Canon XF305 - Camcorder - 1080p - 2.37 MP - 18x optical zoom - flash card

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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.

  • MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps codec
  • Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens
  • Three Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensors
  • Industry standard HD-SDI output, genlock and SMPTE time code and other terminals
  • Multiple recording bit rates, resolutions, and variable frame rates
  • Canon DIGIC DV III image processor
  • Brilliant ergonomics
  • Exceptional customization
  • Audio system

  • MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps codec
    MPEG-2 compression is both highly reliable and versatile. Developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG), it is one of the most widely used compression schemes in the industry for camera acquisition, over the air broadcast, cable and satellite TV. Canon's adaptation of MPEG-2 for the XF305 Professional Camcorder, named the Canon XF Codec, ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. As well, by using an MXF file wrapper, video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata.
  • Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens
    Inspired by the same high level of optical precision used in Canon broadcast and photographic lenses, the Canon XF305 Professional Camcorder incorporates a Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens that features a wide and impressive zoom range of 29.3 - 527.4mm (35mm equivalent). The lens incorporates High Index - Ultra-low Dispersion (HI-UD), Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) and aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberration while delivering a resolution of 1,000 TV lines.
  • Three Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensors
    Newly designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XF305 professional camcorder incorporates three native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors, which deliver outstanding Full HD video recording with minimal noise. These 1/3-inch sensors enable a compact lens and body design, for greater mobility and quick shooting.
  • Industry standard HD-SDI output, genlock and SMPTE time code and other terminals
    Aside from providing the professional user with complete control over the image, the Canon XF305 professional camcorder also provides complete creative freedom when it comes to inputs and outputs. It features industry standard HD-SDI output, genlock input and time code input/output terminals (BNC style), making it ideally suited for multi-camera or 3-D productions.
  • Multiple recording bit rates, resolutions, and variable frame rates
    Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XF305 professional camcorder creatively flexible and able to work in virtually any production environment. From the highest quality 50Mbps Full HD, to the HDV compatible 25Mbps, users will find the camcorder capable of taking on any job.
  • Canon DIGIC DV III image processor
    The XF305 professional camcorder features Canon's powerful DIGIC DV III image processor, which provides enhanced shading, lifelike tonal gradations, new custom picture settings and lower power consumption. DIGIC DV III is also the high-speed engine which powers genuine canon face detection. On-the-go videographers will appreciate the ability to track one subject in a crowd of people.
  • Brilliant ergonomics
    The XF305 professional camcorder has set a new standard for ergonomic design in compact pro camcorders. It is designed from the ground up to maximize handheld shooting comfort and usability. Users will find the camera well balanced with the handgrip positioned closer to the optical access near the camera's center of gravity. This allows the operator to easily maintain a steady shot while minimizing arm fatigue. Controls are ideally placed making the camera feel like a natural extension of the operator's body.
  • Exceptional customization
    Users of the XF305 professional camcorder have full manual control of all camera functions to adapt to both technical and artistic challenges when shooting. For maximum customization, users have access to custom picture settings, custom functions and custom display options to tailor the camera to match their creative and production needs. Any combination of these items can be saved to an SD memory card for easy setup and matching of multiple XF305 camcorders.
  • Audio system
    A stereo microphone is incorporated into the XF305 professional camcorder, as are two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power. The built in microphone provides exceptional audio in fast-paced situations while the XLR inputs provide connectivity to external microphones, and other professional audio devices. If you choose, the built-in microphone and XLR input can be used simultaneously.

