Professional Video Cameras

Canon XF605



  • 1.0-Type CMOS sensor

    Stunning image quality

  • 4K 60P/50P 4:2:2 10-bit and FHD 120P

    High bit depth

  • Wide-angle 15x optical zoom

    L-Series lens

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF

    Eye Detection AF and intelligent head tracking

  • Canon Log 3 and HDR

    Dynamic range capability

  • Professional I/O connectivity

    Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 12G-SDI and USB-C

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

  • Sensor
    1.0 Inch-Type CMOS
  • Filter
    RGB Primary Colour Filter
  • Total Pixels
    Approx. 13.4 MP
  • Effective Pixels per Sensor
    Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
  • Gain Boost Function
    Yes, increases gain to 36dB, activated via user assigned button
  • Sensitivity (PAL)
    f/13, 50.00P, 2000 lux, reflectance 89.9%
  • Minimum Illumination (PAL)
    50.00P / 50.00i Approx. 2.5 lux (1/50 second shutter speed)
    25.00P Approx. 1.3 lux (1/25 second shutter speed)

Image Processor

  • Type
  • Colour Sampling
    XF-AVC: 4:2:2
    MP4: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 H.265 / 4:2:0 H.264.
    XF-AVC / MP4 Proxy files: 4:2:0
  • Bit Depth
    XF-AVC / MP4 H.265: 10-bit
    MP4 H.264: 8-bit
    XF-AVC / MP4 Proxy files: 8-bit


  • Zoom Ratio
    15x optical, (30x Advanced Zoom Full HD)
  • Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
    Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm Standard IS/IS Off
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
  • Max. Aperture
  • Aperture Blades
    9 blades
  • Filter Diameter
  • Image Stabilization System
    Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization
    Dynamic, Standard, Powered, Off
  • ND Filter
    3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.
    ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.
  • Zoom Control
    Zoom rockers on body and handle;
    Selectable manual zoom/focus ring on lens;
    Wireless controller via Browser Remote.
    Via RC-IP100 Canon Camera Controller1
    Selectable High Speed mode available.
  • Zoom Speed
    Variable or Constant speed Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings
  • Focus Control
    MANUAL: Lens ring and touchscreen point selection (Focus Guide and Peaking assist functions), Focus Preset.
    AUTOFOCUS: Touchscreen AF point selection, Face Detection and Tracking, Face Only AF, Face Priority AF.
    (Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, AF Speed, AF Response, AF Frame size)
  • Focus System
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF, Eye AF, EOS iTR AF X
  • Iris Control
    Touchscreen, Auto, Lens ring
  • Digital Zoom/Teleconverter
    300x Digital Zoom, Digital Teleconverter (x1.5/x3/x6. Not available when optical teleconverter used)


  • Video Storage Media
    SD / SDHC / SDXC card (2 card slots)
  • Type
    Class U3 cards recommended
  • Recording Time
    128GB Card, approx times.
    XF-AVC: 410Mbps. 39 mins. 310Mbps, 51 mins. 260Mbps, 61 mins.
    MP4 / H.265: 225 Mbps, 71 mins. 170Mbps, 94 mins. 135 Mbps, 118 mins
    MP4 / H.264: 150 Mbps, 107 mins. 35 Mbps, 458 mins. 8Mbps, 2006 mins
  • Recording File System
  • Internal Recording Format (PAL)
    XF-AVC (MXF): ALL-I/Long GOP.
    Proxy Files: Long GOP
    MP4: Long GOP
  • Simultaneous Recording
    Yes. Simultaneous recording, relay recording.
    Different recording options possible on each memory card.
  • Recording Frame Rate (PAL)
    XF-AVC 422 10bit:
    (3840 x 2160)
    59.94P / 50.00P / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P
    59.94P / 59.94i / 50.00P / 50.00i / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P

    MP4 (HEVC / H.264) 422 10bit:
    (3840 x 2160/1920x1080)
    59.94P / 50.00P / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P

    MP4 (HEVC) 420 10bit:
    (3840 x 2160/1920x1080)
    59.94P / 50.00P / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P
    (1280 x 720)
    59.94P / 50.00P

