Canon XF100 HD Camcorder PAL

by Canon
Canon XF100 HD Camcorder PAL
The Canon XF100 is a professional compact HD camcorder which shares many compatibilities with Canon XF300 and XF305.

MPEG-2 MXF recording to CF cards at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2)
10x HD zoom lens
1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS sensors
Dual CF Card Slots
Dual XLR Inputs


Video System
Media Type:
Movies - CF Card Type I only (2 Slots), UDMA4 recommended; Stills - SDHC/SD Cards
Sensor: 1/3 inch CMOS
Image Processor: DiG!C DV III
Movie Compression System: MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 (50 Mbps)
File Format: MXF

Image Pixels
Effective Pixels: 1920 x 1080

Optical Zoom: 10x
Focal Length (nominal): 4.25 - 42.5mm
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Approx. 30.4 - 304mm
F number: f/ 1.8 - 2.8
Filter Diameter: 58mm

Focus Control: Ring control or automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF)

Zoom Control: Ring, Rocker or Handle; Selectable Shockless Zoom mode

Zoom Speed:
Zoom Rocker -Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Handle zoom - Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)

Iris Control: Ring control; Custom dial control; Full Auto

Aperture leaves: 8 iris aperture leaves
Close up distance: 60cm (over entire zoom range), 20 mm at wide macro setting
Image Stabilizer: Optical system (lens shift system adopted/Super range system support)
Zoom/focus preset function: None
One push AF function: None
ND filter: Built-in gradation ND filter
Filter diameter and pitch: D 58 mm / P0.75 mm

Recording Specifications

50 Mbps CBR (4:2:2)
1920 x 1080, PAL - 50i / 25P
1280 x 720, PAL - 50P / 25P

35 Mbps VBR (4:2:0)
1920 x 1080, PAL - 50i / 25P
1280 x 720, PAL - 50P / 25P

25 Mbps CBR (4:2:0)
1440 x 1080, PAL - 50i / 25P

Light Metering Method: Centre-weighted / Spot / Backlight Correction
Exposure Compensation: +/-7steps
White Balance Mode: AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,000K - 15,000K)

Min Illumination: 3.8 Lux (shutter speed 1/50 sec), 0.05 Lux (shutter speed 1/3 sec)

LCD / Viewfinder
View Screen / Pixels:
3.5 inch wide screen LCD screen (920,000 dots), 100% coverage
Angle adjustment enabled with high, low angle support and self portrait shooting possible
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment

Viewfinder (Colour):
0.24 inch wide screen LCD screen (260,000 dots), 100% coverage
Angle adjustment upward enabled.
+2.0 to -5.5 diopter, 3-lens configuration
Brightness, contrast, colour and backlight adjustment

Filming Models & Controls
Recording Modes: 50i / 25P
Special Recording Modes: Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Fast Motion, Pre-Rec

Audio Data: Linear PCM (16-bit, 48KHz), 2-ch
Audio Level Metering: Manual audio level VR metering & control
Wind Screen: Wind Low-Cut setting x2

Still Image Recording
Capture Size: 1920x1080
Memory Card Type: SDHC / SD slot

Input Power Supply: 7.4 V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)


Input Signals:
2 x XLR 3-pin microphone inputs (48V phantom power)

Output Signals:
HDMI (Type-A)
USB (mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
AV (3.5mm, 4-pole mini-jack)
Headphone (3.5mm Stereo mini-jack)
Remote (2.5mm Stereo mini-jack)

Operating Platforms:
Canon XF Utility - PC: Windows XP SP2/SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1/SP2 (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Mac: OS X 10.4 to 10.6

Dimensions W x H x D: 121 x 148 x 250mm
Weight excl. battery: Approx. 1.2kg
Operating Temperature range: -5oC to +45oC, 60% relative humidity

In the Box

Battery Pack BP-925
Power Supply Coupler DC-930
Power Adaptor CA-930
Wireless Controller WL-D6000
Component Cable
Lens Hood
Shoulder Strap
Microphone Unit
Canon XF Utility, Plug-in Software
Canon XF100 Manual


Reviewed by 4 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Great Camera - very fast delivery!
Rating: 5.0
By Verified Buyer from Switzerland on
This is not the first device I bought from gmp. I started with simple DV-Tapes a while ago. Besides one order, which was delayed due to the factory, I allways received my orders quick and they fulfilled the needs perfectly. The XF100 is a perfect choice if you need a compact but professional camera. Picture quality is very nice, even in lowlight you can shoot good quality movies...
Top pro quality
Rating: 5.0
By from Switzerland on
This camera is totally amazing. High professionnal & broadcast Canon product. Delivery from GMP was on perfect time.

Very good service
Rating: 5.0
By from Madrid on
Globalmediapro sent me this videocam recorder within the period stablished and in the right conditions.

The Canon XF100 HD Camcorder PAL is a very valuable videocam, that allows you to record in very different modes with professional results.
Canon XF100
Rating: 5.0
By from Switzerland on
The Canon XF100 Camcorder was an excellent choice; compared to the weight and price I am fully pleased with its performance and possibilities.

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