Canon Launches Compact XF105, XF100 Camcorders

Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder

Canon USA has launched two new compact XF-series professional camcorders: the Canon XF105 and XF100 (photo above), the smallest professional camcorders in the Canon line.

Canon explains that the new XF105 and XF100 utilize the same Canon XF Codec featured in the Canon XF305 and XF300, introduced earlier this year. The Canon XF Codec is an MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps codec used for exceptional high-definition image quality, full non-linear editing (NLE) systems compatibility and efficient, robust workflow, according to the company.

These camcorders can capture high-definition 3-D video when two XF105 or XF100 camcorders are paired. Both feature Canon’s built-in infrared low-light feature to capture HD video in complete darkness. Both models record to Compact Flash (CF) cards and feature hot-swappable card slots for maximum performance.

Differentiating the two models are industry-standard HD-SDI output and genlock in/SMPTE time code (in/out) terminals available on the Canon XF105. The XF105 and XF100 camcorders are ideal for Electronic News Gathering, documentary and independent filmmaking and event videography.

Both the Canon XF105 and XF100 will be available in Q1 2011.

[Via: Canon USA]

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