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Old February 20th, 2014, 08:56 AM   #121
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Re: XA-20 is a fine camera

You can adjust the iris while recording using the front custom button. I do this all the time in conjunction with the Zebra stripes.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 09:13 AM   #122
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I see a review of the XA20 on the B&H web site in which the customer states that the exposure can't be adjusted while recording:
I don't have the XA20 but that can't be true.....I hope.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #123
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Probably got Exposure Lock on.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #124
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In manual mode, you can adjust iris (or shutter or gain) while recording with the front custom dial if you setup the dial to control exposure. See page 96 of the manual.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 12:26 PM   #125
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I got to play with the XA20 today. Sweet camera. I'm going to like this over my HV30 and XH-A1.]
just wondered where you got the vertical hot shoe as noted in this picture below? also, what mic is that?

IMG_20130803_140808_993_20130803143433012_zps47f74dfd.jpg Photo by decraig2000 | Photobucket

i only use mics with AA powering (only wanna stock one support battery for dslr's and video camcorders.

getting an xa20 this week or next. any thoughts as to when there might be an xa30 ?? and/or price ?
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Old April 8th, 2014, 01:51 PM   #126
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If past history is any indication, the XA20 replacement might be expected around three years after release of the XA20, but that is pure speculation. Consider for example that the GL2 was not replaced (unless you consider the XH-A1 to have been its replacement). The announcement will typically be well in advance of the availability date to allow for purchase planning.

Price is anyone's guess, but history indicates that it will be generally in line with the XA20 price point adjusted for inflation and market place conditions.

Only Canon knows and they are not saying (unless something is being leaked or announced at NAB).

Bottom line is buy it when you need it but be sure to allow for time learning curve befoer a money shoot.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 12:52 PM   #127
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Thank you all for a great Post that I have been following for a while, I ordered the Camera will test it before I buy the 2nd one. I am still worried about one posy about the issue with photographer flashes since I am part time wedding Videographer. Thank you all
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Old September 17th, 2014, 02:21 PM   #128
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The Flash Issue has been fixed with the new firmware update it looks like from my test.
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Old September 19th, 2014, 12:49 PM   #129
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Khalil,
I presume you are referring to the updated Firmware Version 1.0.4.0, which was issued on 17th April 2014 ?
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Old September 28th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #130
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Yes Stephen,that what hold me back from buying the camera till now since I do wedding .
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Old September 29th, 2014, 02:29 PM   #131
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just wondered where you got the vertical hot shoe as noted in this picture below? also, what mic is that?

IMG_20130803_140808_993_20130803143433012_zps47f74dfd.jpg Photo by decraig2000 | Photobucket

i only use mics with AA powering (only wanna stock one support battery for dslr's and video camcorders.

getting an xa20 this week or next. any thoughts as to when there might be an xa30 ?? and/or price ?
Sorry for the long delay as I just now saw this. The "vertical hot shoe" that you are referring to is not really a hot shoe. It is simply a piece of aluminum plate that I fabricated. Just plate bent at a right angle and then holes drilled to match the wireless mic's mounting holes. I drilled a couple holes in the Rode mic holder and bolted the aluminum plate to the under side using simple machine screws. Just a little home brew ingenuity is all.
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