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Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder
  • Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder
  • Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder
  • Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder
  • Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder
 
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Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder

Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Item #: CAN-XF100   •   MFG #: XF100

 

List Price:$3,300.00
Our Price:$2,499.00
Your Price After Rebate:$1,999.00

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    Compact in size, light weight and fully featured, the Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder can be tailored to fit a wide range of individual needs. While sharing many of the capabilities of the Canon XF305 and XF300 Professional Camcorders, including the Canon XF Codec and Compact Flash (CF) recording, the XF100 offers some exciting new features of its own.

    Whether used as a companion to the XF305 or XF300 or as a standalone camcorder, the XF100 is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF100 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets.

    The XF100 utilizes Canon's XF Codec - a file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper that ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The codec's 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest image quality needed for advanced post production processing.

    The XF100's newly developed Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens along with a Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor delivers exceptional image quality. The XF100 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand creative flexibility, allowing users to work in virtually any production environment.

     
    • Item Includes

      • XF100 Camcorder with Lens Cap
        Lens Hood
        Battery Pack BP-925
        Compact Power Adapter CA-930
        DC Cable DC-930
        Wireless Controller WL-D6000
        Shoulder Strap SS-1200
        Microphone Holder Unit
        Component Cable CTC-100/S
        Canon XF Utilities Disc
       
     

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    CANON U.S.A., INC.Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact design (10)
    • Excellent image quality (10)
    • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold (9)
    • Good battery life (8)
    • Accurate, vivid colors (6)

    Cons

    • Poor low-light performance (3)

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Extraordinary Camera

    The Canon XF100 was on my wish list as my former HD camera (semi-pro, early HD vidcam) was starting to have problems with ccd's. I researched this camera (and others) for over...Read complete review

    The Canon XF100 was on my wish list as my former HD camera (semi-pro, early HD vidcam) was starting to have problems with ccd's. I researched this camera (and others) for over 8 months before I purchased it. The Canon XF100 was a fairly good size investment but I am extremely happy I made the choice. Filming is not my primary profession, but I do a lot "on the side" and I want to be proud of my footage (I also use a 7D for photography and occasional DSLR HD video). Consequently, I wanted a camera with pro-level features that would not be a limiting factor. I film weddings, church events, small short films, school activities, dance and sporting events. I am still learning on this camera (have owned for around about two months), but I have been quite happy with the overall quality. While I have shot with some success using auto settings, this camera really shines in manual mode. On my most recent project, I shot landscape as well as several interviews. In all scenarios, the quality was amazing (1080, 60i, 50mbps). I initially had problems with noise using higher gain in low light settings during some of the interviews. When I set the gain manually, the noise was better. Lower light shooting is far better than my previous camera, but not as good as I had hoped. I think for a camera this price, a larger senser (or multiple) to handle light would be more appropriate. I also recommend using a microphone. The onboard mic is decent, but you'll get a lot better audio using the XLR and a mic on your subject. I've also used a Rode Videomic and it works well. I use Final Cut Pro on a Macbook Pro (2011) and the MXF files that the camera produce come in very easy with Log and Transfer. I've never had any issues and the workflow is very simple. The mac can handle the video files just fine. It is also quite easy to back up your video using the bundled XF Utility. If you are looking for a versatile, high quality camera and shoot in a variety of settings, this is the best camera for the $$'s in this range/ feature set. If you are primarily shooting in low light you may want to consider the 305, but be prepared to pay quite a bit more.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Dont zoom, it'll vignette!

