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Canon XF-305 High Definition Pro Camcorder, CF Card Media, 18x HD L-Series Zoom, HD-SDI Output, Genlock and SMPTE Time Code Terminals

SKU: CAXF305 MFR: 4454B001
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About the Canon XF-305

Canon continues to innovate and develop image acquisition products for the most demanding professional. The Canon XF305 Professional Camcorder features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to universally available Compact Flash (CF) cards for unsurpassed image quality and efficient, robust workflow at an affordable price. It is ideally suited to match the requirements of electronic newsgathering (ENG) crews, independent filmmakers, documentary producers, event videographers and military agencies.

Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. And 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest quality image for use in advanced post production. A newly developed Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens along with three Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors delivers pristine image quality.

Incorporating industry-standard HD-SDI output, genlock input and SMPTE time code input/output terminals makes the Canon XF305 perfectly matched for live application and multi-camera shooting. The XF305 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand your creative flexibility and allow you to work in virtually any production environment. And complete customization over the image, display and operation makes the XF305 a camcorder that can be tailored to fit your individual needs.

The Canon XF-305 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon XF-305: Accurate, vivid colors, Durable, Easy computer connectivity, Easy TV connectivity, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, Excellent image quality, Good battery life, Good low-light performance, Good software compatibility and Great sound/audio.

Canon XF-305 Includes

  • Canon XF-305 High Definition Pro Camcorder
  • XF305 Body
  • Lens Hood
  • Eyecup
  • Battery Pack BP-955
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-930
  • DC Cable DC-930
  • Wireless Controller WL-D6000
  • Shoulder Strap SS-1200
  • Component Cable DTC-1500
  • Canon XF Utilities Disc
  • Canon 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
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Accurate, vivid colors (6) , Ergonomic/comfortable to hold (6) , Excellent image quality (6) , Good battery life (6) , Good low-light performance (6) , Great sound/audio (6) , Durable (5) , Easy computer connectivity (5) , Good software compatibility (5) , Easy TV connectivity (4) , Compact design (3)

Canon XF-305 Features

  • MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
  • Record to easily accessible and affordable Compact Flash Cards
  • Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens
  • Three Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors
  • Industry Standard HD-SDI Output, Genlock & SMPTE Time Code and Other Terminals
  • Multiple Recording Bit Rates, Resolutions and Variable Frame Rates
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • Brilliant Ergonomics
  • Large, 4.0-inch, 1.23-megapixel LCD Monitor and High Resolution, 1.55-megapixel EVF
  • Exceptional Customization
  • Workflow
  • Audio System
  • Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope
  • Intelligent Battery System
  • Photo Capture
  • Color Bars with Reference Tone
  • Support for 9 languages

Canon XF-305 Specifications

Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
Video Recording system Compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 (at 50Mbps recording)
File Format: MXF
Recording Modes: 50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920x1080, (60i/30p/24p), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p);
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p);
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440x1080 (60i/30p/24p)
Audio Recording system 2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit; 48kHz
Image Sensor (3) 1/3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels Approx. 2.37 megapixels (2044 x 1160 pixels) each x 3
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Maximum recording time 64GB Compact Flash (CF) card - Type 1
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used. UDMA supported.
25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes
Lens Canon 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 - 527.4mm), f/1.6-2.8
Focusing System TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF, Normal AF, Face AF), Manual, Full Manual
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000
Minimum Focusing Distance 20mm (wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range)
White Balance Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
Frame Rate 60i, 60p, 30p, 24p (50i, 50p and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Center)
Minimum Illumination Full AUTO mode: 4.5 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain +21dB); Manual mode: 08 lux (Shutter speed 1/4, Gain +33dB), (when 60i is selected)
Genlock Terminal BNC (input only)
HD/SD-SDI Terminal BNC (output only), with embedded audio
Timecode Terminals BNC (input/output)
Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift) Modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off
Filter Diameter 82mm
Viewfinder 0.52-inch color widescreen, approx. 1,555,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
LCD Screen 4.0-inch color widescreen LCD, approx. 1,230,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
Microphone Stereo electrect condenser microphone
Recording Media CF Card : 2 Slots, Movie files only, Type 1 only, UDMA supported
SD Card: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings
USB Terminal Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal Component: Output only
Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only, BNC terminal, output only, signals can be output simultaneously through A/V terminal and BNC terminal
Audio Terminal XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE
HDMI Terminal Yes (Type A)
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)
Operating Temperature range 0 - 40° C, 32 - 104° F , 85% relative humidity
Power Supply (rated) 7.4V DC (battery pack)
Dimensions Approx. 6.0 x 9.3 x 15.0 in. (153 x 236 x 382mm) (not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt)
Weight(not including lens hood & eyecup) 5.9 lbs (2,670 g) (includes grip belt)
Weight (fully loaded) 6.6 lbs (2,980 g) (includes grip belt, lens hood, BP-955, CF Card (x1) and SD card/not including eyecup)
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