Summary: I have a small video production company and have been using DSLR for awhile. I recently was hired on to produce a documentary in the UK and Africa so I got this little guy to be a B-Roll cam. Love it! The only issue I have had is with the conversion for FCP. It just adds a little more time to post than a normal DSLR but its totally worth it.
Summary: I use this to shoot a lot of corporate video. It's extremely easy to use, lightweight, travel-size -- but the quality is phenomenal. The multiple modes, framerates, resolutions, etc. is great. And the multiple CF card slots are really useful, too. And don't forget about the XLR inputs! All-around, couldn't be happier (and neither could my clients). Of course, the onboard mic leaves quite a bit to be desired.
Summary: This is the best budget pro cam hands down. The footage rivals a 3CMOS easily with the exception of really low light. If your footage looks too grainy try using the Neat video noise reduction system, it is the best I've ever come across. These cameras are amazing I have 2 of them and they work for every pro job I've done... commercials, music festivals, music videos, promo videos, interviews, you name it.
Canon xf100 is the best camera for portability, documentary, and behind the scenes!!!
Lelinda Bourgeois, Amazon
29 July 2013
Summary: Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder with 10x HD Video lens, Compact Flash (CF) Recording I tried and tried and tried to get my hands on this camera before a recent shoot in Alaska, but it just couldnt happen! OMG every place I tried to get it shipped from was OUT OF STOCK and ON BACK ORDER! Can you image my frustration! I finally found it only after I had caught the plane to Alaska and ended up having to have it shipped to Alaska!
Summary: I haven't had any of the low light situations occur that many have spoken of since I pretty much have control over the lighting when I record. I just sold my Canon XH-A1s to a buddy because I didn't want to spend the extra money to upgrade it to tapeless. It is a great camera though.
Summary: I just finished my first documentary project with this camera. I have to say, it is quite impressive for this price point. I shot the entire thing @ 50MB/s 1080P at 24P, and it could easily go to the big screen and look completely natural. I wish the LCD was a touch panel, but that's nitpicking. Very good camera.
Summary: catches a lot of attention while filming and when people see the footage. good depth of field while using manual focus. lightweight, fairly easy to use. it looks very professional on events where everyone else is using a compact handycam or their cell phones or ipads. definitely best value for the price. i don't particularly like the dslr's for video. even though they get great picture there are more hurdles to get sound and look professional.
Summary: This is a fantastic camera. I now have 3 of them and will be purchasing two more in June for multiple camera shoots with multiple crews. I use them also in the studio and with virtual set shoots. The color is amazing and obviously since I own three I would highly recommend this model.
Summary: This camera is a beast and it's absolutely amazing! The manual is very very thick and it's good to run by the manual. The night vision on this is amazing as well too! Which is very pleasing! What you may find is that carrying around a long time - it gets heavy but perhaps a shoulder rig would help that or whatever you plan to use.