Canon XF 305

XF305, 2.37MP, 1920x1080px, 3CMOS 1/3", 18x/1.5x, 1/3-1/2000s, 10.16 cm (4 ") LCD, 1230000px, CF/SD/SDHC, DIGIC DV III, HDMI, USB2.0, 2700g

Canon
4455B001
12-10-2014
Professional Camcorders
The XF305, one of Canon’s first file-based professional camcorders, combines an MPEG-2, 50Mbps, 4:2:2 codec with a Canon L-series lens and 3 Full HD CMOS sensors for superb HD video stored on CF card.

Features:
- MPEG-2 MXF recording to CF cards at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2).
- Comprehensive NLE support.
- 18x wide angle Canon L-series lens.
- 3 x 1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS sensors.
- HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock.
- 10.1 cm LCD (1.23M dots); 1.3 cm (1.55M dots) EVF.
- Variable frame rates.

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.

Flexible editing
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.

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.

CPS support
Canon’s exclusive CPS Video Support offers a priority repair service, guaranteeing quick turnaround.

Storage

Camcorder media type 
Memory card
Compatible memory cards 
CF, SD, SDHC
Disc types supported 
N
Camcorder tape type 
N

Memory

Maximum memory card size 
32 GB

Video

Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Full HD 
Y
Video formats supported 
MPEG2
Video resolutions 
1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video capturing speed
50 fps

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Weight 
2.67 kg
Camera shutter speed 
1/3 - 1/2000s
Optical sensor size 
1/0.118 mm (1/3")
Image processor
DIGIC DV III
AC adapter included
Y
Viewfinder
1550000 pixels

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
Y
DC-in jack 
Y
Headphone outputs 
1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity
1
XLR in
Y

Power

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Performance

Minimum illumination 
0.05 lx

Display

Built-in display 
Y
Display 
LCD
Display resolution (numeric) 
1230000 pixels

Technical details

Display diagonal 
10.16 cm (4")

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie)
2.07 MP

Lens system

Optical zoom 
18x
Digital zoom 
1.5x
Filter size 
8.2 cm
Focal length range (f-f) 
4.1 - 73.8 mm
Minimum aperture number 
1.6
Maximum aperture number 
22
Image stabilizer type
Optical

Camera

White balance 
Auto, Daylight, Tungsten
Photo effects 
Black&White
Camcorder type 
Shouldercam

Focusing

Closest focusing distance
0.02m

Light exposure

Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size
1.32 cm (0.52")

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
-5 - 45 °C

Packaging content

Cables included
Component
Batteries included
Y
Shoulder strap
Y
Warranty card
Y

Picture quality

Sensor type 
CMOS
Maximum image resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Image stabilizer 
Y
Total megapixels 
2.37 MP

Weight & dimensions

Width 
18 cm
Depth 
39.4 cm
Height 
19.2 cm

Other features

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out 
1
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
29.3 - 527.4 mm