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Featuring 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to universally available Compact Flash Cards, the XF 300 gives professionals unsurpassed image quality and efficient, robust workflow at an affordable price. It can also be tailored to fit individual needs with complete customization over image, display and operation.

  • Genuine Canon 18x HD L-Series Lens
  • Three Canon Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensors
  • Multiple Recording Bit Rates, Resolutions, and Variable Frame Rates
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • Brilliant Ergonomics
  • Large, 4.0-inch, 1.23-megapixel LCD Monitor and High Resolution, 1.55-megapixel EVF
  • Record to affordable compact flash cards

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Print Specs

  • Standard Definition or High Definition

    High Definition

  • Power Supply

    7.4V DC (battery pack)

  • Audio

    2-Channel, PCM digital recording, 16-Bit; 48kHz

  • Image Sensor

    (3) 1/3-inch CMOS

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 2.07 megapixels (1920 x 1080 pixels)

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 2.37 megapixels (2044 x 1160 pixels) each x 3

  • Max. Movie Recording Time

    64GB Compact Flash (CF) card - Type 1. Greater capacity is possible when two cards are used. UDMA supported.

    • 25Mbps: 310 minutes
    • 35Mbps: 225 minutes
    • 50Mbps: 160 minutes
  • Lens

    Canon 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 - 527.4mm), f/1.6-2.8

  • Focusing System

    TVAF plus External Phase Difference Metering Sensor, Autofocus (Instant AF, Normal AF, Face AF), Manual, Full Manual

  • Max. Shutter Speed


  • White Balance

    Auto, Manual, Custom (2000K - 15000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten

  • Frame Rate

    60i, 60p, 30p, 24p (50i, 50p and 25p optional upgrade available through Canon Factory Service Centre)

  • Minimum Illumination
    • Full AUTO mode: 4.5 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain +21dB)
    • Manual mode: 08 lux (Shutter speed 1/4, Gain +33dB), when 60i is selected
  • Viewfinder

    0.52-inch colour widescreen, approx. 1,555,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view

  • LCD Screen (Monitor Unit)

    4.0-inch colour widescreen LCD, approx. 1,230,000 dots, approx. 100% field of view

  • Microphone

    Stereo electrect condenser microphone

  • Recording Media

    CF Card:

    • 2 Slots, Movie files only, Type 1 only, UDMA supported

    SD Card:

    • Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata, Custom Settings
  • USB Terminal

    Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

  • Video Terminal


    • Output only


    • A/V terminal 3.5mm mini-jack, output only, BNC terminal, output only, signals can be output simultaneously through A/V terminal and BNC terminal
  • Audio Terminal

    XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE

  • HDMI Terminal

    Yes (Type A)

  • AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal

    3.5mm stereo mini-jack

  • Operating Temperature Range

    0 - 40° C, 32 - 104° F , 85% relative humidity

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx. 6.0 x 9.3 x 15.0 in. (153 x 236 x 382mm), not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt

  • Weight

    5.8 lbs (2,630 g), includes grip belt