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Canon XF305 Camcorder

£4,448.38
2.37MP 1/3 2.7kg Oct 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Expensive
Quite small digital zoom
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Canon camcorder received a "Recommended" award from websites Luminous-landscape.com who concluded that this small total megapixels video camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera received an expert rating of 80% from tecnozoom.it.

Good Brand

Based on 1,849 expert and user reviews (including 392 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its camcorders. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Expensive

Camcorders of this type and age range in price from £39 to £4,449. We think that this Canon camcorder looks expensive compared to other camcorders of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was October 2014 when Canon released the XF305.


Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

Video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Canon XF305 has a very large display diagonal (4 inches) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric) of the Canon XF305 of 1,230,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder. The average display resolution (numeric) of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 350,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon XF305 of only 1.5 times zoom factor is one of the smallest amongst video cameras of this age and spec. The average digital zoom of comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder is 760x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF305 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon XF305 has a quite small optical zoom (only 18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The optical zooms of small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 30x.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera that we have assessed, the maximum aperture number of the Canon XF305 of 22 is one of the highest.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.6, the Canon XF305 has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average minimum aperture number of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 3.1.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF305 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2.37 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.37 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Storage

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 64GB. The Canon XF305 has a quite small maximum memory card size (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Two Memory Slots

The Canon XF305 is a two memory slots camcorder. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have between one and two memory slots.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon XF305 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The Canon XF305 has an XLR in, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon XF305 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon XF305 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The Canon XF305 features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also feature auto focus.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon XF305 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon XF305 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XF305 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.52 inches, the Canon XF305 has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera. The smallest viewfinder screen size of video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera is 0.24", the largest is 2.8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.72".

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Quite High Viewfinder

The viewfinders of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 90,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 660,000 pixels. At 1,550,000 pixel, the Canon XF305 has a quite high viewfinder compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Quite Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of camcorders of this age and type range from 0.05lx to 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 17lx. When compared to other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera, the Canon XF305's minimum illumination of only 0.05 lux is one of the smallest.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The weights of video cameras of this age and spec range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 450g. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Canon XF305's weight is one of the heaviest amongst video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4455b001
Barcodes 00013803122756, 04960999665580, 08714574551166

Canon XF305 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon XF305 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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