    I wanted what the venerable GL1 gave me 10 years ago; a compact, light body with great image quality and the option of full manual control. The XF100 gave me that, until i...Read complete review

    I wanted what the venerable GL1 gave me 10 years ago; a compact, light body with great image quality and the option of full manual control. The XF100 gave me that, until i realized this camera's shortcomings. If you zoom in past the 1/2 mark with the ND filters enabled you get a horrible vignette (dark corners). I also realized that the miniscule view finder has great resolution but horrible color. It is also hard to use if you wear glasses. At the end, you can say I am disappointed. The camera has potential, but not being able to zoom-in with the ND filters enabled makes this a less than perfect product. That's why I give it only 3 stars.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Just a great camera

    By Blindboygrunt

    from Monterey CA

    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

    This is just a great overall camera. Great auto mode for run and gun, perfect for the documentary project that I'm directing right now. Total manual control when I want it, 50 MBS, beautiful picture, all the controls are where I need them, thanks Canon

    (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great camcorder

    By digstilld20

    from Anthem, Arizona

    Pros

    • Accurate, Vivid Colors
    • Compact design
    • Easy to use
    • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
    • Excellent Image Quality

    Cons

    • Nothing yet

    Best Uses

      Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

      I was looking for an update to my previous camcorder and researched the XF 100 and 300. I need a very mobile camera with high quality results. You will not be disaapointed. I have had it for only a month and half and the footage at 50mb will blow you away. I have a lot of people amazed when I show them the size of the camera after they see the footage. I use it for documentarys and events. I use CS6 Premiere Pro and it goes right in . For almost half the price of the 300 it is a bargin

      (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Extraordinary Camera

      By Gregh42

      from Northwest Ohio

      Pros

      • Accurate, Vivid Colors
      • Compact design
      • Easy Computer Connectivity
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good battery life
      • good low-light performance

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • poor low-light performance

      Best Uses

        Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

        The Canon XF100 was on my wish list as my former HD camera (semi-pro, early HD vidcam) was starting to have problems with ccd's. I researched this camera (and others) for over 8 months before I purchased it. The Canon XF100 was a fairly good size investment but I am extremely happy I made the choice. Filming is not my primary profession, but I do a lot "on the side" and I want to be proud of my footage (I also use a 7D for photography and occasional DSLR HD video). Consequently, I wanted a camera with pro-level features that would not be a limiting factor. I film weddings, church events, small short films, school activities, dance and sporting events. I am still learning on this camera (have owned for around about two months), but I have been quite happy with the overall quality. While I have shot with some success using auto settings, this camera really shines in manual mode. On my most recent project, I shot landscape as well as several interviews. In all scenarios, the quality was amazing (1080, 60i, 50mbps). I initially had problems with noise using higher gain in low light settings during some of the interviews. When I set the gain manually, the noise was better. Lower light shooting is far better than my previous camera, but not as good as I had hoped. I think for a camera this price, a larger senser (or multiple) to handle light would be more appropriate. I also recommend using a microphone. The onboard mic is decent, but you'll get a lot better audio using the XLR and a mic on your subject. I've also used a Rode Videomic and it works well. I use Final Cut Pro on a Macbook Pro (2011) and the MXF files that the camera produce come in very easy with Log and Transfer. I've never had any issues and the workflow is very simple. The mac can handle the video files just fine. It is also quite easy to back up your video using the bundled XF Utility. If you are looking for a versatile, high quality camera and shoot in a variety of settings, this is the best camera for the $$'s in this range/ feature set. If you are primarily shooting in low light you may want to consider the 305, but be prepared to pay quite a bit more.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Most Excellent

        By Starbuck

        from Palm Springs CA

        Pros

        • Compact design
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
        • Excellent Image Quality
        • Good Software Compatibility
        • Great sound/audio

        Cons

        • short focal lenght

        Best Uses

          Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

          Canon did it again. I have several Canon cameras and I like them all. This Video Pro Camera is a great value because it is compact enough to take it almost anywhere without looking like a news cameraman taking video for the 11 O’clock news and it gets the same kind of results like the bigger more expensive cameras. The video quality is amazing and has enough manual controls to tweak it to get the best results needed for that special shot. Remember it’s a mid line Pro camera. If you need a higher end camera for long range shooting then you may want to consider the XF-300 series camera. This camera should be enough for most people who just want a great looking video from close to mid range shooting.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent Value

          By PicTwo

          from Moline, IL

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

              We purchased this unit for a novice client. They send us the video shot in their office and we post it. Thay have been able to deliver great looking video and audio.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Remarkable Camera, Another Classic from Canon

              By BCW

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

              This camera is another in a long line of incredible handheld professional camcorders from Canon. Dead simple to use, brilliant features, professional broadcast codec, and best of all - beautiful images. As with any camera, you get out what you put in, so take the time to learn how to use the camera properly, how it's myriad settings work and where the camera controls and functions are located. Once you have that down, nothing can stop you from taking professional video whenever you need. It has an exceptional form factor for travel, documentary, BTS & journalism - but enough punch to go far beyond that!

