Canon XF300 Specifications

CAMERA

Image Sensor

Sensor

1/3 type 3CMOS

System

RGB Prism

Total pixels per sensor

2.37 megapixels

Effective pixels per sensor

2.07 megapixels

Minimum illumination

Full Auto (21dB gain), 50i/25p: 3.8 lux / 3.3 lux
Manual mode (33dB gain), 50i/25p: 0.06 lux / 0.05 lux

Horizontal Resolution

1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Lens

Zoom ratio

18x

Focal length

4.1 - 73.8mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3 - 527.4mm)

Minimum focus distance

1m;
20mm (MACRO)

ND filter

3 glass filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Zoom control

Ring, Rocker or Handle

Zoom speed

Zoom Rocker:
Variable speed/Fixed speed (16 speed level settings available);
Handle zoom:
Fixed speed (16 speed level settings available)

Focus control

Manual ring or automatic (Instant AF, TV AF or Face Detection AF)

Iris control

Manual ring; Full Auto; Push Auto Iris

Aperture range

f1.6 - f22

Filter diameter

82mm

Lens elements/groups

17/14

Image stabilization system

Optical lens shift system (angle & vector movement detection);
3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered

Digital zoom

1.5X. Digital Teleconverter option

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC DV III

RECORDING

Video storage media

Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots)

Type

UDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording)

Recording time

32GB CF card: Up to 80mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)

Recording file format

Material eXchange Format (MXF)

Recording format

MPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422P@HL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14

Recording frame rate

50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p; 1440 x 1080/50i; 1280 x 720/50p, 25p;¹
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p

Slow/Fast motion

YES.
720p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, 50fps
1080p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25fps

Interval Record

YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals

Frame Record

YES. 2, 6 or 12 frames

Pre Record (cache record)

YES (3 seconds)

Scan Reverse

YES. Up/down, left/right image inversion

Photo storage media

SD/SDHC memory card

Still quality

During video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080, 1280 x 720

SYSTEM

LCD

Size

10.1 cm (4")

Dots

1.23 million

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white

Adjustable

Left/right switchable

Waveform Monitor

Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope

Focus Assist

Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)

Peaking

Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)

Zebra

Level 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HDMI

Markers

On/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Select area, Safe area, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)

EVF

Size

1.3cm (0.52")

Dots

1.55 million

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white

Adjustable

Vertical tilt

Correction lens

+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters

Inputs/Outputs

Audio in

XLR inputs with 48V phantom power x 2

Headphone output

3.5mm stereo jack

Video monitor output

YES (BNC, composite Standard Definition video, output only)

HDMI

YES (Type A, output only)

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)

NO

USB

YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, output only)

HD/SD-SDI output

NO

Time code

NO

Genlock

NO

Component out

YES (D connector, output only)

AV terminal

3.5mm mini jack (output only for video and audio)

DC input

YES

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm mini jack

Colour Bars

Type 1/Type 2

Misc

Tally lamp

YES (x2)

Accessory shoe

YES (hot shoe, EOS Flash units supported)

Custom key

YES (13 assignable buttons; select from 30 functions)

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Exposure

Exposure metering

Standard (centre weighted), Spotlight, Backlight

Exposure range

50 - 100,000 lux

Exposure compensation

-2 to +2 EV (14 steps)

Auto Exposure mode

Full Auto

Push Auto Iris

Yes

Auto Gain Control setting

Full Auto / AGC On / Manual

Auto Gain Control limit

3dB; 6dB; 9dB; 12dB; 15dB; 18dB; (OFF/21 dB)

Gain setting

Assignable L, M, H switch positions (-6dB / -3dB / 0dB/ 3dB / 6dB/ 12dB / 18dB / 21dB / 33dB / TUNE (0.5 dB increments from 0 to 21 dB))

Shutter speed

Control Modes

3 position switch:
OFF (Full Auto) / ON / SEL (Auto; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS))

Shutter speed

1/18 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate

Shutter Angle

11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate

Slow Shutter (SLS)

1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25

Clear Scan

50i/p: 50 to 251.15Hz;
25p: 25 to 251.15Hz

Custom Picture

Stored Configurations

9

Storage Medium

SD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata)

Gamma

6 profiles

Master Pedestal

-50 to +50

Master Black

-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B

Black Gamma

Adjustable height width and apex

Low Key Saturation

-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area

Knee

Adjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation

Sharpness

Adjustment for Detail level, Detail frequency, Coring, HV balance, Detail limit, Detail select, Knee aperture and Level dependent sharpness

Noise reduction

Off, Automatic, On (1 to 8)

Skin detail

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness

Selective Noise Reduction

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness

Colour matrix

-50 to +50 hue and gain R,G,B, in tandem with Gamma selection

White balance

-50 to +50 white balance offset for R,G,B

Colour correction

Area selection / area revision of two areas

Setup level

-50 to +50 On/Off

Clip 100% IRE

Limits output to 100% after setup adjustment

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications

GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White balance

Auto

YES

Preset

A, B, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten)

Time code

Countup system

Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold

Start value setting

"00:00:00:00", Set/Reset selectable

Audio

Recording

16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM

Control

Independent limiters and auto/manual settings

Microphone attenuation

YES

Microphone level meter

YES

ACCESSORIES

Supplied

XF Utility and NLE Plug-ins, Shoulder strap, Eyecup, Component cable DTC-1000, Battery pack BP-955, DC lead DC-930, Compact power adapter CA-930, Wireless controller WL-D6000.

Optional

Wide Attachment WA-H82, Batteries BP-930, BP-945, BP-950G, BP-970G, BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adapter CA-920, Compact Car adapter CB-920, Shoulder Brace SBR-1000, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Zoom Remote Control, Video Light VL-10Li II, Tripod Base TB-1, Canon Lens Hood LH-V1, GP-E2 GPS receiver

Battery

Backup power supply

Lithium coin battery (built-in)

Power Consumption

7.3W¹

Continuous Recording Time

Supplied BP-955: Approx. 295 minutes¹
Optional BP-975: Approx. 450 minutes¹

Dimensions

Approx 180 x 192 x 394 mm

Weight (camera only)

2630g

Weight (fully equipped)

2940g

Operating Temperature range

-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

Footnote

¹ Additional recording option via firmware update. Also adds Korean Language support.

¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, using EVF.

¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, using EVF.