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Canon XF405 Professional Camcorder with HDMI 2.0 & 3G-SDI Output

Abel Code: CN-2212C002
Mfr. Code: 2212C002
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A compact ENG camcorder with 1.0" 13-12MP CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC DV6 image processor and 15x optical zoom with 5-axis Image Stabilization. Records up to 4K UHD (3840x2160) and Full HD at up to 60p. Ideal for broadcast applications.
Key Highlights
  • 4K UHD 60p & Full HD 120fps
  • 15x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 3-Stage ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64


The Canon 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), broadcast and documentary production.

Featuring a 1.0" 4K UHD CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors, the XF405 records in AVC-HD and 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 with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. 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" touch panel LCD monitor and a built-in 0.24" electronic viewfinder enhance usability, and the detachable handle helps the XF405 to operate in a variety of shooting situations. This camcorder also features a 3-stage ND filter, a microphone holder, plus a cold shoe mount.

Sensor Sensitivity & Low Noise

The XF405 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 XF405 camcorder a strong contender for professional productions, creative fields and more. The area ratio of a 1.0" CMOS sensor is approximately 6.8x larger than a 1/2.84" CMOS sensor.

The 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.

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.

15x Optical Zoom Lens and Lens Details

The XF405 Professional Camcorder incorporates a Canon 4K video lens 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. It maintains 4K UHD quality throughout the entire zoom range and offers a focal length range of 25.5 to 382.5mm (35mm film equivalent). Achieve 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. 

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. 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 Filter

A compact and independent internal 3-density ND filter, using a turret (circular) mechanism, allows the user to select from 3 densities or turn the feature off if needed. Density can be adjusted using the dedicated external buttons.

3-Stages Include:

  • ND 1/4
  • ND 1/16
  • ND 1/64

5-Axis Image Stabilization

The 5-axis optical image stabilization system or IS includes the following axes:

  • Roll Axis IS
  • Horizontal Rotating Axis IS
  • Vertical Rotating Axis IS
  • Up / Down IS
  • Left Right IS

The camcorder features three modes of image stabilization: Standard, Dynamic and Powered.

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 

Dual DIGIC DV6 Image Processor

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.

Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus

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.

The two photodiodes of each pixel during AF independently bring in light. During imaging, the image signals are output using the two photodiodes as a single pixel.

Touch Focus

The XF405 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. You can also use the touch panel to move the autofocus target manually.

Face Detection AF

The Face Detection AF feature has (2) modes - Face Priority AF and Face Only AF - that offer users precise flexibility in how you choose autofocus for a subject or scene.

Here is how both modes function:

Face Priority AF

  • You can select your AF area with a touch (for inanimate objects or figures without an easily recognizable face)
  • When a face is detected within the frame the camcorder will autofocus on that face
  • When a face is no longer detected, the camcorder returns to its original focus position, which you may have set with Touch Focus

Face Only AF

  • Select your AF area with a touch
  • When something obstructs the face, such as a person walking behind something momentarily, the camcorder will remain in focus on that same area
  • Focus then resumes when a face is detected again

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 to enable you to focus in front of or behind the subject through visual observation. It also 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

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.

4K UHD (3840 x 2160) – YcbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 150 Mbps LongGOP bitrate at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p

Full HD (1920 x 1080) – YcbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 35 Mbps/17 Mbps LongGOP bitrate at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p

HD (1280 x 720) – YcbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 8 Mbps LongGOP bitrate at 59.94p or 4 Mbps LongGOP at 29.97p

Dual SD Card Slots

Simultaneous or relay recording in MP4 format to the XF405 camcorder's dual SD card slots is possible. This allows for a backup copy. If you use relay recording, as opposed to simultaneous, then you achieve uninterrupted recording from one card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.

Slow & Fast Motion Recording up to 120fps

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.

