Canon has made the leap into solid-state recording with their new XF305 and XF300 cameras. Listening to the needs of the production community, Canon developed a robust 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording format and enabled recording directly to Compact Flash (CF) cards. This combination provides excellent image quality and an efficient, robust workflow at an affordable price. The camera is lightweight and has a form factor that sits incredibly well in the hand. It is ideally suited to match the requirements of electronic newsgathering (ENG) crews, filmmakers, and every type of production in-between.
Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. And 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest quality image for use in advanced post production. The 50 Mbps the MPEG-2 format is widely accepted by major television networks across the country.
A newly developed Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series lens along with three Canon native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors delivers pristine image quality.
The XF300 also offers multiple recording bit rates, resolutions and variable frame rates to expand your creative flexibility, and allow you to work in virtually any production environment. Complete customization over the image (paint settings), display and operation makes the XF305 a camcorder that can be tailored to the needs of different professionals.
The XF300 incorporates an HDMI output, which enables the use of cost-effective LCD screens for monitor and playback.