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The Canon XF-300 employs an MPEG-2 FULL HD 4:2:2 50Mbps Codec for capturing and recording native 1920 x 1080 video onto affordable, universally available Compact Flash (CF) cards*. Uniting video, audio and metadata into a single file, the Canon XF300 uses an MXF (Material eXchange Format) File Wrapper, a widely supported open-source format, to maximise compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The camera also incorporates dual XLR inputs and captures 16-bit PCM audio at 48 kHz

The XF300 is engineered for multiple production applications including broadcast news, documentaries and independent filmmaking and event videography. Featuring a genuine Canon 18x HD video lens3CMOS sensor system, and DiG!C DV III, the Canon XF300 records breathtaking Full HD video whilst being very mobile, with excellent balance between operation and weight.

* Compact Flash type I UDMA 4 or equivalent is required for video recording. SD card slot will only save photographic stills and will not record video.

Format Type Movies: CF Card Type I only (2 Slots), UDMA4 recommended; Stills: SDHC/SD Cards
Sensor 1/3 inch 3CMOS
Image Processor DiG!C DV III
Movie Compression System MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 (518 Mbps)
File Format MXF
Effective Pixels 19218 x 118818
Optical Zoom 18x
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 82mm
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), 218 mm with wide macro
Image Stabilizer Optical system (lens shift system adopted/Super  range system support)
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 Ø 82 mm / P18.75 mm
518 Mbps CBR (4:2:2) [422P@HL] 19218 x 118818
  PAL – 518i / 25P
12818 x 7218
PAL – 518P / 25P
35 Mbps VBR (4:2:18) [MP@HL] 19218 x 118818
  PAL – 518i / 25P
12818 x 7218
PAL – 518P / 25P
25 Mbps CBR (4:2:18) [MP@H14] 14418 x 118818
  PAL – 518i / 25P
Light Metering Method Centre-weighted / Spot / Backlight Correction
Exposure Compensation ±7steps
White Balance Mode AWB, Set (2 positions). Preset (Daylight/Tungsten), Colour Temperature (2,181818K
– 15,181818K)
Min Illumination 3.8 Lux (shutter speed 1/518 sec), 18.185 Lux (shutter speed 1/3 sec)
View Screen / Pixels 4.18 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,2318,181818 dots), 11818% coverage Angle adjustment enabled with high, low angle support and self portrait shooting possible
  Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness  and backlight adjustment
Viewfinder (Colour) 18.52 inch 16:9 ratio wide screen LCD screen (1,555,181818 dots), 11818% coverage
  Angle adjustment enabled.
+2.18 to -5.5 diopter, 3-lens configuration
Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness  and backlight adjustment
Recording Modes Auto / 518i / 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
Capture Size 19218x118818
Memory Card Type SDHC / SD slot
Input Power Supply 7.4 V DC (Battery Pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Terminals Input Signals: XLR 3-pin jack Output Signals: HDMI (Type-A)
  USB (mini-B, USB 2.18 Hi-Speed) AV (3.5mm, 4-pole mini-jack) Component
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 (32/64-bit)
Mac:  OS X 118.4 to 118.6
Dimensions W x H x D 153 x 218 x 382mm
Weight exc. battery (g) Approx. 2,6318g


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice


XF 300 Digital Video Camera
Power Adapter CA-930
Power Supply Coupler DC-930
Battery Pack BP-955
Wireless Controller WL-D6000
Shoulder Strap
Component Cable DTC-100
Software Suite CD-ROM: Canon XF Utility, Plug-in Disc
Instruction Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

24 month Australian warranty

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.