    MP4 (H.264) 420 8bit:
    (3840 x 2160/1920x1080)
    59.94P / 50.00P / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P
    (1280 x 720)
    59.94P / 50.00P
  • External Recording Output
    3840 x 2160: 59.94p / 50.00p / 29.97p / 25.00p / 23.98p
    1920 x 1080: 59.94p / 50.00p / 29.97p / 25.00p / 23.98p / 29.97PsF / 25.00PsF / 59.94i / 50.00i
    1280 x 720: 59.94p / 50.00p
    720 x 480: 59.94i (SDI Only)
    720 x 576: 50.00i (SDI Only)
  • External Monitoring
    Yes, 12G-SDI or HDMI. Simultaneous output available
  • High Frame Rate
    Yes, Up to 120P (FHD, 4:2:2/8-bit or 10-bit) including in 50.00Hz mode. Simultaneous Audio Recording
  • Pre-Record Function
    Yes. 3 seconds
  • Special Recording Functions
    Frame Recording, Interval Recording
  • Still Photos
    JPEG up to 3840x2160
    (Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
  • Photo Storage Media
    SD Card (Slot B)


  • Display Type
    LCD Electrotstatic Touch Panel.
  • Size
    3.5-inch type Approx 2.76 million dots
  • Wave Form Monitor
  • Focus Assist
    Dual Pixel Focus Guide (MF mode) / Peaking / Magnify
  • Peaking
    Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow / White
  • False Colour Display
    Yes, also via EVF, SDI and HDMI output
  • Zebra
    70% or 100% reference level, selectable
  • Markers
    Center, horizontal, vertical, grid, aspect, safety zone, and user marker.
    Each item can be displayed in yellow, blue, green, red, black, gray, or white.


  • Size
    0.36-inch type, approx. 1.77 million dots
  • EVF Auto -Off
    Yes, function enabled/disabled via menu
  • Correction Lens
    +2.0 to -5.5 dioptre

Inputs / Outputs

  • Audio Input
    XLR 3-pin jack (x2) with 48V phantom power, Line and Mic,
    Additional inputs via third-party accessory attached to shoe.
    3.5mm microphone input jack (Supply Voltage 2.4V DC), Built-in Mic.
  • Headphone Output
    3.5mm stereo mini jack
  • Speaker
    Yes, built-in
  • HDMI Output
    HDMITM Type A
  • USB
    1 x Type A. Type A power output 5V/900mA
    1 x Type C. Type C compliant with PTP and UVC
  • SDI Output
    12G-SDI, BNC connector
  • Time Code
    Yes, BNC connector
  • Genlock
  • LAN
  • DC Input
    3.4mm jack
  • Remote Control Terminal
    Type A (2.5mm jack), Type B (8-pin connector, RS422-type)


  • Tally Lamp
  • Colour Bars (PAL)
    Yes. SMPTE, ARIB or EBU, with 1KHz Tone
  • Accessory Shoe
    Yes, Accessory and Cold shoe
  • Assignable Buttons
    Total of 11 Assignable Buttons with over 100 Assignable Functions
  • Custom Dial
    Av / Tv / M / AGC Limit / Exposure Compensation / Off


  • Exposure Metering
    Centre-weighted average or segment evaluative (determined by shooting mode)
    Fixed exposure (1/50 sec.)
  • Exposure Compensation
    Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
  • Exposure Lock
  • ISO Range/Setting
    ISO200 - ISO12,800. 1 Stop or 1/3 Stop increments
  • Gain Range Setting
    -6.0dB - 21.0dB. Normal or Fine setting. Fine setting in 0.5dB steps.
  • Auto ISO / Auto Gain Control Setting
    Auto / Manual. Auto Gain set when shooting in IR mode
  • Auto Gain Control Limit
    Yes, selectable from -6dB to 21db, 1dB increments

Shutter Speed

  • Control Modes
    Auto, P, Tv, Manual
  • Shutter Speed (PAL)
    Max 1/2000 Sec.
  • Shutter Angle
    Yes, 360° to 11.25°
  • Slow Shutter (SLS)
    50.00i/50.00P: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 sec
    25.00P: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 sec
  • Clear Scan (PAL)
    Yes, 24.00Hz to 2003.17Hz

