Canon XF and XA Series Camcorders Receive Firmware Updates

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Canon has announced firmware updates for their popular XF and XA series camcorders adding new recording capabilities and more!

While the new features and improvements vary depending on the camera, one update that they all have in common is a new Custom Picture Feature that allows users to fine tune settings such as sharpness, saturation, skin detail and noise reduction.

The update also expands features for assignable buttons for all cameras, allowing assignable features such as zebras, peaking and markers to be programmed.

The XF 405/XF400 and XA55/XA50 cameras have also received autofocus updates, improving accuracy when using zoom.

To find out what else is new and improved please read the official update features list for each camera below.


Canon XF405 / XF400 available at Vistek – Download Firmware version 1.0.5.0 from Canon

  • Adds [Custom Picture] modes that enables detailed image settings.
  • Adds [EOS Standard] and [Production Camera] color matrix to [Custom Picture] parameter.
  • Expand assignable features to assign buttons.
  • Improves autofocus accuracy when zooming.
  • Improves image quality when using the [Digital Zoom] [Advanced 30X] mode.

Canon XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorder – Vistek Canada

The XF400 Professional Camcorder offers an outstanding combination of 4K UHD image quality, features and functionality in a compact portable design ideally suited for government, broadcast, education, corporate and event videography for cost-effective 4K UHD quality video.


Canon XA55 with Detachable XLR Handle

Canon XA55

Canon XA55 / XA50 available at Vistek – Download Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 from Canon

  • Adds [Custom Picture] modes that enables detailed image settings.
  • Adds [EOS Standard] and [Production Camera] color matrix presets to custom picture modes.
  • Expand assignable features to assign buttons.
  • Improves autofocus accuracy when zooming.

Canon XA40 Camcorder

Canon XA40

Canon XA40 available at Vistek – Download Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 from Canon

  • Adds support for the XF-AVC recording modes.
    • [4K UHD] 3840×2160 29.97P/23.98P/25P
    • [FHD] 1920×1080 59.94i/59.94p/50i/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p
  • Adds [Custom Picture] modes that enables detailed image settings.
  • Expand assignable features to assign buttons.
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