The XF405 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production.
Featuring a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors, the XF405 records in MP4 format to dual SD card slots. The camcorder is capable of recording 4K UHD video at 60p, as well as slow motion recording up to 120fps in Full HD. A 15x optical zoom lens maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range, while the camcorder’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps facilitate fast and accurate autofocus.
The camcorder includes an HDMI 2.0 terminal with 4K UHD output support, two XLR terminals with independent audio level control and a 3G-SDI output that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows. An adjustable 3.5-inch touch panel LCD monitor and a built-in 0.24-inch electronic viewfinder enhance usability, and the detachable handle helps the XF405 to operate in a variety of shooting situations. Designed to meet the needs of professionals, the XF405 offers a wide range of recording possibilities.
1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor
The XF405 Professional Camcorder features a Canon 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor capable of 4K UHD video capture at 60p and slow motion recording up to 120fps in Full HD, making the XF405 camcorder a strong contender for professional productions, creative fields and more.
High Sensitivity / Low NoiseThe XF405 camcorder’s 1.0-inch sensor allows for larger photosites compared to smaller-sized sensors, resulting in improved images with less noise in low-light situations. The larger sensor also exhibits a shallower depth of field at large apertures, providing greater depth of field control and creative options. The camcorder’s new DIGIC DV 6 imaging engine further enhances the high sensitivity and low noise performance of the camcorder.
* With Auto Slow Shutter ON and shutter speed at 1/30 sec.
Wide DR Gamma (800%) SupportFor natural and realistic-looking image capture that faithfully represents the scene at hand, Wide DR Gamma achieves a wide dynamic range of 800% to produce almost seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate color and virtually no blown-out highlights.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder incorporates a Canon 4K video lens that leverages proprietary Canon optical technologies derived from years of experience in developing Cinema, Broadcast and EF series lenses.
Inspired by the same high level of optical precision used in Canon broadcast and photographic lenses, the Canon XF405 camcorder incorporates a Genuine Canon 15x optical zoom lens that maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range, and offers a focal length range of 25.5 to 382.5mm (35mm film equivalent). Users can get up to 30x Advanced Zoom when shooting in Full HD, which utilizes the XF405 camcorder’s full 4K UHD sensor to extend the zoom range while maintaining image quality.
5-Axis Optical Image StabilizationThe XF405 camcorder also incorporates a 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization (IS) system.
The camcorder features three modes of image stabilization: Standard, Dynamic and Powered. In Standard IS mode, the stabilizing angle is made constant independent of the zoom magnification. Dynamic IS mode extends the stabilizing range at the wide end of the focal length, allowing for image stabilization when shooting while walking. Powered IS mode helps facilitate stabilization in the low frequency range at the tele end, and should be used exclusively for fixed-point shooting which does not involve panning.
9-blade IrisFor enhanced versatility and durability, the lens features a 9-blade iris, producing artistic and beautiful out-of-focus areas or “bokeh.” The 9 blades allow for attractive circular blurring in out-of-focus regions, while the use of an odd number of blades helps reduce flaring of specular highlights.
ND FilterA compact and independent internal 3-density ND filter, using a turret (circular) mechanism, allows the user to select from three densities (ND 1/4, ND 1/16 and ND 1/64) or turn the feature off if needed. Density can be adjusted using the dedicated external buttons.
Optional Wide and Tele AccessoriesThe optional Wide Attachment WA-U58 and the Tele Converter TL-U58 accessories expand the creative capabilities of the XF405 camcorder.
