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Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder
  • Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder
  • Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder
 
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Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder

Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Item #: CAN-XF305   •   MFG #: XF305

 

List Price:$6,999.00
Our Price:$4,999.00
Your Price After Rebate:$3,999.00

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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 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.

Inspired by the same high level of optical precision used in Canon's professional broadcast and photographic lenses, the Canon XF305 and XF300 Professional Tapeless HD Camcorders incorporate a Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens that features a wide and impressive zoom range of 29.3 - 527.4mm (35mm equivalent), and Canon's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. The lens incorporates High Index - Ultra-Low Dispersion (HI-UD) and aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberration while delivering a resolution of 1,000 TV lines. For pulling focus, this outstanding lens also includes a Full Manual Focus Mode with Mechanical Hard Stops and focus distance markers for easy and repeatable results.

 
  • Features

    • MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
      Record to affordable Compact Flash Cards
      Major NLE Software Compatibility
      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
     
  • Specifications

    • STANDARD DEFINITION OR HIGH DEFINITION: High Definition.
    • POWER SUPPLY (RATED): 7.4V DC (battery pack).
    • 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. Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used, 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: 20 mm (wide macro), 1 m (entire zoom range).
    • WHITE BALANCE: Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten.
    • FRAME RATES: 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: 0.8 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.
    • TIME CODE TERMINALS: BNC (input / output).
    • IMAGE STABILIZATION: SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift) Modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off.
    • FILTER DIAMETER: 82 mm.
    • 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, SD Card: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings.
    • USB TERMINAL: Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.
    • VIDEO TERMINALS: 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 TERMINALS: XLR 3-pin jack (2) with phantom power, switchable between MIC / LINE.
    • HDMI TERMINAL: Yes (Type A).
    • HEADPHONE TERMINAL: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack.
    • OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE: 32 to 104° F (0 to 40° C), 85% relative humidity.
    • DIMENSIONS: Approx. 6.0 x 9.3 x 15.0 in. (153 x 236 x 382 mm) (not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt).
    • WEIGHT: 6.6 lbs (2.98 kg) (includes grip belt, lens hood, BP-955, CF Card (x1) and SD card / not including eyecup).
     
  • Item Includes

    • 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
     
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CANON U.S.A., INC.Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate, vivid colors (6)
  • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold (6)
  • Excellent image quality (6)
  • Good battery life (6)
  • Good low-light performance (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Reviewed by 7 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding HD camcorder

By proguy

from France

Pros

  • 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
  • Great sound/audio

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder:

      I have used the Canon XF305 during 2 years. The camcorder is really one of the best in its class I have ever used. The main elements that could attract the attention of most videographers are: The lens - it is excellent! The colors and resolution are very nice. I can't compare it with the others in its class. It is the best! Just it! The camera has a very big and flexible 4 inch and high quality LCD screen and viewfinder. The sound quality is superb both from its built-in mic and form the XLR ouputs. The latest firmware update improved already existed excellent sound quality by the way! It has pro connections which put the camera in the line with other pro shoulder mount HD camcorders. And of course its image quality is fantastic thanks to its lens and the codec! I love my XF305 and recommend it to all videographers.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stunning performance

      By Overseer

      from United Kingdom

      Pros

      • Accurate, Vivid Colors
      • Compact design
      • Durable
      • Easy Computer Connectivity
      • Easy TV Connectivity
      • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good battery life
      • good low-light performance
      • Great sound/audio

      Cons

      • Limited Software Compatibility

      Best Uses

        Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder:

        I bought the XF305 originally as a 'B' camera to complement my high end Canon DSLR's and the companies C300. All I can say is the XF305 is far from being a 'B' camera. It clearly matched the C300 in terms of clarity, and using the custom profile feature that all important Cine look is possible, though shallow DOF won't be as shallow. For my style of filming, the 305 offers stunning performance and quality features at an amazing price - well done Canon!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Superb camcorder

        By James

        from Los Angeles

        Pros

        • Accurate, Vivid Colors
        • Compact design
        • Durable
        • Easy Computer Connectivity
        • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
        • Excellent Image Quality
        • Good battery life
        • good low-light performance
        • Good Software Compatibility
        • Great sound/audio

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder:

            It is a very nice professional HD camcorder. The image quality is more than expected. I used to have it with an external HD recorder just for compare. Telling the truth I haven't seen any difference in picture quality even at the highest Mbits of the external HD/SDI recorders. The lens quality is very high. The 4 inch LCD and the VF are just superb! Mostly recommended!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Camcorder

            By sentinel

            from New York

            Pros

            • 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
            • Great sound/audio

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder:

                Great image and sound quality. Image is vivid and crisp. Superb lens quality. Excellent LCD screen and VF. Very good battery life. Excellent ergonomic. Very comfortable. I am very happy to be an owner of such a wonderful camcorder. Buy it without hesitation!

                 
                4.0

                Great Camera

                By Video Mgr

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder:

                  We purchased two of these cameras to shoot in the field with and so far have been very happy with them. Although there are a lot of features, you can set them up very fast. We liked the lens and the viewfinder as well as the card based system.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (31 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great video camera

                  By Jerome

                  from Washington, D.C.

                  Pros

                  • Accurate, Vivid Colors
                  • Compact design
                  • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
                  • Excellent Image Quality
                  • Good battery life
                  • good low-light performance
                  • Good Software Compatibility
                  • Great sound/audio

                  Cons

                  • low res still photo capture

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder:

                    Great camera. I only wish it took higher resolution still photos.

                    (43 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Best!!!

                    By TKWCC On YouTube

                    from Portland, OR

                    Pros

                    • 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
                    • Great sound/audio

                    Cons

                    • Bulky design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CANON U.S.A., INC. Canon XF305 High Definition Camcorder:

                      Amazing in low light. Just what i need for my films!!

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