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XF305 (Used)


XF305 (Used) professional broadcast handheld camcorder

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Exc VAT Price £750.00
Inc VAT Price £900.00
Cat no. U6871236-T1296491



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XF305 (Used)

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The Canon XF305 is a professional broadcast handheld camcorder with exceptional FullHD image quality, MPEG-2 MXF broadcast codec at 50Mb/s, an 18x zoom lens and additional professional HD-SDI output, Genlock and Timecode inputs. Ever since its release, the XF305 has been a workhorse for those working in the broadcast world shooting documentaries and factual programmes. With a vast NLE support, the broadcast quality codec combined with the ergonomic form factor and professional audio XLR inputs allows users to produce high qualit content for TV and the web.

Canon XF305 Features
  • 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

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 II, Tripod Base TB-1.

Detailed Features

Capture high qualty 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.

10.1cm LCD and 1.3cm 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 Wav

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Image Sensor
Sensor1/3 type 3CMOS
SystemRGB Prism
Total pixels per sensor2.37 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor2.07 megapixels
Minimum illuminationFull Auto (21dB gain), 50i/25p: 3.8 lux / 3.3 lux
Manual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p: 0.06 lux / 0.05 lux
Horizontal Resolution1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Zoom ratio18x
Focal length4.1 - 73.8mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3 - 527.4mm)
Minimum focus distance1m;
20mm (MACRO)
ND filter3 glass filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Zoom controlRing, Rocker or Handle
Zoom speedZoom Rocker:
Variable speed / Fixed speed (16 speed level settings abailable):;
Handle zoom:
Fixed speed (16 speed level settings available)
Focus controlManual ring or automatic (Instant AF, TV AF or Face Detection AF)
Iris controlManual ring; Full Auto; Push Auto Iris
Aperture rangef1.6 - f22
Filter diameter82mm
Lens elements / groups17 / 14
Image stabilization system1.5X. Digital Teleconverter option

Image Processor

Video storage mediaType 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots)
TypeUDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording)
Recording time32GB CF card: Up to 80mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)
Recording formatMPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422P@HL
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14
Recording frame rate50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1440 x 1080/50i: 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;¹
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
Slow / Fast motioYes.
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 RecordYes. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
Frame RecordYes. 2, 6 or 12 frames
Pre Record (cache record)Yes (3 seconds)
Scan ReverseYes. Up/down, left/right image inversion
Photo storage mediaSD / SDHC memory card
Still qualityDuring video recording: 1920 x 1080
During playback: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720

Size10.1 cm (4")
Dots1.23 million
Image quality adjustmentBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
AdjustableLeft/right switchable
Waveform MonitorWaveform Monitor and Vectorscope
Focus AssistPeaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
PeakingPeaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
ZebraLevel 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
MarkersOn/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Select area, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)

Size1.3cm (0.52")
Dots1.55 million
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
AdjustableVertical tilt
Correction lens+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters

Audio inXLR inputs with 48V phantom power x 2
Headphone output3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor outputYES (BNC, composite Standard Definition video, output only)
HDMIYES (Type A, output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)No
USBYES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
HD/SD-SDI outputYES (BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code)
Time codeYES (BNC, switchable input/output)
GenlockYES (BNC, input only)
Component outYES (D connector, output only)
AV terminal3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)
DC inputYes
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
Colour BarsType 1/Type 2

Tally lampYES (x2)
Accessory shoeYES (hot shoe, EOS Flash units supported)
Custom keyYES (13 assignable buttons; select from 30 functions)

Exposure meteringStandard (centre weighted), Spotlight, Backlight
Exposure range50 - 100,000 lux
Exposure compensation-2 to +2 EV (14 steps)
Auto Exposure modeFull Auto
Push Auto IrisYes
Auto Gain Control settingFull Auto / AGC On / Manual
Auto Gain Control limit3dB; 6dB; 9dB; 12dB; 15dB; 18dB; (OFF/21 dB)
Gain settingAssignable 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 Modes3 positions switch:
OFF (Full Auto) / ON / SEL (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shuter (SLS))
Shutter speed1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate
Shutter Angle11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
Slow Shutter (SLS)1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25
Clear Scan50i/p: 50 to 251.15Hz;
25p: 25 to 251.15Hz

Custom Picture
Stored Configurations9
Storage MediumSD / SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata)
Gamma6 profiles
Master Pedestal-50 to +50
Master Black-50 to +50 for each of R, G, B
Black GammaAdjustable height width and apex
Low Key Saturation-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
KneeAdjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation
SharpnessAdjustment for Detail level, Detail frequency, Coring, HV balance, Detail limit, Detail select, Knee aperture and Level dependent sharpness
Noise reductionOff, Automatic, On (1 to 8)
Skin detailOff, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness
Selective Noise ReductionOff, 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 correctionArea selection / area revision of two areas
Setup level-50 to +50 On/Off
Clip 100% IRELimits output to 100% after setup adjustment

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White balance
PresetA, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten)

Time code
Countup systemRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold
Start value setting“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Recording16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
ControlIndependent limiters and auto/manual settings
Microphone attenuationYes
Microphone level meterYes

SuppliedXF Utility and NLE Plug-ins
Shoulder strap
Component cable DTC-1000
Battery pack BP-955
DC lead DC-930
Compact power adapter CA-930
Wireless controller WL-D6000.
OptionalWide 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 II
Tripod Base TB-1
Canon Lens Hood LH-V1
GP-E2 GPS receiver

Backup power supplyLithium coin battery (built-in)
Power Consumption9.1W¹
Continuous Recording TimeSupplied BP-955: Approx. 260 minutes¹
Optional BP-975: Approx. 405 minutes¹

DimensionsApprox 180 x 192 x 394 mm
Weight (camera only)2670g
Weight (fully equipped)2980g
Operating Temperature range-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity


Power Consumption - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF
Continuous Recording Time - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF
Recording frame rate - ¹ Additional recording option via firmware update, Also adds Korean Language support.