Canon XF400 / XF405

or from €149.7 monthly*
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A 1.0-Type CMOS sensor professional compact 4K UHD camcorder with 15x zoom lens ideal for newsgathering, documentary and corporate use.

Offering high quality UHD and Full HD capability, a 1.0-Type CMOS sensor, 15x 4K zoom lens plus Dual Pixel CMOS AF and a 100P high frame rate, the XF405/XF400 is ideal for newsgatherers looking for a small, light camcorder with network capability for FTP transfer plus remote control.

Accurate and reliable autofocus

Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers improved performance and control with minimal effort thanks to an expanded focusing area covers approx. 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally) of the image on the screen.

High quality 4K lens with 15x zoom

A powerful 4K lens captures maximum detail from your subjects and offers outstanding flexibility with a 25.5mm-wide angle-of-view along with a 15x zoom, increasing to 30x Advanced Zoom in FHD.

4K UHD/50P recording on SD cards with high frame rates

The XF405/XF400 supports UHD/50P MP4 format (150Mbps) recording along with additional XF-AVC* support.?

* May require firmware update

Network capability with FTP transfer and IP streaming*

The XF405/XF400 boasts Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, allowing fast and convenient transfer of files direct from the camcorder to external workflow environments.?

*IP Streaming coming with planned firmware update in 2018

Flexible remote-control options

Control the camera wirelessly via a smartphone or tablet with Browser Remote, or use a Canon RC-V100 wired remote controller for full camera control.

Compact and lightweight body, professional operability

One of the smallest and lightest camcorders in its class, the XF405/XF400 is robust and responsive with professional levels of control and connectivity, with the XF405 additionally having a 3G-SDI output. With Dual SD card slots the XF405/XF400 can be relied upon for extended shooting times thanks to relay or simultaneous recording.

Image Sensor


1.0 - Type CMOS


RGB Primary Colour Filter

Total Pixels

13.4 MP

Effective pixels per sensor

8.29 MP

Subject illumination range

Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx

Minimum illumination(PAL/50.00Hz Mode)

Approx. 1.4 lx , P Mode(shutter speed 1/25 sec.) (50.00P; with auto slow shutter On), Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)


Zoom ratio

15x Optical (30x Advanced Zoom in Full HD)

Focal Length

Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm

Minimum focus distance

10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range

ND filter

3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.?
ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.

Zoom control

Via Zoom Rocker Switch, Lens Control ring or Remote Control

Zoom Speed

Selectable. Variable or constant speed. Fast, Normal or Slow speed.

Focus control

Manual via Lens Ring, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face Only, Face Priority

Iris control

Manual via Iris Control Dial, Auto

Aperture range

f/2.8 - f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)

Filter diameter


Lens elements/groups

14 groups of 18 elements (double aspherical lenses and single Hi-UD lenses)

Aperture blades

9 Blades

Image stabilization system

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization Dynamic, Powered IS, Standard

Digital zoom/Teleconverter

Yes. 300 X Digital Zoom, 2 X Digital Teleconverter.

Image Processor



Dynamic Range

12 stops (800%) in Wide DR mode

Sampling accuracy

YCC 4:2:0

Bit depth

8 bit

Looks settings

Standard, Wide DR, Monochrome


Video storage media



Class U3 recommended for recording at 150MBPS

Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)

150 Mbps: 55 Minutes. 35Mbps: 240 Mins

Recording file system


Internal Recording

MP4 3840x2160 (150 Mbps) / 1920x1080 (35/17 Mbps) / 1280x720 (8/4 Mbps)?
NTSC: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P?
PAL: 50.00P / 25.00P depending on recording resolution selected?
XF-AVC ?:?
NTSC: 3840 x 2160: 59.94P/ 29.97P/ 23.98P?
1920 x 1080: 59.94P/ 59.94i/29.97P/23.98P/120P?
1280 X 720: 59.94P/29.97P?
PAL: 3840?2160: 50.00P/25.00P?
1920?1080: 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P?
1280?720: 50.00P/25.00P

External Recording Output


SDI: XF405 Only?
NTSC: 1920x1080 59.94P YCC422 10bit /1920x1080 29.97P YCC422 10bit?
PAL: 1920x1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit / 1920x1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit?
HDMI: XF405 and XF400?
NTSC: 3840x2160 59.94P YCC420 8bit / 1920x1080 59.94P YCC422 10bit / 3840x2160 29.97P YCC422 8bit / 1920x1080 29.97P YCC422 10bit?
PAL: 3840x2160 50.00P YCC420 8bit /1920x1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit / 3840x2160 25.00P YCC422 8bit / 1920x1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit


Recording frame rate (PAL model)


Slow/Fast motion

3840 x 2160: 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200?
25.00P: x0.5?
1920 x 1080: 50.00P: x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200?
25.00P: x0.25, x0.5?
1280 x 720: 50.00P/8Mbps: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200?
25.00P/4Mbps: x0.5

Interval Record


Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

Yes. 3 Seconds

Scan Reverse


Still quality

3840x2160 / 1920x1080 / 1280x720?
(Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)

Photo storage media

SD Card



MPEG-4 AAC-LC (16-bit 2CH) / LPCM (16-bit 4CH)


Manual or Auto

Reference Tone

1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off

Microphone level meter




LCD Capacitive touch panel


3.5-inch (8.9 cm)


(approx. 1.56 million dots)



Waveform Monitor


Focus Assist

Yes. Focus Guide Function in MF


Yes. Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow


Yes. 70%, 100%


Yes. Horizontal (grey) / Horizontal (white) / Grid (grey) / Grid (white)





approx. 1.56 million dots



Viewing Angle


Correction lens

+2.0 to -5 diopter


Audio in

XLR 3-pin jacks (x2), balanced on Handle Unit. 3.5mm Stereo jack (unbalanced) on camera body

Headphone output

Yes. 3.5mm

Video monitor output





Yes. Mini-B and Hi-Speed USB supported

SD-SDI output

Yes. BNC Connector (XF405 Only)

Time code

No. Timecode out via HDMI is possible




Yes. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)

AV terminal


DC input

Yes. 3.4mm Jack

Remote Control Terminal

Yes. 2.5mm mini jack


Exposure metering

Centre-weighted average metering: In the AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes?
No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)], M (manual exposure)

Exposure Compensation

Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ?3 when locked or ?2 in AUTO (?8 increments).

