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Canon XF305

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An excellent digital camcorder, the XF305 represents Canon’s entry into professional solid-state video acquisition. Key features include:

  • 3-chip 1/3" 2.07MP Full HD CMOS sensor

  • 29.3-527.4mm F/1.6-2.8 18x optical zoom lens

  • Capture MPEG-2 HD 422 up to 50 Mbps in MXF with dual CF slots

  • Professional build with HD-SDI Out

CMOS Sensors. The XF305 uses three 1,920 × 1,080 1/3-inch CMOS sensors, and you can choose among 60i, 60p, 30p, and 24p settings to achieve just the look you want. The camera supports Full HD 1,920 × 1,080 resolution at up to 50 Mbps bit rate with 4:2:2 color sampling.

Fast- and Slow-Motion Recording. This camera can record at one frame rate and play back at another, allowing fast- and slow-motion recording without loss of image quality. The XF305 can also do interval frame recording at any of 25 rates, from one second to ten minutes.

Compact Flash Card Recording. The camera records to UDMA CF memory cards and has two hot-swappable card slots, allowing you to change cards without interrupting shooting.

Canon 18x HD Zoom Lens. The XF305’s L-series lens has a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 29-527mm, twin autofocus systems, and three-mode optical image stabilization. A waveform monitor and vectorscope are built right into the camera. The freely rotating 3.5-inch LCD monitor and 1.55MP electronic viewfinder show a 100% field of view.

HD-SDI Output and Genlock Input. The XF305 features industry-standard HD-SDI output, genlock input and timecode input/output terminals (BNC style), making it perfectly suited for multi-camera or 3-D productions.

Additional Features. Inputs and outputs, including HDMI Output, Component Video Output (using the included DTC-1500 cable), Composite Video Output (BNC and 3.5mm), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal, and a Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol). There’s also a built-in stereo microphone and two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power.



  • BP-975 (included)
  • BP-955
  • 285 mins. (BP-975)
  • 120 mins. (BP-955)




Camcorder Type


Camera Type


Frame Rates

60i, 60p, 30p, 24p

Item Type


Memory Type

CF Card (2 Slots) for movie files


Fixed Lens


(3) 1/3" CMOS

Canon XF305

Battery - Canon BP-975

Case Insert - H45A-F1 Large Camcorder

Charger - Canon CA-935

Charger - Polarized Cable

Video Support - Canon Mic Mount