Canon XF300 & Canon XF305

Canon XF300 & XF305 Professional Digital Video Camera

Used throughout the BBC and beloved by broadcasters, film and documentary makers everywhere, the Canon XF300 range are  professional HD cameras that uses the MPEG-2 MXF full HD (4.4.2) codec to record at up to 50Mbs to low cost CF cards (hot-swappable for continuous filming).

One of the stand-out features of the XF300 range is the use of a stunning Cannon L-series (‘Red rings’) 18x wide angle HD video lens that delivers jaw-dropping optical quality. Chromatic aberration is prevented through the lens’s Ultra-low Dispersion (Hi-UD) glass construction, and separate rings allow precise, independent control of Focus, Zoom and Iris.

Elsewhere, the 3 x 1/3” CMOS sensors provide full 1920x1080 full HD, and have been optimised with a flat reader to minimise the rolling shutter problems that can plague CMOS sensors on other cameras. Capture rate can be altered thanks to a wide choice of variable frame rates (from 12fps to 50fps), and the 10.1cm with high (1.2 million dot) resolution LCD with built-in Waveform Monitor (WFM,  to check exposure and other  vital parameters, can positioned on either side of the camera to provide convenient viewing  with a  sharp picture. If you prefer, a 1.3cm Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is also available.

The BBC has officially approved these cameras for a good reason. They provide superb picture quality (which is what really counts) in a relatively easy to use ‘point-and-shoot’ package, and with 6-bit linear PCM audio at 48kHz, they can also record professional broadcast quality audio (or microphones can be plugged into the two built-in XLR sockets).

If you need professional level video footage, the Canon XF300 range is a superb choice.

Package Deals

Canon XF305 Digital Video Camera Package (Free With LSH Spaces Booking Deal)Canon XF305 Professional HD Video Camera Bronze PackageCanon XF305 Professional HD Video Camera Silver PackageCanon XF305 Professional HD Video Camera Gold Package