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Canon XF105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Canon XF105. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and control panel. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and durability get critical reviews.

portability, usability, image quality, control panel, price

durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XF105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Canon XF105 First Impressions Camcorder Review


At the Canon Expo in New York City, we got a chance to check out the XF105-a new compact pro model that is loaded with manual controls. Unfortunately, the camcorder is stuck with a single CMOS sensor instead of the three-chip system found on Canon's...

We'd be more considerate to the XF105 if it had loads of new features that we haven't seen before on a pro model. Yes, the camcorder has built-in 3D assistance and an infrared record setting, but those two features don't qualify as "game-changing" or...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Videomaker (

Canon XF105 High Definition Camcorder Reviewed


With tons of pro features, a small size and weight, and an aggressive price point, Canon's XF105 is a full-featured HD camcorder that will appeal to a large audience of video enthusiasts.

Tons of functionality, Fantastic picture quality, Extremely sharp LCD panel, Lightweight, great ergonomics

Weak low-light performance, Some controls hard to configure

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Bright Hub (

Detailed Review of Canon XF105 Camcorder


This Canon camcorder offers an ergonomic design and a customizable image style. Its combination of quality and comfort make it an ideal camcorder for all kinds of purposes.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Canon XF105


The lack of the three-chip system found in previous Canon pro models causes us to doubt the XF105's capabilities.

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Shanna James (

A Smaller XF100 or XF105? Canon XA10


The XF100 and XF105 were considered the smallest professional Canon camcorders until the Canon XA10 was released on the market. The XA10 is more compact than the previous models, but how does it stack up in regards to usability, functionality and...

First of all, you should know that this camera is made for professionals, but I am sure that won’t stop the tech savvy everyday Joe from purchasing one to do his home videos. The good thing about this camcorder is that it is feature-filled enough to...

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.4


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.11


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):920000


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range:0.2

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):30.4 - 304
Focal length range (f-f):4.25 - 42.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:10

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.8
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.4
Power requirements:100-240V;50/60Hz

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
XLR in: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/4;1/3 - 1/2000

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:CF, SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:2


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1440 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.24

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.8

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Tungsten