Canon XF300 Specifications

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Outstanding, professional HD recording
Canon introduces an amazingly compact range of
handheld professional HD video cameras. Setting new
benchmarks in image quality and versatility, these
file-based camcorders are our first to employ an MPEG-2
Full HD (4:2:2) recording codec – extending broadcast
capabilities to all professional filmmakers.
OUR HERITAGE
Canon’s HD Camcorder technology provides
the ultimate in picture quality, thanks to
precision engineering and knowledge built
up through more than 50 years at the
leading edge of professional imaging. With
our unrivalled reputation in HD television
broadcast lenses, Canon’s optical know-how
helps meet the demands of professional
users everywhere.
The XF range incorporates four compact,
ergonomic devices designed to meet the
needs of a diversity of professional users.
UNRIVALLED CAPABILITIES
ERGONOMIC DESIGN
THE XF RANGE
These are the very first professional Canon
camcorders to employ an MPEG-2, 4:2:2,
50Mbps recording codec. This enables
outstanding imaging quality and delivers
the data rate expected by many broadcasters
for HD productions.
The XF range sets new standards in
user-focused design. Each camcorder
is perfectly balanced with the handgrip
positioned close to the centre of gravity,
ideal for shooting either handheld or
setting up on tri pod. Control layout and
menu system have been completely
redesigned to make the XF range easy
to use whether you’re a novice or an
experienced professional.
The XF300 and XF305 are ideally suited
to freelance camera operators, broadcast
professionals, filmmakers, electronic news
gatherers, and creative industry
professionals who will appreciate an
affordable, forward thinking solution to their
film-making needs.
Support for industry standard MXF files,
alternative recording modes, and
compatibility with all major NLE software
packages, ensures seamless integration
with existing workflows.
The XF100 and XF105 offer a similar level
of high quality recording thanks to an
identical codec, but greater portability due to
their smaller size and reduced weight. For
example, they’re great for “fly on the wall”
footage and travel documentaries.
Exceptional image quality
Unique Canon technologies and know-how enable the XF range to
deliver a new benchmark in imaging performance for handheld
camcorders. Native 1920x1080 Full HD image capture and 4:2:2 colour
sampling enables exceptional detail and outstanding colour resolution.
MPEG-2 FULL HD (4:2:2)
RECORDING CODEC
COMPACTFLASH CARD RECORDING
The MXF file is a wrapper for the MPEG-2
data stored inside, but has the advantage
of being able to support metadata, as
well as video and audio.
Offering a unique blend of broadcast image
quality, workflow integration and versatility,
these are the first Canon camcorders to
utilise an MPEG-2, 4:2:2 recording codec.
A 50Mbps data rate, the minimum
requirement for many HD broadcast
productions, guarantees high levels of
image quality – whilst keeping file sizes
manageable to reduce storage and
archiving costs.
Taking advantage of limitations in the
human visual system, 4:2:2 colour sampling
provides twice the vertical colour resolution
of 4:2:0 (used in HDV and other codecs).
This enables better gradation, finer detail,
and smoother diagonals as well as helping
to remove the threat of jagged edges,
fringing and unwanted artefacts during
chroma keying.
Canon have chosen to adopt the widely
used, open-source Material eXchange
Format (MXF) to ensure integration with
existing workflows.
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B-Y(Pb)
4
4
2
2
4:2:2
4
2:0
2:0
Each camcorder includes two cards slots
for continuous filming without interruptions.
Archiving video or ingesting for editing is
effortless, simply connect a camcorder or
CF Card reader to a computer to transfer
your files.
XF100 and XF105 camcorders offer double
slot recording – recording on two cards
simultaneously – for added security.
UDMA certified CF cards with a write
speed of at least 40MB/s are recommended
for all recording modes. Please refer to
cpn.canon-europe.com for the latest
information on card compatibility.
R-Y(Pr)
4
4:4:4
The XF Range uses non-proprietary
CompactFlash (CF) memory cards. CF
cards are fast, robust, widely available and
relatively inexpensive enabling up to 160
minutes of 50Mbps footage to be stored
on a single 64GB CF card.
Pixels with
information
to be read
Pixels with
information
to be skipped
4:2:0
Compact Fl
ash R
UDMA
R
ct Flash
Compa
UDMA
Brightness
Signal
Colour Difference Signals
4:2:2 colour sampling stores twice as much colour information as 4:2:0.
