MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
MPEG-2 compression is both highly reliable and versatile. Developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG), it is one of the most widely used compression schemes in the industry for camera acquisition, over the air broadcast, cable and satellite TV. Canon’s adaptation of MPEG-2 for the XF105 Professional Camcorder, named the Canon XF Codec, ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. As well, by using an MXF file wrapper, video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata.
The XF105 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, up to a 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.
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 XF105’s superior resolution and color in spectacular detail.
Record to affordable Compact Flash Cards
Unlike other camcorders which use proprietary memory systems, the XF105 Professional Camcorder records to cost-effective Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder features two CF card slots and offers versatile recording functions .
Major NLE Software Compatibility
Canon’s XF Codec is supported by the industry’s leading manufacturers: Adobe, Apple, Avid and Grass Valley. This ensures the widest compatibility with existing infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) software.
Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
Canon’s optical expertise is clearly seen in the XF105’s Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens. It delivers flexibility in image capture with a zoom range of 30.4 – 304mm (35mm equivalent).
Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor
Newly designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XF105 Professional Camcorder incorporates a native 1/3-inch, 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor, delivering superb Full HD video recording with minimal noise. The high sensitivity and wide dynamic range of this sensor are what demanding users expect from Canon. Slow and fast motion shooting is supported for greater flexibility in creative choice and its compactness contributes greatly to the small, super handy size of the XF105 and its outstanding usability in the field.
Main Unit Specs
|Standard Definition or High Definition||High Definition|
|Power Supply (rated)||7.4V DC (battery pack)|
|Video Recording system||Compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 (at 50Mbps recording)
File Format: MXF
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920×1080, (60i/30p/24p), 1280×720 (60p/30p/24p)
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920×1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1280×720 (60p/30p/24p)
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440×1080 (60i/30p/24p)
|Audio Recording system||2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit; 48kHz|
|Image Sensor||1/3-inch CMOS|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 2.37 megapixels (2044 x 1160 pixels)|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
|Maximum recording Time||128GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.
25Mbps: 625 minutes
35Mbps: 445 minutes
50Mbps: 320 minutes
|Lens||Canon 10x HD Zoom Lens, 4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-304mm), f/1.8-2.8|
|Focusing System||TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF, Face AF, Face Only AF), Manual, Full Manual|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||20mm (wide macro), 60cm (entire zoom range)|
|White Balance||Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K – 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten|
|Frame Rate||60i, 60p, 30p, 24p (50i and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Center)|
|Minimum Illumination||Full AUTO mode: 4.5 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain +24dB); Manual mode: .11 lux (shutter speed 1/4, Gain +33dB), (when 60i is selected)|
|Genlock Terminal||BNC (input only) Same terminal as Time Code|
|HD/SD-SDI Terminal||BNC (output only), with embedded audio and time code|
|Timecode Terminals||BNC (input/output) Same terminal as Genlock|
|Image Stabilization||SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift) 4 modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off|
|Viewfinder||0.24-inch color widescreen, approx. 260,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view|
|LCD Screen||3.5-inch color widescreen LCD, approx. 920,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view|
|Microphone||Stereo electrect condenser microphone|
|Recording Media||CF Card : 2 Slots, Movie files only
SD Card: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings
|USB Terminal||Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed|
|Video Terminal||Component: Output only
Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only
|Audio Terminal||XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|HDMI Terminal||Yes (Type A)|
|AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal||3.5mm stereo mini-jack|
|Remote Control Terminal||Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)|
|Operating Temperature range||0° – 40°C, 32° – 104°F, 85% relative humidity|
|Dimensions||Approx. 4.8 x 5.8 x 9.8 in. (121 x 148 x 250mm) (not including lens hood, mic holder unit, grip strap)|
|Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)||2.4 lbs (1070 g) (includes grip strap)|
|Weight||2.8 lbs (1290 g) (includes grip strap, lens hood, mic holder unit, BP-925, CF card (x1) and SD card)|
* Fully operational in all modes.