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  • CANON CONSUMER XF105 Canon XF105 Professional Full HD Camcorder

XF105 (Used)


XF105 (Used) File-based camera with 1/3 type Full HD

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Exc VAT Price £800.00
Inc VAT Price £960.00
Cat no. U6871274-T2516529



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XF105 (Used)

Hours - 400
CG940 Charger
DC Cable
BP975 Battery
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The unique XF105 is Canon's smallest camcorder to include an MPEG-2, 50Mbps, 4:2:2 Full HD broadcast compliant codec. Studio connectivity, professional audio and extensive customisation provides exceptional versatility.

The Canon XF105 is perfect for documentary acquisition, events such as weddings and low-budget corporate gigs. The versatile 10x zoom lens combined with a compact foot print, make the Canon XF105 a desirale option for filmmakers who prefer an unobtrusive shooting style.


  • 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 recording at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2)

The XF105 records MPEG-2 MXF (Media eXchange Format) files – up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 50Mbps (4:2:2) – to relatively inexpensive and widely available CompactFlash (CF) memory cards. Relay Recording across two card slots allow filming to continue without interruption, whilst Double Slot Recording lets you store the same footage to both cards.

Light, compact design; XLR inputs

Putting exceptional functionality in the palm of your hand, the durable and lightweight design enables exceptional versatility. Linear PCM audio can be captured via twin XLR inputs and also using the front-mounted stereo microphone.

10x zoom Canon HD Video Lens

Drawing on Canon’s broadcast lens expertise, XF105 features a fast, wide angle Canon HD Video Lens (f1.8-f2.8, 30.4mm) with built-in control ring for adjustment of zoom, focus or iris. An enhanced Optical Image Stabilizer system helps to reduce chromatic aberration, maintain sharpness and reduce lens size.

1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS

A 2.07MP Full HD CMOS sensor – designed and manufactured by Canon - captures Full HD video at native 1920x1080 resolution. The sensor is equipped with a Bayer pattern colour filter for high sensitivity and wide dynamic range; high-speed data readout technology minimises rolling-shutter skew that can occur in CMOS camcorders.

HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock; 3D Assist Functions

HD-SDI output is the industry standard, outputting uncompressed Full HD with embedded audio and Timecode. A combined Genlock In and Timecode In/Out terminal allows the XF105 to be used in a multi-camera shoot. Genlock and 3D Shooting Assist functions (OIS Axis Shift and Focal Length Guide) support stereoscopic 3D video capture using two camcorders.

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Image Sensor
Sensor1/3 type CMOS
SystemBayer pattern filter
Total pixels per sensor2.37 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor2.07 megapixels
Minimum illuminationFull Auto (24dB gain), 50i/25p: 3.8 lux / 1.9 lux
Manual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p: 1.3 lux / 0.7 lux
Horizontal Resolution900 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Zoom ratio10x
Focal length4.25 - 42.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 30.4 - 304mm)
Minimum focus distance60cm (throughout zoom range);
20mm (MACRO)
ND filterBuilt-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
Zoom controlRing, Rocker, or Handle;
Selectable Shockless Zoom mode
Zoom speedZoom 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)
Focus controlRing control or automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV, AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF)
Iris controlRing control; Custom dial control; Full Auto
Aperture rangef1.8 - f22
Filter diameter58 mm
Lens elements / groups12 / 10
Image stabilisationOptical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);
3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Digital zoom1.5x; 3x; 6x

Image Processor

Video storage mediaType 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots);
Double slot (simultaneous) recording possible.
TypeUDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording)
Recording time32GB CF card: Up to 80mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)
Recording file formatMaterial eXchange Format (MXF)
Recording formatMPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422P@HL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14
Recording frame rate50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
Slow/Fast motionYES.
720p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, 50fps
1080p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25fps
Interval RecordYES. 2,6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
Frame RecordYES. 2,6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record)YES (3 seconds)
Scan reverseYES. Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion
Photo storage mediaSD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Still qualityDuring video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080, 1280 x 720

