The Canon XF300 Professional Camcorder features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to universally available Compact Flash (CF) Cards for unsurpassed image quality and efficient, robust workflow at an affordable price. It is ideally suited to match the requirements of electronic newsgathering (ENG) crews, independent filmmakers, documentary producers, event videographers and military agencies.
Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. And 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest quality image for use in advanced post production. A newly developed Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens along with three Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors delivers pristine image quality.
The XF300 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand your creative flexibility, and allow you to work in virtually any production environment. And complete customization over the image, display and operation makes the XF300 a camcorder that can be tailored to fit your individual needs.
- MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec) - Record to easily accessible and affordable Compact Flash Cards - Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens - Three Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors - Multiple Recording Bit Rates, Resolutions, and Variable Frame Rates - Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor - Brilliant Ergonomics - Large, 4.0-inch, 1.23-megapixel LCD Monitor and High Resolution, 1.55-megapixel EVF - MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
Exceptional Customization, Workflow, Audio System and Connectivity
1920x1080 Full HD MPEG-2 compression is both highly reliable and versatile. Developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG), it is one of the most widely used compression schemes in the industry for camera acquisition, over the air broadcast, cable and satellite TV. Canon's adaptation of MPEG-2 for the XF300 Professional Camcorder, named the Canon XF Codec, ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. As well, by using an MXF file wrapper, video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata.
The XF300 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling 4:2:2 color sampling provides twice the color resolution of HDV and other codecs that use 4:2:0 color sampling. 4:2:2 provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color and maintains the highest quality image for use in post production processes such as chroma keying, color grading, advanced compositing and effects. The codec's 50Mbps constant bit rate provides the bandwidth needed to capture the XF300's superior resolution and color in spectacular detail.
Digital Video Standard Definition or High Definition Power Supply (rated) 7.4V DC (battery pack) Video Recording system Compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP Color Space: 4:2:2 (at 50Mbps recording) File Format: MXF Recording Modes 50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920x1080, (60i/30p/24p), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p); 35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p), 1280x720 (60p/30p/24p); 25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0, 1440x1080 (60i/30p/24p) Audio Recording system 2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit; 48kHz Image Sensor (3) 1/3-inch CMOS Total Pixels Approx. 2.37 megapixels (2044 x 1160 pixels) each x 3 Effective Pixels Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels) Maximum recording time 64GB Compact Flash (CF) card - Type 1 Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used. UDMA supported. 25Mbps: 310 minutes 35Mbps: 225 minutes 50Mbps: 160 minutes Lens Canon 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 - 527.4mm), f/1.6-2.8 Focusing System TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF, Normal AF, Face AF), Manual, Full Manual Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 Minimum Focusing Distance 20mm (wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range) White Balance Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten Frame Rate 60i, 60p, 30p, 24p (50i, 50p and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Center) Minimum Illumination Full AUTO mode: 4.5 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain +21dB); Manual mode: 08 lux (Shutter speed 1/4, Gain +33dB), (when 60i is selected) Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift) Modes: Standard, Powered, Dynamic, Off Filter Diameter 82mm Viewfinder 0.52-inch color widescreen, approx. 1,555,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view LCD Screen 4.0-inch color widescreen LCD, approx. 1,230,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view Microphone Stereo electrect condenser microphone Recording Media CF Card : 2 Slots, Movie files only, Type 1 only, UDMA supported SD Card: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings USB Terminal Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Video Terminal Component: Output only Composite: A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only, BNC terminal, output only, signals can be output simultaneously through A/V terminal and BNC terminal Audio Terminal XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE HDMI Terminal Yes (Type A) AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5mm stereo mini-jack Remote Control Terminal Yes (compatible with LANC protocol) Operating Temperature range 0 - 40° C, 32 - 104° F , 85% relative humidity Dimensions Approx. 6.0 x 9.3 x 15.0 in. (153 x 236 x 382mm) (not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt) Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup) 5.8 lbs (2,630 g) (includes grip belt) Weight (fully loaded) 6.5 lbs (2,940 g) (includes grip belt, lens hood, BP-955, CF Card (x1) and SD card/not including eyecup)