32GB
32GB
CANON L-SERIES
HD VIDEO LENS
Drawing on decades of lens innovation plus
feedback from professional users, the XF300
and XF305 incorporate Canon’s outstanding
new L-Series HD Video lens. Delivering
superb optical quality from the wide to tele
ends of the zoom, its lightweight design
makes it ideal for use in professional
handheld devices. The zoom and focus rings
have physical end stops when used in
manual mode, for fast, repeatable operation.
An independent iris ring allows control of
aperture, while two rocker controls are
available for manual zoom control.
Technology gleaned from Canon broadcast
lenses – never seen before in a camcorder –
helps minimise chromatic aberration. This
High Index, Ultra-low Dispersion (Hi-UD)
glass is placed at the front of the lens and
combines with UD and UA elements to
deliver exceptional levels of detail. The new
L-series lens also incorporates glass ND
filters for 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 reductions in
bright lighting conditions, and has a metal
six-blade iris.
Offering superb optical capabilities but with
a reduced zoom capacity, the XF100 and
XF105 feature a fast, wide angle Canon HD
Video Lens (F1.8, 30.4mm) with 10x
optical zoom.
IMAGE STABILISATION
DIGIC DV III
Three Image Stabilisation modes are
supported. Complementing Standard
IS, a Dynamic IS is ideal for suppressing
vibration while walking. The Powered IS
function is used to steady images when
shooting at full tele-photo, providing
extremely strong shake correction for shots
when the camcorder is stationary.
Designed specifically for Canon HD
camcorders, the next generation DIGIC DV III
Image Processor ensures natural, lifelike
colours with excellent black reproduction.
Tonal gradations and shadow detail are
captured with remarkable accuracy. The
DIGIC DV III Image Processor enables Canon
Face Detection, which is ideal for tracking a
face in a crowd. Additionally, DIGIC DV III
works to minimize power consumption,
resulting in longer battery life.
AUTOFOCUS MODES
Canon’s unique Instant AF focusing system
uses dual sensors to achieve ultra fast and
accurate autofocus.
Face Detection enables immediate focusing
with the added ability to select a face
manually in scenes with more than one
person. Sophisticated face tracking
maintains focus even when subjects turn
their heads.
FULL HD CMOS
Newly developed for the XF range, Canon Full
HD CMOS sensors provide native 1920x1080
image resolution with exceptional colour
accuracy, a wide dynamic range and low
noise. Slow and fast motion shooting is
supported, and these sensors scan at twice
normal speed, minimising the skew effect
often associated with rolling shutters. The
XF300 and XF305 incorporate 3 CMOS
sensors for independent capture of RGB
colour information. XF100 and XF105
include a single sensor with Bayer
pattern filter.
Compact yet extremely powerful
A host of innovative features and advanced recording capabilities
are packed into these file-based devices. With a high resolution,
user-friendly LCD and customisable external buttons, everything is
designed with the user in mind.
The XF range incorporates a number of
alternative shooting modes for seamless
workflow integration. As well as the
50Mbps data rate, 35Mbps and 25Mbps
4:2:0 recording modes enable simple
compatibility with other HD workflows
and equipment (eg. HDV).
CREATIVE OPTIONS
XF camcorders feature a range of
Special Recording Modes to expand
your creative vision.
Recording
Bit Rate
Colour
Sampling
Image
Resolution
(16:9)
Frame
Rates
50Mbps;
Constant Bit
Rate (CBR)
4:2:2
1920x1080
50i/25p
1280x720
50p/25p
35Mbps;
4:2:0
Variable Bit Rate
(VBR)
1920x1080
50i/25p
1280x720
50p/25p
25Mbps;
Constant Bit
Rate (CBR)
1440x1080
50i/25p
4:2:0
Relay recording
Slow and fast recording
Continuous recording is possible
thanks to the dual card slots.
Choose from a variety of frame rates –
12fps to 50fps – and immediately review
footage on set at the correct speed.
Pre-record
Continuously caches 3 seconds of
content, appending it to the start of your
video when recording begins. Never
miss the crucial moment again.
Interval recording
Interval recording – or time lapse – can
be used for unmanned shooting, for
example the observation of daily weather
patterns. A choice of 25 different intervals
can be selected.
