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Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder

B&H # CAXF105 Mfr # 4885B001
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Product Highlights
  • 1/3" CMOS Sensor
  • 50Mbps MPEG-2 Recording
  • 4:2:2 Color Sampling
  • 60p/60i, 30p, 24p
  • MXF File Format
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • 10x HD Zoom Lens
  • Multiple Bit Rates & Resolutions
  • Dual XLR Inputs
  • HD/SD-SDI, SMPTE Time Code, Genlock

Canon's XF105 HD Professional Camcorder is an amazingly compact, fully featured pro video camera that imports nearly all the features and functionality of the 3-chip XF305 into a smaller, single sensor form factor. Taking advantage of the latest HD technology--along with Canon's robust MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--the XF105 records full HD video to affordable Compact Flash cards, making it as versatile as it is powerful. A newly developed Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens resolves images onto a native 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor, which are captured in industry-standard MXF file wrappers using your choice of bit rate (up to 50Mbps), resolution, and frame rate. Full image customization and HDMI/Component/Composite outputs are equally on par with the camera's big brother XF305.

But not content with simple "junior partner" status, the XF105 brings some of its own muscle to the table in the form of infrared recording and--when used in combination with another XF105 or XF100--3-D stereoscopic capability. This fusion of exceptional image quality with portability and pinpoint control makes the XF105 the perfect low-profile tool for a range of applications, including ENG, travel documentaries, indie features, and event videography. The camera also includes HD/SD-SDI output, genlock, and SMPTE time code terminals, widening its range of uses to live and multi-camera productions.

MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
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. And 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 1920x1080 resolution, up to a 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.
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.
Record to Compact Flash Cards
Unlike other camcorders using proprietary memory systems, the XF105 records to cost effective and readily available Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder features two CF card slots and offers versatile recording functions including relay recording, hot swapping, file copy & backup, and pre-record.

File-based recording facilitates workflow by reducing transfer times when moving video to nonlinear editing (NLE) systems. Additionally, metadata can be input at image acquisition, and imagery may be reviewed immediately after recording to ensure every shot is captured and logged correctly.
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.
MXF Wrapper
The XF105 uses Material Exchange Format (MXF) for its file structure--an internationally standardized container format for the exchange of video and audio material. Using the MXF format, video and audio can be wrapped into a single file along with important metadata. With MXF, the XF105 will not only benefit from the highest level of compatibility with NLE systems, but also with high-end network systems used by many networks and production studios.
Genuine Canon 10x HD 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). Power zoom is available in Constant and Variable settings in 3 modes: Fast (approx. 1.9 - 60 seconds), Normal (approx. 3.0 - 180 seconds) and Slow (approx. 4.0 - 285 seconds).
Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor
Newly designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XF105 incorporates a native 1/3", 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 are supported for greater flexibility in creative choice and the compactness contributes greatly to the small, super handy size of the XF105 and its outstanding usability in the field.
HD-SDI Output, Genlock & SMPTE Time Code
Aside from providing the professional user with complete control over the image, the Canon XF105 also provides complete creative freedom when it comes to inputs and outputs. It features industry standard HD-SDI output and a genlock/time code terminal (BNC style), making it ideally suited for multi-camera or 3D productions. Other inputs include:
  • HDMI Output
  • Component Video Output
  • Composite Video Output (3.5mm Terminal)
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal
  • Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol)
Multiple Bit Rates, Resolution, & Frame Rates
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XF105 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and able to work in virtually any production environment. From the highest quality 50Mbps Full HD to the HDV compatible 25Mbps, users will find the camcorder capable of taking on any job.
Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
The XF105 features Canon's powerful DIGIC DV III Image Processor, which provides enhanced shading, lifelike tonal gradations, new custom picture settings and lower power consumption. DIGIC DV III is also the high-speed engine which powers Genuine Canon Face Detection. On-the-go videographers will appreciate the ability to track one subject in a crowd of people.
Built-in 3-D Assist Features
The XF105 has the ability to be paired with another XF105 or XF100 camcorder to provide true stereoscopic 3-D recording. It offers several features to assist with 3-D production including OIS Lens Shift to aid in optically aligning the two camcorders. A focal length guide displays the zoom position of each camera in relation to each other and calibrates the zoom distance.

