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Canon XF105 Camcorder

$8,499.00
2.37MP 1/1.3 1.3kg Aug 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Very fast maximum frame rate
Not good value for money
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Video camera expert review website tecnozoom.it scored this small total megapixels camcorder 80 out of 100.

Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its video cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XF105 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XF105 has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Canon video camera was released.


Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the camcorders of this type and age the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 2.8". The Canon XF105 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size (only 0.24 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Image Sensor

Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Canon XF105 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) (only 2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The average effective megapixels (image) of video cameras of this spec and age is 2.4MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon XF105 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1.8".

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Canon XF105 does not support bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also do not support bluetooth.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XF105 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The Canon XF105 has a remotely operated. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a remotely operated.

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Features Progressive Scan

The Canon XF105 features progressive scan, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The Canon XF105 has a quite big minimum illumination (4.5 lux) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum illumination of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera is 1.8lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 7lx.

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Video

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 40fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Canon XF105 has one of the fastest maximum frame rates amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF105 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, the XM2, or the Legria HF R406 all from Canon.

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Very High Video Capturing Speed

When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the video capturing speed of, the Canon XF105's video capturing speed of 60 frames per second is one of the highest. The lowest video capturing speed of camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder is 25fps and the highest is 60fps.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of this type and age.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF105 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, and the XM2 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10x and the biggest is 78x. When compared to other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder that we have checked the optical zoom of, the Canon XF105's optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10x (optical) camcorders currently available including the Legria HF M52, the Legria HF G10, or the Legria HF M56 all from Canon which has better reviews.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon 800 (35x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

At only 1.8, the Canon XF105 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.6.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XF105 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF G10 both from Canon.

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Has an XLR in

The Canon XF105 has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have an XLR in.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon XF105 has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a composite video out.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XF105 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Canon XF105 has a fairly large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder. The smallest display diagonal of small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 1.4", the largest is 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available including the XA10, the Legria HF G10, or the Legria HF G30 all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon XF105 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (920,000 pixels) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 360,000 pixels.

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Storage

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Canon XF105 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Two Memory Slots

The Canon XF105 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age have between one and two memory slots.

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Display Ad Alta Risoluzione

One customer who reviewed the Canon XF105 reckoned that it had a good screen. Videomaker.com wrote “Display ad alta risoluzione”. One customer thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Videomaker.com mentioned “Mirino EVF”.


Weight & Dimensions

Lightweight, Great Ergonomics

One owner who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Videomaker.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Lightweight, great ergonomics”.

Heavy

With a weight of 1.3 kilograms, the Canon XF105 is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the XA10 (775g), the Legria HF G30 (900g), or the XM2 (1.1kg) all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Design

Nice Design

One customer who bought the product considered that it was ergonomic.

Fantastic Picture Quality

One owner reckoned that it was good quality. Videomaker.com said “Fantastic picture quality” in their review of this camcorder.


Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 10.4 hours, the Canon XF105 has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1920x1080, canon 4885b001, canon xf105e
Barcodes 00013803130195, 02724260740862, 04960999682167

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