EXTENSIVE CUSTOMISATION
Custom Picture
Assume complete control over the look
and feel of every shot. Custom Picture allows
users to fine tune more than 90 image
parameters, including Gamma, Knee,
Colour Matrix, Saturation, Sharpness, Master
Black, Skin Tone and more.
Up to six Custom Pictures can be saved in
the camera, with three additional preset
configurations provided.
3D Shooting Assist
Gamma Curves
XF105 and XF100 feature new 3D Shooting
Assist functions – OIS Axis Shift and Focal
Length Guide – to help you to precisely align
two camcorders during stereoscopic
3D shooting.
Six preset gamma curves are included in XF
camcorders – an easy way to give footage
the required ‘look’.
Infrared Shooting Mode
Normal 2 & 3 & 4
XF105 and XF100 also include a new
Infrared (IR) Shooting Mode. New lens
coating provide twice the IR sensitivity of
previous Canon professional camcorders.
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Normal 1
Cine 1
Cine 2
OUTPUT
RECORDING VERSATILITY
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Normal 3
Normal 1 & 2
INPUT
Recorded frame rate (fps)
12 15 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34 37 42 45 48 50
50Mbps
35Mbps
25Mbps
1920x1080
25p
1280x720
50p/25p
1920x1080
25p
1280x720
50p/25p
1440x1080
25p
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NO
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
NO
CUSTOM FUNCTIONS, DISPLAY
AND BUTTONS
In addition to fine-tuning image set-up,
XF camcorder operation is also highly
customisable.
Custom Functions can be used to configure
selected controls, for example iris ring
direction, and Custom Display allows precise
control of information shown on the LCD
screen. One of 30+ functions can be
assigned to 13 and 10 buttons respectively
on the XF300- and XF100-series bodies.
STORE CAMERA SETTINGS
All user-specific configurations (Custom
Picture, Function, Display and Buttons) can
be saved to SD memory card and transferred
to other XF camcorders – ideal for matching
a particular visual style or ensuring multiple
cameras have the same set-up.* Up to 20
Custom Picture configurations can be saved
to one SD card.
REFINED ERGONOMICS AND DESIGN
Waveform monitor
The XF305 and XF300 are designed from the
ground up to maximise shooting comfort
and usability. New users and users switching
from other products will find the button
layout, camera menu system and camera
controls familiar and easy to use out of the
box. The well balanced design allows the
operator to comfortably contol the camera
and easily maintain a steady shot while
minimising arm fatigue.
A built-in Waveform Monitor (WFM)
provides an analysis of image brightness to
help set up your shot. Alternatively an RGB
Pareto chart can be used to display the
relative brightness of red, green and blue
components.
EASY OPERATION
High resolution LCD
Every XF camcorder features a high
resolution LCD to help set up each shot.
The XF300 / XF305 models utilise a 10.1cm
screen with a superior resolution of 1.2M
dots for unparalleled clarity. This foldout LCD
panel is positioned towards the front of the
camcorders, underneath the carry handle.
It can be swivelled to the left or right for
maximum flexibility in all shooting
scenarios. The panel is also rotatable and
can be angled 35 degrees further forward –
ideal when operators are unable to position
themselves directly behind the camcorder.
The more compact XF100 and XF105
models incorporate a side-mounted 8.8cm
LCD with 960k dot resolution.
* Custom Picture files cannot be transferred between XF300-series
and XF100-series camcorders.
Vectorscope
The built-in vectorscope aids hue and
saturation balancing as well as offering
an additional check for white balance
configuration (XF300-series only).
Edge Focus
The Edge Focus function uses the WFM
for fine-tuning focus – the larger the peaks
on the display, the more sharply edges are
in focus.
Image inversion
This enables captured images to be ‘flipped’
horizontally or vertically – ideal for creating
filmic footage using 35mm lens adaptors.
series
XF300-series camcorders
combine a broadcast-standard
codec, Canon optical technology
and intelligent shooting features
for the very best HD image quality.
The quality standard
FEATURES
The perfect blend of image quality,
connectivity, user customisation,
straightforward workflow and
wide-ranging editing features, mark
the XF305 and XF300 out as the
latest quality benchmark.
