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Canon XF705 4K 1" Sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder

BH #CAXF705 • MFR #3041C002
Canon XF705 4K 1" Sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder
Key Features
  • 1" CMOS Sensor, 13.4MP
  • H.265/XF-HEVC Premiere Pro/FCP X Support
  • UHD 4K up to 60 fps, 1080p to 120 fps
  • 15x Optical Zoom, 30x Digital
The XF705 4K 1" Sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder from Canon offers up to UHD 4K60 4:2:2 10-bit capture in a compact, ergonomic form. With both Adobe Premiere Pro 14.0 and Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 now offering H.265/XF-HEVC support, XF705 users can now take advantage of improved compression and reduced bit rates, especially when shooting and finishing in 4K. Designed for easy portability, the XF705 is well suited for documentary, ENG, events, and sports capture. Its 1" CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 processors provide high sensitivity and low noise for natural-looking images. Camera features include 1080p rates up to 120 fps, 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs, internal ND filters, and dual XLR audio inputs.
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Canon XF705 Overview

The XF705 4K 1" Sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder from Canon offers up to UHD 4K60 4:2:2 10-bit capture in a compact, ergonomic form. With both Adobe Premiere Pro 14.0 and Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 now offering H.265/XF-HEVC support, XF705 users can now take advantage of improved compression and reduced bit rates, especially when shooting and finishing in 4K. Designed for easy portability, the XF705 is well suited for documentary, ENG, events, and sports capture. Its 1" CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 processors provide high sensitivity and low noise for natural-looking images. Camera features include 1080p rates up to 120 fps, 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 outputs, internal ND filters, and dual XLR audio inputs.

The XF705 incorporates a 15x HD optical zoom with up to 30x Advanced Zoom, a nine-bladed iris for rounded highlights, a 4" touchscreen LCD, and five-axis optical image stabilization. Imaging features include Dual-Pixel Autofocus (DPAF), Wide Dynamic Range Gamma, and both HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and PQ (Perceptual Quantization) HDR recording for impressive latitude. Firmware upgrade version 1.0.1.1 improves the zoom response in both ring and rocker modes, boosts the focus speed while zooming, and adds a vertical filter function to reduce artifacts like moiré and jagged edges.

The camera records to dual SDXC card slots and includes genlock, timecode, Ethernet, and RS-422 ports. On the audio side, the XF705 features four channels of LCPM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, and dual XLR inputs. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to control the camera's functions via browser and transfer proxy files. Camera control is also available using the included WL-D6000 remote.

Features
  • 1" CMOS sensor captures UHD 4K video up to 60 fps and HD up to 120 fps
  • 4:2:2 10-bit recording in the highly efficient H.265/HEVC codec
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 14.0 and Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 support for editing with H.265/HEVC files
  • The sensor and two DIGIC DV 6 processors produce images with shallow depth of field, high sensitivity, and low noise
  • Integrated 15x optical, 30x digital zoom lens with 25.5 to 382.5mm (35mm-equivalent) focal range
  • Improved zoom and focusing while zooming, as well as a reduction in artifacts with firmware upgrade v1.0.1.1
  • 5-axis optical stabilization with Standard, Dynamic, and Powered modes
  • 9-blade iris for attractive bokeh looks
  • Manual ND filter wheel with ND 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64 settings
  • HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and PQ (Perceptual Quantization HDR recording for full-color rendition and wide latitude
  • Two SDXC memory card slots
  • Dual-pixel CMOS autofocus with touch focus on the 4" LCD panel
  • Fine-tune gain during simultaneous HDR and SDR recording
  • Canon Log 3 offers wide latitude in post-grading
  • Wide Dynamic Range with seamless gradations and minimal blown-out highlights
  • Rotatable 4.0" LCD touchscreen and 0.46" OLED EVF for accurate viewing
  • HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI outputs
  • Genlock, SMPTE timecode, Ethernet, and remote ports
  • Live IP streaming in H.265 or H.264
  • Dual XLR inputs, an internal stereo mic, and a mini-jack input offer up to four channels of audio input
  • Compatible with the optional RC-V100 remote controller
  • Compact, lightweight design is suited for ENG, documentary, and run-and-gun productions
  • Wired and Wi-Fi connectivity for FTP file transfers
UPC: 013803305852

