Canon XF105

Canon XF105

Canon XF105

3 ⭐⭐⭐ This Canon XF105 has been fully tested and serviced by our team of camera experts and works perfectly. It does show some signs of superficial wear, but after all you need to be able to use your rental! All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can take a look (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product), any obvious wear or marks have been highlighted so you can see for yourself. Hour meter: 2,978 Includes: battery, charger, AC adaptor, USB cable, Mic holder, 2x screws, lens hood, remote, strap, user manuals and the original packaging.

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Professional video performance a compact body

The Canon XF105 professional video camera offers stunning image quality with FULL HD MPEG-2 4:2:2 at 50Mbps in an amazingly compact design. With industry standard terminals the XF105 is perfect for multi-camera enviroments. 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 XF105 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 XF105 is the ultimate compact professional video camera in multi-camera live switch shoots.

The unique XF105 is Canon’s smallest camcorder to include an MPEG-2, 50Mbps, 4:2:2 Full HD codec. Studio connectivity, professional audio and extensive customisation provides exceptional versatility.

  • MPEG-2 recording to 2 CF cards at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2)
  • Light, compact design; XLR inputs
  • 10x zoom Canon HD Video Lens
  • 1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS
  • HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock; 3D Assist Functions
  • 8.8cm (3.5’’) 920k dot LCD; 0.6cm (0.24”), 260k dot EVF
  • Variable frame rates

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.

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Detailed Specifications

Video System

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

Image Pixels

Effective Pixels
1920 x 1080


Optical Zoom
Focal Length (nominal)
4.25 - 42.5mm
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Approx. 30.4 - 304mm
F number
f/ 1.8 - 2.8
Filter diameter
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
One push AF function
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
White Balance Mode
AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,000K- 15,000K)


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 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
Memory Card Type
SDHC / SD slot



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