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 Canon XF305 and XF300 Professional Camcorders, including the Canon XF Codec and Compact Flash (CF) recording, the XF105 offers some exciting new features of its own.
Whether used as a companion to the XF305 or XF300 or as a standalone camcorder, the XF105 is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF105 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets.
The XF105 utilizes Canon's XF Codec - a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing.
The XF105's newly developed Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens along with a Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor delivers exceptional image quality. The XF105 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand creative flexibility, allowing users to work in virtually any production environment.
Incorporating industry-standard HD-SDI output, genlock input SMPTE time code input/output terminals makes the Canon XF105 perfectly matched for live application and multi-camera shooting.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I shoot wrestling, mma, and dance. Got this camera out of the box on Thursday and had to shoot with it Saturday for an all day Dance Competition. What an improvement over my GL2s! Love the Menu and interface. Love how everything I need is built into the camera rather than hooking up multiple adapters. XLR inputs seem to work very well too. Cons: Only cons I have with the camera are -Quick pans with the camera seem a bit off. Hard to describe. -I also wish it had an internal hard drive to go along with the 2 CF Card slots. -Zoom does not go as far as teh GL2s unless there is a setting that I haven't found yet.
Alright, so about a year ago I got a job as a media director at a church. This job consist of almost anything to do with digital media and then some. When I got here there were things I wanted to change because, well they were outdated. I came from our schools webcast team and have had plenty of experience with broadcasting and producing. Well I get here and the camera they have is about 15 years old and I was like ohhh this thing has to go. Well finally after about 10 months and having some extra money we got this baby. The main reason we got this camera was because it was the cheapest we could find with BNC connectors. Needless to say we have only had the camera for about 3 weeks and it is amazing. It is a lot smaller then what I thought it was going to be. But this baby has amazing image quality. I mean crystal clear and beautiful image quality. And the nice thing is that even recording at 1080 the videos files aren't that large. Soon we will be shooting a lot more videos with this, instead of using my HDSLR camera. Also it will be nice to use to go around and grab really nice footage of events that we put on year around. This lil guy is light so it won't be a pain to lug around all day for a long event. Now as for some of the settings I wish I had just a little bit more control over things like gain and shutter speed. You can store 3 presets for for each of these options along with the automatic setting. But this isn't something to complain about too much as you can always go into the menu and quickly change it as need be. I can't wait to really but this camera to the test and shoot some awesome promo material with it.