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Canon XF400 Professional Camcorder

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Canon XF400 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 Output
  • Also available with SDI-Output: Canon XF405 Professional Camcorder

Canon XF400 Professional Camcorder in Detail

Newly developed 15x 4K zoom lens

The XF400 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 XF400 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 XF400, the camcorder offers blistering performance. The outstanding processing capability provided by two DIGIC DV 6 processors, newly developed for the XF400, 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 XF400 supports UHD/50P MP4 and XF-AVC format (150Mbps) recording along with additional XF-AVC support coming via a firmware update in 2018.
•    The XF400 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.
•    "Wide 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 XF400 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. 
•    XF400 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 XF400 offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF, fast and accurate autofocusing in area of approx. 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally) of the image. 
•    The XF400 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 XF400 gives you more mobility FTP files transfer directly from the camcorder or wirelessly by built-in WiFi. 
•    Using the XF400'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 XF400 can meet a wide range of individual needs. 
•    The XF400 features an Infrared Mode allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light. 
•    With Dual SD card slots the XF400 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 
•    Five assignable buttons on the XF400 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 XF400 is possible with the Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, allowing users to operate from a distance. 
 

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Our Verdict

The Canon XF400 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.

The XF400 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

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  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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