame rates range from 35fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 53fps.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the XF205, the Canon XF205 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Pricey

The cheapeast camcorders of this age and spec that we found costs £92 and the most expensive costs £2,850. We think that this video camera looks expensive for a camcorder of this spec and age.

Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 6 times zoom factor, the Canon XF205 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the XF205 the digital zooms range from 4x to 3,000x.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

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. The optical zooms of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XF205 range from 10x to 50x.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XF205, the Canon XF205 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year do not have a night mode. The Canon XF205 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XF205 are not waterproof. The Canon XF205 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the XF205 do not have a built-in projector. The Canon XF205 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Heavy

The weights of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the XF205 range from 210g to 2.4kg. With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Canon XF205 is very heavy compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XF205.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Canon XF205

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon XF205 has a relatively typical maximum memory card size (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XF205.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Metering
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Lens Hood

Expert Reviews

3 October 2014

When you open an export menu, you are confronted with many options. If you want full control over the quality of your export, there are some key settings you need to know about.Next Lesson:...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon xf205, canon 9592b003, canon 9592b011, canon 1633265e, canon 9592b011a, canon 9592b003a, canon 9592b003aa, canon 9592b011aa, canon manufacurer
Barcodes 00013803243710, 08714574623061

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