HD Camcorders

XF105 / XF100

XF105 / XF100

XF105 / XF100

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Marketed XF105 / February 2011 XF100 / February 2011
Original Price Open Open

The new Canon XF105 and XF100 incorporate the popular MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec capability also featured in the XF305 and XF300 released in June 2010, while achieving a significantly smaller and lighter body design. In response to the demands of users, the two new camcorders support a wide range of industry uses, offering the mobility needed for outdoor locations while also enabling shooting in narrow spaces in indoor settings. They also support 3-D video production when using two video camcorders together. In addition, the XF105 incorporates an increased range of connection terminals for enhanced expandability during video production.

Through the incorporation of a single-CMOS sensor system, a newly designed zoom lens, and high-density mounting technology, the compact, lightweight XF105 and XF100 offer a body size that is approximately 42% the volume of, and a body weight approximately 41% the weight of the XF305 and XF300. The new camcorders include a functional arrangement of such features as the operation panels, terminals and microphone, and an optimized grip design delivering improved weight balance for increased stability and handling that will satisfy professional users.

In addition to incorporating dual CF card slots that enable highly reliable recording, the new Canon XF105 and XF100 feature MPEG-2 Full HD (MPEG-2 422P@HL compliant) compression, making possible 1,920 x 1,080-pixel Full HD video recording. The new lineup’s 4:2:2 color sampling offers twice the volume of color data when compared to the 4:2:0 profile format used in HDV. In addition, the codec realizes a maximum 50 Mbps data recording, approximately twice the data volume of HDV.

The Canon XF105 and XF100 deliver high-quality images through the incorporation of a Canon HD CMOS PRO with approximately 2.07-million effective pixels—a sensor also utilized in the XF305 and XF300. Further contributing to its compact body, the new lineup features a newly designed high-resolution, wide-angle 30.4 mm*1 f/1.8 Canon HD Video Lens with 10x optical zoom.

When using two units together, the new Canon XF105 and XF100 support 3-D video on-site production. The 3-D video recording system set-up enables users to conveniently make adjustments to axis and zoom positioning, as well as scan reverse, which instantly inverts the display horizontally, vertically, or in both directions.

The Canon XF105 and XF100 include support for infrared shooting, a feature in wide demand by broadcasters for use in such situations as the observance of nocturnal animals that are difficult to film in normal lighting, as well as documentary television programs. In addition, the duo feature an operation ring for such functions as zoom, focus and iris settings, giving a feel similar to that of mechanical lenses. Tailored to the needs of professional users during multi-camera filming at such locations as live venues, the Canon XF105 features an expanded range of connection terminals, including Genlock*2 and HD/SD SDI terminals.

*1 35 mm film equivalent
*2 The Time Code terminal can also be used as a Genlock terminal

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, 1920×1080, (60i/30p/24p),
1280×720 (60p/30p/24p);
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920×1080 (60i/30p/24p),
1280×720 (60p/30p/24p);
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440×1080 (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 64GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.
25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes
Lens Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens, 4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4 – 304mm),
Focusing System Ring control or automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF)
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000
Minimum Focusing Distance 20mm (wide macro), 60cm (entire zoom range)
Frame Rate NTSC 60i, 30p, 24p / PAL 50i, 25p
Minimum Illumination
Full Auto (Gain 24dB): NTSC 60i, 4.5lux; 30p, 2.3lux; 24p, 1.8lux / PAL 50i, 3.8lux; 25p, 1.9lux
Manual(Gain 33dB): NTSC 60i, 0.11lux; 30p, 0.11lux; 24p, 0.08lux / PAL 50i, 0.08lux; 25p, 0.08lux
Genlock Terminal XF105:BNC (input only) Same terminal as Time Code
HD/SD-SDI Terminal XF105:BNC (output only), with embedded audio and time code
Timecode Terminals XF105:BNC (input/output) Same terminal as Genlock
Image Stabilization Optical lens shift system (angle and vector movement direction ); 3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered
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 (input only), 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
HDMI Terminal Output only (Type A)
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5mm mini-jack (output only for video and audio)
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Performing 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, lens hood, mic holder unit, lens cap and memory card) XF105:2.4 lbs (1,070 g) (includes grip strap)
XF100:2.2 lbs (1,020 g) (includes grip strap)
Weight XF105:2.8 lbs (1,290 g) (includes grip strap, lens hood, mic holder unit, BP-925, CF card (x1) and SD card)
XF100:2.7 lbs (1,240 g) (includes grip strap, lens hood, mic holder unit, BP-925, CF card (x1) and SD card)