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Author Topic: Canon Vixia HF G10 & XA10 Video Cameras. Nice or not?  (Read 9783 times)

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« on: January 05, 2011, 17:21 »
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Hey, I just saw these two cameras on BH.. does anyone have any opinions on them.  They seem like pretty nice point and shoot / prosumer cameras.  I have a little HV30 but these look like they would definitely be a step up yet keep the form factor small.
Perhaps the 5D video still trumps what you can do with these?


Canon Vixia HF G10




Canon XA10


Xalanx

« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 06:34 »
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I am also interested to see how the Vixia HF G10 performs. Any reviews out there yet?

I believe it has a f/1.8 lens, which means you can also do shallow DOF stuff, like you do with a DSLR.

« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 06:43 »
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B&H had a little info video about it, not really a review .. but it shows you a little more
http://www.video.bhphotovideo.com/?fr_story=e50b04596bb40da2872a30349aaf6a4b0919e165&rf=podcast

... just don't get distracted by all the shaking he does to the camera while talking :)

Xalanx

« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 12:16 »
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... just don't get distracted by all the shaking he does to the camera while talking :)

yea, that's really annoying. I want to shoot my monitor now.

« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 18:26 »
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I believe it has a f/1.8 lens, which means you can also do shallow DOF stuff, like you do with a DSLR.
no you can't get anywhere close to DSLR shallow DOF with the sensor size 1/3"

traveler1116

« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 04:54 »
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Any more opinions on these, the bit rate and acceptability for stock?

« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2011, 21:39 »
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I agree with the last comment, the sensor target is too small for real DOF work. This camera is a step to the side, in terms of what is coming up in large sensor, interchange-able lens cameras. If you are not going for for DOF, and want a traditional deep focus video camera this may be a good choice - or if you want both on your gear shelf as I do.

« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 16:14 »
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Not so great camera as it look like: 24Mbit data rate, HDMI only 1080p., horizontal lines 900, ND filter only auto or off etc.
Look for yourself: http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Camcorders/professional/XA10/index.aspx?specs=1


 

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