Streaming, Wi-Fi, & GPS Specifications

  • IP Streaming Protocols Supported
  • News Metadata
    Yes, compliant with NewsML-G2 standard
  • Smartphone Application Support
    Content Transfer Mobile / Canon Multi-Camera Control / Browser Remote Control
  • Browser Remote Control
  • Wi-Fi
    Yes, built-in
  • Supported Wi-Fi
    IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    IEEE 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz)3
  • GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
    Location (Latitude / Longitude / Altitude), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Satellite reception (requires the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2)

White Balance

  • Auto
    Yes. Shockless WB, AWB Response, AWB Hold (via assignable button)
  • Preset
    Daylight (Approx. 5,600K), Tungsten (Approx. 3,200K)
  • Manual Setting
    Colour Temperature range: 2,000–15,000K
    Default value for Set 1 and Set 2: 5,600K

Shooting Modes

  • Exposure Control
    AUTO Mode
    Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure)
  • Custom Picture Menu
    C1: BT.709 Normal
    C2: BT.709 Wide DR
    C3: BT.709 Standard
    C4: Canon Log 3
    C5: PQ
    C6: HLG
    C7: EOS Standard
    C8: EOS Neutral
    C9: Canon 709
    C10 - C20: User Defined
  • Look File
    User defined. Cube format Look File. Created on third-party software
  • Colour Matrix Settings
    Neutral, Video, Production Camera
  • Infrared Shooting Mode
  • Built-in IR Lamp
    Yes, in Handle Unit.
    Wavelength: 850nm (near-Infrared)

Time Code

  • Count Up System
    Regen / Rec Run / Free Run / Preset. Drop frame / Non Drop Frame selectable
  • Start Value Setting
    Yes, Via BNC or HDMI


  • Recording Format
    MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (16-bit 2ch) / LPCM (16-bit 4ch)
    XF-AVC: LPCM (24-bit 4ch)
  • Audio Control
    Manual or Auto
    Independent 2ch Line/Mic/Mic+48V input;
    Independent level control per channel (-∞ to +18 dB);
    Independent audio limiters (2-Ch.);
    Input mic trimming
  • Reference Tone
    1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
  • Microphone Attenuation
    On / Off (20dB)
  • Microphone Level Meter


  • Supplied
    Lens hood with barrier, Lens Cap, Mic holder unit, Eye Cup, AC Cable,
    Compact Power Adapter (CA-200L) Battery Charger (CG-A20), Battery Pack BP-A30
  • Optionals
    Canon Battery Pack BP-A30 / BP-A60
    Canon Battery Charger CG-A10 / CG-A20
    Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200L
    Canon 8 Pin Remote Cable RR-10 / RR-100
    Canon Teleconverter TL-U58
    Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58
    Canon PROTECT Filter 58mm
    Canon ND4L Filter 58mm
    Canon ND8L Filter 58mm
    Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
    Canon Remote Controller RC-V100
    Canon Remote Camera Controller RC-IP100
    Canon Interface Cable IFC-150AB III

Power Source

  • Power Supply (Battery)
    Canon Battery Pack BP-A30 (supplied), BP-A60 (optional)
  • Power Supply (Mains)
    Battery: 14.4V, DC in: 24V
  • Power Consumption
    Approx 13.6W (50.00P UHD, Long GoP 260 Mbps)
    Approx 12.1W (25.00P UHD Intra 410 Mbps)
  • Recording Time
    With supplied BP-A30
    Approx 185 mins.(50.00P UHD, Long GoP 260 Mbps)
    Approx 210 mins. (25.00P UHD Intra 410 Mbps)

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (Main Body Only)
    Approx. 168 x 173 x 333 mm (Body Only)
    Approx. 200 x 219 x 385 mm (Including lens hood, eye cup, microphone holder unit)
  • Weight (Body Only)
    2010g (Approx.)
  • Weight (Accessories)
    2460g (Approx.)
  • Operating Temperature Range
    Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity)
    Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60 % (relative humidity)
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