The XF105's compact size provides an alternative to large 3-D rigs allowing 3-D crews to work more quickly and efficiently, while providing the needed features to capture exceptional 3-D imagery.
Infrared Recording
The XF105 features an Infrared Mode allowing users to capture video in conditions with little to no ambient light, a situation which would make other camcorders useless. During infrared capture, the infrared cutoff filter is removed from the optical path. Combined with a specially designed lens coating, infrared light is able to pass through to the image sensor. Additionally, the XF105 features an infrared emitter with a diffuser to shoot pleasing infrared imagery even in complete darkness.
Brilliant Ergonomics
The XF105 is designed as an ultra-compact camcorder without compromising on features and usability. Its small size makes this camcorder ideal in situations where every inch and ounce count, such as flying to location or going on expedition. It offers amazing image quality yet can easily be placed in the back of a car or carried in a backpack making the XF105 the perfect camera to go anywhere, anytime on a moment's notice.
Neutral Density Filter
For enhanced versatility, the XF105 offers a built-in gradation type neutral density (ND) filter (approximately 1/8), as well as an eight-blade metal aperture iris.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
The XF105 also incorporates a newly designed SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization system (lens shift) with three modes: Standard, Dynamic and Powered.
Instant AF
When shooting high definition video, sharp focus becomes more critical than ever. Canon's proprietary Instant AF system combines an external AF sensor with Canon's legendary auto focus system for fast and accurate focus. Together, the two sensors reduce focusing time--even in low-light, low contrast, or high brightness situations--and improve focusing performance on difficult subjects.
8-Blade Iris
In contrast to a typical 6-blade iris, the XF105's 8-blade iris captures extraordinarily smooth out-of-focus "bokeh" for a more attractive image effect. The additional blades also reduce diffraction of light passing through the iris, allowing for the use of smaller apertures while maintaining image quality.
Digital Teleconverter
The Digital Teleconverter extends the reach of the optical zoom, and is selectable by 1.5x, 3x and 6x. This feature is ideal when extreme telephoto shooting is needed such as in sports and wildlife, as well as, surveillance applications for law enforcement and the military.
Slow Motion & Fast Motion
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XF105 to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate, resulting in either a fast or slow motion effect during playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate, there is no quality loss and maximum image quality is maintained.
Interval Recording
With this feature, users can program the camera to record a specified number of frames at specified intervals. The technique can be used to observe natural phenomena over extended periods, making it ideal for time-lapse applications. The interval can be set in 25 levels ranging from 1 second to 10 minutes. Frame recording is also possible, allowing a specified number of frames to be recorded--ideal for projects such as clay animation.
3.5" 920K Dot LCD Monitor
A 3.5", 920,000 Dot LCD monitor provides an ample, accurate area for critical focus confirmation and approximately 100% field of view. The display opens on the left side of the camera body.
260K Dot Electronic Viewfinder
The XF105 features a 0.24", 260,000 Dot Color EVF and approximately 100% field of view coverage for comfortable viewing and accurate judgment of composition. Brightness, contrast, color and backlight are adjustable. The angle of the viewfinder is adjustable up and down through 68° for additional user comfort and when using the LCD display for monitoring.
Focus Assist Functions
With Canon's new Edge Monitor Focus Assist system, a red and green monitor is shown at the bottom of the LCD display and three red focus check areas are shown across the display. The green waveform shows overall focus of the image, while the red waveform shows the focus status of the focus check boxes. Through this dynamic focus feedback, the user can intuitively tune focus in a scene and quickly change the zone of focus.
Peaking/Magnify
Two peaking modes and a magnify focus assist function are available in standby and record mode (LCD monitor and EVF), making it extremely easy for the XF105 operator to check and confirm critical focus.
Exceptional Customization
Users of the XF105 Professional Camcorder have full manual control of all camera functions to adapt to both technical and artistic challenges when shooting. For maximum customization, users have access to Custom Picture Settings, Custom Functions and Custom Display Options to tailor the camera to their creative and production needs. Any combination of these items can be saved to an SD memory card for easy setup and matching of multiple XF105 and XF100 camcorders.
Custom Picture Settings
You can manually set an extensive variety of image quality adjustments and store them as 9 different presets in the camera. Up to 20 may be saved to an SD card. The adjustments include: Gamma, Black Level, Black Gamma, Low Key Saturation, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Skin Detail, Selective Noise Reduction, Color Matrix, White Balance, Color Correction and Setup Level.
Custom Functions
The XF105's operation can be further fine-tuned through the use of Custom Functions. This allows the camcorder to truly match your shooting style. A total of 15 unique items can be adjusted including: Shockless Gain, Shockless White Balance, AE Response, Iris Limit, Iris Ring Direction, Focus Ring Control and Character Record. And for quick access to commonly used functions, the XF105 features 10 customizable control buttons.
Custom Display
The Custom Display function lets you set 32 display items to create a custom LCD/EVF to suit your specific needs. Items that can be selected include: Zoom Position, Audio Level, Remaining Record Time, Exposure, Object Distance, Time Code and more.
Workflow
Smooth and efficient workflow is an essential part of the production process. 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.
Audio System
A stereo microphone is incorporated into the XF105, as are two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power and a 3.5mm microphone input terminal. The built-in microphone provides exceptional audio in fast-paced situations while the XLR inputs and microphone input terminal provide connectivity to external microphones. In addition the XLR inputs allow the use of other professional audio devices. The built-in microphone and an external microphone can be used simultaneously.

