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Canon XF Series HD Camcorders
Canon XF305, XF205 and XF105 (with SDI), Canon XF300, XF200 and XF100 (without SDI).

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Old June 28th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #46
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interesting information here bill, thanks for sharing. and it is true that to produce quality work from the hdslr's, there is a lot more than body and lens needed. as a side note from the topic, would you say the 5D has proven to be sharper when compared to the 7D? i have not tried the 5D but my 7D footage from a friends camera was soft and i was not impressed. could have been the sigma lens as it was he only one he gave me to try.

as for this camera, i really like the codec and canon equipment is great, but as i only really have one time to buy a camera in this price range, i want to get it right. i will still wait and see what will come out in the near future, video technology is changing at a very fast rate.

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Old June 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #47
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I don't think the 5D is significantly sharper than the 7D. The Sigma lenses aren't the best way to check for that. If you go to the Zacuto site and look at their episode 3 comparisons with 35mm film, the 5D looks more like Kodak stock while the 7D looks more like Fuji, to me anyway. HDSLR shooting is more about lenses than the camera now. There's a big difference in cheaper lenses and quality ones, and in primes versus zooms. The only reason I got the L zoom was for shooting interviews. I like to change focal lengths during pauses for questions, and that's difficult with primes.
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