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Canon XF305

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Canon XF305

£3,594.00
Canon XF305
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luminous-landscape.com Tested & Recommended
A good spec and award winning 18x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing only moderate value for money
18x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Oct 2014
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Canon XF305 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon XF305 number 12 in shoulder camcorders and number 179 across all camcorders.
83
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
54
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
72
Age
3 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. This camcorder has received a "Recommended" award from Luminous-Landscape.com. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Professional camcorders
Features:
Capture high quality HD to CF cards
Flexible editing
18x wide-angle lens
3x full HD CMOS
10.1 cm LCD and 1.3 cm EVF
Variable frame rate
Professional jackpack and independent audio
Custom pictures
CPS support
Very small total megapixels
Heavier than average

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £2,928.80 at MobiCity UK 27 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 53% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Canon XF305 Video Reviews

Canon XF305 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This camcorder was given a "Recommended" award by website Luminous-Landscape.com who said that this Canon camcorder was very good.

Good Expert Reviews

This Canon video camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from tecnozoom.it.

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Canon Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,442 expert and user reviews (including 492 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £3,594.00 it is more expensive than 93% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon XF305 and the United Kingdom price of £3,594.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,830.37 (£5,281.31).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since October 2014.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Canon XF305 of only 2.37MP is smaller than 87% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The Canon XF305's weight of 2.7kg is in the heaviest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon XF305 of 18x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 50% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Canon XF305 of 0.333" is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 46% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF305 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The digital zoom of the Canon XF305 of only 1.5x is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 99% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XF305 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Canon XF305's display diagonal of 4" is in the largest 2% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Canon XF305 of only 32GB is in the smallest 13% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XF305 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Canon XF305's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 17% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon XF305 of only 1.6 is in the lowest 11% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF305 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The Canon XF305's maximum aperture number of 22 is very high compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 99% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Auto Focus

The Canon XF305 features auto focus. 89% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 4455b006aa, canon 9680021127, code 4455b006aa

Barcodes:

00009680021127, 00013803122756, 04960999665580, 08714574551166, 08714574551173

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