Audio is recorded in 16-bit PCM format at 48kHz for amazing quality and fidelity. And both the built-in microphone and XLR inputs have the option for automatic or full manual gain control. To prevent variations in the recorded audio level, the dial can also be locked.
Waveform Monitor
Videographers depend on this feature to confirm accurate exposure and color levels during the capture process. Typically only found on expensive external units, the Canon XF105 has a waveform monitor built right into the camera. The waveform monitor shows a detailed view of overall image brightness and RGB components.
Intelligent Battery System
The XF105 is compatible with Canon's new BP-925, as well as the BP-955 and BP-975 Intelligent Lithium-ion batteries. These batteries communicate remaining running time (down to the minute) and send data back to the camcorder, so the user is well-informed at all times. On the outside of the battery, four LED lamps allow battery life to be viewed quickly when in the field. The camcorder is also compatible with existing Canon BP-900 series batteries--which can be inserted and removed while the supplied AC power cable is connected.
Color Bars with Reference Tone
Two types of color bars can be selected: Type 1 (SMPTE compliant) or Type 2 (ARIB compliant); 1 kHz Reference Tone: -12dB, -18dB, 20dB or OFF
Photo Capture
For applications such as storyboarding, continuity and publicity shots, the XF105 offers the ability to capture 1920 x 1080 still images. Photos may be captured to an SD memory card during the time of recording, as well as "frame grabbed" during playback.
Bundled Canon XF Utility Software
Compatible for use on both Mac and Windows platforms, Canon's XF Utility software provides a simplified first step in the process of managing and playing back your clips. Additionally, the software can manage lists of clips in a number of display formats, as well as tag, add and edit metadata. It also serves as an efficient means of backing up media.
Image Device 1/3" CMOS Sensor
2.37MP (2.07MP effective)
Lens 10x HD Zoom
4.25-42.5mm (30.4-304mm, 35mm equivalent)
f/1.8-2.8
58mm Filter Diameter
Horizontal Resolution 900 TV lines or more
Focusing System TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor
Autofocus (Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF, Face AF, Face Only AF), Manual, Full Manual
Minimum Illumination 4.5 lux (full AUTO mode, 1/60 shutter speed, +24dB gain)
1.6 lux (Manual mode, 1/4 shutter speed, +33dB gain)
Built-in Filters Neutral Density (Auto or Off)
Minimum Focus Distance 20mm (wide macro), 60cm (entire zoom range)
Video Recording System Compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 (at 50Mbps recording)
File Format: MXF

Recording Modes:
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920x1080, (60i/30p/24p),
1280x720 (60p/30p/24p)
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p),
1280x720 (60p/30p/24p)
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440x1080 (60i/30p/24p)

Audio Recording Format 2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit; 48kHz
Frame Rates 60i, 60p (720p mode only), 30p, 24p 1
Please Note:

