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Hire a Canon XF305

The XF305 and XF300 camcorders are a landmark addition to Canon's professional High Definition camcorder range. Featuring a new Full HD 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 codec, CompactFlash recording and a totally new camera system - including a 3CMOS sensor array and 18x zoom L-series HD Video Lens - these revolutionary camcorders bring broadcast-quality HD video within reach of all professional filmmakers.

Who are they for?

The XF305 and XF300 camcorders will appeal to a wider spectrum of users – from documentary to action, studio to news, sports and more – than any existing Canon professional 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.

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 on the Canon XF-305 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 Canon XF-305 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 on the Canon XF-305, 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 on the Canon XF-305 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

What's included:

Main Body

Canvas bag

64 GB 

Top Mic

2 batteries




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