New Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance for Run-and-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers

  New Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance
  for Run-and-Gun, Cinéma Vérité Filmmakers

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- April 2, 2014

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the
introduction of the compact Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders,
building on technologies carried over from the XA25 and XA20 Professional
Camcorders and offering improved performance and enhanced operability in
response to industry feedback.

Positioned above the XF105 and XF100 Professional Camcorder models, the new
Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders are equipped with the upgraded
zoom lens, CMOS sensor and image-processing platform featured in the XA25/XA20
High Definition Camcorders. The new camcorders have a compact, lightweight
body design, advanced operability and expanded network connectivity,
satisfying a wide range of professional shooting demands from the production
of high-definition content for news gathering, documentaries, weddings and
event videography.

The XF205 and XF200 camcorders each feature a wide-angle 26.8 mm (35mm film
equivalent) 20x optical zoom lens with Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion)
glass lens elements for compact size and reduced chromatic aberrations
compared to prior models. Additionally, the lens is equipped with an
eight-bladed circular aperture that employs the same EMD (Electro Magnetic
Diaphragm) technology used in Canon EF lenses and creates natural, attractive
blur characteristics. Differentiating the two models are industry-standard
3G-SDI and HD-SDI output terminals in addition to genlock in/SMPTE time code
(in/out) terminals available on the Canon XF205 camcorders.

Further building upon the successful features of the XF105 and XF100
Professional Camcorders, the Canon XF205 and XF200 Professional Camcorders
support two recording formats – MXF, a file format used by broadcast stations,
and MP4, which offers high versatility through its compatibility with various
viewing and content providers such as web browsers and television news
outlets. The new camcorders each have a compact, lightweight body with
approximately 58 percent of the mass and volume of the XF305/XF300 models.

In addition to their compact size, the XF205/XF200 camcorders include three
separate lens rings for focus, zoom and iris control and are equipped with a
comfortable handgrip that can rotate freely up to a 120 degree angle for
outstanding operability while shooting in a variety of situations.

To help ensure a reliable network data connection is always available, the new
Canon XF205 and XF200 camcorders are equipped with both an Ethernet LAN
terminal and dual-band wireless LAN connectivity. With these two options,
users can select the network connection method that best suits their needs.

The XF205 and XF200 camcorders’ enhanced network functionality provides users
with improved shooting freedom and efficiency during electronic news gathering
and other shooting situations in which workflow speed plays a crucial role.
Canon’s CameraAccess plus app enables live viewing and remote operation using
a compatible smartphone or tablet device, as well as the real-time transfer of
proxy data.*

The Canon XF205 and XF200 Full HD Professional Camcorders will be available in
mid-July for an estimated list price of $4,400.00 and $3,900.00, respectively.
For more information, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at
www.pro.usa.canon.com/XF205.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by the Unites States Patent and
Trademark Office.

*Enables transfer to a PC or mobile device for footage shot in MP4 (640 x 360
at 1.5 Mbps), which offers easy handling on a variety of devices and reduces
data volumes.

Contact:

Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Editorial:
Ashley Dickerson, 631-330-4286
adickerson@cusa.canon.com
Leigh Nofi, 631-330-3783
lnofi@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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