Used Canon XF305 For Sale

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Canon XF305
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Canon XF305 (XF-305) HD Camcorder

The Canon XF305 is a file based professional camcorder combining an MPEG-2, 50Mbps, 4:2:2 codec with a Canon L-series lens, 3 Full HD CMOS sensors and studio connectivity for superb HD video stored on CF card.

XF305 Key Features:

Capture high quality HD to CF cards - The XF305 records MPEG-2 MXF (Media eXchange Format) files – up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 50Mbps (4:2:2) – to CompactFlash (CF) memory cards. CF media is inexpensive and widely available: dual card slots allow filming to continue without interruption.

Flexible editing - Integrating seamlessly with existing workflows, movies shot on the XF305 are captured as industry-standard MXF files compatible with all major editing packages.

18x wide-angle lens - Drawing on Canon’s broadcast lens expertise – and informed by the feedback of professionals – the lightweight 18x L-series HD Video Lens delivers superb optical quality. Unique Ultra-Low Dispersion (Hi-UD) elements are used to prevent chromatic aberration. Separate rings offer independent control of Focus, Zoom and Iris (F1.6) – with full manual control available, end stops are provided for the focus and zoom rings.

3x Full HD CMOS - Full HD at 1920 x 1080 resolution is captured via three 1/3 type 2.07 Megapixel Full HD CMOS sensors – designed and manufactured by Canon in-house. High speed scanning minimises the effects of a rolling shutter.

10.1 cm LCD and 1.3 cm EVF - The 10.1 cm (4”) LCD screen can be positioned either side of the camera. Offering superior resolution (1.2M dots), the Focus Assist tool helps achieve sharp images. A built-in Waveform Monitor (WFM) helps verify exposure and other shooting parameters. Alternatively, a 1.3 cm (0.52”) Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is available.

Variable frame rate - A wide range of frame rates is available, from 12 to 50 fps. This gives cameramen the freedom to alter the capture rate for additional creative flexibility.

Professional jackpack and independent audio - HD-SDI output is the industry standard, outputting uncompressed Full HD with embedded audio and Timecode. Genlock In and Timecode In/Out allow the XF305 to be used in a multi-camera shoot. Audio can be captured via twin XLR inputs and also with the front-mounted stereo microphone.

Custom pictures - Twenty-six Custom Picture options can be adjusted to achieve the perfect look. These can be stored in-camera – via SD card - and settings can even be transferred between camcorders.

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

Camera -

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)

Lens -

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 spped/Fixed speed (16 speed level settings available); Handle zoom: Fixed speed (16 speed level settings available)
Focus control: Manual ring or automatic (Insert 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 mode: Dynamic, Standard, Powered
Digital zoom: 1.5X

Image Processor -


Recording -

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 format: 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: YES.
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: YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
Frame Record: YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record): YES (3 seconds)
Scan Reverse: YES. 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

System -


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: Level1; 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

Inputs/Outputs -

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

Misc -

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

Shooting Functions -

Exposure -

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 chracteristics, 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

Audio -

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

Accessories -

Supplied: XF Utility and NLE Plug-ins, Shoulder strap, Eyecup, Component cable DTC-1000, Battery pack BP-955, DC lead DC-930, Compact power adapter CA-930, Wireless controller WL-D6000
Optional: Wide Attachment WA-H82, Batteries BP-930, BP-945, BP-950G, BP-970G, BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adapter CA-920, Compact Car Adapter CB-920, Shoulder Brace SBR-1000, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Zoom Remote Control, Video Light VL-10Li, Tripod Base TB-1

Battery -

Backup power supply: Lithium coin battery (built-in)
Power consumption: 9W
Continuous Recording Time: Supplied BP-955:
Optional BP-975

Miscellaneous -

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

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