• Records MPEG-2 MXF files to CF
Cards at up to 50Mbps
(4:2:2 colour sampling)
Highly versatile
Portable and mobile, the XF305
and XF300 offer shoulder mounted
production credentials in a hand-held
device. The broad feature set and
adaptability of these camcorders
allows users to shoot in almost any
situation and for any given purpose,
from independent filmmaking to
commercial broadcast.
• Comprehensive NLE support; Canon
file management utility supplied
• 18x wide angle Canon L-series
lens, with low dispersion and wide
aperture (F1.6 max)
• 3 x 1/3 type Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Canon CMOS sensors
• 10.1 cm LCD (1.23M dots) with
focus assist and waveform monitor;
1.3 cm (1.55M dots) EVF (100% view)
• Variable frame rate recording
(12-50 fps)
• DIGIC DV III image processor
• HD-SDI, SDI and TimeCode output,
Genlock input (XF305 only)
• Independent audio control
with XLR inputs
• Extensive customisation: 30 functions
assignable to 13 buttons
• Canon Professional Services
video support
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CANON L-SERIES VIDEO LENS
4
A newly-developed L-series Video Lens
incorporates glass never seen before
in a professional camcorder providing
outstanding image resolution.
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CONTROL RINGS
3
7
Using new Canon Full HD CMOS sensors,
a 3CMOS array provides exceptional
colour performance, low noise and high
dynamic range.
5
Three separate rings on the lens barrel
offer independent operation of Focus,
Zoom and Iris. End stops on the Focus
and Zoom rings offer precise, predictable
manual control. Glass ND filters for 1/4,
1/16 and 1/64 reductions in bright
lighting conditions are included.
CANON FULL HD 3CMOS SYSTEM
INTELLIGENT BATTERY
6
SHOOTING CONTROLS
An extensive array of dedicated manual
controls are at your fingertips, from Focus
Assist tools to white balance, gain and
lens set-up.
The 1.2M dot resolution 10.1 cm (4”)
LCD screen can be positioned either side
of the camera – for maximum flexibility
during shooting and review.
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The intelligent battery features a ‘fuel
gauge’ display that indicates remaining
charge – even when the battery is not in
the camcorder.
LCD SCREEN
PROFESSIONAL AUDIO
Two XLR inputs and a built-in
microphone can be used in any
combination to capture 16-bit linear PCM
audio. Manual level controls are located
at the rear of the camera.
ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER
Offering 100% coverage, a 1.3 cm
(0.52") 1.55M dot resolution EVF allows
operators to monitor picture quality
accurately.
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1
4
2
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includes additional
studio connectivity:
1 HD/SD-SDI output
2 T ime code input/
2
output
3 G
enlock input
3
5
series
The XF100 series offers
outstanding image quality in a
compact, versatile package, thanks
to a broadcast-standard codec.
Lightweight and compact
FEATURES
Delivering the incredible capabilities of
Canon’s XF300 series, the XF100 and
XF105 are designed for professionals
seeking broadcast quality production
from a lightweight, versatile palm-sized
video camera.
• Records MPEG-2 MXF files to two CF
cards at up to 50Mbps (4:2:2 colour,
simultaneous recording possible)
• 8.8cm (3.5’’),, 920k dot LCD with
waveform monitor; 0.6cm (0.24”),
260k dot EVF
• Lightweight palm-sized design;
pro audio functions include handlemounted XLR inputs
• Variable frame rate recording
Small but powerful
• 10x zoom Canon HD Video Lens
(30.4mm, f1.8), with control ring
and 8-blade iris
XF100 and XF105 are the first compact
video cameras to feature a 50Mbps, 4:2:2
MPEG-2 codec. Packed with shooting
features and customisation options, they
are designed for seamless integration into
all sorts of projects and workflows from
education to broadcast.
• 1/3 type Full HD Canon
CMOS sensor
• HD-SDI, Timecode, Genlock terminals
and 3D Assist Functions
XF100
XF300
High performance in a more compact body
• Infrared shooting mode, with built-in
IR lamp
• Extensive customisation: 34 functions
assignable to 10 buttons
• Canon Professional Services
video support
• Canon XF Utility and NLE plug-ins
supplied
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CANON HD VIDEO LENS
CANON FULL HD CMOS
4
A fast, 30.4 mm wide angle F1.8 lens
with a 10 x optical zoom delivers
outstanding quality images.
