The Canon XF200 is a compact, high-performance Professional Camcorder designed to fulfill a broad spectrum of shooting requirements for users working on sports production, ENG, documentaries, commercials and corporate shoots, as well as for independent movie productions, government applications, film schools, colleges, weddings and other event videography.
Daylight shooting is OK, but anything indoors is intolerably noisy. Only -6dB works to some extent, -3dB gives already visible artefacts, 0dB and above is so bad that I wanted to return the camera.
Why not? I need all the other bells and whistles in it, including the 4-channel audio. So please, Canon, get your software guys working and issue a firmware upgrade NOW with a different noise filtering algorithm! We need you, Canon needs their customers.
So roll up your sleeves and redo this baby from inside out so that 'gain' would not mean 'pain'.