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Canon XF400 4K UHD Camcorder

Canon
Abel Code: CN-2213C002
Mfr. Code: 2213C002
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Description
This professional camcorder offers 4K UHD video capture at 60p and slow motion recording up to 120fps in Full HD. It features high sensitivity with low noise, touch panel, wide DR Gamma support, a 15x optical zoom with 5-axis optical image stabilization.
Key Highlights
  • 5-axis optical image stabilization
  • 15x optical zoom
  • Capture MP4 in 4K UHD 60P
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Overview

Overview

The Canon XF400 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for government, broadcast, education, corporate and event videography for cost-effective 4K UHD quality video. At approximately 3.7 lb, this camcorder can easily function in run-and-gun situations.

Featuring a 1.0" 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors, the XF400 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, (2) XLR terminals with independent audio level control. An adjustable 3.5" touch panel LCD monitor and a built-in 0.24" electronic viewfinder enhance usability, and the detachable handle helps the XF400 to operate in a variety of shooting situations. Designed to meet the needs of professionals, the XF400 offers a wide range of recording possibilities.

Image Sensor

The XF400 Professional Camcorder features a Canon 1.0" 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 XF400 camcorder a strong contender for professional productions, creative fields and more.

High Sensitivity / Low Noise

The XF400 camcorder's 1.0" 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.

The XF400 offers a minimum subject illumination of 1.7 Lux with Auto Slow Shutter ON and shutter speed at 1/30 sec.

Wide DR Gamma (800%) Support

For 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.

Standard - Overexposure in high brightness areas and non-uniform colors

vs.

Wide DR Gamma Image - Suppresses over exposure for seamless gradation, even in bright highlight areas

15x Optical 4K UHD Zoom Lens with 5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization

The XF400 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 XF400 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 XF400 camcorder's full 4K UHD sensor to extend the zoom range while maintaining image quality.

5-Axis Optical Image Stabilization

The XF400 camcorder also incorporates a 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization (IS) system: (1) Roll Axis IS, (2) Horizontal Rotating Axis IS, (3) Vertical Rotating Axis IS, (4 / 5) Up, Down, Left Right IS.

The camcorder features three modes of image stabilization:

  • Standard
  • Dynamic
  • 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 Iris

For 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. An odd number of blades doubles the number of light beams to provide circular and beautiful, natural bokeh.

ND Filter

A 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 Accessories

The optional Wide Attachment WA-U58 and the Tele Converter TL-U58 accessories expand the creative capabilities of the XF400 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 XF400 camcorder's fixed lens, allowing distant subjects to be captured with brilliant clarity.

Dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors

The XF400 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.

High Quality Video with: MP4 in 4K UHD 60P, Wide DR Gamma 800%, High Sensitivity / Low Noise, Image Stabilization

User-Friendly Operation with: Full HD in 120P, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Dual Pixel Focus Guide, Focus Enabled on Touchpanel

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The XF400 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.

During Autofocus - The (2) photodiodes of each pixel can independently bring in light.

During Imaging - The image signals are output using the (2) photodiodes functioning together as a single pixel

Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Touch Focus

The XF400 camcorder's 3.5" 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 AF

The Face Detection AF feature has two modes:

  • Face Priority AF
    • AF area can be selected with a touch
    • When a face is detected within the frame, focus occurs on the face
    • When the face is no longer detected, AF area returns to the original focus position
  • Face Only AF
    • AF area can be selected with a touch
    • When something obstructs the face, and it is no longer detected, focus stays on that area. This accommodates the movement of your subject behind foreground objects (stationary or otherwise)
    • Focus resumes on the subject when the face is detected again 

Both offer you precise flexibility in how they choose their autofocus for a subject or scene.

Dual Pixel Focus Guide

Utilizing 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.

4K UHD and Full HD Recording to Dual SD Card Slots

The XF400 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 XF400 to capture images directly to low-cost SD cards. Support for 4K UHD at 60p allows the XF400 to be used in a wide range of fields including government, broadcast, education, corporate and event videography.

Here are resolution highlights. More details can be viewed in the Technical Specifications.

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160): YCbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 150 Mbps Long GOP bitrate at frame rates of 59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080): YCbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 35 Mbps / 17 Mbps Long GOP bitrate at frame rates of 59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P
  • HD (1280x720): YCbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 8 Mbps Long GOP at frame rate of 59.94P
  • HD (1280x720): YCbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 4 Mbps Long GOP at frame rate of 29.97P

Dual SD Card Slots

Simultaneous or relay recording in MP4 format to the XF400 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

Slow and Fast Motion Recording up to 120fps

The XF400 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.