A 1.5x/3x/6x digital teleconverter is
also available.
2
8
The intelligent battery features a ‘fuel
gauge’ display that indicates remaining
charge – even when the battery is not in
the camcorder.
SHOOTING CONTROLS
9
Key shooting functions such as gain
and shutter speed are easily accessed,
despite the small size of these
camcorders.
ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER
6
PROFESSIONAL AUDIO
Two XLR inputs, a mic jack or built-in
microphone can be used to capture
16-bit linear PCM audio. Manual
controls are conveniently located on
the top handle.
INTELLIGENT BATTERY
5
LCD SCREEN
The 960k dot resolution, 8.8cm LCD
screen is mounted on the side of the
camcorder and can be rotated to face
the subject.
LENS RING CONTROL
A single lens ring offers precise control.
Focus, zoom or iris can be selected via a
3-way switch.
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7
The single 1/3-type 2.07MP sensor is an
adaptation of the high performance
sensors used in the XF300-series.
Featuring a Bayer pattern filter, it
provides superb colour reproduction,
high sensitivity and wide dynamic range.
INFARED SHOOTING MODE
A manual switch activates infrared mode.
Green or white light options can be
selected, according to the style required.
Offering 100% coverage, a 0.6 cm
(0.24”) 0.26 M dot resolution EVF
allows operators to monitor picture
quality accurately.
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3D SHOOTING ASSIST
3D Shooting Assist modes are accessed
and configured using the LCD screen
and joystick interface.
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5
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4
1
7
10
9
3
1
2
includes additional
studio connectivity:
1 HD/SD-SDI output
2 Time code/Genlock
terminal (switchable)
Seamless software integration
All XF camcorders are supplied with Canon’s XF Utility software for simple
clip management, and plug-ins for Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media
Access.With industry standard MXF files, CompactFlash and a variety of
shooting modes, the XF range is designed for seamless integration with
major file-based workflows.
obe
Ad
Grass Valley
Plug-ins
NLE
• Apple / Avid
• Final Cut Pro
• Avid Media Access
• Premiere Pro
• EDIUS Pro
Post Production
• On-air-ready
video contents
• Editing
• Playout
• Archive
XF Utility
• Basic playback
• Backup
• Metadata settings
XF UTILITY
Key features
NLE SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
This easy to use software is designed to
allow management of recorded clips where
full-blown NLE software isn’t required. Both
Mac and Windows versions are supplied.
• Back-up CF card contents (entire card)
Canon MPEG-2 MXF files are supported by
major NLE software manufacturers,
including Apple, Avid, Adobe and Grass
Valley.
• Transfer selected clips from CF card
to computer
• Playback clips in Full HD resolution
• Edit selected metadata fields
• Add ‘shot marks’
• Copy clips back to CF card
Plug-ins for Adobe and Grass Valley software
are not supplied, but Canon MXF files are
supported by these vendors.
The following table details compatibility of
Canon MXF files with major NLE software.
For the latest information on software
compatibility visit cpn.canon-europe.com
XF Utility System Requirements
NLE Compatibility table
PC
MAC
OS
Windows XP SP2, SP3 (32-bit only); Windows Vista SP1,
SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit);
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
CPU
Intel Core series equivalent;
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz or higher recommended; SSE2
compatible processor required
Intel processor; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz or higher
recommended; Not compatible with PowerPC processors
RAM
1GB or more; (2GB or more required for 64-bit Windows 7)
1GB or more
Hard Disk
Space
Mac OS X 10.4; Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard; Mac OS X 10.6
Snow Leopard;
NLE Name
Final Cut Pro (Mac)
Avid Media Accesscompatible applications
(Windows and Mac)
80 MB or more
Display
1024 x 768;
16-bit colour (High Colour) or better
1024 x 768;
332,000 colours or better
Languages
User interface: Japanese/English
Installer: Japanese / English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Russian / Chinese (simplified)
Premiere Pro (Windows)
Premiere Pro (Mac)
EDIUS Pro
Version
6.0.3 or later
7.0 or later
Avid Media Composer 4.0.5
or later
NewsCutter 8.0.5
or later
CS5
CS5
5.5
CANON PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES VIDEO
Benefits:
• 6 day repair turnaround
For complete peace of mind, the XF range
is provided with our outstanding CPS Video
support package.
