【For Immediate Release】
23rd November, 2017
Canon New XF405 & XF400 Compact Professional 4K Digital Camcorders
Combining 4K Superb Image Quality, Compact and Flexible Control
For Easy Creation of Exceptional Videos
Canon today introduces the new XF405 & XF400 compact professional 4K digital
camcorders that combine professional 4K image quality and flexible operability in a
compact and lightweight body. XF405 & XF400 employ a 1-inch 4K UHD CMOS
Image Sensor for exceptional high sensitivity and low noise performance. The
camcorders are capable of recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video at 50P, as well as
slow motion recording up to 100P in Full HD (1920 x 1080). A 15x optical zoom lens
incorporate with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF to facilitate fast and accurate autofocus.
The compact and highly portable XF405 & XF400 include an HDMI 2.0 terminal to
support 4K UHD output and two XLR terminals with independent audio level control.
XF405 also includes a 3G-SDI output that supports camcorder integration into
professional workflows. The incorporation of an adjustable 3.5-inch touch panel LCD
monitor enhances usability and offers the flexibility to use in versatile applications
ranging from on-location news coverage, wedding to event shooting and
documentary filming.
Support 4K UHD recording for superb image quality
The new XF405 and XF400 support 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 50P recording in MP4
format with up to 150Mbps recording bit rate. It retains the best possible image
quality well suited for professional shooting of online videos and corporate videos
and suitable for long-duration recording by using SD cards. The camcorders also
support high-speed recording in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100P in MP4 format to
enable additional creative freedom for other special effects.
New 1-inch 4K UHD Image Sensor for Higher Sensitivity and Lower Noise Level
XF405 and XF400 feature a 1-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor with 8.29-million
effective pixels for 4K recording. The enhanced sensitivity and the high algorithm
power of dual DIGIC DV 6 digital image processor, signal-to-noise ratio is improved
when compared with its predecessor. Even when shooting with minimum brightness,
the camcorders can still deliver highly detailed, sharp and smooth nighttime videos
with exceptionally low level of noise. The larger sensor also exhibits a shallower
depth of field at large apertures, providing greater depth of field control and creative
Built-in Dual Pixel CMOS AF and advanced focusing functions for enhanced
focusing performance
XF405 & XF400 are the first ENG camcorders that featuring a built-in Dual Pixel
CMOS AF which makes use of a CMOS sensor with a new structure to perform the
functions of both imaging and phase-difference detection autofocus ensuring sharp
images even for 4K shooting which demands extreme focusing accuracy. Users can
also choose the subject for focusing with the tap of the 3.5-inch touch screen and an
expanded focusing area which covers 80% of image on screen can be selected, it
helps to make focusing intuitive. The camera also supports Face Detection AF
function to ensure sharp capture of moving subject.
XF405 & XF400 also feature the upgraded built-in Dual Pixel Focus Guide to bring a
more powerful manual focus function. The screen mark can directly indicate the front
focus and back focus and allow accurate manual focus to be achieved.
Canon 15x Optical Zoom 4K UHD Video Lens for Expanded Shooting Range
Both camcorders incorporate Canon 25.5mm wide-angle 15x optical zoom 4K UHD
video lens – a lens created with superior optical technologies from EF lens series
with optimal placement of lens elements to achieve wide-angle and powerful zoom
performance while maintaining a compact and lightweight design. The lens provides
focal range of 25.5mm to 382.5mm 1 (35mm format equivalent) for more versatile
imaging expressions, allowing easy capture of breathtakingly wide open scenes or
close-up shots of facial expressions. Users can get up to 30x Advanced Zoom when
shooting in Full HD, which extend the zoom range to 765mm. The optional 0.8x wide
converter WA-U58 and 1.5x tele converter TL-U58 accessories expand the creative
capabilities of the camcorders.
The inclusion of Super UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) lens, the same as found in
Canon’s top-of-the-line models, reduces chromatic aberration throughout the zoom
range for high resolution and low chromatic aberration images. Utilizing the superior
EF lens technology, the camcorders also feature an 9-bladed circular aperture for
more natural and smoother out-of-focus effect. Points of light from night city skylines
can be turned into beautiful, circular blur for easy creation of cinematic bokeh effect.
The lens of XF405 & XF400 is 58mm in diameter and features 3 built-in ND filters
(1/4, 1/16, 1/64) for selection.
5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilization System for All-Direction Image Stability
XF405 & XF400 are equipped with 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilization System for
effective correction of camcorder movements across 5 axes, including tilt movements
along the horizontal, vertical and lateral axis, and up-down or left-right shift
movements, high level of image stability is guaranteed in all situations. Furthermore,
When Dynamic Mode is off
image distortion can be substantially reduced, ensuring exceptional video
performance even shooting with a handheld camcorder while walking.
Dual DIGIC DV 6 digital image processors for enhanced 4K arithmetic
processing capacity
XF405 & XF400 incorporate dual DIGIC DV 6 digital image processors with
enhanced 4K arithmetic processing capacity, capable of depicting fine details
faithfully to realize sharp and true-to-life 4K videos in rich gradation. The ultra-fast
algorithm power is instrumental in bringing the best out of the camcorder’s
functionalities, such as the high 150Mbps recording bit rate and up to 800% wide
dynamic range of Wide DR Gamma, for higher levels of image quality and
performance to boost the expressive power of 4K videos.
