Canon launches four new professional compact video camcorders for outstanding imaging quality on the move

Canon launches four new professional compact video camcorders for outstanding imaging quality on the move
Perfect for mobility with its light weight and compact design, the new video camcorder range also includes the new XF405 and XF400 for impressive 4K videos



SINGAPORE, 13 September 2017 - Canon today announced the launch of four new additions to the company’s video camcorder lineup - the XF405 and XF400 are lightweight, compact video camcorders that achieve 4K, 50p/60p imaging, and the XA15 and XA11 video camcorders empower users with high performance quality imaging in full HD at an accessible price.

XF405 / XF400
The XF405 and XF400 are professional 4K video camcorders that meet a wide range of video capture needs, from interviews for news programming and documentaries to capturing important milestones in life such as weddings.

Featuring a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5 mm - 382.5 mm) fit for 4K imaging, a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and a Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing platform, the camcorders achieve high imaging quality 4K, imaging across the entire zoom range. . The XF405 and XF400 support UHD 4K 50p/60p MP4 and XF-AVC[1] format (150Mbps) video capture as well as continuous slow motion capture up to 100fps. Housed in compact and lightweight body designs measuring approximately 135 mm (l) x 97 mm (h) x 214 mm (d) and weighing approximately 1,150 g and 1,145 g (XF405 and XF400, respectively), the camcorders’ size can be leveraged for greater mobility when shooting on the move for news reporting and for fast paced event coverage.

Precision and sharpness in focusing are essential requisites for shooting 4K videos. Equipped with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, an AF technology developed by Canon that offers smooth AF operation with good tracking capabilities ideal for shooting videos, these camcorders excel in achieving fast and highly accurate focusing through intuitive touch-panel operations.



XA15 / XA11
Equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 26.8 mm - 576 mm), these models allow users to meet the shooting needs of a wide range of field applications with a single camcorder. Employing a Hi-UD lens[2], the cameras make possible vivid imaging with reduced chromatic aberration, ensuring imaging accuracy. During handheld shooting situations, the Dynamic Mode provides five-axis image stabilization - roll axis, horizontal roll, vertical roll, up-down and left-right - to ensure smooth video capture with minimal camera shake, even when shooting handheld while walking. Drawing from the technology found in EF lenses, the lens feature an eight-blade circular aperture[3] that enables video capture for beautiful and aesthetically pleasing bokeh.

The camcorders feature a High-luminance Priority mode that achieves enhanced textural expression - accentuating textural characteristics such as the three-dimensionality of clouds and the translucency of water. High-luminance Priority mode works by automatically correcting camera brightness to capture images with enhanced mid to high-luminance gradation, color reproduction and sharpness, even for scenes with backlit subjects with muted dark areas.

With Wide DR picture profile, which smoothly compresses high-luminance areas achieving a wide dynamic range of 600%, the camcorders deliver videos with smoother color gradation and suppressed overexposure, even in shooting environments where the difference between light and dark areas is prone to causing overexposure. Also maintaining a degree of color grading freedom, Wide DR can be utilized for flexibility in video post-production. Additionally, equipped with a Slow/Fast Segment function that allows users to select shooting speeds from 0.5x/0.4x[4] to a maximum of 1,200x[5], the camcorders enables more creative frame rate options for expressing motion.

The new camcorders employ an adjustable approximately 1.56 million dot equivalent 0.24-inch viewfinder, which tilts upwards approximately up to 45° for effective low-angle shooting. The XA15 and XA11 are also equipped with a seesaw-type zoom key, which enables zoom operations that are ideal for professional and serious video users.


Pricing and Availability
The XA15 and XA11 will be available in September 2017 while the XF405 and XF400 will be available in November 2017. Pricing of the XF405, XF400, XA15 and XA11 will be advised at a later date.


About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
More information is available at www.canon.com.sg.



[1] XF-AVC will be supported in a future firmware update in 1H 2018
[2] Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion Lens
[3] An aperture of f/4.0 when fully open
[4] Recorded at a framerate of 50.00p/59.94p and reproduced with a framerate of 25.00p/23.98p
[5] Recorded and reproduced with a framerate of 25.00p/29.97p

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