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Canon XF405 hands-on review and sample footage

canon xf405Canon XF405 at a glance:

  • 8.29MP, 1″ CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K 60 fps, HD 120 fps Onboard
  • HDMI 2.0 & 3G-SDI Outputs
  • Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Advanced Zoom up to 30x
  • Dual XLR Inputs, Four Channels of Audio
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus Feature
  • 2 x DIGIC DV 6 Processors
  • 2 x SD Memory Card Slots

The people at Cinema5D reviewed the new Canon XF405 and posted some sample footage (shot with a pre-production XF405). The Canon XF405 has a 1″ sensor and aims at run&gun news reporters on a budget (it’s $3,499). You can pre-order the Canon XF405 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

From their conclusion:

The Canon XF405 camera has a compact and portable design. The absence of a C-LOG picture profile, ISO settings (dB marking only), and “creative” aspect ratio markers can indicate that this camera was designed to catch the attention of news crews on a budget or independent documentary filmmakers. This camera doesn’t pretend to be something that it is not, and that’s perfectly fine! With proven autofocus capabilities, ease of use, a good lens and those pleasant Canon skin tones, the XF405/XF400/LEGRIA GX10 might appeal to those who are on the run (&gun) but looking for the extra touch when attempting to harness the aid of a large-sensor aesthetic look into their creative productions. Read the review…

 

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