Dual DIGIC DV 6 with drastic improvement in noise reduction realizes a wider ISO
range and higher sensitivity shooting. Even in dark environment where it is hard for
the human eye to verify the subject, bright, low-noise and detailed shots can be taken
by using only the faint ambient light, allowing for greater flexibility for night-time
shooting and creation of delicate cinematic mood with dim lighting. DIGIC DV 6 is low
in power consumption, enabling the camcorders to capture longer videos.
Wide DR Gamma that Enhances Dynamic Range by 800%
Furthermore, drawing from technologies employed in Cinema EOS System, the
camcorders feature the Wide DR Gamma setting that expands the dynamic range to
800%. It facilitates shooting in scenes with large lighting contrast, minimizing the
occurrence of under- and over-exposed areas to maintain seamless and rich
gradations from highlights to shadows. Without the need for post-production, the
setting helps achieve better dynamic range right from the camcorder and preserve
original colors.
Dual SD card slots for diverse recording options
XF405 & XF400 are equipped with double SD card slots, support 4K UHD (3840 x
2160) and Full HD MP4 50P recording. The double SD card slots support
simultaneous video recording for easy instant video backup. It also supports relay
recording - a function which automatically switches to the other SD card for
continuous recording when one card is full. This flexibility expands the recording
3.5-inch LCD Touch Panel and tiltable Viewfinder for Easy Control
The new camcorders incorporate a 3.5-inch 1.56 million-dot LCD touch panel which
utilizes capacitive touch technology as found in smart phones, offering easy control
by touching the screen to select focus point, perform auto-tracking, control exposure
or adjust various functions settings, bringing dramatically simplified operation.
When shooting in bright outdoor environment, the camcorder’s 0.24-inch 1.56 milliondot tiltable viewfinder can ensure easy checking of focus and image details for the
optimal result. The viewfinder can be tilted up 60° to facilitate shooting in a confined
space or from a low angle for improved operability. It also comes with a large-sized
eyecup that fits snugly to the face to prevent outside light from entering to ensure
viewing comfort.
Detachable Handle with 2 XLR Inputs for Enhanced Shooting Flexibility and
Professional Performance
XF405 & XF400 come with a detachable handle to cater for different shooting needs.
With the handle attached, the camcorders are able to shoot from any challenging
angle for clear and sharp images. Meanwhile, the camcorders remain compact in
size when the handle is removed, providing greater operational flexibility and making
it easier to carry the camcorder around in a bag for higher mobility.
In addition, 2 sets of XLR input terminals and an external microphone holder are built
on the handle for attaching different professional sound recording equipment to cater
for different shooting venues and needs. XLR inputs support a range of audio types,
including an external line input, microphone input and microphone input with
phantom power. Both recording from an external microphone and audio line input
can be synchronized together for more dramatic sound effects. Volumes for the 2
channel inputs can be adjusted independently for the optimal result. Dual channel
recording to serve as a backup is also supported for more reliable sound recording
Industry-Standard Input/ Output Connectivity – Fully Compatible with
Broadcast Equipment
Apart from its high shooting specification, XF405 & XF400 also feature HDMI 2.0
output terminal. XF405 further provides the 3G-SDI (embedded audio and time code)
output. It can transmit directly the YCC 422 10-bit 1920 x 1080/ 50P video to postproduction tools used in broadcasting industry for further editing in great convenience,
bringing the exceptional HD images experience to life.
Infrared Mode with Enhanced Brightness Performance in Low-Light
Featuring an improved Infrared mode, the camcorders enable easy shooting even in
ultra low-light environment and is especially useful for nighttime applications such as
shooting of breaking news. Utilizing an infrared LED light offers a much wider
radiation angle for even distribution throughout the entire image area, more natural
looking video recording can be ensured. In addition to the default color of black and
white, infrared shooting under green light is also available.
Wi-Fi Wireless Networking Function 2 for Easy Remote Shooting and Video
XF405 & XF400 feature a built-in LAN terminal and dual bands (5GHz and 2.4GHz)
Wi-Fi wireless networking function for sending signals reliably even when used in
areas with increased signal interference. The Wi-Fi function supports wireless remote
control of camcorder through browser on smart phones or tablet devices, without the
need to install any software for enhanced shooting mobility. This allows easy
shooting from more distinctive angles, for example attaching the camcorder to a
crane for high angle shots or shooting from a far distance. Users can enjoy the same
level of professional control on camcorder setting during remote shooting, including
start/ stop buttons, Live View display, adjustments on zooming, aperture, shutter
speed, exposure compensation, white balance and selections of programmed AE
modes and manual or auto focusing. This brings a higher degree of freedom in filimg
Canon’s new XF405 & XF400 compact professional 4K digital camcorders are now
available for sale in Hong Kong with suggested retail price of HK$26,600 &
HK$24,000 respectively.
