Canon XF105 HD Camcorder PAL

by Canon
Canon XF105 HD Camcorder PAL
The Canon XF105 is a professional compact HD camcorder which offers the same features as the XF100 plus HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock.

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
HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock


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)
HD-SDI Output
Time Code input / output

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 XF105 Manual


Reviewed by 3 Customers
Rating: 4.5
MXF file challenge
Rating: 4.0
By from Pretoria on
My biggest disappointment is the MXF file that is not compatible with most editing platforms. You need to convert it to an editable file, otherwise you are stuck. Not suitable for low end amateur like myself. But overall good camcorder.
Canon XF105 HD Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from italy on
Very good camera!
Rating: 5.0
By from Norge on
I am very impressed by the Canon XF-series, and recommend both XF105 and XF305 for both eng-work an multi camera production.

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