4K UHD (3840 x 2160)

Maximum Recording Bitrate is 188 Mbps

  • Slow Motion Recording Speed @ 23.98p = x0.8 (60P); @ 29.97p = x0.5 (60P)
  • Fast Motion Recording Speed @ 59.94p = x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200

Full HD (1920 x 1080)

Maximum Recording Bitrate is 175Mbps

  • Slow Motion Recording Speed @ 23.98p = x0.2(120P), x0.4(60P), x0.8(30P); @ 29.97p = x0.25(120P), x0.5(60P); @59.94P = x0.8 (120P)
  • Fast Motion Recording Speed @ 59.94p = x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200

HD (1280 x 720)

Maximum Recording Bitrate is 20Mbps

  • Slow Motion Recording Speed @ 29.97p = x0.5(60P)
  • Fast Motion Recording Speed @ 59.94p = x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200

3.5" Touch Panel LCD & 0.24" Electronic Viewfinder

The XF405 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 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. It includes easily recognizable main menu icons and an easy search with horizontal scrolling display. You can move from one page of the menu to another by a simple swipe.

The XF405 camcorder features (5) assignable buttons, in addition to touch-assignable buttons on the upper part of the LCD panel. You can set them to the features your require, including:

  • Powered IS (Image Stabilization)
  • 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 Output for Your External Recorder

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.

4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 60P Output *

  • ProRes / DNx
  • 59.94P YCbCr 4:2:0 8-bit

Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60P Output *

  • ProRes / DNx
  • 59.94P YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit

NOTE: Internal recording is not enabled. * Restrictions apply only when shooting in 4K UHD 60P. OSD overlay disabled / Browser remote Live View disabled.

3G-SDI Output

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.

Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60P Output

  • ProRes / DNx
  • 59.94P YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit

NOTE: Internal recording is not enabled.

Flexible Audio Inputs with Linear PCM 4-Channel Support

The XF405 Professional Camcorder offers a variety of ways to record audio:

  • (2) XLR terminals (input 1 and input 2, described below)
  • Internal stereo mini-jack mic terminal
  • Internal stereo mic

In addition to AAC 2-channel audio, the XF405 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.

Input 1 & Input 2

Set the recording levels for each channel or unify both channels. Set the input sensitivity for each channel. Set the limiter for each channel.

MIC Terminal

Set the recording levels for each channel or unify both channels. Set the input sensitivity for each channel or set ATT the same in both channels. Limiter settings match the internal mic and cannot be set for each channel.

Internal Stereo Mic

Set the recording levels for each channel or Fixed for both channels. Set the input sensitivity for each channel or set ATT the same in both channels. Limiter settings match the internal mic and cannot be set for each channel.

(2) XLR Terminals

Two 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.


  • USB
  • MIC IN
  • SDI Terminal
  • Ethernet Terminal
  • 2x XLR
  • DC IN
  • Headphone

Compact Form Factor & ENG Design

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 to mount a variety of other optional peripherals. 

The camcorder comes with a lens hood, mic holder unit, handle unit, plus Battery Pack BP-828, and (1) memory card.

Wired & WiFi Connectivity

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.

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

The camcorder comes with Wireless Controller WL-D89.

Accessories Available

The optional 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.

In addition, the 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.

NOTE: Firmware updates are scheduled for 2018 per the manufacturer. These updates will include the addition of XF-AVC 4K UHD 60P LongGOP (4:2:0 8-bit) recording.

Firmware Version incorporates the following fixes:

  • IP streaming has been added, which is an image (video) transmission method
  • Support for the [Reset] function that resets the clip number when the reel number is set, has been added
  • Setting custom white balance, <Set WB>, has been added to the list of selections available to the assignable button
  • A vertical filter function has been added to the Interlace Recording mode to reduce interlacing artifacts, such as moiré or jagged-edge phenomenon, which may occur
  • 3G-SDI Mapping, Level A and Level B, has been added (XF405 model only)
  • The aperture value displayed for reference on the screen will match the aperture value written on the outside of the lens (please note that there will be no change in the actual aperture values before and after the firmware update)
  • For further information, please refer to the latest version of the camcorder’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 64MB or more for the firmware update. Firmware version is for updating VIXIA/LEGRIA GX10 cameras running firmware version – If your camcorder's firmware is already version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camcorder is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

