Canon XF305 MPEG2 Compact Flash Camcorder

Rent for $275.00 per day

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The Canon XF305 Professional Camcorder features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to 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 news gathering (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 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color 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.


• MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
• Record to affordable Compact Flash Cards
• Major NLE Software Compatibility
• Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens
• Three Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors
• Industry Standard HD-SDI Output, Genlock & SMPTE Time Code and Other Terminals
• Multiple Recording Bit Rates, Resolutions, and Variable Frame Rates
• Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
• Brilliant Ergonomics
• Large, 4.0-inch, 1.23-megapixel LCD Monitor and High Resolution, 1.55-megapixel EVF
• Exceptional Customization
• Workflow
• Audio System
• Additional Features


Main Unit Specs
Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
Power Supply (rated) 7.4V DC (battery pack)
Video Recording system: Compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 (at 50Mbps recording)
File Format: MXF
Recording Modes:
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920×1080, (60i/30p/24p),
1280×720 (60p/30p/24p);
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920×1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1440×1080 (60i/30p/24p),
1280×720 (60p/30p/24p);
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440×1080 (60i/30p/24p)
Audio Recording system: 2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit; 48kHz
Image Sensor: (3) 1/3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels: Approx. 2.37 megapixels (2044 x 1160 pixels) each x 3
Effective Pixels: Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Maximum recording Time: 128GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.
25Mbps: 625 minutes
35Mbps: 445 minutes
50Mbps: 320 minutes
Lens: Canon 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 – 527.4mm),
Focusing System: TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF, Normal AF, Face AF), Manual, Full Manual
Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Minimum Focusing Distance: 20mm (wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range)
White Balance Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K – 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
Frame Rate 60i, 60p, 30p, 24p (50i, 50p and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Center)
Minimum Illumination: Full AUTO mode: 4.5 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain +21dB); Manual mode: 08 lux (Shutter speed 1/4, Gain +33dB), (when 60i is selected)
Genlock Terminal: BNC (input only)
HD/SD-SDI Terminal: BNC (output only), with embedded audio
Timecode Terminals: BNC (input/output)
Image Stabilization: SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift) Modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off
Filter Diameter: 82mm
Viewfinder: 0.52-inch color widescreen, approx. 1,555,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
LCD Screen: 4.0-inch color widescreen LCD, approx. 1,230,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view
Microphone: Stereo electrect condenser microphone
Recording Media: CF Card : 2 Slots, Movie files only
SD Card: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings
USB Terminal: Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal: Component: Output only
Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only, BNC terminal, output only, signals can be output simultaneously through A/V terminal and BNC terminal
Audio Terminal: XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE
HDMI Terminal: Yes (Type A)
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Operating Temperature range: 0 – 40? C, 32 – 104? F , 85% relative humidity
Dimensions: Approx. 6.0 x 9.3 x 15.0 in. (153 x 236 x 382mm) (not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt)
Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup): 5.9 lbs (2,670 g) (includes grip belt)
Weight: 6.6 lbs (2,980 g) (includes grip belt, lens hood, BP-955, CF Card (x1) and SD card/not including eyecup)

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• Camera Body
• Eye Cup
• Lens Shade & Lens Cap
• Mic Holder
• SD Card
• Canon “CA” Adapter/Charger
• Canon DC-920 Coupler
• (3) BP-955 Battery
• Manual
• Connector Accessory kit
• A/V 4 Pole 1/8"" Breakout Cable
• HDMI Type (A) – (A) Cable
• Component XL Breakout Cable
• USB Type (A) – Mini (B)