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  • Canon XF-300

Canon XF-300

  • Brand: Canon
  • Product Code: XF-300
  • $3,499.00

Digital Video
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
Recording Modes:
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2, 1920x1080, (60i/30p/24p),
1280x720 (60p/30p/24p);
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0, 1920x1080 (60i/30p/24p),
1280x720 (60p/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 64GB Compact Flash (CF) card - Type 1
Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used. UDMA supported.
25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 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
Filter Diameter 82mm
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, Type 1 only, UDMA supported
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
Remote Control Terminal Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)
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 (fully loaded) 6.5 lbs (2,940 g) (includes grip belt, lens hood, BP-955, CF Card (x1) and SD card/not including eyecup)



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.

Canon has released a firmware update for the XF305 / XF300 Professional Camcorder.

Affected Products
XF305 Professional Camcorder
XF300 Professional Camcorder

Firmware Version incorporates the following improvements:
    1. Adds the 1440 x 1080 35Mbps setting to the camcorder’s recording modes.
    2. Displays the Korean language

For more information on this improvement, please visit the Canon website to download the latest version of the instruction manual for the XF305 / XF300.

Firmware Version is for camcorders with Firmware Version through If the camcorder's firmware is already Version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camcorder is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

• MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec (Canon XF Codec)
  The XF300 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920x1080
• Record to affordable Compact Flash Cards
  The camcorder features two CF card slots and offers versatile recording functions
• Major NLE Software Compatibility
  Canon’s XF Codec is supported by the industry’s leading manufacturers: Adobe, Apple, Avid and Grass Valley. This ensures the widest compatibility with existing infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) software.
• Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens
  Features a wide and impressive zoom range of 29.3 – 527.4mm (35mm equivalent).
• Three Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors
  These 1/3-inch sensors enable a compact lens and body design, for greater mobility and quick shooting.
• Multiple Recording Bit Rates, Resolutions, and Variable Frame Rates
  From the highest quality 50Mbps Full HD, to the HDV compatible 25Mbps.
• Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  Provides enhanced shading, lifelike tonal gradations, new custom picture settings and lower power consumption.
• Brilliant Ergonomics
  It is designed from the ground up to maximize handheld shooting comfort and usability. Users will find the camera well balanced with the handgrip
• Large, 4.0-inch, 1.23-megapixel LCD Monitor and High Resolution, 1.55-megapixel EVF
  Provides a large, accurate area for critical focus confirmation and approximately 100% field of view.
• Exceptional Customization
  For maximum customization, users have access to Custom Picture Settings, Custom Functions and Custom Display Options to tailor the camera to match their creative and production needs.
• Workflow
  Canon’s XF Codec is supported by the industry’s leading manufacturers: Adobe, Apple, Avid and Grass Valley.
• Audio System
  Both the built in microphone and XLR inputs have the option for automatic or full manual gain control.Includes a 3.5mm headphone terminal with 16 volume settings for accurate audio monitoring.
• Connectivity
  Inputs and outputs include HDMI Output, Component Video Output, Composite Video Output (BNC and 3.5mm), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal, Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol)

 Additional Features
• Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope
• Intelligent Battery System
• Photo Capture
• Color Bars with Reference Tone
• Support for 9 Languages
• 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty

Standard Accessories
XF300 Camcorder with lens cap
Lens Hood
Battery Pack BP-955
Compact Power Adapter CA-930
DC Cable DC-930
Wireless Controller WL-D6000
Shoulder Strap SS-1200
Component Cable DTC-1500
Canon XF Utilities Disc

Optional Accessories
BP-950G Battery Pack
BP-955 Battery Pack
BP-970G Battery Pack
BP-975 Battery Pack
CA-930 Compact Power Adapter
CB-920 Car Battery Adapter
CA-920 Compact Power Adapter
DC-920 DC-Coupler
DC-930 DC Cable
STV-250N Mini Plug to RCA
TB-1 Tripod Adapter Base
VL-10Li II Video Light
WA-H82 Wide Attachment Lens
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Control