Size8.8 cm (3.5")
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
AdjustableYes (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)
Waveform MonitorWaveform Monitor
Focus AssistPeaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
PeakingPeaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
ZebraLevel 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
MarkersOn/Off (Aspect ratio, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)

Size0.61cm (0.24")
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, backlight, black & white
AsjustableVertical tilt
Correction lens+ 2.0 to - 5.5 diopter

Inputs / Outputs
Audio inXLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor outputNo
HDMIYes (Type A, output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)No
USBYes (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
HD / SD-SDI outputYes (BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code)
Time codeYes (BNC, switchable input / output, same terminal used for Genlock)
GenlockYes (BNC, input only, same terminal used for Time code)
Component outYes (output only)
AV terminal3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC inputYes
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
Colour BarsType 1/Type 2 (EBU / SMPTE)

Tally lampYes (x2)
Accessory shoeYes (cold shoe)
Custom keyYes (10 assignable buttons; select from 34 functions)
Custom dialYes (iris, teleconverter, headphone volume, Face AF, IR Lamp control)

Exposure meteringStandard (centre weighted), Spotlight, Backlight
Exposure range50 - 100,000 lux
Exposure compensation-2 to +2 EV (13 steps)
Auto Exposure ModeFull Auto
Push Auto IrisNo
Auto Gain Control settingFull Auto / AGC On / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit3dB; 6dB; 9dB; 12dB; 15dB; 18dB, 21dB (OFF / 24 dB)
Gain SettingAssignable L, M, H settings (-6dB / -3dB / 0dB / 3dB / 6dB / 12dB / 18dB / 24dB / 33dB / TUNE (0.5 dB increments from 0 to 24))

Shutter speed
Control ModesFull Auto / Manual joystick control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
Shutter Speed1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate
Shutter Angle11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
Slow Shutter (SLS)1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 (depending on frame rate)
Clear Scan50i/p: 50 to 249.46Hz;
25p: 25 to 249.46Hz

Infrared shooting modeYES (green or white)
Built-in IR lampYes

3D Shooting Assist
OIS Axis ShiftYes
Focal Lenght GuideYes

Custom Picture
Stored Configurations9 (3 factory presets)
Storage MediumSD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata)
Gamma6 profiles
Master Pedestal-50 to +50
Master Black-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B
Black GammaAdjustable height, width and apex
Low Key Saturation-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
KneeAdjusts over exposure characteristic (Automatic, Slope, Point, Saturation)
SharpnessAdjustment for Detail level, Detail frequency, Coring, HV balance, Detail limit, Knee Aperture, Level Depend, Ingredient Ratio
Noise reductionOff, Automatic, On (1 to 8)
Skin detailEffect Level (Low, Middle, High), Hue, Chroma, Area, Y Level
Selective Noise ReductionEffect Level (Low, Middle, High), Hue, Chroma, Area, Y Level
Colour matrix-50 to +50 6-way matrix, Gain, Phase
White balance-50 to +50 white balance offset for R,G,B
Colour correctionArea selection / area revision of two areas
Setup level-50 to +50 On/Off
PressOn / Off
Clip 100% IRELimits output to 100% after setup adjustment

White balance
PresetA, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour Temperature

Time code
Countup settingRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold
Start value setting“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Recording16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
ControlAudio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
Microphone attenuationYes
Microphone level meterYes

Backup power supplyLithium coin battery (built-in)
Power consumption6.1W
Continuous Recording TimeSupplied BP-925: Approx. 165 minutes
Optional BP-975: Approx. 520 minutes

DimensionsApprox 139 x 191 x 268mm (including lens hood and microphone holder)
Weight (camera only)1070g
Weight (fully equipped)-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity


All specifications are subject to change without notice


Power Consumption - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF.
Continuous Recording Time - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, using EVF.