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5.0 out of 5 stars XA 10, May 21, 2011
This review is from: Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder with 64GB Internal Flash Memory and Full Manual Control (Camera)
The good:
I'm a backpack videographer. I shoot a lot of industrial and training videos. I grew weary of trying to find an easy way to get great audio from a DSLR - too many additional and unnecessary steps -- so I sold mine and picked this up. Best. Move. Ever. Now, I put a Rode NT3 on a boom, plug into the XLR and my audio is warm as a summer day. Video quality is stunning. Focus assist is fantastic. I'm very pleased to get pro-level processor and lens in a camera this small. Surprise: it shoots great stills too. Very very good in lower light scenarios.

Down sides:
The cinema mode feels sort of amateurish/consumer level. Not much there you couldn't do better in post, so, I don't use it. My only other complaint is I wish there were a few other on camera buttons to reduce menu diving, but it's really not hard.
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Initial post: Jul 22, 2011 2:25:41 PM PDT
pianopeter55 says:
Whats the difference between this camera and the Canon VIXIA HF G10?
besides the microphone thing on top and internal memory, what else?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2011 10:18:03 AM PDT
Doc Holliday says:
Nothing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2012 10:47:02 AM PST
E. Wells says:
Can the microphone handle be purchased separately at a later time? The G10 is almost $1000 cheaper than the XA10.
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