Slow Motion Frame Rates and Speeds

  • (3840 x 2160) 
    • with Frame Rate of 59.94P      N/A
    • with Frame Rate of 29.97P @ recording speed: x0.5 (60P)
    • with Frame Rate of 23.98P @ recording speed: x0.8 (60P)
  • (1920 x 1080) Maximum Recording Bitrate of 175 Mbps
    • with Frame Rate of 59.94P @ recording speed: x0.5 (120P)
    • with Frame Rate of 29.97P @ recording speed: x0.25 (120P), x0.5 (60P)
    • with Frame Rate of 23.98P @ recording speed: x0.2 (120P), x0.4 (60P), x0.8 (30P)
  • (1280 x 720) Maximum Recording Bitrate of 20 Mbps
    • with Frame Rate of 59.94P      N/A
    • with Frame Rate of 29.97P @ recording speed: x0.5 (60P)

Fast Motion Frame Rates and Speeds

  • (3840 x 2160) Maximum Recording Bitrate of 188 Mbps with Frame Rate of 59.94P @ recording speed: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
  • (1920 x 1080) Maximum Recording Bitrate of 175 Mbps with Frame Rate of 59.94P @ recording speed: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
  • (1280 x 720) Maximum Recording Bitrate of 20 Mbps with Frame Rate of 59.94P @ recording speed: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200

3.5" Touch Panel LCD and 0.24" Electronic Viewfinder

The XF400 Professional Camcorder features a 3.5" Touch Panel LCD and a newly designed 0.24" 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.

The EVF offers a tilted position to adjust to user needs.

Intuitive Menu Design

The XF400 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.

Features:

  • Easily recognizable Main Menu icons
  • East to search with horizontal, scrolling display
  • Simply touch an item to select it
  • Move from one menu page to the next by swiping

Assignable Buttons

The XF400 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.

Functions that can be assigned to the (5) buttons, include:

  • Powered IS
  • Forced Backlight Correction
  • Face Only AF
  • Priority WB
  • Pre-REC
  • Infrared Light
  • Monitor Channel
  • Focus Guide
  • AF/MF
  • REC Review
  • Enlarge Image
  • Photo
  • Off

HDMI 2.0 Terminal with 4K UHD 60p Output Support

The XF400 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.

4K UHD 60P Output * (internal recording not enabled)  - (3840 x 2160) 59.94P YCbCr 4:2:0 8-Bit

Full HD 60P Output (internal recording not enabled) - (1920 x 1080) 59.94P YCbCr 4:2:2 10-Bit

* NOTE: Restrictions apply only when shooting in 4K UHD 60P. OSD overlay disabled / Browser remote Live View disabled. 

Flexible Audio Inputs with Linear PCM 4-Channel Support

The XF400 Professional Camcorder offers a variety of ways to record audio: through (2) XLR terminals, an internal stereo mini-jack mic terminal or from the camcorder's internal stereo mic. In addition to AAC 2 channel audio, the XF400 offers support for high-quality linear PCM 4 channel audio. The on-board 4 channel audio independent settings let users set recording levels, input sensitivity and limiters for each channel.

Two XLR Terminals with Independent Audio Level Control Design

Two professional XLR microphone connectors are provided on the handle unit of the XF400 camcorder. They can be controlled independently to help ensure the proper audio levels are being captured correctly.

Connectivity

  • REMOTE
  • DC In
  • Headphone
  • 2x XLR
  • 2x SD Card Slots
  • HDMI Out
  • USB
  • MIC
  • Ethernet
  • Cold Shoe Mount (on detachable handle unit)

Power

Camcorder can operate either via the included 7.4 V DC Li-ion battery pack or with a 8.4 V DC input.

Supports Optional RC-V100 Remote Controller

The XF400 Professional Camcorder is compatible with Canon's optional RC-V100 Remote Controller.This will enable image quality adjustments and other important operations to be set from a distance. The RC-V100 plugs into the XF400 through the remote terminal on the rear panel.

Compact & Lightweight Design with Detachable Handle

The XF400 Professional Camcorder is compact and lightweight, making it useful for a wide variety of applications from government to broadcast, to education, corporate and event videography.

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.

Network Connections for FTP Transfer and Browser Remote (Wired & WiFi Connectivity)

The XF400 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 recordings to be distributed quickly over the Internet.

** NOTE: Compatible with iOS® versions 9/10, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0.

Firmware Update: XF-AVC 4K UHD 60p Long GOP Recording Support

Firmware updates to the XF400 Professional Camcorder that are scheduled for 2018 include the addition of XF-AVC 4K UHD 60P Long GOP (4:2:0 8-bit) recording.

