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Canon XF705 4K Camcorder Announced

Canon have today added a new flagship professional camcorder to their XF line up, the XF 705 the world’s first 4K UHD 4:2:2 10-bit camera with H.265 / HEVC support.

Released in the 20th anniversary year of Canon professional video cameras, the all-in-one, compact XF705 features a 15x optical zoom 4K UHD lens with a 5-axis Optical Image Stabilisation system, a 1.0 inch CMOS sensor and Canon’s own Dual Pixel CMOS AF.


  • 4K UHD 59.4p 4:2:2 10-bit Recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 1.0 inch CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors
  • HDR Recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) or Perceptual Quantization (PQ) formats
  • Live IP Streaming
  • 15x Optical 4K Zoom Lens with 5-axis Image Stabilisation
  • Built-in 3 Density ND Filter
  • Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen
  • 0.46 inch OLED EVF
  • Wide DR Gamma
  • Canon Log 3
  • 4 Channel Digital Audio
  • Dual SD Card Slots

The XF705 camcorder supports 4K UHD 59.94p 4:2:2 10-bit recording in XF-HEVC, the first Canon camera to adopt XF-HEVC improving the efficiency of 4K data handling. The camera also has the ability to record slow motion up to 120fps in Full HD.

The 1.0 inch CMOS sensor provides a vastly improved noise performance and a greater control over depth of field allowing for a more cinematic feel.

XF705 supports 2 internal HDR recording formats, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for live broadcast and streaming events or Perceptual Quantization (PQ) for colour grading and mastering of content. The camera is also capable of outputting an SDR signal at the same time as recording a HDR file internally, allowing simultaneous HDR/SDR production.

For the first time in the XF series camera range, the XF705 will support Canon Log 3 for creative workflows. Offering 13 stops of dynamic range, preserving details in the shadows and smooth midtones.

The XF705 offers the ability to stream video live using IP transmission in either the H.265 / HEVC of H.264 / AVC encoding format. Live H.265 streams (16Mbps at 59.94p) can be used to reliably distribute either 4K UHD or Full HD data efficiently to a variety of TV and social media platforms.


Canon’s exclusively developed high speed, high precision autofocus, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is implemented in the XF705, allowing for smooth focusing that’s ideal for 4K UHD 60p recording and other high frame rate applications.

A 15x optical 4K zoom lens with 5–axis Optical Image Stabilisation has been incorporated into the XF705. The lens maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range and offers a focal length range of 25.5 to 382.5mm (35m film equivalent).

It’s compact, lightweight design makes this camera especially useful for ENG, sports, live events and documentary productions.

The Canon XF705 is available to pre-order from CVP today for £6999.98 inc VAT.

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*Pricing correct at the time of writing this article

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