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The XF305 is Canon's newest professional digital video camera for event videographers, film makers, news gatherers, and live multi-camera environments - is truly state of the art. The XF305 has been designed based on feedback received from professional camera operators especially to its 50Mbps MPEG-2 Recording. It features 18x wide angle Canon L-series lens, 3 x 1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS sensors with Super-Fast Processor, 10.1 cm LCD (1.23M dots); 1.3 cm (1.55M dots) EVF with High Resolution, 1.55MP Viewfinder and 3 Modes SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization system.
Product Features in Detail
Professional video perfection
The XF305 - Canon’s latest professional digital video camera for event videographers, film makers, news gatherers, and live multi-camera environments - is truly state of the art. Designed through feedback from professional camera operators, the XF305 is also very mobile, with excellent balance between operation and weight.
Capture high quality HD to CF cards
The XF305 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.
Integrating seamlessly with existing workflows, movies shot on the XF305 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.
Professional jackpack and independent audio
HD-SDI output is the industry standard, outputting uncompressed Full HD with embedded audio and Timecode. Genlock In and Timecode In/Out allow the XF305 to be used in a multi-camera shoot. Audio can be captured via twin XLR inputs and also with the front-mounted stereo microphone.
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.
|Movies: CF Card Type I only (2 Slots), UDMA4 recommended; Stills: SDHC/SD Cards|
|1/3 inch 3CMOS|
|DiG"C DV III|
|Movie Compression System|
|MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 (50 Mbps)|
|1920 x 1080|
|Focal Length (nominal)|
|4.1 . 73.8mm|
|Focal Length (35mm equivalent)|
|Approx. 29.3 . 527.4mm|
|f/ 1.6 . 2.8|
|Provided (electronic ring); either [AF/MF] mode with no rotational limit or [FULL MF] mode with rotational limit and distance indicator can be selected.|
|Provided (electronic ring). Focal length indicator, zoom limit provided. Manual zoom/Power zoom.|
|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.|
|Provided (electronic ring)|
|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|
|Optical system (lens shift system adopted/Super range system support)|
|Zoom/focus preset function|
|One push AF function|
|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|
|O 82 mm / P0.75 mm|
50 Mbps CBR (4:2:2) [422P@HL]
|1920 x 1080PAL . 50i / 25P1280 x 720PAL . 50P / 25P|
|35 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) [MP@HL]|
|1920 x 1080PAL . 50i / 25P1280 x 720PAL . 50P / 25P|
|25 Mbps CBR (4:2:0) [MP@H14]|
|1440 x 1080PAL . 50i / 25P|
Light Metering Method
|Centre-weighted / Spot / Backlight Correction|
|White Balance Mode|
|AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,000K . 15,000K)|
|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|
|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||
|Auto / 50i / 25P|
|Special Recording Modes|
|Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Fast Motion, Pre-Rec|
|Linear PCM (16-bit, 48KHz), 2-ch|
|Audio Level Metering|
|Manual audio level VR metering & control|
|Wind Low-Cut setting x2|
|Still Image Recording||
|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)Genlock input (BNC Connector)HD /SD SDI output (BNC Connector)Time Code input / output (BNC Connector)|
|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)|
This video camera comes with 12 Months Warranty from Canon Australia.
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Canon XF305 Video Camera
BP-955 7.4V Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (5200mAh)
CA-930 Compact Power Adapter
WL-D6000 Wireless Controller
12 Months Warranty with Canon Australia