Canon XF705 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 13.4 Megapixel (4268 x 3148)
Effective: 8.29 Megapixel (3840 x 2160)
Sensor Type1"-Type CMOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Digital
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 1/4 Second
Gain-6 to 33 dB
Shutter Angle11 to 360°
Precise Scan Rate ControlYes
Minimum Illumination3 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
2.5 Lux at 1/25 Shutter Speed
White Balance2000 to 15,000K
Lens
Focal Length8.3 to 124.5mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25.5 to 382.5mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio15x
Max Digital Zoom15x
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/4.5
Optical Design18 Elements in 14 Groups
Minimum Focus DistanceEntire Zoom Range: 2.0' / 60.0 cm
Wide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Filter Size58 mm
Control RingsFocus
Zoom
Iris
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesH.265/MXF/XF-HEVC 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [110 to 160 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/119.88 fps [45 to 180 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [45 to 160 Mb/s]
H.264/MXF/XF-AVC 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [45 Mb/s]
Gamma CurveCanon Log 3, Wide DR
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP StreamingMPEG2
1920 x 1080 to 3840 x 2160 at 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p (4.0 to 16.00 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080 at 50i, 50p (4.0 to 9.0 Mb/s)
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes16:9 JPEG
2 MP (1920 x 1080)
Image File FormatJPEG
Interface
Video I/O1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x Barrel (24 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x Mini-USB Output
1 x BNC (Genlock, Sync) Input/Output
1 x BNC (Timecode) Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
1 x D-Sub 8-Pin Control
1 x RJ45 (LAN) Input/Output
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Video Output, Audio Output, Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size4.0"
Resolution1,560,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.46"
Resolution1,770,000 Dot
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery TypeCanon BP-A Series
Power Consumption21.5 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
3/8"-16 Female
Accessory Mount1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Built-In Video LightYes (Infrared)
Dimensions (W x H x D)17 x 10.2 x 7.5" / 433 x 258 x 191 mm (With Protrusions)
14.9 x 8.3 x 6.4" / 378 x 210 x 162 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight5.96 lb / 2710 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight14.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.7 x 13.2 x 12.8"

Canon XF705 Reviews

Coming from the XF-305

By Joshua
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-01

This was the logical upgrade when I needed 4kUHD. The recording formats are still terrible but the recent release of the M1 Mac and an update to Resolve finally allows realtime playback and editing for a single camera feed. Prior to this I would spend hours transcoding. The 1 inch sensor appears to make up for the loss of light from the slower glass on the 705 compared to the 305. In the end I appear to be able to get cleaner images in low light which is nice. The ability to record 4 channels of audio was also welcome meaning I can connect two XLR sources and still use the internal microphone for scratch audio or connect a stereo mic to the 1/8 input. I wish the LCD could get brighter when we have to shoot outdoors. Will be looking for a sunshade solution. Autofocus has worked extremely well on a few random run and gun type setups where focus distances were constantly changing. Knowing which face was being automatically used and being able to change it on the fly was very helpful along with the new focusing guide telling you if you were short or long on the focus when doing manual adjustments. I don't think the price tag is valid for what it is anymore but if you are looking for a 12g SDI UHD camera for live events with fantastic autofocus and solid low light its a contender.

Run and gun beast

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-18

This has everything I wanted in a pick up and shoot, quality camera. The image stabilization when zoomed all the way in is great. The autofocus is excellent. Being able to record in Log is great too.

