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XF305 Canon 95

Canon XF305

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.

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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

Set your own standard: professional, file-based Full HD

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 and 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/aperture (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 10.1cm (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 camera operator 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.

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Description Quantity
CA-930 Compact Power Adaptor and Charger1
SS-1200 Shoulder Strap1
DC-930 DC Cable1
Short XLR Lead1
WL-D6000 Wireless Controller with cr2025 battery1
DTC-1500 Component Video Cable1
XF300/305 Lens Hood1
iM2700 Black Flight Case1
Mains Lead1
Lens Cap1
NTG2 Shotgun Mic with softie1
USB Drive (Containing Manual)1
32GB Extreme Pro 600X Compact Flash Card (in camera)1
All-in-one USB 3.0 Card Reader & USB cable / Sandisk SD UHS-II Reader/Writer1
Rubber eye piece (attached to viewfinder on camera)1
Large rubber eye piece (loose)1
CR2025 Battery (spare in envelope)1
BP-975 Battery2
Power
Memory
Other

More Canon XF305's on their way!

10 February 2011

The XF305 is proving increasingly popular and has now taken over from the EX1 as our most hired pro-camera. Great news as long as we have enough cameras! Well, hopefully that should change as we have another batch o...

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Canon XF305/XF300 - Why 1/3 inch sensors?

29 April 2010

Last night was the launch of the new Canon XF300 and XF305 MPEG2 camcorders. Unfortunately I couldn't go as I was talking at the Midlands area IOV meeting but Yoann kindly went in my absence. One question I was dying to have answered was why go to a...

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