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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:17 AM   #1
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The comprehensive test of Canon XF100 on Vimeo

The comprehensive test of Canon XF100 from Poland on Vimeo:

The very impressive camcorder!
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Old March 20th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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Thanks, Ivan, very comprehensive test, indeed!

Canon continues to amaze.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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To me almost every scene with sky involved seems to be overexposed. Are you using zebras at all to control exposure?


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Old March 20th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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I have found the autoexposure tends to over exposure.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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Hi again

The tests with both XH-A1 and the XF100 was great to see though. It seems as the XH-A1 is a bit more sensitiv in low light situations. Thanks for sharing the test with us!


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I have found the autoexposure tends to over exposure.
This seems quite a common trait with Canon and Sony. It's usually possible to dig into the AE setup in the menu and reduce the exposure to your liking.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #7
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Hi again

The tests with both XH-A1 and the XF100 was great to see though. It seems as the XH-A1 is a bit more sensitiv in low light situations. Thanks for sharing the test with us!


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No question the A1 won out on the candlelit clips.

But I thought the XF100 showed a truer white balance and crisper image even at the darker stops otherwise.
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Hong Kong at night filmed with Canon XF100

HK 17-21/03/2011

My plan was to upload videos on my trip, but I'm now in China and Vimeo is ”no go” from inside there.
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HA! Love the last 3 seconds.
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Hong Kong at night filmed with Canon XF100

HK 17-21/03/2011

My plan was to upload videos on my trip, but I'm now in China and Vimeo is ”no go” from inside there.

Very nice!

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Thanks Pad

I forgot to add

Shutter speed: 1/25 sec.
F Number: 1.8 - 2.8 depending on focal lenght
Auto focus
Gain: +9 dB
Auto white balance

Goes for all shots except the last
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Old March 26th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #12
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The tests with both XH-A1 and the XF100 was great to see though. It seems as the XH-A1 is a bit more sensitiv in low light situations. Thanks for sharing the test with us!

That makes sense though, as the XHA1 is a 3 chip (albeit 3 CCD) camera.
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Slashcam has it the other way, with the XF100 more sensitive, USING THE 50i MODE.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #14
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great test! I am going to give my old canon xha1 (bought it early 2007)+ wd72 + 700 euro to buy this unit! XF100 will be my fav camera !
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