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Canon XF405 Professional 4K Camcorder (PAL)

Canon XF405 Professional 4K Camcorder (PAL)

The Canon XF405 is a feature packed 4K capable camcorder with 3G-SDI output. Powering the Canon XF405 is a large 8.29MP 1-inch sensor capable of recording 4K UHD 50p video internally. Additionally, the large sensor allows for large photosites, therefore providing great low light performance and depth of field control.The Canon XF405 incorporates a 25.5-382.5mm 15x optical zoom lens. The lens features a 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization (IS) system, a 9-blade iris, three built-in neutral density filters and works with the camera's built-in Dual Pixel CMOS AF to provide exceptional autofocus performance.Standout features of the XF405 include: 4K 50p or FHD 100p recording, dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors, dual SD card slots, 3G-SDI output, 15x optical zoom lens with IS, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4K/FHD 4:2:2 via HDMI (At select frame rates), and an adjustable 3.5" touch LCD.

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  • 8.29MP, 1" CMOS Sensor
  • Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens
  • UHD 4K 50 fps via HDMI 2.0
  • Dual-XLR Inputs, 4 Channels of Audio
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus Feature
  • 2 x DIGIC DV 6 Processors
  • 2 x SD Memory Card Slots
  • XF-AVC 4K UHD 50p Long GOP Recording (Future firmware update)
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SKU 2212C014AA
Brand Canon

4K UHD/50P recording

The XF405 camcorder records UHD/50P in a high-bitrate 150Mbps MP4 format internally with 4:2:0 colour sampling. XF-AVC recording will become available via a planned firmware update in 2018.

4K 15x zoom lens with IS and ND filters

The Canon XF405 incorporates a 25.5-382.5mm 15x optical zoom lens. The lens features a 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization (IS) system; a 9-blade aperture; and ND 1/4, ND 1/16, ND 1/64 built-in neutral density filters

Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast, precise autofocus

The Canon XF405 camcorder incorporates Canon's legendary Dual Pixel CMOS AF for superb autofocus performance and control. 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.

Touch AF and Face Detect AF

A large 3.5" touch LCD panel enables intuitive focus operation. Simply touch a subject on the LCD, and Dual Pixel AF together with Face Detect AF will focus and keep track of your select subject.

3G-SDI terminal

The XF405 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.

HDMI 2.0 with 4K UHD 4:2:2 output

The Canon XF 405 camcorder features a HDMI 2.0 port and is capable sending 4K video for external recording. The camcorder can send out 50p 4K video with 4:2:0 8bit colour sampling, 25p 4K video with 4:2:2 8bit sampling, or 50/25p FHD video with 4:2:2 10bit sampling

XLR inputs, stereo mini-jack, and internal stereo mic with linear PCM 4-channel support

The Canon XF405 offers a variety of ways to record audio: through two XLR terminals on the handle unit, 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.

Network capability with FTP transfer and remote control

The Canon XF405 boasts Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN connectivity, allowing fast and convenient transfer of files direct from the camcorder to external workflow environments. Control of the camera is also possible via a smartphone or tablet with Canon's Browser remote or the Canon RC-V100 wired controller.

Compact and lightweight body

The XF405 is one of the smallest and lightest camcorders in its class and designed to be agile, robust and responsive with professional levels of control and connectivity.

Slow and fast motion recording up to 100fps

The Canon XF 405 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 100 fps (x0.2) in Full HD is supported

Other Features

  • Dual SD card slots for MP4 recording enable extended shooting times
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide helps achieve precise focus by displaying focus assist information on the screen.
  • Adjustable 3.5-inch Touch LCD with 1.56 million dots
  • 0.24-inch Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 1.56 million dots and 60 tilt
  • Video assist features: Focus Assist, Peaking, Zebra, and Markers
  • Built-in infrared (IR) lamp on the handle unit
  • 5 assignable function buttons
  • Gain not wide DR 0-39 dB (1 dB increments); wide DR: 9-39 dB (1 dB increments)
In the box
  • Canon XF405 Camcorder
  • CA-946 Compact Power Adapter
  • BP-828 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (2670mAh)
  • Lens Hood/Cap
  • Microphone Holder Unit with Screws
  • Handle
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery

Image Sensor


1.0Inch type CMOS


RGB Primary Colour Filter

Total Pixels

13.4 MP

Effective pixels per sensor

8.29 MP

Subject illumination range

Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx

Minimum illumination(PAL/50.00Hz Mode)

Approx. 1.4 lx , P Mode(shutter speed 1/25 sec.) (50.00P; with auto slow shutter On), Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)


Zoom ratio

15 x Optical

Focal Length

Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm

Minimum focus distance

10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range

ND filter

3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven. Each press of the ND button will switch the display between ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.

