Great camera, not for everyone
I love how Panasonic make a great camera. You can't go wrong purchasing with Panasonic. Unfortunately the camera is already showing its age. Other cameras shoot in higher resolutions, more frames per second, or cost less. Currently this camera cost below $3,000 dollars. This camera doesn't get the same adoration as other video cameras. When you first turn the camera on with a normal lens the image is too close. Be aware of that.
Solid camera for pro work
Very happy with this camera. My only gripe is it eats batteries. I have 2 and it destroys them on longer shoots, so be sure to stock up on some spares. Beyond that I've put about 100 hours on this camera so far and it's been rock solid. New firmware upgrade also adds a lot of nice features.
Tons of functionality
Overall, the XF105 is a solid contender for a miniature professional camera. It's jam packed with professional features and is capable of producing footage that rivals other cameras well above this price point. If you plan to do a lot of indoor shooting, make sure you have an adequate amount of light available so the picture quality will not suffer. Besides that caveat, we find the XF105 well suited for anyone who needs a camera that is small in size, but big in features.
Great image quality
This versatile camcorder is a great option for all kinds of professionals and amateurs alike. Its range of customization features and great image quality make the Canon XF105 an ideal camcorder for HD recording in all kinds of settings and for all kinds of purposes. It is definitely worth a look if you are looking to buy a new camcorder. It gets an excellent rating.
Great camcorder for electronic news gathering and independent filmmaking alike
The lofty price of the HVR-Z7E will put it out of the reach of all but the most serious videomakers. Corporate and events cameramen will long for it, but may struggle to justify the expense. Nevertheless, it points the way forward for professional camcorders, particularly now Panasonic has announced that more models using AVCHD and SD will be arriving later in 2008.
One of the cheaper interchangeable lens camcorders for professionals
The AG-AF100 does offer some impressive specs for a camcorder that lists for less than $5000 dollars. It has a light and portable frame that is conducive for handheld videography, it has an HD-SDI port for uncompressed video output, and it has all the controls and settings you need to make a professional-grade video.
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