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Canon XF305 vs Zoom Q4

Canon XF305 vs Zoom Q4

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Canon XF305
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon XF305 has an image stabilizer, but the Zoom Q4 does not. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

1.2 lower minimum aperture number Edit
Canon XF305 is 1.6 minimum aperture, but the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1.2 higher).
One more memory slots Edit
The Canon XF305 is a two memory slots camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 only has one memory slots.
2" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XF305 has a display diagonal 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.

4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Zoom Q4 is 3MP sensor. That's 0.63MP bigger than the Canon XF305 (3MP). 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.

96GB larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a maximum memory card size of 128GB, but the Canon XF305 is only a 32GB maximum memory card size camcorder (96GB smaller). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a maximum frame rate of 60fps, but the Canon XF305 is only a 50fps camcorder (10fps slower).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder (2.5kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 2.37MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 3MP 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.

96GB smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 32GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 96GB smaller than the Zoom Q4 (128GB). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

10fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 10fps slower than the Zoom Q4 (60fps).
94% heavier Edit
The Canon XF305 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder. That's 2.5kg heavier than the Zoom Q4 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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One month older
The Canon XF305 is older than the Zoom Q4 by one month.
3 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8. That's 1.2 higher than the Canon XF305 (2.8).
Only one memory slots Edit
The number of memory slots on the Zoom Q4 is one, but the Canon XF305 only has two memory slots.
2" smaller display diagonal 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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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
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 Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 22mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.6
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
82mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.3 - 527.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.1 - 73.8 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB 128GB
BEST
Memory Slots
2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Camcorder 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 Modes
 Night
 Night
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
BEST
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/3 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
BEST
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
0.05lx Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MOV
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MOV
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 WAV
 WAV
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini USB Port
1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Life (max)
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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg 167g
BEST
Height
192mm 57.8mm
Depth
394mm 30.4mm
Width
180mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 Component
 USB
 Component
 USB
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Resolution
2044 x 1160 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
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