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Canon XF105 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/1.3 1.3kg Aug 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Compact in size, light weight and fully featured, the Canon XF105 Professional Camcorder can be tailored to fit a wide range of individual needs. While sharing many of the capabilities of the... More
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22 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera received a rating of 80 out of 100 from video camera expert review site tecnozoom.it.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all camcorders manufactured by Canon.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the Canon XF105 concluded that it was good quality. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of the Canon XF105 “Fantastic picture quality”.

Good Size

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was lightweight. Videomaker.com mentioned “Lightweight, great ergonomics” in their Canon XF105 review.

Nice Design

One Canon XF105 reviewer who bought the Canon XF105 thought it was ergonomic.

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the XF105 is 25fps and the fastest is 60fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Canon XF105 has a quite fast maximum frame rate compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of this age and type.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon XF105 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (128 gigabytes) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the XF105 range from 8GB to 130GB.

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Quite Large Screen Size

At 3.5 inches, the Canon XF105 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the XF105. The screen sizes of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the XF105 range from 1.4" to 4.3".

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon XF105 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the XF105.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF105 is Full HD. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the XF105 also are Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XF105, the Canon XF105 has an image stabiliser.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon XF105 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 31% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91". 4.80 x 3.60mm. Comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago optical sensor sizes range from 2/3" (worst) to 1/1.3" (best).

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XF105 which are not 3D compatible, the Canon XF105 is 3D compatible.

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago only have one memory card slot, however the Canon XF105 has two memory card slots.

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Has One Cable Included

The Canon XF105 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this camcorder. The cables included Component are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Fairly High Video Capturing Speed

Camcorders of a similar type and age to the XF105 have video capturing speeds of between 25fps and 60fps. At 60 frames per second, the Canon XF105 has a quite high video capturing speed compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Video cameras of this age and type have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 1m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.02 meters, the Canon XF105 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the XF105.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the XF105, the Canon XF105 has a built-in display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, the Canon XF105 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the XF105 the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon XF105 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This Canon video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the XF105 range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. The Canon XF105 has a quite small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon XF105 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec that we have checked, the maximum aperture value of the Canon XF105 of only 1.8 is one of the lowest. Across all the camcorders of this type and age the maximum aperture values range from 1.8 to 22.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Canon XF105 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Canon XF105 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon XF105 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 57g to 3.9kg. The Canon XF105 is quite heavy (1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4.5 lux, the Canon XF105 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the XF105. The average minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2.2lx, and the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 7lx.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon XF105

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the XF105 over three years ago.

Average Video Recording Time

At 10.4 hours, the Canon XF105 has a pretty typical video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
ExpressCard Slot
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
GPS (satellite)
Progressive Scan
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood
Shoulder Strap
Other Features
Video Compression Formats
Projector
Built-In Projector

Expert Reviews

(5)
18 June 2011

With tons of pro features, a small size and weight, and an aggressive price point, Canon's XF105 is a full-featured HD camcorder that will appeal to a large audience of video enthusiasts.Canon...

Tons of functionality
Fantastic picture quality
Extremely sharp LCD panel
Lightweight, great ergonomics
Comandi manuali
Weak lowlight performance
Some controls hard to configure
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1 January 2005

Canon's second pair of MXF camcorders, the XF105 and XF100, shrink the size but keeps most of the features of their big brothers, the XF305 and XF305. As a follow-up to our review of the XF300... Read more…

4 February 2011

Le XF105 va bousculer le segment des caméscopes professionnels de poing. Vendu 4500 euros TTC, il rivalise avec la série NXCAM de Sony, la série AVCCAM de Panasonic et même des modèles plus...

30 November 2010

Vor zwei Jahren wäre diese Canon noch ein echter Knaller gewesen. Heute ist sie einfach nur ein sehr kompaktes Arbeitstier, das seine Stärken weniger im szenischen Umfeld, denn im... Read more…

6 March 2011

L'esclusiva videocamera Canon XF105 è la più piccol videocamera esistente ad unire un codec MPEG-2 con campionamento colore 4:2:2 con velocità 50 Mbps che la rendeneranno appetibile per...

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