Summary: Overall, I like this package. The camera and accessories are great for the price. A few items were not included in my shipment which I have called about and they assure me they are on their way. Can't wait to use the XA-25. I currently have the XA10 and it has performed excellent. I have high hopes for the XA25 which I believe will do well.
Summary: Awesome products, delivered new as promised. Great bundle for the semi-pro. The only thing I had an issue with was the tripod. It seems to be a little cheap. However, given the value of the remainder of the product and the price, I am extremely happy.
Summary: For my uses, I have found the perfect video camera, absolutely love it and in my opinion, takes superb video. I do a lot of nature and family history stuff, and for my own enjoyment small video productions of various sorts and also some "utube" stuff," . This camera is advertised as a great "run'n'gun" type of camera and I find that it functions extremely well for that type of use.
Excerpt: We use this camera for a church service, we are capturing the Video HD on the memory cards, we are also broadcasting via the SDI-HD output to another location 300' away. We also use it for gerenal video needs and it has been outstanding and extreemly reliable. we distribute the video on Youtube and this has been perfect. We are using a wireless mic input which has been best but can use the mounted mic in a pinch.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality
Summary: I thought long and hard about buying this XA25. I was almost sold on a Canon XA-10 until I started looking at the Canon XA-20. I then compared the XA-20 to this XA-25 and took a few days of going back and forth until buying the Canon XA-25. The only difference is the SDI port, so that feature costs $500.
Excerpt: We use the XA25 for its ability to capture video in a non-live streaming format for corporate events. After the event the mp4 video is stream-ready for VOD delivery on a website. As a bonus, the XA25 has great quality for field production projects, using the SDI out to the Blackmagic Shuttle2 recorder. The Shuttle2 gives us ProRes 422 1080i. When we start shooting live streaming event in the future, this WiFi features on the XA25 will come in real handy.
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: Cannon is known for putting out great products, and the XA25 completely lives up to the Cannon name. The 20X digital zoom is impressive. And the duel XLR audio add on is a must have for solo shoots. Thanks for the great price and product, B&H!