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Canon XF405

Product Code: 1634162F
Canon XF405


Canon XF405 Professional Camcorder Summary

  • Professional handheld camcorder
  • Broadcast quality 4K Ultra-High Definition and 1080p Full HD footage
  • 1.0" CMOS sensor
  • Dual DIGIC DV6 Processors
  • High quality 15x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology as found in many of Canon's DSLR Cameras for greater focusing during video capture
  • Wireless and network connectivity for transferring files via FTP
  • 100p High Frame Rate recording
  • UHD/50P MP4 and XF-AVC format (150Mbps)
  • 3.5" LCD Touch screen controls for focus and camera operation
  • Dual SD Card slots
  • HDMI and 3G-SDI Output
  • Also available without SDI-Output: Canon XF400 Professional Camcorder
Our Verdict

The Canon XF405 is a camcorder offering a compact solution for broadcast operations, packing in a large amount of features and technologies ensuring those on the move can deliver the highest quality video output.

Network capabilities will allow for FTP upload via either the included ethernet port or wireless connectivity options - meaning breaking news can be delivered post-haste to where it needs to go to plus the 3G-SDI output is ideal for broadcast van connectivity too.

The XF405 can output 4K at 50p in MP4 format direct to SD card, as well as in XF-AVC format at 150Mbps - an impressive performance for a camcorder that is as compact as this.

It isn't just about file formats though, there is a newly designed image processor working in conjunction with a 4K lens plus a host of other smaller features to boost fidelity - technologies include 5-axis image stabilisation, built-in ND filters (2, 4 and 6 stops) and Super UD elements within the lens too.

We Love
  • High quality 4K output in a variety of file formats
  • Ideal size for roving broadcasts and capturing footage on the move
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for greater AF accuracy

Canon XF405 Professional Camcorder in Detail

Newly developed 15x 4K zoom lens

The XF405 features a new 4K 15x zoom lens which has been designed to support the large 1.0-Type CMOS sensor. The lens is slim and compact, yet exceptionally powerful and flexible. With improved 25.5mm wide-angle coverage and a zoom capable of up to 382.5mm (35mm equivalent), it can cover a range of shooting situations and this performance is further enhanced by supplied wide-angle and teleconverter lenses to increase focal length coverage even further without sacrificing 4K quality. Using the CMOS sensor in FHD, it possible to get even more from the lens, up to 30x zoom capability with no loss of image quality.

Newly developed 4K 1.0-Type CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The XF405 has a new 1.0-Inch Type CMOS Sensor which delivers incredible levels of detail even in low light. The advantage of a larger sensor means a greater depth-of-field performance, allowing creative filming making full use of focus blur or ‘bokeh’ for more realistic, immersive footage. The CMOS sensor technology has been perfected in Canon’s EOS DSLRs and Cinema EOS cameras and for the first time it is now available in a camcorder of this size.

Newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6

Featuring two high speed DiGIC DV 6 processors, newly developed for the XF405, the camcorder offers blistering performance. The outstanding processing capability provided by two DIGIC DV 6 processors, newly developed for the XF405, provides enhanced image reproduction such as smooth gradation and faithful colour reproduction – with support for recording at higher data rates. The sensor and processor work together to eliminate more camera shake, augmenting a highly effective Optical IS system.

4K UHD/50P recording on SD cards with high frame rates

•    The XF405 supports UHD/50P MP4 and XF-AVC format (150Mbps) recording along with additional XF-AVC support coming via a firmware update in 2018.
•    The XF405 offers 100P high frame rate recording, which brings stunning slow motion in Full HD.
•    The combination of 1.0-Type CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC DV6 offers high image quality footage with clarity and detail with outstanding high sensitivity and low noise.
•    â€œWide DR” mode enables the user to shoot with an 800% wide dynamic range providing details in mid to high tone.

High quality 4K lens with 15x zoom

•    A newly developed 4K lens for 1.0 -Type CMOS sensor, using Super UD elements which minimise chromic aberration.
•    The XF405 features an ultra-wide 25.5mm along with high magnification 15x optical zoom in 4K. 
•    A 30x Advanced Zoom capability in Full HD mode without image deterioration.
•    A 9-blade iris diaphragm allows the operator to shoot beautiful and natural ’bokeh’. 
•    An advanced 5 axis Image Stabilizer helps to reduce image distortion. 
•    XF405 features three built-in optical density (ND) filters of 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 (2, 4 and 6 stops).
•    0.8x Wide angle and 1.5x tele-converter for additional flexibility and coverage in 4K and Full HD.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF for high-speed, precise autofocus

•    The XF405 offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF, fast and accurate autofocusing in area of approx. 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally) of the image. 
•    The XF405 touch screen allows focus control and camera operation for an intuitive operation.
•    Various AF options are offered including Face Priority AF and Face Only AF.
•    The innovative Dual Pixel Focus Guide supports manual focus shooting by telling the focus position visually.

Network capability with FTP transfer and remote control

•    The XF405 gives you more mobility – FTP files transfer directly from the camcorder or wirelessly by built-in WiFi. 
•    Using the XF405’s built-in Wi-Fi, it is possible to control via a smartphone or tablet using a Browser Remote. Additionally, the camcorder is fully compatible with the Canon Remote Controller RC-V100. 
•    IP Streaming (Full HD)* firmware update planned in 2018.
*via firmware update planned in 2018

Compact and lightweight body, professional operability 

•    Compact in size, lightweight and fully featured, the XF405 can meet a wide range of individual needs. 
•    The XF405 features an Infrared Mode allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. 
•    With Dual SD card slots the XF405 can record simultaneously to each of the two SD cards, providing an instant backup. With relay recording, the camera automatically switches recording from one SD card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.
•    Flexible and high quality linear PCM 4ch audio is supported
•     Variety of connectivity options feature on the XF405, including 3G-SDI, HDMI and two XLRs on the detachable handle.
•    Five assignable buttons on the XF405 body provide a convenient way to set up the camera to individual requirements and to customise control based on user preference.
•    Remote operation of the XF405 is possible with the Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, allowing users to operate from a distance. 

Buy Canon XF405 - price £2,729.00

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