Zoom control

Via Zoom Rocker Switch, Lens Control ring or Remote Control

Zoom Speed

Selectable. Variable or constant speed. Fast, Normal or Slow speed.

Focus control

Manual via Lens Ring, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face Only, Face Priority

Iris control

Manual via Iris Control Dial, Auto

Aperture range

f/2.8 - f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)

Filter diameter


Lens elements/groups

14 groups of 18 elements (double aspherical lenses and single Hi-UD lenses)

Aperture blades

9 Blades

Image stabilization system

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization Dynamic, Powered IS, Standard

Digital zoom/Teleconverter

Yes. 300 X Digital Zoom, 2 X Digital Teleconverter.

Image Processor



Dynamic Range

12 stops (800%) in Wide DR mode

Sampling accuracy

YCC 4:2:0

Bit depth

8 bit

Looks settings

Standard, Wide DR, Monochrome


Video storage media



Class U3 recommended for recording at 150MBPS

Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)

150 Mbps: 55 Minutes. 35Mbps: 240 Mins

Recording file system


Internal Recording

MP4 3840x2160 (150 Mbps) / 1920x1080 (35/17 Mbps) / 1280x720 (8/4 Mbps)
PAL: 50.00P / 25.00P depending on recording resolution selected

External Recording Output

SDI: XF405 Only
PAL: 1920x1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit / 1920x1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit HDMI: XF405 and XF400
HDMI: XF405 and XF400
PAL: 3840x2160 50.00P YCC420 8bit /1920x1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit / 3840x2160 25.00P YCC422 8bit / 1920x1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit

Recording frame rate (PAL model)


Slow/Fast motion

3840 x 2160: 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P: x0.5
1920 x 1080: 50.00P: x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P: x0.25, x0.5
1280 x 720: 50.00P/8Mbps: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P/4Mbps: x0.5

Interval Record


Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

Yes. 3 Seconds

Scan Reverse


Still quality

3840x2160 / 1920x1080 / 1280x720
(Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)

Photo storage media

SD Card



MPEG-4 AAC-LC (16-bit 2CH) / LPCM (16-bit 4CH)


Manual or Auto

Reference Tone

1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off

Microphone level meter




LCD Capacitive touch panel


3.5-inch (8.9 cm)


(approx. 1.56 million dots)



Waveform Monitor


Focus Assist

Yes. Focus Guide Function in MF


Yes. Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow


Yes. 70%, 100%


Yes. Horizontal (grey) / Horizontal (white) / Grid (grey) / Grid (white)





approx. 1.56 million dots



Viewing Angle


Correction lens

.+2.0 - -5 diopter


Audio in

XLR 3-pin jacks (x2), balanced on Handle Unit. 3.5mm Stereo jack (unbalanced) on camera body

Headphone output

Yes. 3.5mm

Video monitor output





Yes. Min-B and Hi-Speed USB supported

SD-SDI output

Yes. BNC Connector

Time code

No. Timecode out via HDMI is possible




Yes. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)

AV terminal


DC input

Yes. 3.4mm Jack

Remote Control Terminal

Yes. 2.5mm mini jack


Exposure metering

Centre-weighted average metering: In the AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes
No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)], M (manual exposure)

Exposure Compensation

Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).

Auto Exposure mode

P, Tv, Av,), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Auto Gain Control setting


Auto Gain Control limit

In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Not wide DR mode, not S&F x 1/4: 0-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Not wide DR mode, S&F x 1/4: 9-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Wide DR mode, not S&F x 1/4: 9-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Wide DR mode, S&F x 1/4: 18-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)

Gain setting

M (Manual) shooting,
Not wide DR: 0-39 dB (1 dB increments)
Wide DR: 9-39 dB (1 dB increments)

White Balance


Auto, Manual


Daylight: 5,600 K, Tungsten: 3,200, Default value for set 1,
set 2: 5,600 K Colour temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000 K to 15,000 K.

