XF305

€4,799.00 (incl VAT)

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.

Benefits

  • 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

Detailed Features

Take a more detailed look into Canon XF305

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.

* For more information on countries where the CPS programme is live, please visit http://www.canon-europe.com/cps

 

Canon XF305 Specifications

CAMERA

Image Sensor

 

Sensor

1/3 type 3CMOS

System

RGB Prism

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 lux
Manual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p: 0.06 lux / 0.05 lux

Horizontal Resolution

1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Lens

 

Zoom ratio

18x

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

Filter diameter

82mm

Lens elements/groups

17/14

Image stabilization system

Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);
3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered

Digital zoom

1.5X. Digital Teleconverter option

Image Processor

 

Type

DIGIC DV III

RECORDING

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 GOP
50Mbps 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;¹
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, 50fps
1080p: 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

SYSTEM

LCD

 

Size

10.1 cm (4")

Dots

1.23 million

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white

Adjustable

Left/right switchable

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; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI

Markers

On/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Select area, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)

EVF

 

Size

1.3cm (0.52")

Dots

1.55 million

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white

Adjustable

Vertical tilt

Correction lens

+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters

Inputs/Outputs

 

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)

DC input

YES

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm mini jack

Colour Bars

Type 1/Type 2

Misc

 

Tally lamp

YES (x2)

Accessory shoe

YES (hot shoe, EOS Flash units supported)

Custom key

YES (13 assignable buttons; select from 30 functions)

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Exposure

 

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))

Shutter speed

 

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

11.25º to 360º 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

Custom Picture

 

Stored Configurations

9

Storage Medium

SD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata)

Gamma

6 profiles

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)

White balance

 

Auto

YES

Preset

A, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten)

Time code

 

Countup system

Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold

Start value setting

“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Audio

 

Recording

16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM

Control

Independent limiters and auto/manual settings

Microphone attenuation

YES

Microphone level meter

YES

ACCESSORIES

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

Battery

 

Backup power supply

Lithium coin battery (built-in)

Power Consumption

9.1W¹

Continuous Recording Time

Supplied BP-955: Approx. 260 minutes¹
Optional BP-975: Approx. 405 minutes¹

MISCELLANEOUS

Dimensions

Approx 180 x 192 x 394 mm

Weight (camera only)

2670g

Weight (fully equipped)

2980g

Operating Temperature range

-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

Footnotes

Power Consumption - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF.

Continuous Recording Time - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF.

Recording frame rate - ¹ Additional recording option via firmware update. Also adds Korean Language support.