Canon XF305 HD Camcorder PAL

by Canon
Canon XF305 HD Camcorder PAL
The Canon XF305 is a professional HD camcorder which offers the same features as the XF300 plus HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock.

* MPEG-2 MXF recording to CF cards at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2)
* 18x wide angle Canon L-series lens
* 3 x 1/3 type Full HD Canon CMOS sensors
* 10.1 cm LCD (1.23M dots); 1.3 cm (1.55M dots) Viewfinder
* Variable frame rates

* HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock
- HD/SD-SDI output: BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code
- Time code: BNC, switchable input/output
- Genlock: BNC, input only



Image Sensor
Sensor: 1/3 type 3CMOS
System: RGB Prism
Total pixels per sensor: 2.37 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor: 2.07 megapixels
Horizontal Resolution: 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

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

Image Processor: DIGIC DV III


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 formats:
- MPEG-2 Long GOP
- 50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422@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; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
- 25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
Slow/Fast motion:
- 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: 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
Frame Record: 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record): 3 seconds
Scan Reverse: 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


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)

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

Audio in: XLR inputs with 48V phantom power x 2
Headphone output: 3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor output: BNC, composite Standard Definition video, output only
HDMI: Type A, output only
IEEE 1394 (Firewire): NO
USB: Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only
HD/SD-SDI output: BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code
Time code: BNC, switchable input/output
Genlock: BNC, input only
Component out: 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

Tally lamp: YES (x2)
Accessory shoe: Hot shoe, EOS Flash units supported
Custom key: 13 assignable buttons; select from 30 functions

Shooting functions

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

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

Recording: 16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Control: Independent limiters and auto/manual settings
Microphone attenuation: YES
Microphone level meter: YES


Dimensions: Approx 180 x 192 x 394 mm
Weight (camera only): Approx 2700g
Operating Temperature range: -5oC to +45oC, 60% relative humidity

In the Box

Component cable DTC-1000
Battery pack BP-955
DC lead DC-930
Compact power adapter CA-930
Wireless controller WL-D6000
XF Utility and NLE Plug-ins
Shoulder strap
Canon XF305 manual


Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Canon XF305 HD Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Switzerland, Lucerne on
A relatively light and compact camcorder of which professional claims is sufficient. Globalmediapro should provide all accessories to the camcoder, like for example the external remote ZR-2000 or ZR-1000.

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