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Canon XF305

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Canon XF305

$3,830.37
Canon XF305
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An award winning and good spec 18x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
18x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Oct 2014
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Canon XF305 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon XF305 number 161 across all camcorders.
84
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Professional camcorders
Features:
Capture high quality HD to CF cards
Flexible editing
18x wide-angle lens
3x full HD CMOS
10.1 cm LCD and 1.3 cm EVF
Variable frame rate
Professional jackpack and independent audio
Custom pictures
CPS support
Very small total megapixels
Heavier than average

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Canon XF305 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $3,830.37 it is in the most expensive 10% of video cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Canon XF305 of £3,498.00 ($3,498.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $332.37.

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Canon XF305 of only 2.37MP is smaller than 87% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The Canon XF305's weight of 2.7kg is in the heaviest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon XF305 of 18x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 50% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Canon XF305 of 0.333" is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 46% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XF305 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The digital zoom of the Canon XF305 of only 1.5x is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 99% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon XF305 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Canon XF305's display diagonal of 4" is in the largest 2% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Canon XF305 of only 32GB is in the smallest 13% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon XF305 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Canon XF305's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 17% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon XF305 of only 1.6 is in the lowest 11% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon XF305 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The Canon XF305's maximum aperture number of 22 is very high compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 99% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Auto Focus

The Canon XF305 features auto focus. 89% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 4455b006aa, canon 9680021127, code 4455b006aa

Barcodes:

00009680021127, 00013803122756, 04960999665580, 08714574551166, 08714574551173

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