50i, 50p and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Center

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Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift) 4 modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off
LCD Monitor 3.5" Color, approx. 920,000 dots
Viewfinder 0.24" Color, approx. 260,000 dots
Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone
Memory Card Slot CF Card: 2 Slots (movie files only)
SD Card: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings
Shutter Speed Max 1/2000
White Balance Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
Gain Selection Not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time 64GB Compact Flash (CF) card
(Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.)
25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes
Input and Output Connectors HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
Component (x1 Output)
Composite: 3.5mm A/V (x1 Output), BNC (x1 Output)
HDMI: Standard Type A (x1 Output)
Mic/Line: XLR 3-pin (x2 Input)
USB: Mini-B USB 2.0
Headphone: 3.5mm Mini
Genlock: BNC (x1 Input)
Timecode: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Remote Control Terminal: LANC
Power Requirements 7.4VDC (Battery Pack)
Power Consumption Not specified by manufacturer
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C), 85% relative humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 5.8 x 9.8" (12.1 x 14.8 x 25 cm)
Weight 2.4 lbs (1.08kg) - not including battery, memory card, lens hood, mic holder
Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder
  • Lens Hood
  • BP-925 Battery
  • CA-930 Compact Power Adapter
  • DC Cable
  • WL-D6000 Wireless Controller
  • Microphone Holder
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Component Cable
  • Utilities Disk
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    CanonXF105 HD Professional Camcorder
     
    4.5

    (based on 26 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Great picture quality (21)
    • Large clear LCD (19)
    • Image stabilization (16)
    • Zoom range/performance (16)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (6)

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries (17)
    • HD shooting (17)
    • Movies/short films (13)
    • Weddings (10)
    • Low light (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro (15), Pro videographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for the on-the-go Shooter

    I use the XF100 while out and about, filming street festivals/performers and acting troupes. I also use the camera for video portfolios and "E-mercials". It really is a great...Read complete review

    I use the XF100 while out and about, filming street festivals/performers and acting troupes. I also use the camera for video portfolios and "E-mercials". It really is a great camcorder for the traveler and for the business oriented filmographer.
    The great thing about it is the easy panel for internal/external XLR output. Genius right there. The infrared works like a charm and comes in white and green, so go ahead and shoot that Quarantine spoof. It has hot-key buttons that allow me to pull up gridlines and adjust the white balance. The screen is super awesome and has very high resolution, making an external monitor simply an option. The speakers lack a bit, providing mediocre sound, but once accessorized with an external mic, the audio is spectacular and easy to manage with the aforementioned genius panel.
    The auto focus is pretty accurate, but it will focus in on whatever is in the middle of the shot (the focus ring makes it a 100x easier to shoot precisely). The buttons on the top are a little small for bigger fingers, and also, when hooked up with accessories, the small camera takes a toll on your hand. The zoom is pretty weak, too. I can zoom well on objects 10ft or closer, but I have to move in if I want more in my frame.

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    CMOS Sensors are terrible

    This camera does not handle vibration well at all. The CMOS sensor creates a problem called "Rolling Shutter Effect", which makes for a very jumpy video. I recommend a video...Read complete review

    This camera does not handle vibration well at all. The CMOS sensor creates a problem called "Rolling Shutter Effect", which makes for a very jumpy video. I recommend a video camera that uses a CCD sensor; they do not have the same problem. Live and Learn.

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    4.0

    Nice Camcorder

    By Joe

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

      This is a great field camera, easy to use and the quality of the video is very good. I added an external 7" preview screen and the only drawback is that the placement of the HDMI port is beneath the hand strap so it makes hand held operation tricky when using the larger monitor. Shot using a monopod to get around the problem, worked great.

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By FeelTHEPhil

      from Tennessee

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting

        Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

        This is exactly what we needed for our live video at church! BH support helped me on the decision between the xf105 and xf205. The xf105 is amazing!

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        5.0

        Pefect fit

        By Charles B

        from Eatontown, NJ

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cable Access Studio

          Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

          We purchased three of these cameras as part of a whole studio update and found that they exceeded our expectations. They have all the features needed for a small studio plus are easy to operate and allow for full XLR connectors to be used on the external mic inputs.

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          5.0

          Easy startup - professional level images

          By Dave the Gov guy

          from Anchorage, AK

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting

            Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

            Setup is a breeze with easy to understand directions. Had a little trouble finding the sweet spot for on/off -- record/playback button. Kept blowing past the point I wanted to be on... but other than that... perfect.

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            4.0

            Great Camera

            By Dominic

            from Florida

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Sound
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting

            Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

            We use this camera for broadcast television. Right now we are just using it for on location interviews, but we are considering purchasing more for our studio.

            The LCD is big and the joystick makes the menu easy to use. The color temperature settings are very customizable. MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps. The magnification button is a great help for checking focus.

            The only thing that isn't so great is the limited zoom.

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            5.0

            Extraordinary Camera

            By Tito the Videographer

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

              This camera is ultra professional and very light weight with many features. It is easy to learn to use and creates fantastic results.

