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Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder

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  • Media Format: SD Flash card
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Resolution: 2.4 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 2X
  • Type: Professional
  • Optical Zoom: 18x
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Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder

The Canon XF305 professional-quality camcorder in black is designed for the video and filmmaking professional, and ideal for everything from electronic newsgathering to independent or documentary filmmaking. It is well-suited for live recording and broadcast, as well as for recording with multiple cameras. It records full high-definition video onto Compact Flash (CF) cards, has dual CF card slots, and boasts an 18x zoom lens. Plus, it is designed for flexibility and for working in multiple and varying environments thanks to its variable frame rates and multiple recording bit rates and resolutions. This means you are not restricted in how you can record. It is also highly compatible with industry standards and it maintains its image quality when you edit your footage in post-production.

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Canon XF305HD Professional Camcorder

Along with the XF300, the XF305 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF305 takes advantage of the latest HD technology-- along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec--to record Full HD video to widely available Compact Flash cards. Everything you could want in a handheld, professional camcorder is here in one sleek, affordable package: three 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensors, multiple bit rates (up to 50Mbps), variable resolution and frame rates, industry- standard MXF file wrappers, a newly developed L-Series 18x zoom lens, and full image customization. In addition to the HDMI/Component/Co mposite outputs found on the XF300, the XF305 includes HD/SD-SDI output, genlock, and SMPTE time code terminals-- widening its range of applications to live and multi-camera shooting. With such exceptional levels of image quality, ergonomics, and control, the XF305 is also the perfect camera for ENG, documentaries, independent features, and event videographers. MPEG-2 50Mbps Codec 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. And by using an MXF file wrapper, video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata. The codec's 50Mbps constant bit rate provides the bandwidth needed to capture the XF305's superior resolution and color in spectacular detail. 4:2:2 Color Sampling The XF305 supports the highest HD quality, with Full HD 1920 x 1080 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. Record to Compact Flash Cards Unlike other camcorders using proprietary memory systems, the XF305 records to cost effective and readily available Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder features two CF card slots and offers versatile recording functions including relay recording, hot swapping, file copy backup, and pre-record. File-based recording facilitates workflow by reducing transfer times when moving video to nonlinear editing (NLE) systems. Additionally, metadata can be input at image acquisition, and imagery may be reviewed immediately after recording to ensure every shot is captured and logged correctly. Three Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors Newly designed and manufactured exclusively by Canon, the XF305 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. Multiple Bit Rates, Resolution, 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. The XF305 Professional Camcorder also offers a full range of selectable frame rates. You can choose between 60i, 60p, 30p and 24p settings to achieve just the look you want. Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor The XF305 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. Genuine Ca

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Product Details and Features


Night Mode Yes
Color Black
Shooting Modes Digital Photo Mode

Other Features

Widescreen Video Capture Yes
High Definition Video Support 1080p
Face Detection Yes
Waterproof No


Effective Video Resolution 2.1 MP

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Battery Description 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 5200 mAh ( included )
Battery Manufacturer Canon BP-955
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


Expansion Slot 2 x CompactFlash Card - type I
Connector Types 1 x component video output
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo


Display Type LCD
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 4" - color
Display Rotation Rotating


Depth 15.04 in.
Width 6.02 in.
Height 9.29 in.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.52"
Viewfinder Type Electronic

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory SD Memory Card

Camera Flash

Flash Type None


Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Min Illumination 0.8 lux
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Program
Min Shutter Speed 1/18 sec

Lens System

Macro Focus Range 20cm
Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast and phase detection
Focal Length Range 4.1mm - 73.8mm
Lens Filter Size 82 mm
Lens System Features HI-UD (High Index - Ultra Low Dispersion) glass • built-in 1/16 neutral density filter • Built-in 1/4 Neutral Density Filter • Built-in 1/64 Neutral Density Filter • UD Glass • Aspherical Lens
Focus Adjustment Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Qty 3
Sensor Size 1/4"

Key Features

Media Format SD • Flash card
Recording System NTSC
Resolution 2.4 MP
Digital Zoom 2X
Type Professional
Optical Zoom 18x
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 88.93 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 13803122756
Model XF305

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