Canon XF-100 (XF100) Professional Full HD Camcorder 50Mbps 4:2:2 Codec

Product Code: XF100
Condition: Used
  • £1,350.00
  • (£1,620.00 inc. VAT)
  • RRP £1,350.00
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Lightweight and compact
Delivering the incredible capabilities of Canon’s XF300 series & the XF100 and XF105 are designed for professionals seeking broadcast quality production from a lightweight & versatile palm-sized video camera.

Small but powerful
XF100 and XF105 are the first compact video cameras to feature a 50Mbps & 4:2:2 MPEG-2 codec. Packed with shooting features and customisation options & they are designed for seamless integration into all sorts of projects and workflows from education to broadcast.


    * MPEG-2 recording to two CF cards at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2)
    * Light & compact design; XLR inputs
    * 10x zoom Canon HD Video Lens
    * 1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS
    * 3D Assist Functions; Infrared shooting mode
    * 8.8cm (3.5") 920k dot LCD; 0.6cm (0.24”) & 260k dot EVF
    * Variable frame rates


MPEG-2 recording at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2)

The XF100 records MPEG-2 MXF (Media eXchange Format) files – up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 50Mbps (4:2:2) – to relatively inexpensive and widely available CompactFlash (CF) memory cards. Relay Recording across two card slots allow filming to continue without interruption, whilst Double Slot Recording lets you store the same footage to both cards.

Light, compact design; XLR inputs

Putting exceptional functionality in the palm of your hand, the durable and lightweight design enables exceptional versatility. Linear PCM audio can be captured via twin XLR inputs and also using the front-mounted stereo microphone.

10x zoom Canon HD Video Lens

Drawing on Canon’s broadcast lens expertise, XF100 features a fast, wide angle Canon HD Video Lens (f1.8-f2.8, 30.4mm) with built-in control ring for adjustment of zoom, focus or iris. An enhanced Optical Image Stabilizer system helps to reduce chromatic aberration, maintain sharpness and reduce lens size.

1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS

A 2.07MP Full HD CMOS sensor – designed and manufactured by Canon - captures Full HD video at native 1920x1080 resolution. The sensor is equipped with a Bayer pattern colour filter for high sensitivity and wide dynamic range; high-speed data readout technology minimises rolling-shutter skew that can occur in CMOS camcorders.

3D Assist Functions; Infrared shooting mode

The XF100 features 3D Shooting Assist functions (OIS Axis Shift and Focal Length Guide) which support stereoscopic 3D video capture using two camcorders. With twice the infrared (IR) sensitivity of previous models it’s also perfect for low light shooting using the new IR Shooting Mode and built-in IR lamp. Green and white options are available to suit different projects.

8.8cm (3.5’’) 920k dot LCD; 0.6cm (0.24”), 260k dot EVF

Both camcorders feature a large, side-mounted LCD. This 8.8cm (3.5”) screen has a sharp, 920k dot resolution, with a built-in waveform monitor and Edge Focus function to help set up the shot. A 0.61cm (0.24’’), 260k dot EVF with 100% coverage is also available.

Variable frame rates

A wide range of frame rates is available, from 12 to 50 fps. This gives cameramen the freedom to alter the capture rate for additional creative flexibility.

