Autofocus. Weâve said it before on RedShark, and Iâll reiterate it here, the fixed lens camera is not dead. This is an important feature for me because a camera needs to be out of a shooter’s head when they are chasing down those fleeting moments that often happen during a run and gun shoot. For example, the camera can shoot at Rec 709, Rec 2020, and Canon Log 3. A critical look at several key features of the Canon XF705, including 4K and HD image quality, battery life length, heft, built-in streaming features, and the usability and effectiveness of its supported 4K/60P H.265 codec. It was helpful to find several record buttonâ¦ Unlike the XF405, which is 1/3 of the size, you can't handhold the XF705 for a long time. HEVC/H.265. Both the Display and EVF have all the necessary features for easy shooting: focus assist, Waveform monitor, 2 x focus punch in, and other useful camera information. Unlike the XA40, the XF705 has a lot more room if you want to find a place to mount a couple wireless mic receivers, and it won't look stupid. Discover Canon's XF705 Pro video camera a handheld 4K UHD camcorder with the latest HEVC codec. The lens has three manual control rings for iris, focus, and zoom, all with end stops. Relay recording or dual recording. In this part of our Canon XF705 review we take a look at what this future-minded camcorder is like to use out in the field as well as take a look at picture quality. 4K 60p recording capabilities onto a standard SD Cards is a wholly unexpected feature and one to push the rest of the market forward. The XF705, while not as big as my Sony, but big enough to be acceptable to my L.A. clientele, also has a mechanical ND filter wheel, as well as many of the switches, knobs and wheels pro camera ops expect to control functions on a pro camera without having to deal with menus. More Features. Review: Canon XF705 4K 1" Sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder A critical look at several key features of the Canon XF705, including 4K and HD image quality, battery life length, heft, built-in streaming features, and the usability and effectiveness of its supported 4K/60P H.265 codec. It was on my short list for reviews. The file size is only 1/4 of the traditional MPEG 2 format. Up to 160Mbps. Canon Camcorder XF705 is a well-known and one of the most expensive options. F2.8 â 4.5, 15x optical (probably 30x digital) zoom lens and the DIGIC DV6 processor, handling the output from the 1â³ CMOS sensor. I used the Canon XF705 almost exclusively in Rec. These three gain settings can be pre-selected in the XF705’s menu. Over the summer of 2019 I was invited to do a story on the “On Stage Experience” and THX sound system installed at Aerosmith's residency at the Park Theater in Las Vegas (Figure 3, below). In comparing the two cameras briefly in low light, the XF705 could put out a clean image to my 40” 1080p TV at 33dB of gain. I had to use my homemade beltpack and was able to get a few shots before the band came out for their soundcheck. Learn how your comment data is processed. Both of those options can greatly weigh down the gear of a solo-operator who is already carrying, or wheeling, all of their gear themselves. Bear in mind, I shoot a ton of run and gun and I expect a camera to be easy to use very quickly. I am not about to dive into the mathematical details why XF-HEVC is lighter than H.264 because I am not that smart. Shooting the classical music concert from 125 feet away. The Canon XF705 is the flagship XF camcorder for Canon and it deserves the placement admirably. It functioned just as it should have, just like with my Sony cameras. Canon XF705 was released in 2018. The XF705 (Figure 1, below) comes with only one 14.4v battery along with a power supply and charger. Canon Camcorder XF705 is $3301 more expensive than an average camera ($2498). While this camera has the choice to increase its gain setting to +33 I really think one should shy away from topping out this camera. The Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus also shows a shooter to see, graphically, if their manual focusing is in focus or not. Most clients believe bigger is better with cameras, and cannot be convinced otherwise. The XA40, with its much smaller 1/2.3” sensor, could only go up to about 15dB of gain before the picture got too noisy and grainy. If anything, I suggest steering this camera away from settings with very little light. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The system also shows a shooter if their focus is forward or behind the subject. Read the full GHI review. Trying the XA40 at 33dB of gain made the image useless. In fact it could be going through a bit of resurgence with a â¦ The XF705 camcorder enables rich visual expression via outstandig 4K image quality and HDR recording. Then a shooter can scale up or down the camera’s exposure quickly. Basically, the Canon XF705 seems to offer most of everything the Canon XF405 had to offer and then some more. This mid-sized camera class, similar to the Sony HVR-Z7u, is a bit of an oddball size: too big to handhold comfortably handhold, too small to go on the shoulder. Therefore, many camera people are using larger, older cameras to get more money. Photography Tips & â¦ The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS is a super-zoom camera with DSLR-styling, 20 Megapixel resolution and a 65x optical zoom range equivalent to 21-1365mm. I did a number of handheld shots, but due to the camera’s heft, I had to go with my trusty Manfrotto monopod, for stable shots. It might make your life easier in the long run. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The XF705 is Canon's new flagship professional camcorder. I found changing the gain via function button a little slow for my liking. At the highest setting you get what you expect, a soft image, increased noise, and general mud. These are your choices on the Canon XF705. Editing UHD footage in the XF-HEVC codec nearly brought my older MacBook Pro to a stop. Canon Log 3 is a gamma setting designed for easier color grading and to make noise less noticeable.