Canon XF100

Performance meets portability.




The Canon XF100 professional video camera offers stunning image quality with FULL HD MPEG-2 4:2:2 at 50Mbps in an amazingly compact design. The wide angle 10x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabiliser and Instant Auto Focus allows you to quickly capture outstanding movies in any situation. The XF100 also makes it easy to put together a compact 3D system with impressive image quality. Recording to readily available CF cards with an industry standard MXF format, the XF100 is the ultimate compact professional video camera.

Canon XF100

CANON XF100

Professional video performance a compact body

The Canon XF100 professional video camera offers stunning image quality with FULL HD MPEG-2 4:2:2 at 50Mbps in an amazingly compact design. The wide angle 10x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabiliser and Instant Auto Focus allows you to quickly capture outstanding movies in any situation. The XF100 also makes it easy to put together a compact 3D system with impressive image quality. Recording to readily available CF cards with an industry standard MXF format, the XF100 is the ultimate compact professional video camera.

The XF100 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, up to a 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.

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4:2:2 color sampling provides twice the color resolution of HDV and other codecs that use 4:2:0 color sampling. 4:2:2 provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color and maintains the highest quality image for use in post production processes such as chroma keying, color grading, advanced compositing and effects.

The codec’s 50Mbps constant bit rate provides the bandwidth needed to capture the XF100's superior resolution and color in spectacular detail.

 

MPEG-2 FULL HD (4:2:2) Recording Codec

Canon XF codec enables high quality imaging, audio performance with up to 50Mbps data recording.

Super Fast Processing with 1/3 inch CMOS Sensor System

Low noise system supporting slow and fast shooting and faster scanning reducing rolling shutter skews.

Wide Angle Lens: 30.4-304mm f/1.8-f/2.8 with 10x Optical Zoom

Offers enhanced resolution at all zoom levels.

3.5 inch LCD and Viewfinder

Allows for great portability and accurate filming.

Assisted 3D Shooting Compatible

When XF100 or XF105 models are aligned and synchronized film amazing 3D movies.

Detailed Specifications

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

Lens

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 Ring
Provided (electronic ring, no limits); however, this ring works in accordance with the operations selected for the focus, zoom and iris selector switches.
Zoom Ring
Provided (electronic ring). Focal length indicator, zoom limit provided. Power zoom.
Zoom Rocker
One of three settings (Slow, Normal or Fast) can be selected for the power zoom mode and, in each mode, either a variable speed (16 steps) or fixed speed (16 steps) can be set.
Iris Ring
Provided (electronic ring, no limits); however, this ring works in accordance with the operations selected for the focus, zoom and iris selector switches.
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
+ 58 mm / P0.75 mm

Recording Specifications

50 Mbps CBR (4:2:2) [422P@HL]
1920 x 1080 PAL - 50i / 25P 1280 x 720 PAL - 50P / 25P
35 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) [MP@HL]
1920 x 1080 PAL - 50i / 25P 1280 x 720 PAL - 50P / 25P
25 Mbps CBR (4:2:0) [MP@H14]
1440 x 1080 PAL - 50i / 25P

Control / Balance

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)

Illumination

Min Illumination
3.8 Lux (shutter speed 1/50 sec), 0.05 Lux (shutter speed 1/3 sec) - I cannot confirm

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 Modes and Controls

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

Audio

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

Power

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

Interface

Terminals
Input Signals: XLR 3-pin jack Output Signals: HDMI (Type-A) USB (mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed) AV (3.5mm, 4-pole mini-jack) Component Headphone (3.5mm Stereo mini-jack) Remote (2.5mm Stereo mini-jack) Genlock 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

General

Dimensions (WxHxD)
121 x 148 x 250mm
Weight (g) ex. Battery
Approx. 1.2kg