Canon XF 300 HD Video Camera

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Product Description:

Canonís newest professional digital video camera for event videographers, film makers and news gatherers - is truly state of the art. Featuring a genuine Canon 18x HD video lens, 3CMOS sensor system, and DiG!C DV III, the Canon XF300 records breathtaking Full HD video direct to CF cards. Designed through feedback from professional camera operators, the XF300 is also very mobile, with excellent balance between operation and weight.

Canon XF 300 Video Camera

Features

Specifications

Video System:  
Format Type: Movies: CF Card Type I only (2 Slots), UDMA4 recommended
Stills: SDHC/SD
Sensor: 1/3 inch 3CMOS
Image Processor: DiG"C DV III
Movie Compression System: MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 (50 Mbps)
File Format: MXF
Image Pixels:  
Effective Pixels: 1920 x 1080
Lens:  
Optical Zoom: 18x
Focal Length (nominal): 4.1 . 73.8mm
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Approximately 29.3 . 527.4mm
F number: f/ 1.6 . 2.8
Filter Diameter : 82mm
Focus Ring: Provided (electronic ring); either [AF/MF] mode with no rotational limit or [FULL MF] mode with rotational limit and distance indicator can be selected.
Zoom Ring: Provided (electronic ring). Focal length indicator, zoom limit provided. Manual zoom/Power zoom.
Zoom Rocker: One of three settings (Slow, Normal or Fast) can be selected for the power zoom mode and, in each mode, either a variable speed (16 steps) or fixed speed (16 steps) can be set.
Iris Ring : Provided (electronic ring)
Aperture leaves: 6 iris aperture leaves, material used: Metal (treated for immunity from sunlight-induced burns)
Close up distance: 1 m (entire zoom range), 20 mm with wide macro
Image Stabilizer: Optical system (lens shift system adopted/Super range system support)
Zoom/focus preset function: None
One push AF function: Button operation
ND filter: 3 steps of ND1 (ND: 1/4), ND2 (ND: 1/16), ND3 (ND: 1/64)
Material used: Glass (treated for immunity from sunlight-induced burns)
Filter diameter and pitch: 82 mm / P0.75 mm
Recording Specifications  
50 Mbps CBR (4:2:2) [422P@HL] 1920 x 1080 - PAL . 50i / 25P
1280 x 720 - PAL . 50P / 25P
35 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) [MP@HL] 1920 x 1080 - PAL . 50i / 25P
1280 x 720 - PAL . 50P / 25P
25 Mbps CBR (4:2:0) [MP@H14] 1440 x 1080 - PAL . 50i / 25P
Control/Balance  
Light Metering Method: Centre-weighted / Spot / Backlight Correction
Exposure Compensation: plus/minus 7steps
White Balance Mode: AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,000K . 15,000K)
Illumination  
Min Illumination: 3.8 Lux (shutter speed 1/50 sec), 0.05 Lux (shutter speed 1/3 sec)
LCD / Viewfinder  
View Screen / Pixels: 4.0 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,230,000 dots), 100% coverage
Angle adjustment enabled with high, low angle support and self portrait shooting possible
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment
Viewfinder (Colour): 0.52 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,555,000 dots), 100% coverage
Angle adjustment enabled.
+2.0 to -5.5 diopter, 3-lens configuration
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment
Filming Models & Controls  
Recording Modes: Auto / 50i / 25P
Special Recording Modes: Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Fast Motion, Pre-Rec
Audio  
Audio Data: Linear PCM (16-bit, 48KHz), 2-ch
Audio Level Metering: Manual audio level VR metering & control
Wind Screen: Wind Low-Cut setting x2
Still Image Recording  
Capture Size: 1920x1080
Memory Card Type: SDHC / SD slot
Power  
Input Power Supply: 7.4 V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Interface  
Input Signals: XLR 3-pin jack
Output Signals: HDMI (Type-A)
USB (mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
AV (3.5mm, 4-pole mini-jack)
Component
Headphone (3.5mm Stereo mini-jack)
Remote (2.5mm Stereo mini-jack)
Video2 terminal (BNC Connector)
Operating Platforms: PC: Windows XP SP2/SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1/SP2 (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Mac: OS X 10.4 to 10.6
General  
Dimensions W x H x D: 153 x 236 x 382mm
Weight excluding battery Approximately 2,630g