Update will provide: 

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160): YCbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 150 Mbps Long GOP bitrate at frame rates of 59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080): YCbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 35 Mbps Long GOP bitrate at frame rates of 59.94P, 59.94i, 29.97P, 23.98P

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Handle
  • Microphone Holder
  • BP-828 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (2670 mAh)
  • CA-946 Compact Power Adapter for select Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Camcorders
  • Canon XF400 Camcorder
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • 5-axis optical image stabilization
  • 15x optical zoom
  • Capture MP4 in 4K UHD 60P
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Face Detection AF
  • Simultaneous or relay record 2x SD cards
  • Detachable handle

Batteries

mAh Rating:
2670 mAh
Operating Time:
128GB card - 150 Mbps: 110 min.; 35 Mbps: 485 min.; 17 Mbps: 995 min.; 8 Mbps: 2120 min.; 4 Mbps: 4245 min.
16GB card - 150 Mbps: 10 min.; 35 Mbps: 55 min.; 17 Mbps: 120 min.; 8 Mbps: 255 min.; 4 Mbps: 515 min.
32GB card - 150 Mbps: 25 min.; 35 Mbps: 115 min.; 17 Mbps: 245 min.; 8 Mbps: 520 min.; 4 Mbps: 1045 min.
64GB card - 150 Mbps: 55 min.; 35 Mbps: 240 min.; 17 Mbps: 495 min.; 8 Mbps: 1055 min.; 4 Mbps: 2115 min.
8GB card - 150 Mbps: 5 min.; 35 Mbps: 25 min.; 17 Mbps: 55 min.; 8 Mbps: 120 min.; 4 Mbps: 245 min.

Color

Color Temp Range:
Color Sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0

Connectors

Output Connector/Port:
1 x mini HDMI
Input Connector/Port:
1 x USB
2 x SD-card - slots
DC In
1 x Remote
1 x Microphone Jack - for your electret condenser style microphone
1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) - Headphone Jack
2 x 3-pin XLR - on handle unit
1 x Ethernet

Handle / Grip

# Handles:
Dual - top (detachable), side with grip belt
Handle/Grip Features:
Shoe Mount
Grip Positioning:
Side
Top
Grip Appearance:
Plastic - top

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Zoom - 15x
Filter Thread Size:
58mm
Zoom Range:
25.5-382.5mm - 35mm equivalent. Actual: 8.3-124.5mm
Aperture Range:
f/2.8-4.5
Minimum Focus Distance:
10mm at wide end, 60cm across entire zooming range

Power

Input Voltage:
7.4V DC - for Battery
8.4V DC - for DC IN

Recording

Recording Resolution:
Full HD
UHD 4K
Compression:
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Frame Rate:
150 Mbps: 3840x2160 (60p/30p/24p)
17 Mbps: 1920x1080 (60p/30p/24p)
35 Mbps: 1920x1080 (60p/30p/24p)
4 Mbps: 1280x720 (30p)
8 Mbps: 1280x720 (60p)
Bit Rate:
8-bit, 10-bit

Recording / Media

Media Type:
SDHC
SD
SDXC
Slot Count:
Dual Slot

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Type:
CMOS
Sensor Dimensions:
1.0"

Viewfinders

EVF Screen Type:
LCD
EVF Display Size:
Up to 3.0" - 0.24"

Camera

Recording Formats:
4K/Full HD
4K
Video Output Types:
MP4
# Media Slots:
2
Camera Options:
Camera with a Lens
Camera Features:
Remote Control (WiFi) - using provided wireless controller or optional remote control or third-party controller
Viewfinder - 0.24" TFT wide color LCD, approx. 1.56 million dots, approx. 100% field of view
Image Stabilization - 5-axis optical image stabilization. Modes: Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Standard IS, IS Off. (Image rotation and camcorder movements in the yaw and pitch directions are electronically corrected.)
WiFi
Timecode - No
Genlock In - No
Face Detection
Headphone Jack
Includes a Lens
On-Camera Controls
White Balance - Auto, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)
LCD / Monitor - 3.5" wide LCD and wide view angle, wide color range supported and AR surface treatment (Approx. 1.56 million dots)
Camera Body Less Than 5lbs:
Yes
Imaging Processor:
DiG!C DV 6
Accessory Interface:
Cold Shoe (on handle)
Microphone Holder (on handle)
Shutter Speed Range:
Max: 1/2000
Camera Focus Settings:
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF - Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
Camera Autofocus:
Yes
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