Canon XF305

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Our best Canon digital camcorder, The Canon XF 305 represents Canon’s entry into professional solid state video acquisition. Key features include:

  • CMOS Sensor. The XF 305 utilizes three 1920×1080 1/3 inch CMOS sensors and you can choose between 60i, 60p, 30p and 24p settings to achieve just the look you want. The camera supports full HD 1920×1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate, and with 4:2:2 color sampling.
  • Fast and Slow Motion Recording. The camera can record at one frame rate and play back at another, allowing fast and slow motion recording without loss of image quality. The XF 305 can also do interval frame recording at any of 25 rates from 1 second to 10 minutes.
  • Compact Flash Card Recording. The camera records to UDMA CF memory cards and has two card slots which are hot-swappable, allowing you to change cards without interrupting shooting.
  • Canon 18x HD Zoom Lens. The L-series lens has a zoom range of 29-527mm (35mm equivalent), twin autofocus systems, and three-mode optical image stabilization. A waveform monitor and vectorscope are also built right into the camera and a a freely rotating, 4 inch, LCD monitor and a 1.55 Megapixel EVF show 100% field of view.
  • HD-SDI Output and Genlock Input. The XF 305 It features industry standard HD-SDI output, genlock input and time code input/output terminals (BNC style), making it ideally suited for multi-camera or 3-D productions.
  • Additional Features. Inputs and outputs, including HDMI Output, Component Video Output (using the included DTC-1500 cable), Composite Video Output (BNC and 3.5mm), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal, and a Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol). There is also a built-in stereo microphone and two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power.
Kris Steward

Kris's Take

Kris Steward

Video Technician

Canon’s flagship prosumer camera. Identical to its younger brother the XF 300 except for the addition of more professional inputs/outputs. But that one small addition opens up a world of opportunities for possible applications. The most exciting of these features is the ability to use these cameras for shooting 3D.

(3) 1/3" CMOS
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Recording Media
CF Card (2 Slots) for movie files
Record Time (approximate per 1GB)
25 Mbps – 4.8min; 35 Mbps – 3.5min; 50 Mbps – 2.5min.
1920×1080, 1440x 1080, 1280x 720
Frame Rates
60i, 60p, 30p, 24p
Battery Life (approximate)
Audio Input
XLR 3-pin jack (2)
  • Camera w/zoom lens and hood
  • Battery (BP-975)
  • Compact Power Adapter w/cord (battery charger)
  • DC Cable
  • Utilities Disc
  • Manual, Shoulder Strap, Component Cable, & Remote available by request only.

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $41.00 $273.00 $314.00 $104.67
4 days $44.00 $293.00 $337.00 $84.25
7 days $59.00 $390.00 $449.00 $64.14
10 days $80.00 $527.00 $607.00 $60.70
14 days $103.00 $683.00 $786.00 $56.14
21 days $139.00 $917.00 $1056.00 $50.29
30 days $174.00 $1151.00 $1325.00 $44.17
45 days $227.00 $1502.00 $1729.00 $38.42
60 days $266.00 $1755.00 $2021.00 $33.68
90 days $342.00 $2262.00 $2604.00 $28.93
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $273.00 $91.00
4 days $293.00 $73.25
7 days $390.00 $55.71
10 days $527.00 $52.70
14 days $683.00 $48.79
21 days $917.00 $43.67
30 days $1151.00 $38.37
45 days $1502.00 $33.38
60 days $1755.00 $29.25
90 days $2262.00 $25.13

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