Canon New XF705 High Image Quality Broadcast Grade 4K Digital Camcorder
    Combining 4K Superb Image Quality and Flexible Control
    For Exceptional Videos
     
    HONG KONG, 20 December 2018 - Canon today introduces the new XF705 high image quality broadcast grade 4K digital camcorder that combines professional 4K image quality and flexible operability in a camera body. XF705 employs a 1-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor for exceptional high sensitivity and low noise performance. The camcorder is capable of recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 50P 4:2:2 10-bit H.265 format, as well as slow motion recording up to 100P in Full HD (1920 x 1080). A 15x optical zoom 4K “L” lens incorporates with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF to facilitate fast and accurate autofocus. The highly mobility XF705 includes a 12G-SDI output that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows. The incorporation of an adjustable 4-inch touch panel LCD monitor enhances usability and offers the flexibility to use in versatile applications ranging from on-location news coverage, outdoor event shooting, sports and documentary filming.
     
    4K UHD 4:2:2 10-bit H.265 format at maximum 160Mbps
    The new XF705 is the first Canon camera that records in H.265 format, supports 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 50P 4:2:2 10-bit with up to 160Mbps recording bit rate for broadcast standard video quality. The H.265 format is the latest encoding technology. The file size is only 1/4 of the traditional MPEG 2 format. The smaller file size of H.265 format speeds up data transfer and allows 4K UHD internal recording to SD card. It helps users extend storage capacity and transfer files for post production more easily.
     
    XF705 also offers HD (1920 x 1080) 100P 4:2:2 10-bit recording with up to 180Mbps recording bit rate. It retains the best possible image quality well suited for professional shooting of online videos and corporate videos.
     
    1-inch 4K UHD Image Sensor for Higher Sensitivity and Lower Noise Level
    XF705 features a 1-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor with 8.29-million effective pixels for 4K recording. Combining with the enhanced sensitivity and the high algorithm power of dual DIGIC DV 6 digital image processor, signal-to-noise ratio is improved when compared with its predecessor. Even when shooting with low light environment, the camcorder can still deliver highly detailed, sharp and smooth nighttime videos with exceptionally low level of noise. The larger sensor also exhibits a shallower depth of field at large apertures, providing greater depth of field control and creative options.
     
    Built-in Dual Pixel CMOS AF and advanced focusing functions for enhanced focusing performance
    XF705 features a built-in Dual Pixel CMOS AF which makes use of a CMOS sensor with a new structure to perform the functions of both imaging and phase-difference detection autofocus ensuring sharp images even for 4K shooting which demands extreme focusing accuracy. Users can also choose the subject for focusing with the tap of the 4-inch touch screen and an expanded focusing area which covers 80% of image on screen can be selected, it helps to make focusing intuitive. The camera also supports Face Detection AF function to ensure sharp capture of moving subject.
     
    XF705 also features the upgraded built-in Dual Pixel Focus Guide to bring a more powerful manual focus function. The screen mark can directly indicate the front focus and back focus when adjusting the focus point and allow accurate manual focus to be achieved.
     
    Canon 15x Optical Zoom 4K UHD Video Lens for Expanded Shooting Range
    It incorporates Canon 25.5mm wide-angle 15x optical zoom 4K “L” video lens – a lens created with superior optical technologies from EF “L” lens series with optimal placement of lens elements to achieve wide-angle and powerful zoom performance while maintaining a compact and lightweight design. The lens provides focal range of 25.5mm to 382.5mm[1] (35mm format equivalent) for more versatile imaging expressions, allowing easy capture of breathtakingly wide open scenes or close-up shots of facial expressions. Users can get up to 30x Advanced Zoom when shooting in Full HD, which extends the zoom range to 765mm. The optional 0.8x wide converter WA-U58 and 1.5x tele converter TL-U58 accessories expand the creative capabilities of the camcorder. It also equips three independent focus, zoom and iris lens rings which enhance the operability and reliability.
     
    The inclusion of Super UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) lens and crystal fluorite lens, the same as found in Canon’s top-of-the-line models, reduces chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range for high resolution and low chromatic aberration images. Utilizing the superior EF lens technology, the camcorder also features an 9-bladed circular aperture for more natural and smoother out-of-focus effect. Points of light from night city skylines can be turned into beautiful, circular blur for easy creation of cinematic bokeh effect. The lens of XF705 is 58mm in diameter and features 3 built-in ND filters (1/4, 1/16, 1/64) for selection.
     
