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Canon XF305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Canon XF305. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The image quality is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

design, image quality, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XF305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon XF305 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the price, while opinions are divided on the portability.

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This summary is based on the products: Canon XF305 HD Camcorder (PAL Version)Canon XF305 HD Camcorder (PAL Version)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Canon XF305


Like the cheaper XF300, the XF305 has 50Mbps full HD recording on to CompactFlash cards and an 18x wide-angle zoom lens. This up-spec model also features jacks for HD-SDI output, genlock and SMPTE time code.

Although prices, availability and shipping dates have yet to be announced for Australia, both models are slated to ship to North America in June, where the XF300 will retail for US$7000 (AU$7500) and the XF305 for US$8000 (AU$8580). That's pretty steep...

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-955
Battery voltage:7.4
Video recording time:1.2


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder / Shouldercam
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.05 / 4.5 / 50
Photo effects:black&white
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:10.2
Display resolution (numeric):1230000


Closest focusing distance:0.0200 / 0.2
Normal focusing range:0.02 - 1

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.5
Filter Size:8.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.3 - 527.4
Focal length range (f-f):4.1 - 73.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:1.6
Optical Zoom:18

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45 / 0 - 40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.6 - 22
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:32768
Horizontal resolution:1000
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):9
Resolution:2044 x 1160
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:Component
Lens hood: Yes
Shoulder strap: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
XLR in: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/18 - 1/2000 / 1/2000 / 1/3 - 1/2000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:CF, SD / CF, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32
Memory slots:2


Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG2
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.52 / 0.57

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18 / 38.2 / 39.4
Height :19.2 / 23.6
Weight:2.67 / 2.7
Width:15.3 / 18 / 39.4

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Tungsten