The Canon XF200 Professional Camcorder delivers powerful features, professional functionality and high levels of image quality for a wide range of camera operators. The XF200 is built around an HD CMOS Pro imaging sensor, DIGIC DV 4 processor, a 26.8mm wide, 20x optical zoom lens with 3 separate lens rings (focus, zoom and iris) and wireless connectivity for instant sharing.
Firmware Update - April 2015
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Canon XF200: Key Feautres
- 26.8mm Wide, 20x Optical Zoom Lens with 3 Separate Lens Rings
- AF options (Instant AF, Face Detection) and Reduced MOD
- Enhanced Image Stabilisation Performance
- Ergonomic, Rotating Grip
- Equipped with Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode and Refined, 8-bladed Circular Aperture
- Infrared, High-sensitivity Shooting Function with Enhanced Exposure Performance
- Professional 0.45-inch Color Viewfinder and Precise 3.5-inch OLED Panel
- MXF and MP4 Dual Codec Recording
- Slow and Fast Motion Function Supported (MXF)
- 35 Mbps 1440x1080 Recording Supported for Broadcast Usage (MXF)
- 3 Memory Card slots
- 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Dual-frequency Built-in Wi-Fi Capability
- Ethernet LAN Terminal
- Browser Remote, FTP File Transfer (MXF/MP4) Functions Featured
- 4-channel Audio Recording
26.8mm wide, 20x Optical Zoom lens with 3 separate lens rings
The XF200 professional camcorder features a highly versatile Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens that captures superb images with outstanding clarity at 900 TV lines of resolution. Offering a 35mm equivalent zoom of 26.8-576 mm, the optical zoom lens provides an extended range that can prove ideal for wide-angle to extreme telephoto shooting. When compared to previous XF professional camcorder models, the XF200's flexible focal range and enhanced wide angle offer many creative options, even when working at a distance. An 8-blade circular aperture provides a natural and visually pleasing bokeh effect to out of focus highlights.
In addition, the XF200 features 3 separate, banked lens rings that provide independent control of critical focus, zoom and iris/aperture settings, with adequate separation to improve ease of use. Separate gain and white-balance toggle switches are provided. Also, the camera's zoom speed is now up to 1.8x faster than the XF105/XF100 professional camcorders, with three selectable zoom speeds for creative control.
Advanced Canon imaging system
A Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor combines with the DIGIC DV 4 processor to deliver stunning picture quality - even in low light - as well as outstanding dynamic range and realistic colour reproduction. Wide DR Gamma helps to reduce over-exposure, whilst an infrared shooting mode means the camera can easily be used at night - ideal for the wildlife videographer. Picture quality is complemented by advanced audio functions, with 4-channel Linear PCM audio recording supported.
Enhanced Image Stabilisation performance
The XF200 professional camcorder's new Five-Axis Dynamic Super Range OIS system combines optical and electronic correction to help reduce image distortion- even when shooting while walking - for better looking videos. Standard Mode uses lens shift to provide constant compensation throughout the zoom range. Powered Mode helps improve vibration suppression at telephoto focal lengths. Dynamic Mode is specifically designed to stabilize the image when walking and shooting handheld by correcting simultaneously for roll, yaw and pitch.
5 GHz and 2.4 GHz dual-frequency built-in Wi-Fi capability
Several network-enabled Ethernet functions, including browser control, browser preview and FTP transfers, can be implemented via the XF200 professional camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi links that operate at both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz. Wi-Fi enables remote control and viewing during crane-mounted shoots, for example. Wi-Fi technology enables FTP file transfer to Cloud-based servers for convenient back-ups, or for situations where a relay station, such as a news truck, is not available, while the dual bands help ensure that the camcorders can send signals even in areas with increased signal interference.
It is also possible for the camcorder to connect to compatible networks, wireless hotspots and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*, or play back video on the camcorders' memory cards to Wi-Fi-enabled TVs and computers. Additionally, Wi-Fi technology allows remote control of key camcorder controls, exposure functions and focus settings, conveniently from your web browser when using a smartphone or tablet.
MXF and MP4 dual codec recording
Dual Codec Recording offers format choices that can be useful for various post-capture options. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and multiple memory card slots enable simultaneous recording in high bit-rate MXF format and web-ready MP4 format at a variety of bit rates to suit the task at hand. MXF mode supports broadcast-ready Full HD 50 Mbps MPEG-2 shooting with 4:2:2 color sampling for high-quality chroma key compositing as well as 1440 x 1080 4:2:0 capture at 35 Mbps for specific applications. MP4 format supports 1080/60p at 35 Mbps for high definition capture of fast moving subjects, as well as reduced resolutions down to 640 x 360 at 1.5 or 3 Mbps for instant news reporting even when bandwidth is restricted.
35 Mbps 1440x1080 recording supported for broadcast usage (MXF)
For enhanced flexibility, the XF200 professional camcorder supports MXF-format recording at a variety of data rates, including broadcast-friendly 1440 x 1080/60i video up to 35 Mbps. Images shot at 60i are remarkably clear, with reduced artifacts, even when scenes contain a lot of movement.
