Canon XF305, XF300 FullHD pro camcorders with direct-to-CF recording revealed

April 8, 2010, By Thomas Antony

Canon today announced the XF305 and XF300 pro camcorders which will be the first to use the new MPEG-2  Full HD (4:2:2) recording codec recently adopted by the manufacturer. Both will be capable of Full HD Video capture in MPEG2 format and are also supports CompactFlash card recording. The new XF305 and XF300 offer much more compact, but heaver, redesigned bodies over the older XH G1S and XH A1S HDV models.

The camcorders are both equipped with a Canon L-Series HD Video Lens combining a 29.3mm equivalent wide angle with fast maximum aperture (f/1.6) and 18x zoom.  They have a 3CMOS sensor system and a DIGIC DV III processing engines to record videos in the industry standard MXF ( Material eXchange Format ) files direct to CompactFlash cards.

The camcorders come with a 4-inch LCD with 1.23 megapixel resolution and also have a 0.52-inch viewfinder with 1.55 megapixel resolution. The XF305 is the higher end model of the pair with having an industry standard HD-SDI output, genlock and SMPTE time code (in/out) terminals for multi-camera or 3D productions.

Both models are slated to start shipping in June with the XF300 priced at $6799 and the XF305 at $7999 .

Via Engadget

© 2008-2012 - All rights reserved | Privacy Policy