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|Shutter Speed||Max 1/2000|
|Image Device||3 1/3" CMOS Sensors
2.37MP (2.07MP effective) each
|Lens||18x HD L Series Zoom
4.1-73.8mm (29-527mm, 35mm equivalent)
82mm Filter Diameter
|Horizontal Resolution||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Sensitivity||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Minimum Illumination||4.5 lux (full AUTO mode, +21dB gain)
0.8 lux (Manual mode, +33dB gain)
|Built-in Filters||Neutral Density 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Vertical Smear||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Video Recording System||NTSC (PAL w/Mfr upgrade)
Compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 (at 50Mbps recording)
File Format: MXF
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920x1080, (60i/30p/24p),
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p),
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440x1080 (60i/30p/24p)
|Frame Rates||60i, 60p, 30p, 24p 1 Please Note:50i, 50p and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Centerclose|
|LCD Monitor||4" Color, approx. 1,230,000 dots|
|Viewfinder||0.52" Color, approx. 1,555,000 dots|
|Memory Card Slot||(2) CF - video
(1) SD - settings, stills, metadata
|White Balance||Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten|
|Gain Selection||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Maximum Recording Time||64GB Compact Flash (CF) card - Type 1
(Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used. UDMA supported.)
25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes
|Input and Output Connectors||HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
Component (x1 Output)
Composite: 3.5mm A/V (x1 Output), BNC (x1 Output)
HDMI: Standard Type A (x1 Output)
Mic/Line: XLR (x2 Input)
USB: Mini-B USB 2.0
Headphone: 3.5mm Mini
Genlock: BNC (x1 Input)
Timecode: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
|Power Requirements||7.4VDC (Battery Pack)|
|Power Consumption||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Operating Temperature||32-104°F (0-40°C), 85% relative humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6 x 9.3 x 15" (15.3 x 23.6 x 38.2 cm)|
|Weight||5.8 lbs (2.63kg)|
I really am pleased with my new XF305 camcorder. I bought the SanDisk 32 Extreme Pro UDMA7 CF card. You have to use the UDMA CF cards for this camera. SO, check with Canon on the CF cards that will work with your camcorder -- they all differ.The picture and all camcorder tools work fine.
none that I can see.
I have used this camera for 4 years. I am a pro shooter since the days of the RCA TK Big Blue. Working for myself after 25 years with a large production company I needed a broadcast quality camera that was reasonably priced. This camera is great. I shoot spots, shows. interviews, sports.
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,...
good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, Easy Computer Connectivity, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, durable, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, Easy TV Connectivity, easy to use
Limited Software Compatibility
This canon is a solid pro camera, but it is lacking in some much needed features at its core. It should have a larger sensor to deal with lo light. The Sony's by comparison have larger sensors, and thus are better suited for lower light.
The add on you guys gave with the camera was jus useless.
This camera is big and bulky to the point of being unwieldy. The lens is huge and all of that glass weighs a TON! This gives it a high center of gravity on a tripod.
This camera has been a great camera for us. Great in low light and does very good from the top of a pressbox. Small enough for weddings and decent for run and gun.
It's an excellent camera for the price. And it's great for run and gun, ENG and maybe corporate video. The real problem for em is that the recorded image seems very compressed and the two times I've had to edit and, color correct, and grade video shot on this camera it's been difficult.
I've used two of these cameras for over three years, for broadcast and educational documentary work. I love the small form factor, and the Canon L glass can't be matched at this scale.
I've been shooting in-house corporate video for 20 years. I was given a budget that could afford a digitial cinema grade system. However, a majority of my target audience is online/web and a few 720p programs embedded in power-point.