The Wide Attachment WA-U58 offers a 0.8x wider angle of view that enables users to capture more of a scene, especially when indoors or in tight spaces, to lend better perspective to your video narrative. The Tele Converter TL-U58 provides extended 1.5x longer telephoto range for the XF405 camcorder’s fixed lens, allowing distant subjects to be captured with brilliant clarity.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder incorporates Canon’s dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors, which are integral in providing high image quality, advanced performance and convenient operability. This advanced core technology component provides the image-processing power and speed that enables features such as 4K UHD video acquisition, image stabilization, slow and fast motion recording and precise Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder features Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Canon’s exclusively developed high-speed, high-precision autofocus technology. Dual Pixel CMOS AF assists not only with standard shooting, but also with 4K UHD 60p, Full HD 120p and other high-frame rate applications that require crisp frame-by-frame accuracy.
Each pixel in the camcorder’s CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photosite. By implementing phase-difference AF, smooth focusing is accomplished with much higher speed and accuracy than was possible with previous technologies.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Touch FocusThe XF405 camcorder’s 3.5-inch touch panel LCD enables smooth, intuitive operation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Accurate AF technology can be employed when shooting a scene by tapping a finger on the desired area of the scene you want the lens to focus on. Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers continuous AF within a horizontal and vertical range of the screen of approximately 80%. It also provides highly accurate Face Detection AF, which assists during single-operator shooting. Users can also use the touch panel to move the autofocus target manually.
Face Detection AFThe Face Detection AF feature has two modes – Face Priority AF and Face Only AF – that offer users precise flexibility in how they choose their autofocus for a subject or scene.
Dual Pixel Focus GuideUtilizing information from Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Dual Pixel Focus Guide helps achieve precise focus by displaying focus assist information on the screen. It employs a truly innovative user interface that enables the user to see if they are focused in front of or behind the subject through visual observation, and allows quick and accurate manual focus to be achieved. This helps simplify the focusing process when shooting in 4K UHD, which requires strict focus accuracy.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder offers 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording in MP4 format at up to 60p. The compact size of the MP4 codec allows the XF405 to capture images directly to low-cost SD cards. Support for 4K UHD at 60p allows the XF405 to be used in a wide range of fields from broadcasting to cinema.
Dual SD Card SlotsSimultaneous or relay recording in MP4 format to the XF405 camcorder’s dual SD card slots is possible.
Simultaneous recording allows you to record on both SD cards at the same time, so that you can use one as a backup.
Relay recording allows uninterrupted recording from one card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder supports slow and fast motion recording, and can record in a different frame rate from playback for slow and fast motion effects. Slow motion recording of up to 120 fps (x0.2) in Full HD is supported, helping to create an emotionally moving and exciting style of video.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder features a 3.5-inch Touch Panel LCD and a newly designed 0.24-inch Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The Touch Panel LCD and EVF both display approximately 1.56 million dots and provide visual recognition of desired features along with a full array of menu options for controlling camcorder settings. The Touch Panel LCD works with Canon’s exclusive AF technologies for easy monitoring and one-finger tap-focusing during shooting and the EVF offers 60° of tilt for more comfortable operation in a variety of positions.
Intuitive Menu DesignThe XF405 camcorder features an intuitive menu design for fast and accurate access to desired features. Interactive direct touching and moving from one page to another are also possible by swiping the menu screen.
Assignable ButtonsThe XF405 camcorder features 5 assignable buttons, in addition to touch-assignable buttons on the upper part of the LCD panel. Users can set them to the features they need.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder features an HDMI 2.0 terminal that supports 4K UHD 60p output. The HDMI 2.0 terminal allows the camcorder to be connected to a standard external SSD/HDD recorder, enabling conversion to ProRes and DNx formats for efficient editing and storage.
** Internal recording not enabled.
*** Restrictions apply only when shooting in 4K UHD 60P. OSD overlay disabled / Browser remote Live View disabled.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder features a 3G-SDI output terminal that supports camcorder integration into professional workflows, making it particularly useful for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) applications.
** Internal recording not enabled.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder offers a variety of ways to record audio: through two XLR terminals, an internal stereo mini-jack mic terminal or from the camcorder’s internal stereo mic. In addition to AAC 2ch audio, the XF405 offers support for high-quality linear PCM 4ch audio. The on-board 4ch audio independent settings let users set recording levels, input sensitivity and limiters for each channel.
