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 options.

    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 382.5mm1(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, 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 capacity.

    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 million-dot 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 performance.

    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 post-production 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 Environment 
    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 Function2 for Easy Remote Shooting and Video Transmission 
    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 production. 

    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.

    1 When Dynamic Mode is off 
    2 The compatibility of Wi-Fi wireless networking function depends on the mobile device models and operating systems 

    The suggested retail prices of XA11 accessories are as follows:


    Suggested Retail Price

    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


    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 sensitivity
    • 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 capacity
    • 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

    Sensor Type

    1-inch CMOS Sensor


    Total Pixels: Approx. 13.40 megapixels 
    (4268 x 3148)

    Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)


    Optical Zoom


    F-number (W-T)


    Focal Length (35mm equivalent)

    Approx. 25.5 – 382.5 mm

    Lens Configuration

    18 elements in 14 groups (double-sided aspheric elements)


    Auto / Manual

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    60 cm; 1 cm at full wide angle

    Focusing System

    MF/AF (Instant AF / Face Detection / Touch Focus) 
    AF mode: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF

    Filter Diameter


    Minimum Illumination

    0.1 lx (Low Light mode, shutter speed 1/2 sec)

    1.4 lx (Programmed AE mode, Auto slow shutter On)

    Image Stabilizer

    Intelligent OIS (Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer/ 5-axis image stabilization)


    Stereo electret condenser microphone

    White Balance

    Auto white balance, Custom white balance (2 settings), User-defined color temperature (2000-15000K) or Preset white balance settings (Daylight, Tungsten)

    Shutter Speed

    Auto / Manual; 1/6 to 1/2000 sec.

    Recording System

    Recording System



    Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

    Audio compression:  
    MPEG 4 AAC-LC (2 ch) / LPCM (4ch), 16-bit, 48kHz


    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

    SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card (not included), dual SD card slots

    Maximum Recording Time

    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 OUT Terminal

    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

    Headphone Terminal

    φ3.5 mm stereo minijack

    Remote Terminal

    φ2.5mm stereo minijack (input only)

    3G-SDI (XF405 only)

    BNC, output only

    LAN Terminal

    Ethernet, 1000 BASE-T.

    Power / Others

    Power supply (rated)

    7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)

    Power consumption


    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)


    Performance Temperature

    0 - 40°C

    [W x H x D]

    Approx. 135 x 97 x 214 mm (excluding lens hood, microphone 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 x1)


    Approx. 1145g (Body only) 
    Approx. 1665g (Includes lens hood, microphone holder unit, handle unit, BP-828, and SD card x1)

    * All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

    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 leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 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 product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website:


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