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Old January 9th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #16
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I suggest that you actually try using an XF100 before your replace your XF300. It really is very tiny. I used to have a Sony HVR-A1 which is a similar size & found that compared to my then main camera (Canon XH-A1) it was far too small & fiddly to operate. That's not just because I have fingers like sausages but also the lack of dedicated buttons meant fiddling with menus to change settings was very inconvenient & time consuming.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #17
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That makes a lot of sense. One of the many things I like about the XF300 is that all the most used buttons are on the body so you can change settings with just the flick of a switch or press of a button.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #18
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The XF300 fits comfortably in a Lowepro Phototrekker and plenty of of their other bags ( I have collected several over the years. carry on is not an issue, for even Ryanair. The only thing to be wary of is the mic mount.

I tink you would regret the XF100, lovely camera, but look at the zoom capabilities
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Old January 26th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #19
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Thanks for the comment Nick. It's go to know that that size definitely will go on Ryanair. It's still not big enough to get my stills camera/lenses in as well, but I'm beginning to thing that just won't happen.

I was in Decathlon (a cheapish sports store for those that don't know this company) last night and had a look at their bags. I noticed bags like this one for £19. Decathlon - luggage - transport - security bags backpack QUECHUA - Forclaz 40 QUECHUA - men or women on a HIKE or travelling over a 1 to 2-day period. The red zip goes round the edge of the back like a standard camera bag and there was quite a bit of room inside. Anyone had any experience of making a camera bag like this out of a normal bag and adding some protective foam?
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Old January 27th, 2011, 12:35 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Robert Turchick View Post
And Buba...for the question about needing both cameras, it is a necessity for me as well as I cover any type of shooting that may come up. It's been covered to death on the forum but in a nutshell, dslrs are not a replacement for a camcorder, they are a supplement.
I respect your personal opinion, but let's try not to put any global labels on anything; just the fact that you prefer to use a camcorder doesnít make DSLR a supplement; because thousands of people, including top names in the industry, creating masterpieces with DSLRs without even knowing that itís just a supplement to a Ďrealí camcorder.
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