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Canon XF300 Professional Video Camera

Canon XF300 Professional Video Camera
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Canon XF300 Professional Video Camera with CANON 2 YEAR LOCAL WARRANTY
NZ $5,180.00
excl GST

NZ $5,957.00 incl GST
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The XF300 - Canon' newest professional digital video camera for event videographers, film makers and news gatherers - is truly state of the art. Featuring a genuine Canon 18x HD video lens, 3CMOS sensor system, and DiG!C DV III, the Canon XF300 records breathtaking Full HD video direct to CF cards. Designed through feedback from professional camera operators, the XF300 is also very mobile, with excellent balance between operation and weight.

Canon's first Professional file-based HD Video Camera
Versatile file-based recording, direct to readily available CF Cards allowing easy integration in to standardized workflows
Super fast processing with 1/3 inch 3CMOS Sensor System
A low noise system supporting slow and fast motion shooting and faster scanning reducing rolling shutter skews
Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer and Instant AF
Dynamic, Powered, and Normal image stabilization settings. Instant AF with Face Detection technology
New HD L Lens: 29.3 - 527.4mm f/1.6 – f/2.8 with 18x Optical Zoom
Equipped with a large L series Lens with a centre resolution of 1,000 TV lines, offers enhanced resolution at all zoom levels
Industry standard MXF format support
Material Exchange Format (MXF) is an established international standard which enables the use of metadata in broadcasting and other applications
MPEG-2 FULL HD (4:2:2) recording codec
This newly developed Canon XF codec enables high quality imaging and audio performance with up to 50Mbps data recording
4.0 inch LCD with 270° rotation and Viewfinder
A freely rotating 270 degree (left and right), 35 degree (front), 4.0 inch 1.23MP HD LCD Panel with 100% coverage allows for greater usability and mobility
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Video System

Format Type
Movies: CF Card Type I only (2 Slots), UDMA4 recommended; Stills: SDHC/SD

1/3 inch 3CMOS

Image Processor

Movie Compression System
MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 (50 Mbps)

File Format

Image Pixels

Effective Pixels
1920 x 1080


Optical Zoom


Focal Length (nominal)
4.1 . 73.8mm

Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Approx. 29.3 . 527.4mm

F number
f/ 1.6 . 2.8

Filter Diameter

Focus Ring
Provided (electronic ring); either [AF/MF] mode with no rotational limit or [FULL MF] mode with rotational limit and distance indicator can be selected.

Zoom Ring
Provided (electronic ring). Focal length indicator, zoom limit provided. Manual zoom/Power zoom.

Zoom Rocker
One of three settings (Slow, Normal or Fast) can be selected for the power zoom mode and, in each mode, either a variable speed (16 steps) or fixed speed (16 steps) can be set.

Iris Ring
Provided (electronic ring)

Aperture leaves
6 iris aperture leaves, material used: Metal (treated for immunity from sunlight-induced burns)

Close up distance
1 m (entire zoom range), 20 mm with wide macro

Image Stabilizer
Optical system (lens shift system adopted/Super range system support)

Zoom/focus preset function

One push AF function
(Button operation)

ND filter
3 steps of ND1 (ND: 1/4), ND2 (ND: 1/16), ND3 (ND: 1/64)
Material used: Glass (treated for immunity from sunlight-induced burns)

Filter diameter and pitch
82 mm / P0.75 mm

Recording Specifications

50 Mbps CBR (4:2:2) [422P@HL]
1920 x 1080
PAL . 50i / 25P
1280 x 720
PAL . 50P / 25P

35 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) [MP@HL]
1920 x 1080
PAL . 50i / 25P
1280 x 720
PAL . 50P / 25P

25 Mbps CBR (4:2:0) [MP@H14]
1440 x 1080
PAL . 50i / 25P


Light Metering Method

Centre-weighted / Spot / Backlight Correction

Exposure Compensation
plus/minus 7steps

White Balance Mode
AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,000K . 15,000K)


Min Illumination

3.8 Lux (shutter speed 1/50 sec), 0.05 Lux (shutter speed 1/3 sec)

LCD / Viewfinder

View Screen / Pixels
4.0 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,230,000 dots), 100% coverage
Angle adjustment enabled with high, low angle support and self portrait shooting possible
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment

Viewfinder (Colour)
0.52 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,555,000 dots), 100% coverage
Angle adjustment enabled.
+2.0 to -5.5 diopter, 3-lens configuration
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and backlight adjustment

Filming Models & Controls

Recording Modes
Auto / 50i / 25P

Special Recording Modes
Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Fast Motion, Pre-Rec


Audio Data
Linear PCM (16-bit, 48KHz), 2-ch

Audio Level Metering
Manual audio level VR metering & control

Wind Screen
Wind Low-Cut setting x2

Still Image Recording

Capture Size


Memory Card Type
SDHC / SD slot


Input Power Supply
7.4 V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)


Input Signals:
XLR 3-pin jack
Output Signals:
HDMI (Type-A)
USB (mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
AV (3.5mm, 4-pole mini-jack)
Headphone (3.5mm Stereo mini-jack)
Remote (2.5mm Stereo mini-jack)
Video2 terminal (BNC Connector)

Operating Platforms
Canon XF Utility -
PC: Windows XP SP2/SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1/SP2 (32/64-bit), Windows 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 to 10.6


Dimensions W x H x D

153 x 236 x 382mm

Weight exc. battery (g)
Approx. 2,630g

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