Set your own standard: professional, file-based Full HD
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.
- 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.
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.
CPS support *
Canon’s exclusive CPS Video Support offers a priority repair service, guaranteeing quick turnaround.
* For more information on countries where the CPS programme is live, please visit http://www.canon-europe.com/cps
|Sensor||1/3 type 3CMOS|
|Total pixels per sensor||2.37 megapixels|
|Effective pixels per sensor||2.07 megapixels|
|Minimum illumination||Full Auto (21dB gain), 50i/25p: 3.8 lux / 3.3 luxManual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p: 0.06 lux / 0.05 lux|
|Horizontal Resolution||1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)|
|Focal length||4.1 - 73.8mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3 - 527.4mm)|
|Minimum focus distance||1m;20mm (MACRO)|
|ND filter||3 glass filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Zoom control||Ring, Rocker or Handle|
|Zoom speed||Zoom Rocker:Variable speed/Fixed speed (16 speed level settings available);Handle zoom: Fixed speed (16 speed level settings available)|
|Focus control||Manual ring or automatic (Instant AF, TV AF or Face Detection AF)|
|Iris control||Manual ring; Full Auto; Push Auto Iris|
|Aperture range||f1.6 - f22|
|Image stabilization system||Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered|
|Digital zoom||1.5X. Digital Teleconverter option|
|Type||DIGIC DV III|
|Video storage media||Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots)|
|Type||UDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording)|
|Recording time||32GB CF card: Up to 80mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)|
|Recording file format||Material eXchange Format (MXF)|
|Recording format||MPEG-2 Long GOP50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422P@HL;35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14|
|Recording frame rate||50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1440 x 1080/50i: 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p|
|Slow/Fast motion||YES.720p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, 50fps1080p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25fps|
|Interval Record||YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals|
|Frame Record||YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames|
|Pre Record (cache record)||YES (3 seconds)|
|Scan Reverse||YES. Up/down, left/right image inversion|
|Photo storage media||SD/SDHC memory card|
|Still quality||During video recording: 1920 x 1080;During playback: 1920x1080, 1280 x 720|
|Size||10.1 cm (4")|
|Image quality adjustments||Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white|
|Waveform Monitor||Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope|
|Focus Assist||Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)|
|Peaking||Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)|
|Zebra||Level 1; Level 2; BothOutput via HD-SDI or HDMI|
|Markers||On/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Select area, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)|
|Image quality adjustments||Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white|
|Correction lens||+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters|
|Audio in||XLR inputs with 48V phantom power x 2|
|Headphone output||3.5mm stereo jack|
|Video monitor output||YES (BNC, composite Standard Definition video, output only)|
|HDMI||YES (Type A, output only)|
|IEEE 1394 (Firewire)||NO|
|USB||YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)|
|HD/SD-SDI output||YES (BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code)|
|Time code||YES (BNC, switchable input/output)|
|Genlock||YES (BNC, input only)|
|Component out||YES (D connector, output only)|
|AV terminal||3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)|
|Remote Control Terminal||2.5mm mini jack|
|Colour Bars||Type 1/Type 2|
|Tally lamp||YES (x2)|
|Accessory shoe||YES (hot shoe, EOS Flash units supported)|
|Custom key||YES (13 assignable buttons; select from 30 functions)|
|Exposure metering||Standard (centre weighted), Spotlight, Backlight|
|Exposure range||50 - 100,000 lux|
|Exposure compensation||-2 to +2 EV (14 steps)|
|Auto Exposure mode||Full Auto|
|Push Auto Iris||YES|
|Auto Gain Control setting||Full Auto / AGC On / Manual|
|Auto Gain Control limit||3dB; 6dB; 9dB; 12dB; 15dB; 18dB; (OFF/21 dB)|
|Gain setting||Assignable L, M, H switch positions (-6dB / -3dB / 0dB/ 3dB / 6dB/ 12dB / 18dB / 21dB / 33dB / TUNE (0.5 dB increments from 0 to 21 dB))|
|Control Modes||3 position switch:OFF (Full Auto) / ON / SEL (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS))|
|Shutter speed||1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate|
|Shutter Angle||11.25 to 360 depending on frame rate|
|Slow Shutter (SLS)||1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25|
|Clear Scan||50i/p: 50 to 251.15Hz;25p: 25 to 251.15Hz|
|Storage Medium||SD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata)|
|Master Pedestal||-50 to +50|
|Master Black||-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B|
|Black Gamma||Adjustable height width and apex|
|Low Key Saturation||-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area|
|Knee||Adjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation|
|Sharpness||Adjustment for Detail level, Detail frequency, Coring, HV balance, Detail limit, Detail select, Knee aperture and Level dependent sharpness|
|Noise reduction||Off, Automatic, On (1 to 8)|
|Skin detail||Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness|
|Selective Noise Reduction||Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness|
|Colour matrix||-50 to +50 hue and gain R,G,B, in tandem with Gamma selection|
|White balance||-50 to +50 white balance offset for R,G,B|
|Colour correction||Area selection / area revision of two areas|
|Setup level||-50 to +50 On/Off|
|Clip 100 IRE||Limits output to 100 after setup adjustment|
|Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications||-|
|GPS Information (Optional Accessory)||Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)|
|Preset||A, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten)|
|Countup system||Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold|
|Start value setting||00:00:00:00, Set/Reset selectable|
|Recording||16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM|
|Control||Independent limiters and auto/manual settings|
|Microphone level meter||YES|
|Supplied||XF Utility and NLE Plug-ins, Shoulder strap, Eyecup, Component cable DTC-1000, Battery pack BP-955, DC lead DC-930, Compact power adapter CA-930, Wireless controller WL-D6000.|
|Optional||Wide Attachment WA-H82, Batteries BP-930, BP-945, BP-950G, BP-970G, BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adapter CA-920, Compact Car adapter CB-920, Shoulder Brace SBR-1000, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Zoom Remote Control, Video Light VL-10Li II, Tripod Base TB-1, Canon Lens Hood LH-V1, GP-E2 GPS receiver|
|Backup power supply||Lithium coin battery (built-in)|
|Continuous Recording Time||Supplied BP-955: Approx. 260 minutesOptional BP-975: Approx. 405 minutes|
|Dimensions||Approx 180 x 192 x 394 mm|
|Weight (camera only)||2670g|
|Weight (fully equipped)||2980g|
|Operating Temperature range||-5C to +45C, 60 relative humidity|
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