Canon announced today that they are launching three new additions to their camcorder lineup, the XF405 4K UHD, the XF400 4K UHD and the VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD. All three of the camcorders are said to be light and compact, and can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.

These three cameras, especially the XF405 and the XF400 UHD, are geared to most benefit videographers that shoot live events in run-and-gun scenarios, with Canon saying that “The Canon XF405 and XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorders are both ideal for applications like broadcast interviews, documentaries and weddings.” As for the VIXIA HF 4K UHD, Canon says that it will still have the same quality as the other cameras, but it is designed for advanced amateurs and hobbyists.


A lot of the specs for the three camcorders appear to be very similar. Canon reports that all of them support 4K video recording, feature a 15x optical zoom lens, and can capture 4K/60 through the entire zoom range. All three use a 13.4 megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor paired with a Dual DIGIC DV 6 image processor, and Canon assures that these three camcorders will “provide users with fast, highly accurate focusing through intuitive touch-panel operations" with Dual Pixel CMOS AF designed to provide smooth autofocusing capabilities and accurate tracking.

Major difference between the cameras include balanced XLR audio inputs on the XF400 and XF405, ans well as Ethernet connectivity on those pro cameras. The XF405 also feature 3G-SDI connectivity. Other than those connection options, the three cameras are almost identical on paper.


In terms of the cameras' design, Canon says that “the compact and lightweight nature of all three 4K UHD models provide great mobility when shooting such scenes as new reports and events.”


These three new Canon camcorders are set to be released in November 2017 and are priced at 3,500 dollars for the XF405, 3,000 dollars for the XF400 and 2,500 dollars for the VIXIA HF GX10.

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