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XF305 Professional Camcorder
The XF305 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF305 takes advantage of the latest HD technology-along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec-to record Full HD video to widely available Compact ...
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XF305 Professional Camcorder

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The XF305 Professional Camcorder represents Canon's entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Following on the heels of its widely respected XH line of tape-based camcorders, the XF305 takes advantage of the latest HD technology-along with Canon's newly developed MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec-to record Full HD video to widely available Compact Flash cards. Everything you could want in a handheld, professional camcorder is here in one sleek, affordable package: three 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensors, multiple bit rates (up to 50Mbps), variable resolution and frame rates, industry-standard MXF file wrappers, a newly developed L-Series 18 x zoom lens, and full image customization. In addition to the HDMI/Component/Composite outputs found on the XF300, the XF305 includes HD/SD-SDI output, genlock, and SMPTE time code terminals-widening its range of applications to live and multi-camera shooting. With such exceptional levels of image quality, ergonomics, and control, the XF305 is also the perfect camera for ENG, documentaries, independent features, and event videographers.

  • 18 x HD L-Series Zoom
  • 50Mbps MPEG-2 Recording
  • 3 Native 1920 x 1080 HD CMOS Sensors
  • 4:2:2 Color Sampling
  • Dual CF Card Slots and Dual XLR Inputs
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XF305 Great Overall Camera
by Valued Customer on January 16, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
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We currently own three Canon XF305s. After 4 months of constant shooting we've gotten to know this camera capabilities and limitations pretty well.The positives: The XF305 has a fast zoom and produces a great picture. It's durable. We've put our cameras through heat, cold, rain. You name it and these cameras have been through it. The XF305 offers a number of custom user features that allow the operator to set the camera up for their particular shooting style or application. It records at 50Mbs and delivers 4:2:2 color. Did I mention the 20 x zoom that produces a 35mm equivalent 567mm. It's fantastic. Dual CF card recording, SDI out. The camera is broadcast approved by some broadcasters but not all. That brings me to the negatives.Negatives: The XF305 has a smaller sensor than the Sony PMW300 which makes it less effective in low light. We've struggled with low light issues on more than one occasion. The lens, while great, is fixed so you are limited. The camera can lose focus depending on movement and light levels.Our application may be different than yours. We've predominantly used the XF305 for sporting events and a few commercials. If you're not in a well lit stadium then you'll have some issues. If you're in a well lit stadium you'll love the this camera because of the lens.Overall it's a great camera and since the new XF205s have been released the price continues to drop.

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