Excerpt: I ordered this camera for video blogging - white backdrop/infinite white video shooting. So far it has been great. I needed something where I could adjust the white balance and the focus (old camera would go in and out of focus) AND plug in so the battery wouldn't run out in the middle of shooting - this camera is awesome, the the video quality is great and it solves of of my issues with my old camera.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: The video quality on this camera is excellent. I'm using it to film sit down interviews and with all the options of color temperature correction and iris and shutter speed I get the results I'm looking for. Love the two XLR mic inputs and being able to read the audio levels. Great professional camera for a reasonable price!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I'm truly amazed with the quality of this small camera. I do quite a bit of shooting commercials, getting accustomed to the smallness of camera. Nevertheless, it's a learning curve and kind of fun. Right now figuring the best way to use wireless microphones and finding a spot to attach or configure "close by" the input for use. Downloading files, very easy and quick, that is terrific since I had read reviews it could be problematic.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: I use this camera to record video for evidentiary purposes. I previously used the Canon HV30 / HV40 for this and am forced to make the change due to unavailability of replacement cameras. Really only need SD video and enjoyed the HV40 series because it could still record in SD directly. The XA10 does not have that capability but will allow in-camera conversion to SD. I am required to retain backups and the SD files are smaller.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, In Cam Down-conv To Sd, Large Clear LCD
Summary: This camcorder is great for 'run and gun' videography. Lightweight, lots of built-in memory. Add two SD cards, and you've got over 24 hourss of recording time (SP mode). You can read the other reviews, but for me, a videographer, it's just wht the doctor ordered. I liked it so much, I bought two! No more DV tapes!!