Canon XF305 vs Zoom Q4
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Canon XF305vsZoom Q4

Canon XF305

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Canon XF305

$3,830.37
Our Verdict:
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
84
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
18x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 18x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014
Zoom Q4

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Zoom Q4

$249.99
Our Verdict:
An affordable and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features
93
Reviews
100 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3MP 1" Nov 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2014
Canon XF305

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Canon XF305

$3,830.37
Our Verdict:
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
84
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
59
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
18x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 18x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014
Zoom Q4

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Zoom Q4

$249.99
Our Verdict:
An affordable and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features
93
Reviews
100 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3MP 1" Nov 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Nov 2014

Top Prices

Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
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Reasons For

Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
5 Reasons For
17x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon XF305 has an optical zoom of 18x, however the Zoom Q4 is only a 1x optical zoom camcorder (17x smaller).

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

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Image Stabilizer
The Canon XF305 has an image stabilizer, but the Zoom Q4 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

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1.2 Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Canon XF305 is 1.6 minimum aperture, but the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1.2 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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2" Larger Display Diagonal
The Canon XF305 has a display diagonal of 4", however the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (2" smaller).

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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Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, whereas Zoom has an average rating of 80.3%.
7 Reasons For
Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Zoom Q4 has a maximum frame rate of 60fps, but the Canon XF305 is only a 50fps camcorder (10fps slower).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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Bigger Total Megapixels
The Zoom Q4 is a 3MP camcorder. That's 0.63MP bigger than the Canon XF305 (2.37MP).

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.

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96GB Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
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).

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.

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Significantly Lighter
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, whereas the Canon XF305 is a 2.7kg camcorder (2.5kg heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Cheaper by $3,580
The Zoom Q4 is $3,580.38 cheaper than the Canon XF305.
More 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.
More Popular
The Zoom Q4 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Reasons Against

Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
1 Award
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No awards found

Average Expert Rating

The Canon XF305 and the Zoom Q4 have identical average expert review scores. For both camcorders the average expert review score is 80%.
Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
33 reviews
4 stars
20 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
4 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Zoom. The average brand rating for Canon is 83.11% based on 2,543 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Zoom is 80.32% based on 192 reviews.
Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,543 reviews
Zoom

80

80

Based on 192 reviews

Date Released

Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
40 months old 40 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Best
Yes
No

Total Megapixels

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.

Maximum Memory Card Size

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.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Optical Zoom 18x 1x
BEST
Digital Zoom 1.5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 1.6
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number 22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 82mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate 50fps 60fps
BEST
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
848 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
848 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Total Megapixels 2.37MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Maximum Memory Card Size 32GB
BEST
128GB
Memory Slots 2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards
SDHC CF+
SD/SDHC SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDHC
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SDXC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDHC CF+
SD/SDHC SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDHC
 CF+
 SD/SDHC
 SDXC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Closest Focusing Distance 0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
 
 
 
White Balance Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
White Balance
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Auto Tungsten
Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Display Diagonal 4"
BEST
2"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder 1,550,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Camera Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Photo Effects
Black&White
 Black&White
Black&White
 Black&White
Minimum Illumination 0.05lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Maximum Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 
 
 
Audio Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Audio System
Stereo
 Stereo
Stereo
 Stereo
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
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)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Weight 2.7kg 167g
BEST
Height 192mm 57.8mm
Depth 394mm 30.4mm
Width 180mm 106.4mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Cables Included
Component USB
 Component
 USB
Component USB
 Component
 USB
 
 
 
Technical Details Canon XF305 Zoom Q4
Sample Frequencies Unknown - Click to provide data

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