What's in the Box

  • Limited Warranty
  • Wireless Controller WL-D89
  • Power Adapter CA-946
  • Battery Back BP-828
  • Handle Unit
  • Microphone Holder Unit
  • Lens Hood (with lens barrier)
  • Canon XF405 Professional Camcorder


Key Highlights

  • 4K UHD 60p & Full HD 120fps
  • 15x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 3-Stage ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • Image Stabilization & AF
  • Supports fast & slow motion capture
  • 2x XLR input terminals
  • Electronic Viewfinder & LCD Touch Menu


Audio Accessory Type:
Microphone Accessory - Mic Holder (Included)

Camera Lens System

ND Filter:
3-Stage ND Filter Included - (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)


Output Connector/Port:
1 x Ethernet - (RJ-45)
1 x HDMI
1 x SDI
1 x Headphone Jack
2 x XLR
Input Connector/Port:
1 x Remote
1 x Microphone Jack
1 x USB Type C
1 x DC In

Inputs & Outputs

SDI Output:
HDMI Output:
HDMI Type C Mini
Yes - mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Max Aperture F-stop:
f/4.5 - f/2.8 to 4.5
Blade Count:
Filter Thread Size:
Zoom Range:
25.5-382.5mm - 15x Zoom, 8.3-124.5mm (35mm Equivalent 25.5-382.5mm)
Minimum Focus Distance:
10mm at wide end, 60cm across entire zooming range


Microphone Type:
Stereo Video - (using electret condenser microphone)


Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under - 3.5" wide LCD and wide view angle, wide color range supported and AR surface treatment (Approx. 1.56 million dots)
Monitor Type:


Power Input:
DC - 8.4 V DC
Battery Pack - Battery Pack BP-828 (Included), 7.4 V DC


Recording Resolution:
HD - 1920x1080 - (1280 x 720) – YcbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 8 Mbps LongGOP bitrate at 59.94p or 4 Mbps LongGOP at 29.97p
UHD 4K 16:9 - (3840 x 2160) – YcbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 150 Mbps LongGOP bitrate at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p
Full HD - (1920 x 1080) – YcbCr 4:2:0 8-bit, 35 Mbps/17 Mbps LongGOP bitrate at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p
Recording Format:
MP4 - Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Color Sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0
Max Record Time:
12 hours
Simultaneous Recording:
Recording Frame Rate:
60p, 30p, 24p

Recording / Media

Media Type:
Media Capacity:
8 GB - If you use an 8GB card, XF405 will support up to: 150 Mbps: 5 min., 35 Mbps: 25 min., 17 Mbps: 55 min., 8 Mbps: 120 min., 4 Mbps: 245 min.
Recording Format:
MP4 - (movies and photo stills)
Slot Count:
Dual Slot

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
1" (1.0-type)
Sensor Type:


EVF Screen Type:
EVF Display Size:
Up to 3.0" - Viewfinder features 0.24" TFT wide color LCD with approx. 1.56 million dots


Camera Options:
Camera with a Lens
Camera Features:
Relay Recording - Supported with dual SD cards
EVF - Included
5 x Assignable Buttons
ND Filter Built-In
Headphone Jack
Includes a Lens
Genlock In
On-Camera Controls
LCD / Monitor - on-board
White Balance - Auto, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Color Temperature Settings (2,000-15,000K), Set (1/2)
Remote Control (WiFi) - Controller included
Face Detection
Focus Assist
Image Stabilization - 5-Axis
Backup Recording - Supported with dual SD cards
Imaging Processor:
Ethernet Interface:
Ethernet connector (RJ-45) - (supports 1000BASE-T)
Image Capture Notes:
Image Stabilization Modes - Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Standard IS, IS Off
Image Stabilization - Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization (Image rotation and camcorder movements in the yaw and pitch directions are electronically corrected.)
Shutter Speed Range:
Max Shutter Speed - 1/2000
Autofocus Notes:
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF - The detection range for CMOS AF is approx. 80% (vertical) x 80% (horizontal) of the entire field of view.
Face Detection AF Modes - Face Priority AF, Face Only AF
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