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              5.0

              Great camera!

              By William GM

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                I it ok for my.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing Options for the Price

                By AP

                from Cincinnati, OH

                Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                Using in a low light setting for a church live stream. The stock lens is great for our application from a 70ft away from the stage. Love it.

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                4.0

                Functional, Easy to Use

                By Staci

                from Bellevue, NE

                About Me Pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Movies/Short Films

                  Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                  I use this product in support of a CATV cable channel. I shot commercials, PSA's & award ceremonies with it. Easy to use, light & functional for the price.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great video quality

                  By EGS

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Movies/Short Films

                  Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                  Excellent video quality and excellent I/O connectivity. Make sure your editing software can handle the file format; I had to upgrade my software to Sony Vegas Pro to be able to edit the Canon files. Seems a bit pricey, otherwise I'd give it 5 stars. B & H was very helpful and shipped it fast.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Really impressed

                  By Mdubs

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                    I had to buy this camera last-minute for a remote shoot and was very pleased with its ease-of-use, audio capture capabilities via XLR mics, and very responsive auto-Iris mode.

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                    5.0

                    XF105 HD Professional Camcorder

                    By castro

                    from eagle pass, tx

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                      Very professional and light-weight. Excellent image.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Met all expectations and then some. . .

                      By DCon

                      from Lake Nebagamon, WI

                      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • HD Shooting
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                        Used for pre-production and live capture of wide range of sports events. Can't imagine any better results at this price level.

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                        (7 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        CMOS Sensors are terrible

                        By James the Banjoman

                        from Birmingham, AL

                        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Image Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                            This camera does not handle vibration well at all. The CMOS sensor creates a problem called "Rolling Shutter Effect", which makes for a very jumpy video. I recommend a video camera that uses a CCD sensor; they do not have the same problem. Live and Learn.

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                            5.0

                            Great Camera Pro Connections

                            By Privateer

                            from Somewhere over the rainbow

                            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries
                              • HD Shooting
                              • Movies/Short Films
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                              I use this for live productions, great uncompressed video quality 4:2:2 color sampling is huge, great color reproduction. Hard to beat! A broadcast quality camera in a small affordable package. Highly Recomended!

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                              5.0

                              Great Camera

                              By Iron Creek Photography

                              from Tucson, AZ

                              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                              Pros

                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                              • Limited Zoom

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                                While I'm primarily a medium format landscape photographer we've also been producing a combination video/image DVD for the past 3-years. The video portion of our DVD's have been shot using a much lower quality video camera until now.

                                I used this in Jackson Hole WY for the first time last week and was able to capture great footage of moose feeding in a pond, a male grizzly bear in a open meadow as well as a very young buffalo with his mother as well as a time-lapse of clouds coming over the Tetons. All superior to what I had been able to capture before.

                                The only problem I have is the zoom. 1.5 and 3 will produce stunning footage however 6x begins to breakdown and 9s brings up too much digital noise to appear useful. I'm still waiting for Adobe Premier Pro to show up so my feelings on 6 and 9x may change.

                                Also found the wireless remote is useless in bright sunshine.

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                                4.0

                                Amazing Camera, limited zoom

                                By TechmanZach

                                from Spokane, WA

                                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                • Limited Zoom

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries
                                • HD Shooting
                                • Movies/Short Films

                                Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                                A lot of great features and great image quality! Very small and compact unit. Only downside is the limited zoom.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Camera

                                By Donny at

                                from Ventura, Ca.

                                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Documentaries
                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Movies/Short Films

                                  Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                                  We recently purchased a pair of the XF105 Camcorders. Cameras are truly remarkable, excellent resolution and extremely sharp definition. Great camera, great value!!

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                                  4.0

                                  i bought couple of these

                                  By ruvim shalashov

                                  from salem or

                                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor In Low Light

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Church services

                                  Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                                  I am going to use this camcorder at our church and the reason that I got this camcorder because it has the SDI output.

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                                  4.0

                                  Really Nice

                                  By The Dave

                                  from Northern Virginia

                                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Zoom range/performance

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor In Low Light

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Documentaries
                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Movies/Short Films
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Canon XF105 HD Professional Camcorder:

                                  Lightweight, great picture quality, easy to use, this camera is a step up from the consumer models and not as expensive as some of the larger, more professional cameras. This camera is priced right for the results you want.

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