The suggested retail prices of XF405 & XF400 accessories are as follows:
58mm Protect Filter
WA-U58 Wide-attachment
TL-U58 Tele-converter
BP-820 Battery Pack
BP-828 Battery Pack
CG-800E Battery Charger
RC-V100 Remote Controller
Suggested Retail Price
The compatibility of Wi-Fi wireless networking function depends on the mobile device models and operating
XF405 / XF400 compact professional 4K digital camcorder
 UHD (3840x2160) / 50P MP4 format at maximum 150Mbps
recording bit rate
 HD (1920x1080) / 100P MP4 format
 1" 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor provides low noise and high
 Built-in Dual Pixel CMOS AF supports continuous AF function,
able to select focus area within 80% of image on screen
 Canon 25.5mm wide angle 15x optical zoom 4K lens with
Super UD lens to ensure low chromatic aberration
 Focal range can be extended to 25.5-765mm with 30x
Advanced Zoom (HD shooting mode)
 Built-in 3-density (1/4, 1/16, 1/64) ND filter
 5-axis Dynamic Image Stabilization System
 Wide DR Gamma achieves a wide dynamic range of 800%
 Dual DIGIC DV 6 digital image processor enhances 4K arithmetic processing
 3.5" 1.56 million-dot high resolution LCD touch panel, able to choose focus
point with a touch
 0.24" 1.56 million-dot tiltable CVF
 Detachable Handle with 2 XLR Inputs for professional audio recording
 Infrared shooting function for extreme low light condition
 Built-in dual bands Wi-Fi wireless networking function for remote control
through browser
 Dual SD Card Slots for simultaneous recording and relay recording
 3G-SDI output terminal (Applicable to XF405 only)
Image Sensor
Focusing System
Filter Diameter
Image Stabilizer
White Balance
Sensor Type
1-inch CMOS Sensor
Total Pixels: Approx. 13.40 megapixels
(4268 x 3148)
Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.29 megapixels
(3840 x 2160)
Approx. 25.5 – 382.5 mm
Optical Zoom
F-number (W-T)
Focal Length
18 elements in 14 groups (double-sided aspheric elements)
Auto / Manual
60 cm; 1 cm at full wide angle
MF/AF (Instant AF / Face Detection / Touch Focus)
AF mode: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
0.1 lx (Low Light mode, shutter speed 1/2 sec)
1.4 lx (Programmed AE mode, Auto slow shutter On)
Intelligent OIS (Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer/ 5-axis image
Stereo electret condenser microphone
Auto white balance, Custom white balance (2 settings), Userdefined color temperature (2000-15000K) or Preset white
balance settings (Daylight, Tungsten)
Auto / Manual; 1/6 to 1/2000 sec.
Shutter Speed
Recording System
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio compression:
MPEG 4 AAC-LC (2 ch) / LPCM (4ch), 16-bit,
Image compression: JPEG
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system),
compatible with Exif Ver. 2.3
Recording Mode
150Mbps: 3840 x 2160 (50P/ 25P)
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080 (50P/ 25P)
17Mbps: 1920 x 1080 (50P/ 25P)
8Mbps: 1280 x 720 (50P)
4Mbps: 1280 x 720 (25P)
Recording Media
Recording Time
SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card (not included), dual SD card
32 GB SD Card (not included)
150Mbps: 25 mins
35Mbps: 115 mins
17Mbps: 245 mins
8Mbps: 520 mins
4Mbps: 1045 mins
ViewFinder and Monitor
3.5-inch approx. 1.56 million dots; capacitive touch panel
0.24-inch type approx. 1.56 million dots; Tilt operations enabled
USB Terminal
mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB), output only
HDMI mini connector; output only
XLR Terminal
XLR jack, 2 sets, support Phantom Power +48V
For microphone input: -60 dBu / 600 Ω
For line input: 4 dBu / 10 kΩ
Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
MIC Terminal
φ3.5 mm stereo minijack (unbalanced)
For microphone input: -65 dBV / 5 kΩ
Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
φ3.5 mm stereo minijack
Remote Terminal φ2.5mm stereo minijack (input only)
3G-SDI (XF405
BNC, output only
LAN Terminal
Ethernet, 1000 BASE-T.
Power / Others
Power supply
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
8.4 W (3840 x 2160, 150Mbps mode, AF on,
LCD normal brightness)
8.3 W (3840 x 2160, 150Mbps mode, AF on,
LCD normal brightness)
0 - 40°C
Approx. 135 x 97 x 214 mm (excluding lens hood, microphone
[W x H x D]
holder unit, handle unit and battery)
Approx. 150 x 216 x 267 mm (includes lens hood, microphone
holder unit, handle unit and battery)
Approx. 1150g (Body only)
Approx. 1670g (Includes lens hood, microphone
holder unit, handle unit, BP-828, and SD card
Approx. 1145g (Body only)
Approx. 1665g (Includes lens hood, microphone
holder unit, handle unit, BP-828, and SD card
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without
About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor,
Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter
camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and
printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's
first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth
experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a
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December 2016, Canon's global revenue was US$29.3 billion.
One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established
in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon
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