Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, has launched the XF605 4K UHD professional camera in the country.

Its new features were showcased at The Stanley Hotel on Thursday. This camera is designed to meet all the needs of content creators.

Hailed for its high-resolution video using a compact form and mobile workflow options including an iPhone app, a LAN port, and built-in dual-band, MIMO Wi-Fi.

The guests at the event drawn from the broadcasting, live streaming and filmmaker’s industry were able to test the camera and got an opportunity to better understand the features that make it ideal for the modern-day videographer.

Canon offered a pre-order offer bundling the Canon XF 605 video camera with a BP-60 battery.

Timothy Owase, Chief Executive Officer Kenya Film Commission while officiating the event commended Canon for their innovations that were responsive to the needs of film producers and broadcasters.  

“The Government has already made several strides in elevating the film sector in this country. It is therefore very encouraging to see organizations such as Canon supporting growth of the sector with significant investments that will further propel the professionals in the creative industry to be able to compete competitively on a global scale with the right technology. Kenyans now demand quality content, and it is imperative that our film producers upgrade their equipment and techniques to meet this ever-growing audience demand. I thank the Canon team for being responsive to develop technology that guarantees quality to the consumer of film products,” he said.

Ms Zeli Kiema: Canon Kenya Distribution Manager, Mr Timothy Owase – CEO Kenya Film Commission and Mr John Wambugu: Canon Business Development Pro Imaging East Africa

The new XF-series professional camcorder comes equipped with a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and the ability to record 4K/60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR video to dual on-board SD card slots.

Equipped with Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, with focus area of approximately 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally), the XF605 achieves high-speed and high-accuracy focusing, and is the first XF-series model to include Eye Detection AF, as well as improved face and head detection, enabling more accurate and stable tracking of subjects. The new camcorder also includes new video transmission functionality, a feature for broadcast journalists.

Canon XF605 Vidoe Camera

Featuring a Canon L-Series lens with 15x zoom, 3-ring operation, a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor, and a DIGIC DV7 image processor, the XF605 allows for the capture of in-camera HDR video.

Users also have the ability to leverage a high frame rate of up to 120 FPS when opting for Full HD recording. Canon Log 3 recording is also available, to provide additional color latitude.

Weighing more than 21 ounces less than the XF705, (which is more than a 25% reduction), the XF605’s compact body is also 10% shorter in both length and height.

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