Canon XF305 vs Zoom Q4

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Canon XF305
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1.2 lower minimum aperture Edit
The Canon XF305 has a minimum aperture of 1.6, but the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1.2 higher).
One more memory card slot Edit
The Canon XF305 is a two memory card slot camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 only has one memory card slot.
2" larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF305 has a screen size of 4"", however the Zoom Q4 is only a 2"" screen size camcorder (2" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

6 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MPMP sensor. That's 0.63MP bigger than the Canon XF305 (3MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a maximum frame rate of 60fpsfps, but the Canon XF305 is only a 50fpsfps camcorder (10fps slower).
Twelve times smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 30.4mmmm deep camcorder. That's 351.6mm smaller than the Canon XF305 (30.4mmmm).
44% smaller Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 106.4mmmm wide camcorder. That's 46.6mm smaller than the Canon XF305 (106.4mmmm).
Cheaper by $3,850
The Zoom Q4 is $3,850 cheaper than the Canon XF305.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 2.37MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 3MPMP sensor camcorder (0.63MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

10fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 50fpsfps camcorder. That's 10fps slower than the Zoom Q4 (60fpsfps).
Vastly bigger Edit
The Canon XF305 has a depth of 382mmmm, however the Zoom Q4 is a 30.4mmmm deep camcorder (351.6mm smaller).
A lot bigger Edit
The Canon XF305 has a width of 153mmmm, however the Zoom Q4 is a 106.4mmmm wide camcorder (46.6mm smaller).
$3,850 more expensive
The Canon XF305 is more expensive than the Zoom Q4 by $3,850.
Less retailers
Only 3 stores sells the Canon XF305, whereas 5 stores sell the Zoom Q4. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over two years older
The Canon XF305 is older than the Zoom Q4 by two years.
3 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1.2 higher than the Canon XF305 (2.8).
Only one memory card slot Edit
The number of memory card slots on the Zoom Q4 is one, but the Canon XF305 only has two memory card slots.
2" smaller screen size Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2"" screen size camcorder. That's 2" smaller than the Canon XF305 (2""). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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Date Released

54 months Ago 26 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 3MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
18x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
1.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture
1.6
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
82mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.3 - 527.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 73.8 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB 128GB
Memory Card Slot
2
BEST
1
Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.02 - 1 0.55 - ∞

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Night
 Night
Light Metering Type
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
4"
BEST
2"
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,550,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
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 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
4.5lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
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Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MOV
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MOV
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 AAC++
 WAV
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
BP-955 BT-02
Battery Voltage
7.4V 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg 167g
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Height
236mm
BEST
57.8mm
Depth
382mm 30.4mm
BEST
Width
153mm 106.4mm
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Packaging Content

Cable Included
 Component
 USB
 Component
 USB

Other Features

Resolution
2044 x 1160 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
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