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  • Canon XF-105

Canon XF-105

  • Brand: Canon
  • Product Code: XF-105
  • $2,499.00

Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
Power Supply (rated) 7.4V DC (battery pack)
Video Recording system Compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 (at 50Mbps recording)
File Format: MXF
Recording Modes:
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920x1080, (60i/30p/24p), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p)
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p)
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440x1080 (60i/30p/24p)
Audio Recording system 2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit; 48kHz
Image Sensor 1/3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels Approx. 2.37 megapixels (2044 x 1160 pixels)
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Maximum recording Time 128GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.
25Mbps: 625 minutes
35Mbps: 445 minutes
50Mbps: 320 minutes
Lens Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens, 4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-304mm), f/1.8-2.8
Focusing System TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF, Face AF, Face Only AF), Manual, Full Manual
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000
Minimum Focusing Distance 20mm (wide macro), 60cm (entire zoom range)
White Balance Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
Frame Rate 60i, 60p, 30p, 24p (50i and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Center)
Minimum Illumination Full AUTO mode: 4.5 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain +24dB); Manual mode: .11 lux (shutter speed 1/4, Gain +33dB), (when 60i is selected)
Genlock Terminal BNC (input only) Same terminal as Time Code
HD/SD-SDI Terminal BNC (output only), with embedded audio and time code
Timecode Terminals BNC (input/output) Same terminal as Genlock
Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift) 4 modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off
Filter Diameter 58mm
Viewfinder 0.24-inch color widescreen, approx. 260,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
LCD Screen 3.5-inch color widescreen LCD, approx. 920,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
Microphone Stereo electrect condenser microphone
Recording Media CF Card : 2 Slots, Movie files only
SD Card: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings
USB Terminal Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal Component: Output only
Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only
Audio Terminal XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
HDMI Terminal Yes (Type A)
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)
Operating Temperature range 0° - 40°C, 32° - 104°F, 85% relative humidity
Dimensions Approx. 4.8 x 5.8 x 9.8 in. (121 x 148 x 250mm) (not including lens hood, mic holder unit, grip strap)
Weight (not including battery pack and memory card) 2.4 lbs (1070 g) (includes grip strap)
Weight 2.8 lbs (1290 g) (includes grip strap, lens hood, mic holder unit, BP-925, CF card (x1) and SD card)



Compact in size, light weight and fully featured, the Canon XF105 Professional Camcorder can be tailored to fit a wide range of individual needs. While sharing many of the capabilities of the Canon XF305 and XF300 Professional Camcorders, including the Canon XF Codec and Compact Flash (CF) recording, the XF105 offers some exciting new features of its own.

Whether used as a companion to the XF305 or XF300 or as a standalone camcorder, the XF105 is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF105 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets.

The XF105 utilizes Canon's XF Codec – a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing.

The XF105's newly developed Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens along with a Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor delivers exceptional image quality. The XF105 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand creative flexibility, allowing users to work in virtually any production environment.

Incorporating industry-standard HD-SDI output, genlock input SMPTE time code input/output terminals makes the Canon XF105 perfectly matched for live application and multi-camera shooting.

Canon has released a firmware update for the XF105 / XF100 Professional Camcorder.

Affected Products
XF105 Professional Camcorder
XF100 Professional Camcorder

Firmware Version incorporates the following improvements:
    1. Adds the 1440 x 1080 35Mbps setting to the camcorder’s recording modes.
    2. Displays the Korean language

For more information on this improvement, please visit the Canon website to download the latest version of the instruction manual for the XF105 / XF100.

Firmware Version is for camcorders with Firmware Version through If the camcorder's firmware is already Version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camcorder is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

• MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
  The Canon XF Codec, ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems

• Record to affordable Compact Flash Cards
  The XF105 Professional Camcorder records to cost-effective Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder features two CF card slots and offers versatile recording functions

• Major NLE Software Compatibility
  Canon’s XF Codec is supported by the industry’s leading manufacturers: Adobe, Apple, Avid and Grass Valley.

• Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
  Delivers flexibility in image capture with a zoom range of 30.4 – 304mm (35mm equivalent).

• Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor
  Newly designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon. 

• Industry Standard HD-SDI Output, Genlock & SMPTE Time Code and Other Terminals
  HD-SDI & SD-SDI Output
  Genlock Input / SMPTE Time Code Input/Output Terminal
  HDMI Output
  Component Video Output
  Composite Video Output (3.5mm)
  USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal
  Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol)

• Multiple Recording Bit Rates, Resolutions, and Variable Frame Rates
  Highest quality 50Mbps Full HD to HDV compatible 25Mbps

• Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  Provides enhanced shading, lifelike tonal gradations, new custom picture settings and lower power consumption.

• Built-in 3-D Assist Features
  The XF105 has the ability to be paired with another XF105 or XF100 camcorder to provide true stereoscopic 3-D recording

• Infrared Recording
  Infrared Mode allows users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light

• Brilliant Ergonomics
   Its small size makes this camcorder ideal in situations where every inch and ounce count, such as flying to location or going on expedition.

• Large, 3.5-inch, 920,000 Dot LCD Monitor and EVF
  Provides an ample, accurate area for critical focus confirmation and approximately 100% field of view.

• Exceptional Customization

• Workflow
  Canon’s XF Codec is supported by the industry’s leading manufacturers: Adobe, Apple, Avid and Grass Valley.

• Audio System
  The built-in microphone provides exceptional audio in fast-paced situations while the XLR inputs and microphone input terminal provide connectivity to external microphones.

Additional Features
Waveform Monitor
Optional Canon WD-H58W Wide Converter
Intelligent Battery System
Photo Capture
Color Bars with Reference Tone
Support for 9 Languages
1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

Standard Accessories
XF105 Camcorder with Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Battery Pack BP-925
Compact Power Adapter CA-930
DC Cable DC-930
Wireless Controller WL-D6000
Shoulder Strap SS-1200
Microphone Holder Unit
Component Cable CTC-100/S
Canon XF Utilities Disc

Optional Accessories
955 Battery Pack
975 Battery Pack
CB-920 Car Battery Adapter
CTC-100 Component Cable
DC-930 Cable
SBR-1000 Shooting Brace
TA-100 Tripod Adapter
TL-H Tele Converter (1.5X)
Tripod Adapter Brace
VL-10Li II Video Light
WD-H58W Wide Converter (0.7x)
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Control