The XF200 offers several creative recording modes and flexible frame rates, including Interval Recording mode, which can be programmed to shoot a specified number of video frames at pre-defined intervals for interesting time-lapse shoots, and Frame Record function, which captures a specified number of video frames each time RECORD mode is initiated during stop-frame animation projects.
Three Memory Card slots
MXF files can be recorded onto the user's choice of one or two CF cards, while MP4 files (both still images and video data) are recorded independently to the SD card to support various workflows. The CF card slots can be configured for either dual-slot or relay recording of MXF files. And to help ensure trouble-free back-ups, MP4 recording can be carried out simultaneously with dual-slot MXF recording.
Slow and fast motion function supported (MXF)
Special recording modes can expand the range that visual images can express. Both slow- and fast-motion recording in MXF format is possible using the XF200 professional camcorder's pair of Compact Flash drives, at speeds up to 250% and down to 40% of real time. Such special effects can be perfect for such feature productions as music videos and wedding videos.
Professional 0.45-inch colour viewfinder and precise 3.5-inch OLED panel
The XF200 professional camcorder features both a newly developed color viewfinder and a precision OLED panel. The tiltable, 0.45-inch viewfinder offers 1.23-megapixel resolution for improved visual display, making it possible to accurately check focus, framing, exposure, white balance and other camera settings. A wide, 28.2-degree viewing angle and high-definition imaging provide a comfortable shooting environment.
The 3.5-inch, touch-sensitive 1.23-megapixel Organic Electroluminescence (OLED) panel offers a number of user advantages over conventional backlit LCD-type displays, including a high contrast ratio, a wide viewing angle, high-speed response, slim dimensions and light weight.
Equipped with wide DR gamma (600%) mode and refined, 8-bladed circular aperture
The XF200 professional camcorder's wide Dynamic Range Gamma of 600% helps prevent overexposure, even for high brightness areas of an image and/or with non-uniform colors. Unlike the normal knee function that compresses video signals in high brightness areas using linear gamma, a wide DR Gamma retains continuity across the image and enables color grading. And an eight-blade Circular Aperture designed using EF lens technology provides natural and nearly circular out-of-focus areas for enhanced bokeh, for example, during shoots of nighttime skylines.
Infrared, high-sensitivity shooting function with enhanced exposure performance
For investigative reporting, surveillance and similar projects, the XF200 professional camcorder's infrared mode produces video images that are evenly illuminated from the center to each edge of the picture area. An improved, diffused LED is approximately three times brighter than the infrared light used on previous Canon XF models, providing greater usable distance range in dark shooting conditions. Users can choose between Green and White IR recording modes according to personal preference. To prevent configuration or operating errors, the camera automatically turns off the IR LED when the user switches from infrared to normal video mode.
AF options (instant AF, face detection) and reduced MOD
The XF200 professional camcorder features an Autofocus system with several useful modes, including Instant AF, which uses both the TTL Video Signal Detection System and the external sensor, and Face Detection AF, which tracks the focus on any faces in the video frame, even if that subject is in profile. Also, a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of just 23.6 inches is maintained at all zoom levels from wide angle to telephoto, enabling flexible framing control even when shooting close-ups.
Ergonomic, rotating grip
The XF200 professional camcorder features an aluminum die-cast grip that can be rotated through a wide 120-degree angle in discrete 15-degree steps. Cinematographers and other operators can maintain a firm and comfortable hold of the camera at any shooting angle.
Ethernet LAN terminal
In addition to dual-frequency Wi-Fi links, the XF200 professional camcorder features an Ethernet connector for quickly linking the camcorder to conventional wired local-area networks and wireless routers, thus enabling browser preview during shoots, in addition to FTP transfer of video files to an external PC or laptop. Browser-enabled remote control is also supported by connecting to a wireless router via Ethernet.
Browser remote, FTP file transfer (MXF/MP4) functions featured
The XF200 professional camcorder can be controlled remotely from a normal Web browser running on a laptop, compatible smartphone or tablet device including record start/stop, AF/MF switching, focus/zoom settings and white-balance mode. Background transfer of MXF- and MP4-format video files via FTP links also is possible, enabling latest news images, for example, to be distributed quickly over the Internet, or utilized as pre-edited footage.
Four-channel Audio Recording
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The XF200 professional camcorder accommodates two- or four-channel recording of high-quality linear PCM audio sound at 16-bit/48 kHz sampling rate with individual level controls. Four-channel mode during MXF-format video recording enables a reporter's lavaliere microphone to be captured on one channel, for example, and the interviewee's mic on another channel, with two-channel ambience from the camera's built-in stereo microphone on channels 3 and 4. In addition, separate volume controls for the two XLR inputs enable the same source to be recorded at a lower level as backup.
Buy Now Pay Later
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £82.17
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.