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Canon-xf305.32679610
7.5 out of 10

Canon XF305

Canon XF305 The Canon XF305 is a camcorder that employs an Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Great One

Skandar, B&H Photo
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Awesome. period. Only thing that doesn't work out of the box is the remote.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Remote Control Doesn't
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent camera !

Wally, B&H Photo
6 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera to shoot daily stuff at the hospital I work at now. So far so good. I had my eye on this camera since last year at NAB. Looked at it again this year, and told myself this is the camera for me. I like that it records on CF cards. I also shoot with the Canon MKII, so it's nice that all the media works together. The battery life is great on this camera, I also bought two more batteries for the camera. I never run out of power.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD
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Overall 8
8.0

Bottom line: get it

TestPilot, B&H Photo
18 July 2012
  • Excerpt: We field-tested the XF305 in documentary production over a three week period. Bottom line? We really regretted having to give it back to Canon, but we deferred buying four of our own. One of the reasons for using a camcorder rather than a cinema camera is the servo zoom lens. The zoom range on the XF305's lens is quite useful in both width and placement, but the means of controlling it falls short.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
  • Cons: Complicated To Operate, No image stabilization
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Camera

TFBFLee, B&H Photo
25 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Purchased this camera after using Sony HVR Z7U for a number of years and not disappointed. Main reason was the use of CF cards. Still trying to make adjustments in low light situations, but feel confident I will get it. Lots of features that make shooting a pleasure. A little heavier than I thought it would be. Overall, pleased with my purchase.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Quality Overall

Jay the Filmmaker, B&H Photo
13 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I am a professional in-house videographer and I use it for documentary style shooting. it shoots in great quality and the features are easy to handle. The one thing that wasn't the best for what I do is that it is a little heavy and hard to handhold, without a shoulder mount.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Professional Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Step in the right direction

Red Diamond, B&H Photo
27 October 2010
  • Excerpt: I am a semi-pro user. Mostly amatuer stuff like weddings, events, amatuer sports and some ENG work. This camera is a good step for Canon into the professional market. While still a long-GOP scheme, the color and clarity is fantastic compared to other Canon video cameras I've used including the still shooter Canon 5D EOS. I was at a Phoenix pro retailer recently while the Canon rep was there and we did a split monitor comparison of the XF305 vs.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Professional Quality
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