• Loan camcorder provided by Canon
for repairs exceeding 6 business days
• Priority email support
• Priority phone support
For more information on Canon
Professional Services and to apply for
CPS Video membership please visit
www.canon-europe.com/cps
Accessories
XF305 / XF300
XF105 / XF100
BATTERY PACK
BP-930 / 945 /
950G / 970G
✓
✓
BP-925
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
BP-955
BP-975
BATTERY CHARGER
CA-920
CA-930
DC COUPLERS
DC-920
DC-930
DUAL BATTERY CHARGER
Battery Pack
BP-975
Wide Converter
WD-H58W
CH-910
CAR BATTERY CHARGER
CB-920
WIDE ANGLE CONVERTER
WA-H82
✓
✓
WD-H58W
FILTER SET
✓
EOS 58mm filters
TELE CONVERTER
✓
TL-H58
VIDEO LIGHT
Tele Converter
TL-H58
Video Light
VL-10Li II
VL-10Li
(requires BP-9XX
series battery)
✓
✓
VL-10Li II
(requires BP-9XX
series battery)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
REMOTE ZOOM CONTROLLER
ZR-2000
ZR-1000
CABLES
DTC-1000
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
CTC-100
CTC-100/S
STV-250N
TRIPOD ADAPTOR
TA-100
TB-1
SHOOTING BRACE
SBR-1000
Zoom Remote Control
ZR-2000
System Chart
Battery Video
Light VL-10Li
Battery Video
Light VL-10Li II
Compact Power Adapter
CA-910/920
Battery Pack
BP-950G/970G/930/945/955/975
Battery Pack
BP-900 Series
Power Supply Coupler DC-920
(For CA-920/CB-920)
Power Supply Coupler DC-905
(For CA-910/CB-910)
Car Battery Adapter
CB-910/920
Wireless Controller
WL-D6000
Compact Power
Adapter (CA-930)
DC Cable
DC-930
Battery Pack
BP-950G/970G/930/945/955/975
Tripod Adapter
TA-100
Zoom Remote Controller
ZR-1000/2000
Wide Attachment
WA-H82
Tripod Base
TB-1
USB Cable
Stereo Video Cable
STV-250N
Scart Adapter PC-A10
(PAL model only)
D Terminal Component Video Cable
DTC-1000
HDMI Cable
Other video equipment such as
cameras and VIDEO SWITCHER
Battery Video
Light VL-10Li
Battery Video
Light VL-10Li II
BNC Cable (available on the market)
HD/SD SDI Terminal TC Terminal/GENLOCK
Terminal VIDEO 2 Terminal
Shoulder Strap
SS-XX
Shooting Brace
SBR-1000
Battery Pack
BP-900 Series
Battery Pack
BP-950G/970G/930/945/925/955/975
Power Supply Coupler DC-920
(For CA-920/CB-920)
Power Supply Coupler DC-905
(For CA-910/CB-910)
Compact Power Adapter
CA-910/920
Car battery adapter
CB-910/920
Wireless Controller
WL-D6000
Compact Power
Adapter (CA-930)
Battery Pack
BP-950G/970G/930/945/955/975
DC cable
DC-930
Tripod Adapter
TA-100
Zoom Remote
Controller
ZR-1000/2000
Wide Converter
WD-H58W
Tripod Base
TB-1
USB Cable
Stereo video cable
STV-250N
Tele Converter
TL-H58
Scart Adapter PC-A10
(PAL model only)
Component
Cable CTC-100/S
HDMI cable
(available on the market)
Other video equipment such as
cameras and VIDEO SWITCHER
BNC Cable (available on the market)
HD/SD SDI connector TC terminal/GENLOCK
terminal
ND4L/ND8L filters
Shoulder Strap
SS-XX
Shooting Brace
SBR-1000
Specifications
IMAGE SENSOR
Sensor
System
Total pixels per sensor
Effective pixels per sensor
Minimum illumination
Horizontal Resolution
LENS
Zoom ratio
Focal length
Minimum focus distance
ND filter
Zoom control
Zoom speed
Focus control
Iris control
Aperture range
Filter diameter
Lens elements/groups
Image stabilization
system
Digital zoom
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type
RECORDING
Video storage media
Type
Recording time
Recording file format
Recording format
Recording frame rate
Slow/Fast motion
Interval Record
Frame Record
Pre Record (cache record)
Scan Reverse
Photo storage media
Still quality
LCD
Size
Dots
Image quality
adjustments
Adjustable
Waveform Monitor
Focus Assist
Peaking
Zebra
Markers
1/3 type 3CMOS
RGB Prism
2.37 megapixels
2.07 megapixels
Full Auto (21dB gain), 50i/25p: 3.8 lux /
3.3 lux
Manual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p:
0.06 lux / 0.05 lux
1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
18x
4.1 - 73.8mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3 527.4mm)
1m; 20mm (MACRO)
1/3 type CMOS
Bayer pattern filter
2.37 megapixels
2.07 megapixels
Full Auto (24dB gain), 50i/25p: 3.8 lux /
1.9 lux
Manual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p:
1.3 lux / 0.7 lux
900 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Manual ring; Full Auto; Push Auto Iris
f1.6 - f22
82mm
17/14
Optical lens shift system (angle & vector
movement detection); 3 modes: Dynamic,
Standard, Powered
