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The Canon XF405 is a compact, ergonomic, and feature-rich camcorder designed for professional workflow. Key features include:

  • 8.29MP 1-inch CMOS sensor; dual DIGIC DV 6 processors

  • 15x optical zoom lens w/ 5-axis image stabilization

  • Dual-pixel CMOS autofocus system

  • Mini HDMI 2.0 & 3G-SDI Output

8.29MP 1-Inch CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC DV 6 Processors. The Canon XF405’s 8.29MP 1-inch CMOS sensor works in tandem with its dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors to capture UHD 4K footage at 60p, to produce Full HD fast- and slow-motion footage up to 120 fps, and to give you great image quality, even in low light. Its nine-blade aperture further enhances image quality by producing pleasing bokeh.

Canon 15x Zoom Lens. The integrated 15x optical zoom lens has a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 25.5 to 382.5mm, and maintains UHD 4K quality throughout that zoom range.

Five-Axis Image Stabilization. The XF405 offers three image-stabilization modes. Standard mode gives you a constant stabilizing angle that’s independent of the zoom magnification. Dynamic mode is ideal for shooting while walking, as it extends the stabilizing range at the wide end of the focal length. Finally, Powered mode stabilizes the tele end’s low-frequency range, making it perfect for fixed-point shooting.

Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus. The dual-pixel CMOS system autofocuses quickly, quietly, and precisely, even when you’re shooting in UHD 4K, Full HD 120p, and other high frame rates. You can tap the camera’s touchscreen to select the focusing area, which is especially convenient when you’re using the Face-Detection AF mode.

Tilting EVF and Touchscreen LCD. The XF405 features a newly designed tilting 1.56m-dot electronic viewfinder and a large 3.5-inch 1.56m-dot touchscreen LCD, both of which make for easy image review. You can also use the touchscreen to easily access menu options and to control autofocus.

Mini HDMI 2.0 & 3G-SDI Output. While the XF405 can record 4K/60p internally in the MP4 format, sometimes you need more. The XF405’s mini-HDMI 2.0 terminal outputs the full 4K/60p signal for external recording in a format of your choice, depending on recorder used. Additionally, the XF405 includes a 3G-SDI terminal that outputs up to a Full HD 1080/60p signal for a professional multi-camera workflow.

Additional Features. You can use the XF405’s dual SD card slots for simultaneous or relay recording in MP4 format. You get built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for file sharing and remote camera control, four audio channels, and two XLR inputs. ND is built-in, and its three filter stages can be swapped with buttons on the side of the lens. The detachable handle is easy to install and includes a range of controls, a mic holder, an IR lamp, a tally light, and a cold-shoe mount. The camera is powered by Canon’s compact and lightweight BP-828 battery.

Q & A

What's the difference between the Canon VIXIA GX10, XF400, and XF405?
  • All three of these cameras are based on the exact same sensor and lens, with many of the same recording features shared. The VIXIA GX10 is essentially the base model.

  • Stepping up to the XF400 nets you the audio top handle with two XLR inputs and an ethernet input for wired FTP capability.

  • Stepping up further to the XF405 gains everything the XF400 did, plus a 3G-SDI terminal for professional video output.

What size HDMI port does this camera have?
  • This camera features a Mini HDMI Out terminal. Links to compatible HDMI cables can be found under Recommended on the left-hand side of this page.


Audio Input

(2) Three-pin XLR

Audio Recording

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



Camera Type


Color Sampling

4:2:2 or 4:2:0


10.5 inches

Effective Pixels

Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 × 2160)

File Format


Filter Diameter


Focusing System

Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF

Frame Rates

60p, 30p, 24p


8.5 inches

Image Sensor

1.0-inch CMOS

Image Stabilization

Optical system (lens shift) and electronic stabilization

Item Type



Canon 15x Zoom, 8.3 124.5mm (35mm equivalent 25.5 382.5mm), f/2.8 4.5

Maximum Recording Time

Time 64GB card 150 Mbps: 55 min.; 35 Mbps: 240 min.; 17 Mbps: 495 min.; 8 Mbps: 1055 min.; 4 Mbps: 2115 min.; 128GB card 150 Mbps: 110 min.; 35 Mbps: 485 min.; 17 Mbps: 995 min.; 8 Mbps: 2120 min.; 4 Mbps: 4245 min.

Maximum Shutter Speed


Memory Card Support


Minimum Focusing Distance

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


Fixed Lens

Recommended For

New Products and New Products

Total Pixels

Approx. 13.4 megapixels (4268 × 3148)

Video Compression

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Video Out

(1) 3G-SDI; (1) Mini HDMI2.0

Video Recording Modes

150 Mbps: 3840 × 2160 (60p/30p/24p); 35 Mbps:1920 × 1080 (60p/30p/24p); 17 Mbps:1920 × 1080 (60p/30p/24p); 8 Mbps:1280 × 720 (60p); 4 Mbps:1280 × 720 (30p)

Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Resolution

1.56 million dots

Viewfinder Size

0.24 inch


2.5 lbs.

White Balance Modes

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Color Temperature Settings (2,000 15,000K), Set (1/2)


5.9 inches

Canon XF405

AC Adapter - Canon CA-945 / 946

Battery - Canon BP-828

Charger - Canon CG-800

Charger - Polarized Cable

Hardware - Canon XF/XA Mic Mount Screws

Hood - Canon GX10/XF400/405

Video Support - Canon Mic Mount v2

Video Support - Canon XF400/405 Top Handle