Canon XF305

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Features include:

  • The lightweight 18x L-series lens has separate rings offering independent control of Focus, Zoom and Iris (F1.6) – with full manual control available, end stops are provided for the focus and zoom rings
  • Full HD at 1920 × 1080 resolution is captured via three 1/3 type 2.07 Megapixel Full HD CMOS sensors. High speed scanning minimises the effects of a rolling shutter
  • The 4”LCD screen can be positioned either side of the camera, the Focus Assist tool helps achieve sharp images. A built-in Waveform Monitor (WFM) helps verify exposure and other shooting parameters Frame rates from 12 to 50 fps are available
  • HD-SDI output of 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
  • Twenty-six Custom Picture options can be adjusted. These can be stored in-camera – via SD card - and settings can be transferred between camcorders
  • As the Ex3 works well with the F3 due to their shared recording system and workflow, the XF305 will also partner well with the C300 for the same reason

Recording at 50Mbps / 4:2:2 the BBC approved Canon XF305 camcorder is a very popular choice of camera.

Featuring an excellent lens is from the respected Canon L series this camera records to compact and reliable CF cards to industry-standard MPEG-2 MXF (Media eXchange Format) files – up to 1920 × 1080 Full HD.