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XF305 Professional Camcorder

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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 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 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. The XF305 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. 4:2:2 color sampling provides twice the color resolution of HDV and other codecs that use 4:2:0 color sampling. 4:2:2 provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color and maintains the highest quality image for use in post production processes such as chroma keying, color grading, advanced compositing and effects. The codec’s 50Mbps constant bit rate provides the bandwidth needed to capture the XF305’s superior resolution and color in spectacular detail.

Note: SD memory card required for Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings

  • 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
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

Essential Accessories

Camcorders Information
Camcorder Type High Definition
Lens Canon 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 - 527.4mm), f/1.6-2.8
Filter Size 82mm Filter Diameter
Optical Zoom 17x
Viewfinder 0.52 Color, approx. 1,555,000 dots
LCD Screen Approx. 1,230,000 dots, Approx. 100% field of view
LCD Screen Size 4.0"
Recording Media CompactFlash
Stabilization yes
Battery 7.4V DC (battery pack)
Weight 6.6 lbs (2,980 g) (includes grip belt, lens hood, BP-955, CF Card (x1) and SD card/not including eyecup)
  • XF305 Camcorder with lens cap
  • 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

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