Canon is updating its next-gen 4K HDR XF605 camera following feedback from the broadcast industry.
First launched last summer, the XF605 is capable of achieving 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit image quality and FHD up to 120p high frame rate in a small form factor. It also offers picture options including HDR (HLG/PQ), Canon Log3 and user-created Look Files.
The firmware update adds Canon’s XC protocol, enabling the XF605 to work alongside other compatible Canon products within a multicamera system.
According to the company, broadcasters can integrate the XF605 into their set-up and control the ISO, aperture, Custom Picture and AF of all cameras from a single point.
The v126.96.36.199 firmware also introduces a new 4K Intra 60P/50P recording option alongside XF-AVC Intra 410Mbps, which Canon says creates a lightweight, high-quality codec that helps to minimise storage costs and speed up file transfer.
The update also adds support for vertical shooting – with the monitor and on-screen menu changing orientation for ease of use.
It also adds the ability to monitor all four audio channels in the on-screen meter display. Users can select Assignable Button 11 as the record button, which Canon says is ideal for those shooting on a tripod or in vertical orientation. Also added is a feature that retains the selected shooting mode while switching from standard to Slow and Fast shooting.