Professor H "1amazonreviewer @ gmail . com", Amazon
27 January 2015
Summary: This canon is a solid pro camera, but it is lacking in some much needed features at its core. It should have a larger sensor to deal with lo light. The Sony's by comparison have larger sensors, and thus are better suited for lower light.
Excerpt: I bought this camera to shoot daily stuff at the hospital I work at now. So far so good. I had my eye on this camera since last year at NAB. Looked at it again this year, and told myself this is the camera for me. I like that it records on CF cards.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: We field-tested the XF305 in documentary production over a three week period. Bottom line? We really regretted having to give it back to Canon, but we deferred buying four of our own. One of the reasons for using a camcorder rather than a cinema camera is the servo zoom lens.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Cons: Complicated To Operate, No image stabilization
Excerpt: Purchased this camera after using Sony HVR Z7U for a number of years and not disappointed. Main reason was the use of CF cards. Still trying to make adjustments in low light situations, but feel confident I will get it. Lots of features that make shooting a pleasure.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: I am a professional in-house videographer and I use it for documentary style shooting. it shoots in great quality and the features are easy to handle. The one thing that wasn't the best for what I do is that it is a little heavy and hard to handhold, without a shoulder mount.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Professional Quality
Excerpt: I am a semi-pro user. Mostly amatuer stuff like weddings, events, amatuer sports and some ENG work. This camera is a good step for Canon into the professional market. While still a long-GOP scheme, the color and clarity is fantastic compared to other Canon video cameras I've used including the still...
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Improves Performance, Professional Quality