Melville, NY—Canon USA expanded its video camcorder lineup with three additions: the XF405, the XF400 and the Vixia HF GX10 4K UHD camcorders. All three lightweight and compact camcorders are capable of 4K/60p video recording.
Key Features of 4K UHD Camcorders
The Canon XF405 and XF400 4K UHD camcorders are both geared for applications like broadcast interviews, documentaries and weddings. Conversely, designed with advanced amateurs and hobbyists in mind, the Vixia HF GX10 4K UHD camcorder provides the same high image quality as the Canon XF405 and XF400.
All three models feature a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (25.5–382.5mm in 35mm equivalent), to support 4K recording. The lens works with a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor as well as the dual Digic DV 6 image-processing platform. As a result, the camcorders are said to produce “stunning 4K/60p recording across the entire zoom range.”
Moreover, the new sensor accounts for improved images with less noise in low-light situations as well as a shallower depth of field at large apertures. This aids in providing greater depth-of-field control and creative options. Additionally, the Digic DV 6 engine further enhances the high sensitivity performance of the camcorders.
In addition, the 4K models offer portability. The compact and lightweight body designs measure 5.3×3.8×8.4 inches. Plus, the XF405, XF400 and Vixia HF GX10 weigh 40.5, 40.3 and 40.2 ounces, respectively. The compact and lightweight design of all three models is meant to provide great mobility when shooting news reports and events.
Furthermore, all three camcorders provide users with “fast, highly accurate focusing through intuitive touch-panel operations,” announced Canon. The new camcorders feature 3.5-inch touch-panel LCDs as well as newly designed 0.24-inch electronic viewfinders (EVF).
Moreover, they employ Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, developed to offer smooth autofocus (AF) operation with high-tracking capabilities that are ideal for shooting video. Another shared feature is the ability to record video in slow and fast motion up to 120 frames per second.
Canon 4K UHD Camcorder Pricing
The Canon XF405 4K UHD, the XF400 4K UHD and the Vixia HF GX10 4K UHD camcorders have retail prices of $3,499, $2,999 and $2,499, respectively. usa.canon.com