The Canon XF305 Professional Camcorder is ideally suited to match the needs of independent filmmakers, documentary producers, event videographers and military agencies.

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.

Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XF305 to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate, resulting in either a fast or slow motion effect during playback. Video quality will not be affected since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate.

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MPEG-2 50Mbps Codec

Canon’s adaptation of MPEG-2 for the XF305 Professional Camcorder, named the Canon XF Codec, guarantees the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, formats and non-linear editing (NLE) systems.

By using an MXF file wrapper, video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata. The codec’s 50Mbps constant bit rate provides the bandwidth needed to capture the XF305’s superior resolution and colour in spectacular detail.

Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens

The Canon XF305 supports the highest HD quality, with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 colour sampling. This provides twice the colour resolution of HDV and other codecs that use 4:2:0 colour sampling.

It also delivers ultra-fine transitions in tone and colour and maintains the highest quality image for use in post-production processes such as chroma keying advanced compositing and many other effects.

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The Canon XF305 incorporates a Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens that features a wide and impressive zoom range of 29.3 – 527.4mm (35mm equivalent).

The lens incorporates High Index – Ultra-low Dispersion (HI-UD), Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) and aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberration while delivering a resolution of 1,000 TV lines.

Our camera hire kits in the UK gives you the assurance of getting world class results. We pride ourselves on a client-centred approach and we always stay ahead of the technological innovations so we can better serve our clients.

We want to make sure that we provide our clients with the best results. No project is too big or small for us.

To book the Canon XF305 for your next production or to talk through its features, please feel free to call us at 020 7391 2650. We are always happy to help.