New professional camcorder Canon XF105 and XF100

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Canon's complement its line of professional cameras XF compact models XF105 and XF100 with the codec to record high quality MPEG-2 Full HD (50 Mbps, 4:2:2). Their weight is slightly more than 1 kg, and improved ergonomics provide comfort during long distance shooting. A number of features inherited from a series XF300. In Europe, the XF100 series for the first time can be seen on the Canon booth during the exhibition IBC 2010 in Amsterdam (10-14 September). Also, they will be presented at Photokina 2010 in Cologne (21-26 September).

Due to the way HD-SDI, the combined input / output time code and input Genlock, XF105 model can be successfully used for staged studio shots and in combination with other cameras. Like improved model series XF300, XF105 and XF100 have video recording features MPEG-2 Full HD. Recording is made in the industry standard files MXF (Material eXchange Format) open source in the CF card with data transfer rates of up to 50 Mbps and 4:2:2 color sampling rate, which provides more information about the color for subsequent processing. Both models are equipped with a function of Relay Recording («relay record") and a new feature, Double Slot Recording («Writing to two cards), which allows you to record one and the same footage simultaneously on two cards of CF. Also, while you record the unused card can be replaced.

XF100 Series models are versatile new wide-angle HD-videoobektiv Canon 30,4 mm with a 10-fold zoom lens that has aperture to f / 1,8. Aperture with eight metal petals achieves the effect of "bokeh" almost circular shape. To increase the focal length of 1,5, 3 or 6 times, you can use a three-tiered digital teleconverter, so that you zoom the objects.

New 1/3-inch CMOS matrix of Canon 2,07 megapixels (MP) allows you to record full high-definition video (Full HD) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Matrix Series XF100, which is a revised version of the three CMOS matrix in a series XF300, equipped with a Bayer color filter to improve the sensitivity and dynamic range. High technology reading data to minimize the effect of "running the gate» (rolling shutter) - distortion that may occur in other cameras based on CMOS matrix.

To view the frame during shooting on the side of both cameras have a large LCD display. This screen is 8.8 cm (3.5 ") the high resolution 920 thousand points. Integrated control the oscilloscope and function of Edge Focus can customize the frame, selecting the appropriate options in the menu with the joystick. There is also an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 0.61 cm, 260 thousand pixels and 100% coverage.

High quality images obtained by cameras, complemented by a professional scale. You can create an independent audio tracks, connect an external microphone to the two input jacks on XLR, while the built-in microphone located in the front will write stereo. Both models are able to record in Linear PCM format with 16 bit and 48 kHz sample rate, providing high quality audio required for professional purposes and television.