In advance of the opening of IBC this week, Canon has taken the wraps off several new products including three compact 4K camcorders and a new 24” HDR Field Reference Monitor. The new camera models are to be known as the Canon XF405, XF400 and VIXIA HF GX10. Those familiar with Canon’s XF305 will recognize the familiar form factor with these cameras offering significant upgrades including 4K UHD recording. All three models also feature a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5mm–382.5mm), paired with a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor capable of 4K/60p recording.
The compact and lightweight bodies measure approximately 5.3in (l) x 3.8in(h) x 8.4in(d) and weigh approximately 40.3oz. and are designed for applications like broadcast interviews, documentaries and corporate video. All three camcorders provide users with Auto Focus(AF) operation and various tracking capabilities via touch-panel operation and feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The Canon XF405, XF400 4K, and the VIXIA HF GX10 4K Camcorder are scheduled to be available in November 2017 for estimated retail prices of $3499.00, $2999.00 and $2499.00 respectively.
Perhaps of more interest to Cinema professionals is the new Canon DP-V2411 4K HDR reference monitor, a 24-inch display that features high luminance and 12G-SDI terminals, both field production and in-studio needs. The 12G-SDI terminals require only a single cable, compared to a 4K reference display equipped with 3G-SDI that would require four cables to transmit the same 4K 60p footage.
The LED direct backlight display provides precise color reproduction, high resolution, high contrast and high luminance, (600 cd/m peak), allowing for accurate review and confirmation of 4K and HDR when shooting on location or in a studio. The Canon DP-V2411 supports Electro-Optical Transfer Functions (EOTF) such as Hybrid Log-Gamma, a broadcasting HDR standard; Perceptual Quantizer (PQ), a HDR standard for film production and transfer; and Canon’s proprietary log gammas—Canon Log, Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3. In addition, the new display features convenient shooting assist functions for all HDR standards as a waveform monitor. This displays the luminance level of input signals as a false color function. The DP-V2411 is scheduled to be available in early December 2017 for an estimated retail price of $20000.00. For more information on any Canon product, please visit, usa.canon.com.