The Canon XF200 is a compact, high-performance Professional Camcorder designed to fulfill a broad spectrum of shooting requirements for users working on sports production, ENG, documentaries, commercials and corporate shoots, as well as for independent movie productions, government applications, film schools, colleges, weddings and other event videography. The camcorder features a wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with three control rings, full image stabilization, infrared capabilities, flexible MXF/MP4 dual recording at various data rates, two/four-channel audio recording, a network interface and dual-band Wi-Fi
A versatile Canon 20x HD wide-angle video lens captures images with outstanding clarity across a broad 26.8–576mm* zoom range. A wide dynamic range gamma setting prevents overexposure even for bright areas of an image and/or with non-uniform colors. An eight-blade circular aperture provides natural and visually pleasing bokeh. Three separate lens rings offer independent control of focus, zoom and iris/aperture settings. A new Five-Axis Dynamic SuperRange OIS System further reduces the effects of camera shake, and a new rotating handgrip enables comfortable camera positioning at all shooting angles from high to low.
Dual-frequency Wi-Fi and a CAT-5 Ethernet connector enable browser preview during shoots, in addition to FTP transfer to external PCs or laptops. The XF200 can also be used with Canon's new RC-V100 Remote Controller to provide full access to all important user functions, including start/stop, shutter/gain, zoom/focus/iris, white balance, black gamma and more.
The XF200 professional camcorder features a highly versatile Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens that captures superb images with outstanding clarity at 900 TV lines of resolution. Offering a 35mm equivalent zoom of 26.8–576 mm, the optical zoom lens provides an extended range that can prove ideal for wide-angle to extreme telephoto shooting. When compared to previous XF professional camcorder models, the XF200's flexible focal range and enhanced wide angle offer many creative options, even when working at a distance. An eight-blade circular aperture provides a natural and visually pleasing bokeh effect to out of focus highlights.
In addition, the XF200 features three separate, banked lens rings that provide independent control of critical focus, zoom and iris/aperture settings, with adequate separation to improve ease of use. Separate gain and white-balance toggle switches are provided. Also, the camera's zoom speed is now up to 1.8x faster than the XF105/XF100 professional camcorders, with three selectable zoom speeds for creative control.* Minimum focal length is 26.8mm when Dynamic IS is OFF.* Focal length range is 28.8~576mm when Dynamic IS is ON.
The XF200 professional camcorder features an Autofocus system with several useful modes, including Instant AF, which uses both the TTL-Video Signal Detection System and the external sensor, and Face Detection AF, which tracks the focus on any faces in the video frame, even if that subject is in profile. Also, a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of just 23.6 inches is maintained at all zoom levels from wide-angle to telephoto, enabling flexible framing control even when shooting close-ups.
The XF200 professional camcorder's new Five-Axis Dynamic Super Range OIS system combines optical and electronic correction to help reduce image distortion- even when shooting while walking - for better looking videos. Standard Mode uses lens shift to provide constant compensation throughout the zoom range. Powered Mode helps improve vibration suppression at telephoto focal lengths. Dynamic Mode is specifically designed to stabilize the image when walking and shooting handheld by correcting simultaneously for roll, yaw and pitch.
The XF200 professional camcorder features an aluminum die-cast grip that can be rotated through a wide 120-degree angle in discrete 15-degree steps. Cinematographers and other operators can maintain a firm and comfortable hold of the camera at any shooting angle.
The XF200 professional camcorder's wide Dynamic Range Gamma of 600% helps prevent overexposure, even for high brightness areas of an image and/or with non-uniform colors. Unlike the normal knee function that compresses video signals in high brightness areas using linear gamma, a wide DR Gamma retains continuity across the image and enables color grading. And an eight-blade Circular Aperture designed using EF lens technology provides natural and nearly circular out-of-focus areas for enhanced bokeh, for example, during shoots of nighttime skylines.