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Canon XF100 Professional Video Camera

Canon XF100 Professional Video Camera
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Canon XF100 Professional Video Camera with CANON 2 YEAR LOCAL WARRANTY
NZ $2,990.00
excl GST

NZ $3,438.50 incl GST
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The Canon XF100 professional video camera offers stunning image quality with FULL HD MPEG-2 4:2:2 at 50Mbps in an amazingly compact design. The wide angle 10x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer and Instant Auto Focus allows you to quickly capture outstanding movies in any situation. The XF100 also makes it easy to put together a compact 3D system with impressive image quality. Recording to readily available CF cards with an industry standard MXF format, the XF100 is the ultimate compact professional video camera.
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Key Features:

Delivering superior image quality
- MPEG-2 FULL HD 4:2:2 50Mbps codec
- 1/3 inch CMOS Sensor System
- Genuine Canon 30.4mm wide-angle 10x HD Lens

Compatible with industry standard formats
- Utilises MXF file format 
- Plug-ins for Apple/Avid/Adobe*/Grass Valley* for importing into NLE software 
- Supports popular MPEG-2 4:2:2 workflows 
- Includes Canon XF Utilities (Windows and Mac OS)
* To be supported by NLE software

Functional design and layout
- Compact design and weight is balanced and evenly distributed 
- Intuitive button and switch layout 
- Iris ring
- Large LCD screen

Expandable and customizable
- Dual CF Card slots supporting dual slot recording 
- XLR, HDMI, USB, Remote, AV, Component, DCin terminals 
- 23 ‘Custom Pictures’ settings 
- Full customization over image parameters such as colour, sharpness, gamma, etc
- Peaking, Zebra assist functions 

MPEG-2 FULL HD (4:2:2) recording codec 
This newly developed Canon XF codec enables high quality imaging and audio performance with up to 50Mbps data recording

Super fast processing with 1/3 inch CMOS Sensor System 
A low noise system supporting slow and fast motion shooting and faster scanning reducing rolling shutter skews 

Wide Angle Lens: 30.4 - 304mm f/1.8 – f/2.8 with 10x Optical Zoom 
Equipped with a large Lens with a centre resolution of 900 TV lines (horizontal) and 800 TV lines (vertical), offers enhanced resolution at all zoom levels 

Industry standard MXF format support 
Material Exchange Format (MXF) is an established international standard which enables the use of metadata in broadcasting and other applications 

Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer and Instant AF 
Dynamic, Powered, and Normal image stabilization settings.  Instant AF with Face Detection technology. 

3.5 inch LCD and Viewfinder 
A freely rotating 3.5 inch 920,000 dot LCD monitor and 0.24 inch 260,000 dot Electronic Viewfinder allows for great portability and accurate filming 
Assisted 3D Shooting compatible  
When two XF100 or XF105 models are aligned and synchronized with each other according to necessary assist functions, Optical axis adjustments and  magnification adjustments, film amazing 3D movies. 

Infrared shooting in dark situations 
By switching the IR switch on, shoot impressive video in the darkest of situations
Video System

Media Type
Movies: CF Card Type I only (2 Slots), UDMA4 recommended; Stills: SDHC/SD Cards

1/3 inch CMOS

Image Processor
Movie Compression System
MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 (50 Mbps)

File Format
Image Pixels

Effective Pixels
1920 x 1080

Optical Zoom

Focal Length (nominal)
4.25 - 42.5mm

Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Approx. 30.4 - 304mm

F number
f/ 1.8 - 2.8

Filter diameter

Focus Ring
Provided (electronic ring, no limits); however, this ring works in accordance with the operations selected for the focus, zoom and iris selector switches.

Zoom Ring
Provided (electronic ring). Focal length indicator, zoom limit provided. Power zoom.

Zoom Rocker
One of three settings (Slow, Normal or Fast) can be selected for the power zoom mode and, in each mode, either a variable speed (16 steps) or fixed speed (16 steps) can be set.

Iris Ring
Provided (electronic ring, no limits); however, this ring works in accordance with the operations selected for the focus, zoom and iris selector switches.

Aperture leaves
8 iris aperture leaves

Close up distance
60cm (over entire zoom range), 20 mm at wide macro setting

Image Stabilizer
Optical system (lens shift system adopted/Super range system support)

Zoom / Focus preset function

One push AF function

ND filter
Built-in gradation ND filter

Filter diameter and pitch
+ 58 mm / P0.75 mm

Recording Specifications

50 Mbps CBR (4:2:2) [422P@HL]
1920 x 1080 PAL - 50i / 25P 1280 x 720 PAL - 50P / 25P

35 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) [MP@HL]
1920 x 1080 PAL - 50i / 25P 1280 x 720 PAL - 50P / 25P

25 Mbps CBR (4:2:0) [MP@H14]
1440 x 1080 PAL - 50i / 25P

Control / Balance

Light Metering Method
Centre-weighted / Spot / Backlight Correction

Exposure Compensation

White Balance Mode
AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,000K- 15,000K)


Min Illumination
3.8 Lux (shutter speed 1/50 sec), 0.05 Lux (shutter speed 1/3 sec) - I cannot confirm

LCD / Viewfinder

View Screen / Pixels
3.5 inch wide screen LCD screen (920,000 dots), 100% coverage Angle adjustment enabled with high, low angle support and self portrait shooting possible. Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment

Viewfinder (Colour)
0.24 inch wide screen LCD screen (260,000 dots), 100% coverage Angle adjustment upward enabled. +2.0 to -5.5 diopter, 3-lens configuration Brightness, contrast, colour and backlight adjustment

Filming Modes and Controls

Recording Modes
50i / 25P

Special Recording Modes
Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Fast Motion, Pre-Rec


Audio data
Linear PCM (16-bit, 48KHz), 2-ch

Audio level metering
Manual audio level VR metering & control

Wind screen
Wind Low-Cut setting x2

Still Image Recording

Capture Size

Memory Card Type
SDHC / SD slot


Input Power Supply
7.4 V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)


Input Signals: XLR 3-pin jack Output Signals: HDMI (Type-A) USB (mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed) AV (3.5mm, 4-pole mini-jack) Component Headphone (3.5mm Stereo mini-jack) Remote (2.5mm Stereo mini-jack) Genlock HD-SDI Output Time Code input / output

Operating Platforms
Canon XF Utility - PC: Windows XP SP2/SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1/SP2 (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64-bit) Mac: OS X 10.4 to 10.6


Dimensions (WxHxD)
121 x 148 x 250mm

Weight (g) ex. Battery
Approx. 1.2kg

Note: This machine satisfies the test requirements for powder dust, ozone, TVOC, styrene and benzene emissions. Further information in relation to emissions data, return of spare parts or consumables or any specific further information regarding this product can be made available upon request from Technical Services on 0800 222 666 (NZ)

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