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Canon continues to innovate and develop image acquisition products for the most demanding professional. The Canon XF305 Professional Camcorder features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to universally available Compact Flash (CF) cards for unsurpassed image quality and efficient, robust workflow at an affordable price. It is ideally suited to match the requirements of electronic newsgathering (ENG) crews, independent filmmakers, documentary producers, event videographers and military agencies.
Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. And 4:2:2 colour sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and colour for maintaining the highest quality image for use in advanced post production.
A newly developed Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens along with three Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors delivers pristine image quality. Incorporating industry-standard HD-SDI output, genlock input and SMPTE time code input/output terminals makes the Canon XF305 perfectly matched for live application and multi-camera shooting.
The XF305 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand your creative flexibility, and allow you to work in virtually any production environment. And complete customization over the image, display and operation makes the XF305 a camcorder that can be tailored to fit your individual needs.
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7.4V DC (battery pack)
2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit, 48kHz
(3) 1/3-inch CMOS
Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Approx. 2.37 megapixels (2044 x 1160 pixels) each x 3
64GB Compact Flash (CF) card - Type 1. Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used. UDMA supported.
Canon 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 - 527.4mm), f/1.6-2.8
TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF,Normal AF, Face AF), Manual, Full Manual
Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
60i, 60p, 30p, 24p (50i and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Centre)
BNC (input only)
BNC (output only), with embedded audio
0.52-inch colour widescreen, approx. 1,555,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
4.0-inch colour widescreen LCD, approx. 1,230,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
Stereo electrect condenser microphone
Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE
Yes (Type A)
3.5mm stereo mini-jack
0 - 40° C, 32 - 104° F , 85% relative humidity
Approx. 6.0 x 9.3 x 15.0 in. (153 x 236 x 382mm), not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt
5.9 lbs (2,670 g), includes grip belt
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