    Internal recording of HDR video and supports HDR viewing assist function
    XF705 supports HDR recording in HLG and PQ gamma formats. This helps ensure better color production and wider latitude with a much greater range from light and dark reproduction. It is ideal for the delivery of live streams. XF705 also features a variety of assist functions to support auto and manual exposure control during HDR shooting, allowing users to record HDR video using their usual shooting methods.

     

    Canon Log 3 Gamma and Wide DR Gamma for enhanced dynamic range
    XF705 features Canon Log 3 Gamma function for selection, realizing a wide dynamic range of up to 13 stops. By retaining rich image details and excellent tonal reproduction in both highlights and shadows, the Canon Log 3 Gamma makes the color grading and image fine-tuning during post-production much easier. In addition, the Wide DR Gamma option can suppress brightness in over-exposed areas to maintain seamless and rich gradations from highlights to shadows. It can achieve a wide dynamic range of 800% without the need for post-production, preserves original colors and is especially useful in maintaining the same skin tone color for portrait shooting.
     
    Dual DIGIC DV 6 digital image processors for enhanced 4K arithmetic processing capacity
    XF705 incorporates dual DIGIC DV 6 digital image processors with enhanced 4K arithmetic processing capacity, capable of depicting fine details faithfully to realize sharp and true-to-life 4K videos in rich gradation. The ultra-fast algorithm power is instrumental in bringing the best out of the camcorder’s functionalities, such as the high performance H.265 format, wide dynamic range of Canon Log 3 and Wide DR Gamma, for higher levels of image quality and performance to boost the expressive power of 4K videos.
     
    Dual DIGIC DV 6 with drastic improvement in noise reduction realizes a wider ISO range and higher sensitivity shooting. Even in dark environment where it is hard for the human eye to verify the subject, bright, low-noise and detailed shots can be taken by using only the faint ambient light, allowing for greater flexibility for night-time shooting and creation of delicate cinematic mood with dim lighting. DIGIC DV 6 is low in power consumption, enabling the camcorder to capture longer videos.
     
    4-inch LCD Touch Panel and tiltable Viewfinder for Easy Control
    The new camcorder incorporates a 4-inch 1.23 million-dot LCD touch panel which utilizes capacitive touch technology as found in smart phones, offering easy control by touching the screen to select focus point, perform auto-tracking, control exposure or adjust various functions settings, bringing dramatically simplified operation.
     
    When shooting in bright outdoor environment, the camcorder’s 0.46-inch 1.77 million-dot tiltable OLED viewfinder can ensure easy checking of focus and image details for the optimal result.
     
    Support IP streaming for online video streaming in real time
    XF705 offers the ability to stream video live online using IP transmission in the H.265/ HEVC or H.264/ AVC encoding format.  Live H.265 streams (Up to 16Mbps / 3840 x 2160 at 60p) can be used to reliably distribute 4K UHD or Full HD images efficiently to a variety of TV stations or social media platforms.
     
    The live stream can be viewed directly from the camcorder using the on-board LCD monitor or redirected to an external 4K UHD monitor for checking and viewing.
     
    Boardcast-Standard Input/ Output Connectivity – Fully Compatible with Broadcast Equipment
    Apart from its high shooting specification, XF705 also features HDMI 2.0 output terminal for 4K UHD output. It further provides the 12G-SDI (embedded audio and time code) output with four times the transmission speed of 3G-SDI. It can transmit directly the YCC 422 10-bit 4K/ 50P video to 4K UHD monitor or post-production tools used in broadcasting industry with a 12G-SDI one-cable connection for further editing in great convenience, bringing the exceptional 4K images experience to life. 
     
    Wi-Fi Wireless Networking Function[2] for Easy Remote Shooting and Video Transmission
    XF705 features a built-in LAN terminal and dual bands (5GHz and 2.4GHz) Wi-Fi wireless networking function for sending signals reliably even when used in areas with increased signal interference. The Wi-Fi function supports wireless remote control of camcorder through browser on smart phones or tablet devices, without the need to install any software for enhanced shooting mobility. This allows easy shooting from more distinctive angles, for example attaching the camcorder to a crane for high angle shots or shooting from a far distance. Users can enjoy the same level of professional control on camcorder setting during remote shooting, including start/ stop buttons, Live View display, adjustments on zooming, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance and selections of programmed AE modes and manual or auto focusing. This brings a higher degree of freedom in filming production.
     
    Dual SD card slots for diverse recording options
    XF705 is equipped with double SD card slots using the popular and reliable SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards as recording media, supports 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and Full HD recording. The double SD card slots support simultaneous video recording for easy instant video backup. It also supports relay recording - a function which automatically switches to the other SD card for continuous recording when one card is full. This flexibility expands the recording capacity.
     