Two XLR Terminals with Independent Audio Level Control DesignTwo professional XLR microphone connectors are provided on the handle unit of the XF405 camcorder. They can be controlled independently to help ensure the proper audio levels are being captured correctly.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder is compatible with Canon’s optional RC-V100 Remote Controller, enabling image quality adjustments and other important operations to be set from a distance. The RC-V100 plugs into the XF405 through the remote terminal on the rear panel.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder is compact and lightweight, making it especially useful for on-the-go Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and documentary production applications.
The detachable handle unit can be quickly and easily attached to the camcorder body without tools. The handle includes a zoom lever, a start/stop record button and two XLR terminals to support professional audio. The handle is also capable of mounting a mic holder and features a cold shoe that can be used to mount a variety of other optional peripherals.
^ Includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, Battery Pack BP-828 and 1 memory card.
The XF405 Professional Camcorder offers both wired and wireless connectivity to enable recorded files to be shared and transmitted back to the station or home base via FTP for editing or live streaming.
The camcorder can also be accessed remotely from a normal web browser running on a laptop or a compatible smart device to control functions such as record start/stop, AF/MF switching, focus/zoom settings and white balance mode^^. Background transfer of MP4 format video files via FTP links is also possible, enabling the latest news images, for example, to be distributed quickly over the Internet.
^^ Compatible with iOS® versions 9/10, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0.
Firmware updates to the XF405 Professional Camcorder that are scheduled for 2018 include the addition of XF-AVC 4K UHD 60P Long GOP (4:2:0 8-bit) recording.
Standard Definition or High Definition
Power Supply (rated)
Video Recording system
Color Sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0
File Format: MP4
150 Mbps: 3840×2160 (60p/30p/24p)
35 Mbps: 1920×1080 (60p/30p/24p)
17 Mbps: 1920×1080 (60p/30p/24p)
8 Mbps: 1280×720 (60p)
4 Mbps: 1280×720 (30p)
Audio Recording system
Maximum recording Time
150 Mbps: 5 min.
35 Mbps: 25 min.
17 Mbps: 55 min.
8 Mbps: 120 min.
4 Mbps: 245 min.
150 Mbps: 10 min.
35 Mbps: 55 min.
17 Mbps: 120 min.
8 Mbps: 255 min.
4 Mbps: 515 min.
150 Mbps: 25 min.
35 Mbps: 115 min.
17 Mbps: 245 min.
8 Mbps: 520 min.
4 Mbps: 1045 min.
150 Mbps: 55 min.
35 Mbps: 240 min.
17 Mbps: 495 min.
8 Mbps: 1055 min.
4 Mbps: 2115 min.
150 Mbps: 110 min.
35 Mbps: 485 min.
17 Mbps: 995 min.
8 Mbps: 2120 min.
4 Mbps: 4245 min.
Recording will automatically stop when it has continued for 12 hours.
A variable bit rate is applicable in each case.
The detection range for CMOS AF is approx. 80% (vertical) x 80% (horizontal) of the entire field of view.
Max Shutter Speed
Minimum Focusing Distance
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed: 1/2 sec.)
(Image rotation and camcorder movements in the yaw and pitch directions are electronically corrected.)
Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Standard IS, IS Off
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
Operating Temperature range
For Operation: Approx. -5-45° C, 60% (relative humidity)
Approx. 5.9 x 3.8 x 10.5 in. / 150 x 97 x 267mm (including lens hood and Battery Pack BP-828; excluding mic holder unit and handle unit)
Approx. 5.9 x 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 150 x 216 x 267mm (including lens hood, Battery Pack BP-828, mic holder unit and handle unit)
All dimensions exclude the grip belt.
Approx. 3.7 lbs. / 1670g (includes lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, Battery Pack BP-828 and 1 memory card)
Grip belt included for all values.