Canon too are announcing a new professional camcorder -- the XF series is growing. The Canon XF705 is more similar to the older XF305 in terms of its design, but it records contemporary 4K UHD 50p with 4:2:2 10-bit on SD cards. Canon uses H.265 compression; the video data is written in the XF-HEVC file format, which is based on HEVC and the material eXchange format (MXF). The camera is HDR-capable; both Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantisation (PQ) HDR format are supported internally. In parallel, an SDR signal can be recorded externally. According to Canon, various "HDR assistance functions" are supposed to support the exposure; the manufacturer does not reveal exactly which functions are involved. A logarithmic recording doesn´t seem to be implemented.
Although the XF705 is larger in form factor and, as far as external control elements are concerned, much more "detailed" than its direct predecessors, the XF405/XF400, it still has a CMOS sensor of the 1.0-inch type and a DIGIC DV6 processor like its direct predecessors. The lens data (Canon L series) also sound familiar: 15x optical zoom with 25.5mm initial focal length (Kb equivalent), a speed of 1:2.8 and image stabilization. However, the XF705 has three control rings (with end stops). The Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF is also available again, also a 12G-SDI interface is on board.
Price and availability details are still pending.