1.5X
10x
4.25 - 42.5mm (35mm equivalent: 30.4 304mm)
60cm (throughout zoom range); 20mm
(MACRO)
Built-in gradation filter (Auto or Off)
Ring, Rocker or Handle; Selectable
Shockless Zoom mode
Zoom Rocker: Variable speed/Fixed speed
(Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings
available in each mode); Handle zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed
level settings available in each mode)
Ring control or automatic (Instant AF,
Medium AF, TV AF, Face Detection AF, Face
Only AF)
Ring control; Custom dial control; Full Auto
f1.8 - f22
58mm
12/10
Optical lens shift system (angle & vector
movement detection); 3 modes: Dynamic,
Standard, Powered
1.5x; 3x; 6x
DIGIC DV III
DIGIC DV III
3 glass filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Ring, Rocker or Handle
Zoom Rocker: Variable speed/Fixed speed
(Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed level settings
available in each mode); Handle zoom:
Fixed speed (Fast/Normal/Slow, 16 speed
level settings available in each mode)
Manual ring or automatic (Instant AF, TV AF
or Face Detection AF)
EVF
Size
Dots
Image quality
adjustments
Adjustable
Correction lens
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Audio in
Headphone output
Video monitor output
HDMI
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
USB
HD/SD-SDI output
Time code
Genlock
Component out
AV terminal
DC input
Remote Control Terminal
Colour Bars
MISC
Tally lamp
Accessory shoe
Custom key
1.3cm (0.52”)
1.55 million
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness,
backlight, black & white
Vertical tilt
+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters
0.61cm (0.24")
260000
Brightness, contrast, colour, backlight,
black & white
Vertical tilt
+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopter
XLR inputs with 48V phantom power x 2
XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2);
3.5mm mic input jack
3.5mm stereo jack
NO
3.5mm stereo jack
YES (BNC, composite Standard Definition
video, output only)
YES (Type A, output only)
NO
YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
YES (BNC, output only, embedded audio
and time code, XF305 only)
YES (BNC, switchable input/output, XF305
only)
YES (BNC, input only, XF305 only)
YES (D connector, output only)
3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and
audio)
YES
2.5mm mini jack
Type 1/Type 2 (EBU/SMPTE)
YES (x2)
YES (cold shoe)
YES (13 assignable buttons; select from
30 functions)
YES (x2)
YES (cold shoe)
YES (10 assignable buttons; select from
34 functions)
YES (Iris, teleconverter, headphone volume,
Face AF, IR Lamp control)
Standard (centre weighted), Spotlight,
Backlight
50 - 100,000 lux
-2 to +2 EV (13 steps)
Full Auto
Yes
Full Auto / AGC On / Manual
3dB; 6dB; 9dB; 12dB; 15dB; 18dB;
(OFF/21 dB)
Assignable L, M, H switch positions (-6dB /
-3dB / 0dB/ 3dB / 6dB/ 12dB / 18dB /
21dB / 33dB / TUNE (0.5 dB increments
from 0 to 21 dB))
Standard (centre weighted), Spotlight,
Backlight
50 - 100,000 lux
-2 to +2 EV (13 steps)
Full Auto
No
Full Auto / AGC On / Manual
3dB; 6dB; 9dB; 12dB; 15dB; 18dB; 21dB
(OFF/24dB)
Assignable L, M, H settings (-6dB / -3dB /
0dB/ 3dB / 6dB/ 12dB / 18dB / 24dB /
33dB / TUNE (0.5 dB increments from 0
to 24 dB)
3 position switch:
OFF (Full Auto) / ON / SEL (Auto; Speed;
Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS))
1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate
11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25
50i/p: 50 to 251.15Hz; 25p: 25 to
251.15Hz
Full Auto / Manual joystick control (Auto;
Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter
(SLS); IR Slow Shutter)
1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate
11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 (depending on frame
rate)
50i/p: 50 to 249.46Hz; 25p: 25 to
249.46Hz
YES
A, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten),
Colour Temperature
YES
A, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten), Colour
Temperature
16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Independent limiters and auto/manual
settings
YES
YES
16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Audio limiter, Auto/manual settings via
control dials on handle
YES
YES
Lithium coin battery (built-in)
