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Canon XF305

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A 3 year old 2.37 megapixel 1 camcorder with average features
2.37MP 1" Yes 2.7kg Oct 2014
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Canon XF305 Review

Released 3 years ago and with average features, we have ranked the Canon XF305 number 133 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports HDMI
Has an image stabilizer
Very small total megapixels
Very low effective megapixels (movie)

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Canon XF305 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Canon Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 1,283 owner and expert reviews (including 285 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has very good ratings specifically for its camcorders. 97% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XF305 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF305 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The total megapixels of the Canon XF305 of only 2.37MP is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 13% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Canon XF305's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is quite low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 20% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The Canon XF305's maximum aperture number of 22 is in the highest 2% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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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 15% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average maximum memory card size of all video cameras is 63GB, with the smallest being 2GB and the largest being 260GB.

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Heavy

The weight of the Canon XF305 of 2.7kg is very heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 3% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF305 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Features Auto Focus

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

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon XF305's minimum aperture number of only 1.6 is in the lowest 10% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon XF305 of 18x is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Camcorders have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Canon XF305's display diagonal of 4" is very large compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 4% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Canon XF305's digital zoom of only 1.5x is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon video camera was released in October 2014.


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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4455b006aa, canon xf305e
Barcodes 00006513640583, 00013803122756, 04960999665580, 08714574551166, 08714574551173

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Vastly lower maximum aperture number

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