Canon XF300 Video Camera
Key Features
  • 18x, f/1.8 wide-angle Optical Zoom
  • 1/3 inch 3CMOS Sensor System
  • 4.0 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen
  • Built-in Microphone
  • 3 Modes SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization system
  • High Resolution, 1.55MP Viewfinder
  • 50Mbps MPEG-2 Recording
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty from Canon Australia
$4,658.00 Incl. GST


The Canon XF300 is the newest professional digital video camera for event videographers and film makers. The video camera has been designed around feedback from professional camera operators. It features 1/3 inch 3CMOS Sensor System, 50Mbps MPEG-2 Recording, 50Mbps MPEG-2 Recording with 270° rotation and High Resolution, 1.55MP Viewfinder. This camcorder holds a 4.0 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen with 1.23m dot Viewfinder enabling the detailed shooting. Its 3 Modes SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization system will make your images free from blur.

Product Features in Detail

Professional video perfection

The XF300 - Canon’s latest professional digital video camera for event videographers, film makers and news gatherers - is truly state of the art. Designed through feedback from professional camera operators, the XF300 is also very mobile, with excellent balance between operation and weight.

Capture high quality HD to CF cards

The XF300 records MPEG-2 MXF (Media eXchange Format) files – up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 50Mbps (4:2:2) – to CompactFlash (CF) memory cards. CF media is inexpensive and widely available: dual card slots allow filming to continue without interruption.

Flexible editing

Integrating seamlessly with existing workflows, movies shot on the XF300 are captured as industry-standard MXF files compatible with all major editing packages.

18x wide-angle lens

Drawing on Canon’s broadcast lens expertise – and informed by the feedback of professionals – the lightweight 18x L-series HD Video Lens delivers superb optical quality. Unique Ultra-Low Dispersion (Hi-UD) elements are used to prevent chromatic aberration. Separate rings offer independent control of Focus, Zoom and Iris (F1.6) – with full manual control available, end stops are provided for the focus and zoom rings.

3x Full HD CMOS

Full HD at 1920 x 1080 resolution is captured via three 1/3 type 2.07 Megapixel Full HD CMOS sensors – designed and manufactured by Canon in-house. High speed scanning minimises the effects of a rolling shutter.

10.1 cm LCD and 1.3 cm EVF

The 10.1 cm (4”) LCD screen can be positioned either side of the camera. Offering superior resolution (1.2M dots), the Focus Assist tool helps achieve sharp images. A built-in Waveform Monitor (WFM) helps verify exposure and other shooting parameters. Alternatively, a 1.3 cm (0.52”) Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is available.

Variable frame rate

A wide range of frame rates is available, from 12 to 50 fps. This gives cameramen the freedom to alter the capture rate for additional creative flexibility.

Independent audio

Audio can be captured via twin XLR inputs and also with the front-mounted stereo microphone.

Custom pictures

Twenty-six Custom Picture options can be adjusted to achieve the perfect look. These can be stored in-camera – via SD card - and settings can even be transferred between camcorders.

Video System
Format Type
Movies: CF Card Type I only (2 Slots), UDMA4 recommended; Stills: SDHC/SD
1/3 inch 3CMOS
Image Processor
Movie Compression System
MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 (50 Mbps)
File Format
Image Pixels
Effective Pixels
1920 x 1080
Optical Zoom
Focal Length (nominal)
4.1 . 73.8mm
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Approx. 29.3 . 527.4mm
F number
f/ 1.6 . 2.8
Filter Diameter
Focus Ring
Provided (electronic ring); either [AF/MF] mode with no rotational limit or [FULL MF] mode with rotational limit and distance indicator can be selected.
Zoom Ring
Provided (electronic ring). Focal length indicator, zoom limit provided. Manual zoom/Power zoom.
Zoom Rocker
One of three settings (Slow, Normal or Fast) can be selected for the power zoom mode and, in each mode, either a variable speed (16 steps) or fixed speed (16 steps) can be set.
Iris Ring
Provided (electronic ring)
Aperture leaves
6 iris aperture leaves, material used: Metal (treated for immunity from sunlight-induced burns)
Close up distance
1 m (entire zoom range), 20 mm with wide macro
Image Stabilizer
Optical system (lens shift system adopted/Super range system support)
Zoom/focus preset function
One push AF function
(Button operation)
ND filter
3 steps of ND1 (ND: 1/4), ND2 (ND: 1/16), ND3 (ND: 1/64)Material used: Glass (treated for immunity from sunlight-induced burns)
Filter diameter and pitch
82 mm / P0.75 mm
Recording Specifications
50 Mbps CBR (4:2:2) [[email protected]]
1920 x 1080PAL . 50i / 25P1280 x 720PAL . 50P / 25P
35 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) [[email protected]]
1920 x 1080PAL . 50i / 25P1280 x 720PAL . 50P / 25P
25 Mbps CBR (4:2:0) [[email protected]]
1440 x 1080PAL . 50i / 25P
Light Metering Method
Centre-weighted / Spot / Backlight Correction
Exposure Compensation
plus/minus 7steps
White Balance Mode
AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,000K . 15,000K)
Min Illumination
3.8 Lux (shutter speed 1/50 sec), 0.05 Lux (shutter speed 1/3 sec)
LCD / Viewfinder
View Screen / Pixels
4.0 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,230,000 dots), 100% coverageAngle adjustment enabled with high, low angle support and self portrait shooting possibleBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment
Viewfinder (Colour)
0.52 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,555,000 dots), 100% coverageAngle adjustment enabled.+2.0 to -5.5 diopter, 3-lens configurationBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment
Filming Models & Controls
Recording Modes
Auto / 50i / 25P
Special Recording Modes
Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Fast Motion, Pre-Rec
Audio Data
Linear PCM (16-bit, 48KHz), 2-ch
Audio Level Metering
Manual audio level VR metering & control
Wind Screen
Wind Low-Cut setting x2
Still Image Recording
Capture Size
Memory Card Type
SDHC / SD slot
Input Power Supply
7.4 V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Input Signals:XLR 3-pin jackOutput Signals:HDMI (Type-A)USB (mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)AV (3.5mm, 4-pole mini-jack)ComponentHeadphone (3.5mm Stereo mini-jack)Remote (2.5mm Stereo mini-jack)Video2 terminal (BNC Connector)
Operating Platforms
Canon XF Utility -PC: Windows XP SP2/SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1/SP2 (32/64-bit), Windows 7(32/64-bit)Mac: OS X 10.4 to 10.6
Dimensions W x H x D
153 x 236 x 382mm
Weight exc. battery (g)
Approx. 2,630g

This video camera comes with 12 Months Warranty from Canon Australia.
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In the Box

Canon XF300 Video Camera
Lens cap
Lens Hood
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
12 Months Warranty with Canon Australia

Canon XF300 Video Camera

Canon XF300 Video Camera

$4,658.00 Incl. GST