|Standard Definition or High Definition||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
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920x1080, (60i/30p/24p),
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920x1080 (60i/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||128GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used.
25Mbps: 625 minutes
35Mbps: 445 minutes
50Mbps: 320 minutes
|Lens||Canon 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 - 527.4mm),
|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|
|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
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|
|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||6.5 lbs (2,940 g) (includes grip belt, lens hood, BP-955, CF Card (x1) and SD card/not including eyecup)|
** Not operational when using slow motion modes.
Unlike other camcorders which use proprietary memory systems, the XF300 Professional Camcorder records to cost effective Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder features two CF card slots and offers versatile recording functions including:
Recording Time Chart
File based recording facilitates workflow by reducing transfer times when moving video to non-linear editing (NLE) systems. Additionally, metadata can be input at image acquisition and imagery may be reviewed immediately after recording to ensure every shot is captured and logged correctly.
* Fully operational in all modes.
Major NLE Software Compatibility
Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XF300 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and able to work in virtually any production environment. From the highest quality 50Mbps Full HD, to the HDV compatible 25Mbps, users will find the camcorder capable of taking on any job.
Variable Frame Rates
The XF300 Professional Camcorder offers a full range of selectable frame rates. You can choose between 60i, 60p, 30p and 24p settings to achieve just the look you want.
For added versatility, XF300 can be customized to record in both 60i/50i, 60p/50p, and 24p/25p (this optional upgrade must be performed by a Canon Factory Service Center).
Slow Motion & Fast Motion
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XF300 to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate, resulting in either a fast or slow motion effect during playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate, there is no quality loss and maximum image quality is maintained.
In 1080 mode, fast motion is supported up to 2.5x the normal rate and as slow as 1/2.5x. In 720 mode, fast motion is supported up to 5x the normal rate and as slow as 1/1.25x.
Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
Canon continues to innovate and develop image acquisition products for the most demanding professional. The Canon XF300 Professional Camcorder features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to 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.