The XF105 is geared for a wide range of applications where high image quality, extreme portability, and efficient workflow are of the utmost importance. And with infrared recording and true stereoscopic 3-D production capabilities, the XF105 allows users to explore new creative outlets and emerging markets.
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2out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pros: image quality, powerful codec! a+, powered-stabilzation works greet, nice tools: scopes peaking zebras etc, wonderful audio quality, two cf slots, sdi out! awesome at this price-range, lcd looks great, picture profiles
Cons: menus a bit convoluted, can't run other screen info while using scopes, would like easier/better iris controls, hate electronic nd (sketchy control), don't care much for recording file-structure
I shoot with higher-end (Super 35 sensor) cameras. We needed something smaller, easier, more mobile for a specific project. We chose this camera mostly due to the 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec.
It performs flawlessly, produces wonderful images, and is a great companion to our bigger cameras. We used to shoot B-roll with DSLR, but find this to be a better solution for most of our needs due to: real audio inputs, better codec, zoom, scopes, focus-assist (peaking), zebras, etc.
You can't go wrong with this camera for 90% of uses.
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Review 2 for XF105
Nickname: event X
Location: Miami, Florida
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Mostly used for: Business
Canon Customer: 11 to 20 years
Product replacement: Yes
Date:May 27, 2011
Pros: Easy Computer Connectivity, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, durable, Good Software Compatibility, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, Easy TV Connectivity, easy to use
Cons: should make the camera with interchangeable lenses
Recently we purchased the Canon XF 105 to shot a commercial overseas. The camera's size was ideal for the trip. Overall the camera worked well. There was an instant where the memory card stopped in the middle of a live recording so we lost a valuable speech. To work out the error was easy, but we are worried about this happening again.
We do like the camera and are still learning it and using the camera. Stay tuned.