Canon launches addition to its XF camcorders

Canon’s newest offering, the XF705.

Canon Middle East has announced the launch of a new professional handheld 4K UHD camcorder, the XF705, offering XF-HEVC recording format aimed at the broadcast and production industry. The new flagship was introduced to customers at a launch event held in collaboration with National Stores where attendees witnessed live demonstrations of the XF705 in addition to its streamlined end-to-end production workflow and third-party integration capabilities.

Speaking about the new launch, Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, Business Unit Director B2C, Canon Middle East: “We aim to continue to empower brilliant customer storytelling right from the first shot all the way through to post production. Canon’s latest innovation for broadcast and production professionals allows for greater efficiency in 4K video production and delivers unrivalled performance for high end broadcasting with a streamlined workflow.”

With the XF-HEVC format capabilities, XF705 offers 4K UHD 50P 4:2:2 10-bit recording to SD cards. Combined with a 1.0 type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 processing, the XF705 delivers an improved noise performance, sensitivity and cinematic depth of field. With enhanced HDR capabilities, including an 12G-SDI interface and IP streaming, the XF705 is poised to make UHD HDR production workflows better.

The XF705 is available to customers in the Middle East at USD 6999 across all National Stores.