Excerpt: As a primary provider for live streaming, I can never use this camera for those events, nor for live capturing to ANY capture software in HD without an expensive interface device of some sort.That being said, on any shoot, pro or pedestrian, if you pack a couple of these in your road or studio kit, you'll never need anything other camera, nor most audio gear other than a good mic.The onboard mics are fabulous stereo quality for capturing room and nature ambiance.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: Set this up in a Pod Cast studio. It is good for that, but not so easy to navigate the menus. Especially if you like to shoot in manual. Below I put I would not recommend to a friend because I don't want someone needing pro features thinking this a great camera. It is a good camera and a good one to take a step up. It is a great camera for home use on auto or as stated above as a camera in a well lit studio for a pod cast.
Pros: Great Picture Quality, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: Upgraded from a Canon HF m41 camcorder, which I thought did a nice job for work videos. Then I shot some video (fairly low light too) at the XA10's highest quality and was really amazed at how crisp and clear it was. One nice feature I like the ability to connect my H4n Zoom audio recorder and XLR mic directly to the camera and capturing awesome audio along with the great video. Definitely would recommend for an entry level pro recorder.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great image quality, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: We recently started up a Broadcasting Program at our elementary school. The students learn how to operate digital cameras (DSLR and video cameras). This particular product is professional, yet manageable for my elementary 5th and 6th graders to use while conducting interviews or taping a morning broadcast in terms of size and overall functionality. The two microphone inputs are perfect for when they conduct interviews.
Summary: Excellent product is super easy to use, the definition and the focus system is surprising same as the stabilizer, i recommend you to buy the complete accessory package. I really loved the optical zoom.
Summary: I have had this camera for several months now. I'm still getting used to it and it is rather complicated because it will do so many things. I confess I have only mastered about a third of what this camera is capable of, but what I can do with it makes me quite proud of the video I shoot. Points to consider, but not necessarily criticisms: 1) shoot from a tripod and pan and tilt with the tripod.
Excerpt: This little baby pack great smooth video with XLR options. Made to take professional videos without the bull crop. Mount you a light and put it on the tripod and it's better then all these full frame cameras that is made for pictures and not videos.