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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'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/weband a few 720p programs embedded in power-point.
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.
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.
It's excellent for run & gun, the lens and auto focus are great, this past Saturday I was shooting from the back of a big room, and could still get a tight shot of the talent's face. Shooting for two hours straight on one CF card and battery is also nice.
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 companyI needed a broadcast quality camera that was reasonably priced.This camera is great. I shoot spots, shows. interviews, sports.
The camera could be all that one can rave about. But come low light situation or even filming with artificial lighting, it doesn't have the punch and the details are totally missing. Outdoor filming at night with available city lights? Don't even think about it.
Really great camera and pretty good in low light even at 18X gain.Sound recording from the camera is amazing.