Canon XF705 is a Beast

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-18

This Camcorder exceeds all my expectations. I came from the Sony PXW-Z190 and I do miss the 25X optical zoom but now I have more clarity and 4K is awesome. The recording in HEVC files makes the files half the size of the regular .264 or MPEG files with double the quality. The 30X zoom is very usable. The slow motion is buttery smooth. The U30 battery that comes with it won’t give you all day recording, so get the U60 for that. The Canon L glass shows clear and precise. I haven’t tested low light yet, but the groups and forums on Facebook have tested and uploaded clips that say its a winner in that regard as well. The biggest compliment is the use of SD cards...Initially I was leary about getting this camcorder because FCPX couldn’t read the HEVC files...6 months later, FCPX can read the files and edit them. Just be sure you have a fairly newer MacBook Pro because I have two, one I bought in 2014 and the newer one I bought in 2017...I recorded two different church services and loaded each on the different laptops. The newer 2017 model processed the files with no problem, but the older 2014 would load in FCPX but that’s it. So I took a clip 30 seconds long, updated my software, updated FCPX and tried, still no processing or saving the clip...So now I will be getting a new MacBook Pro to make sure I have a New Laptop that I know should work and also a backup in my 2017...Oh and Canon just released a new firmware for the XF705 with some nice improvements and fixed some problems people were experiencing...I didn’t have any problems but then again I’ve only had it two weeks...It’s not cheap but if you got about 8000 laying around go for it...

Successful import of H.265!!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-18

I purchased a XF705 from B&H approximately 7 months ago. I have been waiting patiently for a FCPX upgrade to allow the H.265 files to be ingested to FCPX. Good News...with the recent upgrade to FCPX, ver 10.4.7, I can import the XF705 H.265 files directly into FCPX. I am running macOS Mojave, ver 10.14.6. My iMac computer was manufactured in late 2015. I have to use proxy files for editing, otherwise my computer hangs up.

An incredible camcorder.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

I got the XF705 on the 12th of April so I am still in the process of learning it. I am a Canon fan because I love their color science and have owned the XL1, XL1s, XL2 and XF300. I did love my XF300, but after almost 7 years I needed to upgrade. Some of the things that I miss, and that I think Canon should have said in their announcements are: 1-The XF705 does not have the capability of interval recording. So if you do a lot of time lapse forget it. 2-Canon took away the power save button 3-You can only shoot 120 fps slow motion in 1920x1080 4-2-2, 10 bit HEVC. 4-They took away the front record button as well as the delete last clip button 5-Battary lasts 2/3 of the time What I like are: 1-WOW the color is awesome!! Incredibly sharp and vivid. 2-It is the best auto focus system on the market today, especially when tracking a moving subject such as runners. 3-Touch focus on the screen is unbelievably smooth and precise.  I am really impressed how fast it locks on the subject. 4-Image stabilizer is much better than the XF300. 5-Even at 1,140mm (3x) the images is very good! 6-I got to try out the IR on some deer at the Okefenokee swamp and I was surprised at how clear the IR images were. 7-The fan is 100% quiet. Absolutely no fan noise. There are two setting. One where the fan runs when to are not shooting but turns off when you hit the record button, and one where the fan runs continuously for when you doing long shoots such as a performance. 8- You can edit 4k, 3840x2160 422 10 bit HEVC directly into DaVinci Resolve Study (the paid version) with no problem. 9-The barn doors on the lens hood is so much easier to open and close than attaching a lens cap, although front and rear lens caps are included. 10- The external microphone holder is much better that the XF300, it actually holds the microphone. At first I had buyers remorse and missed my XF300. Now that I have had time to learn more about this camcorder and to play around with all the settings I am really glad I decided to upgrade to the XF705. Bob

AT LAST

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-14

The Canon XF Plugin 3.4.1 for Avid Media Access [macOS] was released last week and after installing, I’ve been using AVID Media Composer to AMA link to the HEVC .265 UHD files from the XF705 and transcoding them to DNxHR HQX successfully. I’m not a tech analyst, but everything finally looks good to me. I’m just starting to use the camera, but the combination of the color and the above average lens, makes this camcorder a step above the others.

Love love love it

By Elbert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-23

Love this camera so much I got 2 more great for live broadcasting and my event switching kit

Significant waste of money

By Mark
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-22

4K HEVC is still too far ahead of the curve; even my M1 Mac and Davinci Resolve Studio 17 struggles with it. Returned item to Canon after an audible growl in the wide end of the zoom function started affecting recorded video, even when using an external Rode mic; Canon sent item back saying item was in spec. Really? A $7000 camcorder should be a lot quieter than this.

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