Auto Exposure mode

P, Tv, Av, SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Auto Gain Control setting


Auto Gain Control limit

In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)?
Not wide DR mode, not S&F x 1/4: 0-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)?
Not wide DR mode, S&F x 1/4: 9-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)?
Wide DR mode, not S&F x 1/4: 9-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)?
Wide DR mode, S&F x 1/4: 18-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)

Gain setting


M (Manual) shooting,?
Not wide DR: 0-39 dB (1 dB increments)?
Wide DR: 9 - 39 dB (1 dB increments)


White Balance


Auto, Manual


Daylight: 5,600 K, Tungsten: 3,200, Default value for set 1,?
set 2: 5,600 K Colour temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000 K to 15,000 K.

Shutter Speed

Control Modes

Manual, Tv, Auto, P Mode

Shutter speed (PAL)

1/2 - 1/2000 sec

Slow Shutter (SLS)

50.00P: Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec. Auto slow shutter Off?
1/50 to 1/500 sec?
25.00P: Auto slow shutter On 1/12.5* to 1/500 sec.(*Display is 1/12.)?
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.

Clear Scan



Infrared shooting mode


Built-in IR lamp

Yes, in Handle Unit


Tally lamp


Colour Bars


Accessory shoe

Cold Shoe

Custom Button Assignment

Yes. 5 assignable buttons. Powered IS / BLC Always On / Face Only AF / WB Priority / Pre Rec / IR Light / Audio Output CH / Focus Guide / [AF/MF] / Rec Review / Enlarged Display / PHOTO / Off

Custom Dial

Yes. [Av / Tv / M] / Exposure Compensation / AGC Limit / Off

Wireless LAN standards

IEEE802.11b/g/n/a (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)

Supported Wi-Fi Functions

Browser Remote (Camera Mode)/FTP file transfer (Media Mode)

Supported Browser for Remote Operation

Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS 9 or 10), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser Andoid 4.4 - 6.0

Remote Operation Control Features

1) Aperture (including ND control) (2) Focus The amount by which the focus is driven toward NEAR and toward FAR can each be controlled in 3 steps. (3) White balance (4) Shutter speed (5) Gain (6) Exposure compensation (7) Shooting mode (8) Zooming and SLOT SELECT control can be exercised. The free memory remaining on the media, time code, remaining battery charge, etc. can be checked. Live View.

Live view image Resolution

Camera setting mode: 680 x 383?
Simplified setting mode: 284 x 160


When Wi-Fi has been set manually in the XF405/XF400 select?
?Open Encoding,? ?Open WEP,? ?Shared key/WEP?, ?WPA, WPA2-PSK,? or ?WPA2-PSK AES.??
(*) At the WPS setting stage, the settings are established automatically according to the authentication and encryption systems set at the access point.

GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Location (latitude, longitude and altitude) as well as the GPS?
information while using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) can be added to MP4 movies and photos. Also, based on this information, the satellite data acquisition status can be checked in camera mode.

Time code

Countup system

Rec Run / Free Run

Start value setting

00:00:00:00 - 23:59:59:29 (PAL 23:59:59:24)

Drop Frame


User BIT Type

Setting (00 00 00 00 - FF FF FF FF) / Time / Date



Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit (w/ screw), Handle unit, Wireless Controller (WL-D89), Lithium battery (CR2025), AC adapter (CA-946), Battery Pack BP-828, AC Cable, Lens Cap

Optional Accessories (Includes items not currently on sale)


Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828?
Canon AC Adapter CA-946 (included with XF405/XF400)?
Canon Battery Charger CG-800/CG-800E, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/ High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S, Canon Wireless Controller WL-D89, * Canon Tele Converter TL-U58 * Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58?
Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000?
Canon Wrist Strap WS-20,Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/650?
Canon PROTECT filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L filter 58 mm?
Canon ND8-L filter 58 mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2?
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII), Canon Compact Power Adapter CA910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs), Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the BP-900 series), Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU

The asterisks (*) indicate new accessories.



Power Consumption

8.4W (MP4, 3840 x 2160, 50.00P Panel in use)

Battery Pack

Canon Battery Pack BP-828 (supplied) BP-820 (Optional)

Continuous Recording Time

BP-828: 125 mins (MP4, 3840 x 2160, 50.00P Panel in use)



Approx. 150 x 216 x 267 mm (approx. 5.9 x 8.5 x 10.5 in.)?
[Including lens hood, BP-828, mic holder unit, and handle unit]

Weight (camera only)

XF405: 1150g(2.5 lb) XF400: 1145g (2.5lb)

Weight (fully equipped)

XF405:1670g (3.7lb) XF400: 1665g (3.7lb)?
Camera, Lens Hood, Handle Unit, BP-828 batery, 1 SD card

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 0 to 40 ?C, 85 % (relative humidity)?
Approx. -5 to 45 ?C, 60 % (relative humidity)