Image Sensor 
Sensor1/3 type CMOS
SystemBayer pattern filter
Total pixels per sensor2.37 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor2.07 megapixels
Minimum illuminationFull Auto (24dB gain), 50i/25p: 3.8 lux / 1.9 lux
Manual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p: 1.3lux / 0.7 lux
Horizontal Resolution900 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Zoom ratio10x
Focal length4.25 - 42.5mm (35mm equivalent: 30.4 - 304mm)
Minimum focus distance60cm (throughout zoom range);
20mm (MACRO)
ND filterBuilt-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
Zoom controlRing, Rocker or Handle;
Selectable Shockless Zoom mode
Zoom speedZoom Rocker:
Variable speed/Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode);
Handle zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings available in each mode)
Focus controlRing control or automatic (Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face Only AF)
Iris controlRing control; Custom dial control; Full Auto
Aperture rangef1.8 - f22
Filter diameter58 mm
Lens elements/groups12/10
Image stabilizationOptical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);
3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Digital zoom1.5x; 3x; 6x
Image Processor 
Video storage mediaType 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots);
Double slot (simultaneous) recording possible.
TypeUDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording)
Recording time32GB CF card: Up to 80mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)
Recording file formatMaterial eXchange Format (MXF)
Recording formatMPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422P@HL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14
Recording frame rate50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
Slow/Fast motionYES.
720p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, 50fps
1080p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25fps
Interval RecordYES. 2,6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
Frame RecordYES. 2,6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record)YES (3 seconds)
Scan reverseYES. Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion
Photo storage mediaSD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
Still qualityDuring video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080, 1280 x 720
Size8.8 cm (3.5\")
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
AdjustableYes (270 degree rotation about horizontal axis)
Waveform MonitorWaveform Monitor
Focus AssistPeaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
PeakingPeaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
ZebraLevel 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HDMI
MarkersOn/Off (Aspect ratio, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
Size0.61cm (0.24\")
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, backlight, black & white
AsjustableVertical tilt
Correction lens+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopter
Audio inXLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor outputNO
HDMIYES (Type A, output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)NO
USBYES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
HD/SD-SDI outputNO
Time codeNO
Component outYES (output only)
AV terminal3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC inputYES
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
Colour BarsType 1/Type 2 (EBU/SMPTE)
Tally lampYES (x2)
Accessory shoeYES (cold shoe)
Custom keyYES (10 assignable buttons; select from 34 functions)
Custom DialYES (Iris, teleconverter, headphone volume, Face AF, IR Lamp control)
Exposure meteringStandard (centre weighted), Spotlight, Backlight
Exposure range50 - 100,000 lux
Exposure compensation-2 to +2 EV (13 steps)
Auto Exposure ModeFull Auto
Push Auto IrisNo
Auto Gain Control settingFull Auto / AGC On / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit3dB; 6dB; 9dB; 12dB; 15dB; 18dB; 21dB (OFF/24 dB)
Gain SettingAssignable L, M, H settings (-6dB / -3dB / 0dB/ 3dB / 6dB/ 12dB / 18dB / 24dB / 33dB / TUNE (0.5 dB increments from 0 to 24 dB))
Shutter speed 
Control ModesFull Auto / Manual joystick control (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
Shutter Speed1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate
Shutter Angle11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
Slow Shutter (SLS)1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 (depending on frame rate)
Clear Scan50i/p: 50 to 249.46Hz;
25p: 25 to 249.46Hz
Infrared shooting modeYES (green or white)
Built-in IR lampYES
3D Shooting Assist 
OIS Axis ShiftYES
Focal Lenght GuideYES
Custom Picture 
Stored Configurations9 (3 factory presets)
Storage MediumSD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata)
Gamma6 profiles
Master Pedestal-50 to +50
Master Black-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B
Black GammaAdjustable height, width and apex
Low Key Saturation-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
KneeAdjusts over exposure characteristic (Automatic, Slope, Point, Saturation)
SharpnessAdjustment for Detail level, Detail frequency, Coring, HV balance, Detail limit, Knee Aperture, Level Depend, Ingredient Ratio
Noise reductionOff, Automatic, On (1 to 8)
Skin detailEffect Level (Low, Middle, High), Hue, Chroma, Area, Y Level
Selective Noise ReductionEffect Level (Low, Middle, High), Hue, Chroma, Area, Y Level
Colour matrix-50 to +50 6-way matrix, Gain, Phase
White balance-50 to +50 white balance offset for R,G,B
Colour correctionArea selection / area revision of two areas
Setup level-50 to +50 On/Off
PressOn / Off
Clip 100% IRELimits output to 100% after setup adjustment
White balance 
PresetA, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour Temperature
Time code 
Countup settingRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold
Start value setting“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Recording16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
ControlAudio limiter, Auto/manual settings via control dials on handle
Microphone attenuationYES
Microphone level meterYES
SuppliedXF Utility and NLE Plug-ins, Shoulder strap, Component cable CTC-100/S, Battery pack BP-925, DC cable DC-930, Compact power adapter CA-930, Wireless controller WL-D6000.
OptionalWide Converter WD-H58W, Teleconverter TL-H58, Batteries BP-930, BP-945, BP-950G, BP-970G, BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adapter CA-920, Compact Car adapter CB-920, DC Coupler DC-920, Shoulder Brace SBR-1000, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Zoom Remote Control ZR-2000, Video Light VL-10Li II, Tripod Base TB-1.
Backup power supplyLithium coin battery (built-in)
Power Consumption5.1W
Continuous Recording TimeSupplied BP-925: Approx. 205 minutes
Optional BP-975: Approx. 635 minutes
DimensionsApprox 139 x 191 x 268mm (including lens hood and microphone holder)
Weight (camera only)1020g
Weight (fully equipped)1120g
Operating Tempurature range-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

Power Consumption

¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF.

Continuous Recording Time

¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, using EVF.


All specifications are subject to change without notice

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