Canon has announced the XF100 and XF105, baby siblings to the now-available XF300 and XF305. The smaller versions offer 50mbps recording; 1/3 inch CMOS sensor; variable rate recording; XLR jacks; 2 slots CF recording and, for the XF105 only - HD-SDI, Genlock and Timecode.
Terunori Tajiri, EMEA Video Product Manager, Canon Europe, explained: “The XF105 and XF100 are the next step in the expansion of Canon’s file-based professional camcorder line-up. A broadcast-standard MPEG-2 codec in such a compact body makes these new products unique, and will offer a level of HD image quality that was previously out of the reach of many users. The XF105 and XF100 will combine with XF305, XF300 and EOS DSLR cameras to offer a comprehensive range of Canon HD video tools for all sorts of applications.”
XF105 & XF100 – key features
- MPEG-2 Full HD 4:2:2 recording on CompactFlash at up to 50Mbps.
- Two CF slots for continuous (relay) recording.
- SD card slot for stills.
- MXF file format for workflow compatibility.
- 10x HD Video Lens, f/1.8 max., 30.4mm wide angle (35mm equivalent).
- Three mode Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) – Standard, Powered or Dynamic.
- 2.07 Megapixel 1/3 type CMOS sensor.
- 8.8cm, 920k dot LCD monitor;
- 0.61cm, 260k dot EVF with 100% coverage.
- Variable frame rate recording (12-50fps).
- DIGIC DV III image processor.
- Independent audio controls and XLR inputs; front-mounted integrated mic.
- 16-bit linear PCM audio at 48kHz.
- Extensive customisation options, including 90 variables via Custom Picture function.
- Studio connectivity – HD-SDI, Genlock, Timecode (XF105 only).