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Canon XF305

Canon XF305
alaScore 86

7 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Canon XF305. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The portability is also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the price.

portability, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XF305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 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 Opinions about the image quality and portability are overall positive. Some have doubts about the price.

portability, image quality


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

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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...


Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/3''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/3
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


HD Video Format:MPEG2
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3