              (27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing camera! 50MBPS!

              By eyeidea

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Compact design
              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
              • Excellent Image Quality
              • Good battery life
              • Great sound/audio

              Cons

              • 60fps difficult to transfer

              Best Uses

                Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

                I absolutely love this camera. I also had an awesome XF300 but returned it for the XF100. Great quality picture, compact run and gun design, lots of great features, good price. I wish that the 60FPS was 1080 rather than 720, I also wish Canon would bump up the slow motion feature to at least 120FPS progresssive (240 interlaced). The interval feature works perfect! I would also like to see "special record" moved out of the menu to a more accessible button on the side. MXF files that are 60fps are still a pain to get into the MAC, regular 30fps footage transfers into FCP with no issues.

                (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good in Daylight

                By Anonymous

                from San Antonio

                Pros

                • Compact design
                • Easy Computer Connectivity
                • Easy to use
                • Easy TV Connectivity
                • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
                • Excellent Image Quality
                • Good battery life

                Cons

                • poor low-light performance
                • Poor sound/audio

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

                  This little camcorder will produce an impressive, beautiful picture in good light, ie. exterior locations, but inside, in regular house light, it gets very, very, noisy and the video just falls apart to the point of distraction. However, the features, controls, response, image stabilization, are outstanding. I've only shot one project with it and am very pleased with the results and the quality of this camera. Don't forget to buy a good quality external mic. the internal on - board mic in not the best.

                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By jjlaw

                  from Illinois

                  Pros

                  • Accurate, Vivid Colors
                  • Compact design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
                  • Excellent Image Quality
                  • Good battery life
                  • Great sound/audio

                  Cons

                  • making manual adjustments could be improved

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

                    Just found one of the remaning XF100 cameras on line. I just shot a wedding with this camera and the ability to shoot in low light is amazing. Shot the entire wedding in 50 mbps HD and the results were very good even in low light conditions. The lens is good, nice wide angle. I used a mono pod for many shots and because of the cameras light weight I was able to grab some great shots. If you can find one I would really recommend this camera. Thought about purchasing a digital SLR but by the time I purchased all the compnents it could have costed just as much. This camera offeres a diverse selection of resolutions and bit rates. The XLR connectors are a nice plus and you have the abiblity to switch each input from mic to line level. If you do any night shots you can switch the camera into night mode and take advantage of the built in infrared light. Has built in waveform, color bars and tone for those who like these features. It also takes pretty good still photos using a seperate SD card.

                    (19 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Dont zoom, it'll vignette!

                    By Alberto

                    from San Juan, PR

                    Pros

                    • Accurate, Vivid Colors
                    • Compact design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy Computer Connectivity
                    • Easy TV Connectivity
                    • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
                    • Excellent Image Quality
                    • Good battery life
                    • great neck-strap

                    Cons

                    • inaccurate color in view finder
                    • poor low-light performance
                    • Poor sound/audio
                    • Vignettes

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF100 High Definition Camcorder:

                      I wanted what the venerable GL1 gave me 10 years ago; a compact, light body with great image quality and the option of full manual control. The XF100 gave me that, until i realized this camera's shortcomings. If you zoom in past the 1/2 mark with the ND filters enabled you get a horrible vignette (dark corners). I also realized that the miniscule view finder has great resolution but horrible color. It is also hard to use if you wear glasses. At the end, you can say I am disappointed. The camera has potential, but not being able to zoom-in with the ND filters enabled makes this a less than perfect product. That's why I give it only 3 stars.

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