Shutter Speed

Control Modes

Manual, Tv, Auto, P Mode

Shutter speed (PAL)

1/2 - 1/2000 sec

Slow Shutter (SLS)

50.00P: Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec. Auto slow shutter Off
1/50 to 1/500 sec
25.00P: Auto slow shutter On 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec.(*Display is 1/12.)
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

Clear Scan



Infrared shooting mode


Built-in IR lamp

Yes, in Handle Unit


Tally lamp


Colour Bars


Accessory shoe

Cold Shoe

Custom Button Assignment

Yes. 5 assignable buttons. Powered IS / BLC Always On / Face Only AF / WB Priority / Pre Rec / IR Light / Audio Output CH / Focus Guide / [AF/MF] / Rec Review / Enlarged Display / PHOTO / Off

Custom Dial

Yes. [Av / Tv / M] / Exposure Compensation / AGC Limit / Off

Wireless LAN standards

IEEE802.11b/g/n/a (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)

Supported Wi-Fi Functions

Browser Remote. (Camera Mode) FTP file transfer (Media Mode)

Supported Browser for Remote Operation

Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS 9 or 10), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser Andoid 4.4 - 6.0

Remote Operation Control Features

1) Aperture (including ND control) (2) Focus The amount by which the focus is driven toward NEAR and toward FAR can each be controlled in 3 steps. (3) White balance (4) Shutter speed (5) Gain (6) Exposure compensation (7) Shooting mode (8) Zooming and SLOT SELECT control can be exercised. The free memory remaining on the media, time code, remaining battery charge, etc. can be checked. Live View.

Live view image Resolution

Camera setting mode: 680 x 383
Simplified setting mode: 284 x 160


When Wi-Fi has been set manually in the camera, select
Open Encoding,” “Open WEP,” “Shared key/WEP”, “WPA, WPA2-PSK,” or “WPA2-PSK AES.
(*1) At the WPS setting stage, the settings are established automatically according to the authentication and encryption systems set at the access point.

GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Location (latitude, longitude and altitude) as well as the GPS
information while using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) can be added to MP4 movies and photos. Also, based on this information, the satellite data acquisition status can be checked in camera mode.

Time code

Countup system

Rec Run / Free Run

Start value setting

00:00:00:00 - 23:59:59:29 (PAL 23:59:59:24)

Drop Frame


User BIT Type

Setting (00 00 00 00 - FF FF FF FF) / Time / Date



Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit (w/ screw), Handle unit, Wireless Controller (WL-D89), Lithium battery (CR2025), AC adapter (CA-946), Battery Pack BP-828, AC Cable, Lens Cap

Optional Accessories (Includes items not currently on sale)

Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828 Canon AC Adapter CA-946 (included with XF405/XF400)
Canon Battery Charger CG-800E, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/ High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S, Canon Wireless Controller WL-D89, * Canon Tele Converter TL-U58 * Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58
Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000
Canon Wrist Strap WS-20,Canon Shoulder Strap SS-XX
Canon PROTECT filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L filter 58 mm
Canon ND8-L filter 58 mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII), Canon Compact Power Adapter CA910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs), Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the BP-900 series), Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU


Power Consumption

8.4W (MP4, 3840 x 2160, 50.00P Panel in use)

Battery Pack

Canon Battery Pack BP-828 (supplied) BP-820 (Optional)

Continuous Recording Time

BP-828: 125 mins (MP4, 3840 x 2160, 50.00P Panel in use)



Approx. 150 x 216 x 267 mm (approx. 5.9 x 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
[Including lens hood, BP-828, mic holder unit, and handle unit]

Weight (camera only)

XF405: 1150g(2.5 lb) XF400: 1145g (2.5lb)

Weight (fully equipped)

XF405:1670g (3.7lb) XF400: 1665g (3.7lb)
Camera, Lens Hood, Handle Unit, BP-828 batery, 1 SD card

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity)
Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60 % (relative humidity)


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