9.1 W2 (XF305) / 7.3 W3 (XF300)
Time Supplied BP-955: Approx. 260 mins1
(XF305)/295 mins2 (XF300) Optional
BP-975: Approx. 405 mins1(XF305)/450
mins2 (XF300)
Lithium coin battery (built-in)
Approx 180 x 192 x 394 mm
Approx 139 x 191 x 268mm (including lens
hood and microphone holder)
Custom Dial
EXPOSURE
Exposure metering
Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards
(2 card slots)
Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards
(2 card slots); Double slot (simultaneous)
recording possible.
UDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster UDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster
for Fast/Slow recording)
for Fast/Slow recording)
32GB CF card: Up to 80mins (1080/50i @ 32GB CF card: Up to 80mins (1080/50i @
50 Mbps)
50 Mbps)
Material eXchange Format (MXF)
Material eXchange Format (MXF)
MPEG-2 Long GOP
MPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422@HL;
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422@HL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14
50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x
50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x
720/50p, 25p;
720/50p, 25p;
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x
720/50p, 25p;
720/50p, 25p;
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
YES.
YES.
720p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
720p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48,
26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48,
50fps
50fps
1080p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
1080p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
25fps
25fps
YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames
YES (3 seconds)
YES (3 seconds)
YES. Up/down, left/right image inversion
YES. Up/down, left/right,
up/down/left/right image inversion
SD/SDHC memory card
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
During video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080, 1280 x 720
During playback: 1920x1080, 1280 x 720
10.1 cm (4")
1.23 million
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness,
backlight, black & white
Left/right switchable
Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope
Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using
waveform display)
Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain,
Frequency customisable for each)
Level 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI (XF305) or HDMI
On/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Select
area, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
8.8cm (3.5")
920000
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness,
backlight, black & white
Yes (270 degree rotation about
horizontal axis)
Waveform Monitor
Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor
(using waveform display)
Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain,
Frequency customisable for each)
Level 1; Level 2; Both;
Output via HD-SDI (XF105) or HDMI
On/Off (Aspect ratio, Safe area, Grid,
Horizontal, Centre)
Exposure range
Exposure compensation
Auto Exposure mode
Push Auto Iris
Auto Gain Control setting
Auto Gain Control limit
Gain setting
SHUTTER SPEED
Control Modes
Shutter speed
Shutter Angle
Slow Shutter (SLS)
Clear Scan
WHITE BALANCE
Auto
Preset
AUDIO
Recording
Control
Microphone attenuation
Microphone level meter
BATTERY
Backup power supply
Power Consumption
Continuous Recording
MISCELLANEOUS
Dimensions
Weight (camera only)
Operating Temperature
range
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YES (Type A, output only)
NO
YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)
YES (BNC, output only, embedded audio
and time code, XF105 only)
YES (BNC, switchable input/output, same
terminal used for Genlock, XF105 only)
YES (BNC, input only, same terminal used
for Time code, XF105 only)
YES (output only)
3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and
audio)
YES
2.5mm mini jack
Type 1/Type 2 (EBU/SMPTE)
Approx 2700g
-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
1. 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF.
2. 50Mbps CBR mode, using EVF.
-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
Professional
Camcorder
range
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