Main Specifications

Product Description Canon XF305 - camcorder - storage: flash card
Manufacturer Warranty 1-year warranty
Dimensions (WxDxH) 15.3 cm x 38.2 cm x 23.6 cm
Weight 2.6 kg
Media Type Flash card
Product Type Camcorder - 1080p - widescreen
Display LCD display - 4"
Lens System Zoom lens - 18x zoom - 4.1 - 73.8 mm - f/1.6-2.8
Digital Zoom 1.5x
Viewfinder Built-in - 0.52" - colour - electronic - 16:9
Sensor Resolution 2.37 MP
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Image Stabiliser Optical (SuperRange)
Interface Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
Supported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 5200 mAh (included)
Effective Sensor Resolution Video: 2.07 MP
Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Memory Card Slot CompactFlash Card, SD card
Min Focus Distance 1 m

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  • Additional Features
    Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
    Additional Features Digital noise reduction, accessories hot shoe, interval shooting mode, takes photos while film recording, Pre-Rec function, relay recording, face detection, 25p Cinema Mode
    Battery Type Canon BP-955 Lithium Ion - manufacturer-specific
    Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 5200 mAh (included)
    Connector Type Headphones
    2 x audio line-in / microphone
    HDMI output
    Composite video/audio output
    Composite video output
    Component video output
    Control-L (LANC)
    USB 2.0
    HD/SD-SDI output
    TC input / output
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width 15.3 cm
    Depth 38.2 cm
    Height 23.6 cm
    Weight 2.6 kg
    Type 4" LCD display
    Display Format 1,230,000 pixels
    Display Form Factor Rotating
    Environmental Parameters
    Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
    Exposure & White Balance
    Min Illumination 0.05 lux
    Exposure Modes Programme, automatic, manual
    White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets Tungsten light, daylight, 2000K - 15000K (100K steps)
    Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed 1/18 sec
    Gain Selection +12 dB, +18 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB, -3 dB, + 9 dB, +15 dB, +21 dB, -6 dB, +33 dB
    Built-in ND Filters 1/4, 1/64, 1/16
    Product Type Camcorder - 1080p
    Camcorder Type Professional
    Camcorder Sensor Resolution 2.37 MP
    Sensor Qty 3 CMOS
    Effective Video Resolution 2.07 MP
    Widescreen Video Capture Yes
    Camcorder Media Type Flash card
    Optical Sensor Type 3CMOS
    Optical Sensor Size 1/3"
    Optical Zoom 18x
    Digital Zoom 1.5x
    Image Processor DIGIC DV III
    Image Stabiliser Optical (SuperRange)
    Built-in Optical Image Stabiliser Yes
    Face Detection Yes
    Features SMPTE Colour Bars, selectable frame rates, SMPTE Time Code, zebra pattern, vectorscope, waveform monitor
    Auto Focus TTL contrast and phase detection
    Digital Video Format MPEG-2
    Audio Signal Format Linear PCM
    Interface Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
    Lens System
    Type Zoom lens - 18x zoom - 4.1 - 73.8 mm - f/1.6-2.8
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 29.3 - 572.4mm
    Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance 1 m
    Macro Focus Range 2cm
    Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive, manual
    Lens Construction 14 groups / 17 elements
    Filter Size 82 mm
    Features UD glass, aspherical lens, manual iris ring, HI-UD (High Index - Ultra Low Dispersion) glass
    Memory / Storage
    Memory Card Slot CompactFlash Card, SD card
    Supported Memory Cards CompactFlash
    Image Storage JPEG 1920 x 1080
    Video Capture MPEG-2 - 1920 x 1080 - 50Mbps
    MPEG-2 - 1920 x 1080 - 35Mbps
    MPEG-2 - 1280 x 720 - 50Mbps
    MPEG-2 - 1280 x 720 - 35Mbps
    MPEG-2 - 1440 x 1080 - 25Mbps
    Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
    Microphone Features Wind noise reduction, sensitivity control
    Included Accessories Lens hood, camcorder shoulder strap, lens cap, eyecup, component video cable, IR remote control, power adapter with battery charger
    Viewfinder Type Built-in - electronic
    Viewfinder Colour Support Colour
    Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.52"
    Viewfinder Resolution 1,555,000 pixels
    Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range -5.5 to +2
    Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Features B/W & colour switchable, viewfinder brightness control, tilting

  • Warranty
  • Manufacturer WarrantyService & Support Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year