Canon XF405/XF400

Canon XF405/XF400

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


Canon XF405/XF400

A 1.0-Type CMOS sensor professional compact 4K UHD camcorder with 15x zoom lens

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.

Technical Specifications

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, depending on settings

Minimum illumination (PAL/50.00Hz)
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 (35mm equivalent)
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
SD / SDHC / SDXC card

Class U3 recommended for recording at 150MBPS

Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)
MP4 Recording: 150 Mbps: 55 Minutes. 35 Mbps: 240 Mins.
XF-AVC Recording: 160 Mbps: 50 Minutes. 45 Mbps: 185 Minutes.

Recording file system

Internal Recording
3840×2160 (150 Mbps) / 1920×1080 (35/17 Mbps) / 1280×720 (8/4 Mbps)
NTSC*: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P
PAL: 50.00P/25.00P depending on recording resolution selected

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
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
1920×1080 59.94P YCC422 10bit /1920×1080 29.97P YCC422 10bit
1920×1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit / 1920×1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit

HDMI: XF405 and XF400
3840×2160 59.94P YCC420 8bit / 1920×1080 59.94P YCC422 10bit
3840×2160 29.97P YCC422 8bit / 1920×1080 29.97P YCC422 10bit
3840×2160 50.00P YCC420 8bit / 1920×1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit
3840×2160 25.00P YCC422 8bit / 1920×1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit

Recording frame rate (PAL)

Slow/Fast motion (PAL/50.00Hz)
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
3840×2160 / 1920×1080 / 1280×720
(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

SDI output
Yes. 3G-SDI Level A and B, selectable. 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

IP Streaming Capability
Yes, via third-party hardware or software decoding solution

IP Streaming Output
Video Output: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
PAL: 9Mbps / 4Mbps: 1920×1080 50.00i
Audio Output: MPEG-2 AAC-LC, 256 Kbps, 2 channels
Output CH: CH1 / CH2 / CH3 / CH4

IP Streaming Protocol

Exposure metering
Centre-weighted average metering: In the AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Low Light
IR mode segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night mode
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).

Custom Picture Menu
CP Files:
C1: Normal / C2: Wide DR / C3: Canon Log3
C4: EOS Std. / C5: USER 05 / C6: USER 06

Gamma / Colour Space:
BT.709 Wide DR / BT.709
CanonLog 3 / BT.709
EOS Std. / BT.709
BT.709 Normal / BT.709
BT.709 Standard / BT.709

Colour Matrix:
Neutral / Production Camera / EOS Std. / Video

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.
Push Auto Iris / Zebra 70% / Zebra 100% / BLC Always On / Face Only AF / AF Frame/ Peaking/ Focus Guide / WB/ Set WB / WB Priority / Digital Tele Converter / IR Light / Slow and Fast Motion / Monitor Channels / Marker / Menu / Custom Picture / AF / MF / Powered IS / Pre Rec / Rec Review / Magnification / 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
Count up 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

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 (approx.)
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)