    Canon’s new XF705 high image quality broadcast grade 4K digital camcorder is now available for sale in Hong Kong with suggested retail price of HK$54,600.
     

    The suggested retail prices of XF705 accessories are as follows:

    Item
    Suggested Retail Price
    58mm Protect Filter
    HK$200
    WA-U58 Wide-converter
    HK$3,900
    TL-U58 Tele-converter
    HK$3,900
    BP-A30 Battery Pack
    HK$2,200
    BP-A60 Battery Pack
    HK$3,900
    CG-A10 Battery Charger
    HK$4,100
    RC-V100 Remote Controller
    HK$19,900
     
     
    Specification
    System
    Image Sensor
    Sensor Type
    1-inch CMOS Sensor
    Resolution
    Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
    Lens
    Optical Zoom
    15x
    F-number (W-T)
    F2.8-4.5
    Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
    Approx. 25.5 – 382.5 mm (normal IS mode)
    Approx. 28.3 – 424.6 mm (dynamic IS mode)
    Lens Configuration
    18 elements in 14 groups (2 aspheric elements)
    ND Filter
    Built-in (off, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
    Aperture
    Auto / Manual
    Minimum Focusing Distance
    60 cm; 1 cm at full wide angle
    Focusing System
    MF/AF (Instant AF / Face Detection / Touch Focus)
    AF mode: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
    Filter Diameter
    58mm
    Standard Illumination
    2.5 lx (50P, 1/ 25 shutter speed)
    Image Stabilizer
    Intelligent OIS (Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer)
    Microphone
    Stereo electret condenser microphone
    White Balance
    Auto white balance, Custom white balance (2 settings), User-defined color temperature (2000-15000K) or Preset white balance settings (Daylight, Tungsten)
    Shutter Speed
    Auto / Manual; 1/3 to 1/2000 sec.
    Recording System
    Recording System
    Movies
    XF-HEVC, XF-AVC
    Video compression: H.265/ HEVC, MPEG 4 AVC/ H.264
    Audio compression: 
    Linear PCM, 24-bit, 48kHz (4ch)
    Photos
    Image compression: JPEG
    DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver. 2.3
    Recording Mode
    XF-HEVC (4:2:2 10-bit):
    160Mbps: 3840 x 2160
    110Mbps: 3840 x 2160
    60Mbps: 1920 x 1080
    45Mbps: 1920 x 1080
    XF-AVC (4:2:0 8-bit):
    45Mbps: 1920 x 1080
    Recording Media
    SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card (not included), dual SD card slots
     
    ViewFinder and Monitor
    LCD
    4-inch approx. 1.23 million dots; capacitive touch panel
    OLED Viewfinder
    0.46-inch type approx. 1.77 million dots; Tilt operations enabled
    Terminals
    USB Terminal
    mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB), output only
    HDMI Terminal
    HDMI connector; output only
    XLR Terminal
    XLR jack, 2 sets, support Phantom Power +48V
    Sensitivity
    For microphone input: -60 dBu / 600 Ω
    For line input: 4 dBu / 10 kΩ
    Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
    MIC Terminal
    φ3.5 mm stereo minijack (unbalanced)
    Sensitivity
    For microphone input: -72dBV / 5.6 kΩ
    Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
    Headphone Terminal
    φ3.5 mm stereo minijack
    Remote Terminal
    φ2.5mm stereo minijack / Circular 8-pin jack
    12G-SDI Terminal
    BNC, output only
    GENLOCK Terminal
    BNC, input only
    Timecode Terminal
    BNC, input/ output
    LAN Terminal
    Ethernet, 1000 BASE-T.
    Power / Others
    Power supply (rated)
    14.4 V DC (battery pack), 24 V DC (DC in)
    Power consumption
    20.8 W (3840 x 2160, 160Mbps mode)
    Temperature
    Performance Temperature
    0 - 40°C
    Dimensions
    [W x H x D]
    Approx. 162 x 210 x 378 mm (Body only)
    Approx. 191 x 258 x 433 mm (includes lens hood, microphone holder unit, eye cup)
    Weight
    Approx. 2710g (Body only)
    Approx. 3160g (Includes lens hood, microphone holder unit, eye cup, BP-A30, and SD card x1)
    * All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.
     

     

    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited

    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2017, Canon's global revenue was US$36.1 billion.
     
    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area.  CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.
     
    [1] When Dynamic Mode is off
    [2] The compatibility of Wi-Fi wireless networking function depends on the mobile device models and operating systems