Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XF Series HD Camcorders

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:59 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 76
Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to leave the country for a couple of months to work on a documentary and I'm having trouble finding a camera. We have a very limited budget, but need to shoot in 4:2:2 (preferably tapeless). The Canon XF100 seems perfect for us, but we've been unable to find it anywhere (I'm in the U.S.)

We leave for India on June 14 so I'll need to acquire something within the next few weeks. I haven't been able to find any information about when the XF100 will be available here. Other than the XF300 (which is a bit more expensive than I'd like), are there any other options I should consider for shooting 4:2:2 on a budget if I can't track down an XF100?

Thanks in advance,
Luke
http://www.lukehill.com
Luke Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2011, 03:21 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 152
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

unfortunatly after the erthquake in Japan are out of stock everywhere .I have been asked a Canon Dealer and told me that they w8 new stock Late June/early July
Anthony Mozora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:41 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 238
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Will you do any stop in another country on your way to India? I know it's suboptimal you won't have time to fiddle with the camera. But if you can find one then get a firmware upgrade to get support for US standards and go on?

I got mine in fotoboom.com, Madrid, Spain. They don't write stock on their web page so I can't tell you if it's available.

BR, Erik
Erik Norgaard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2011, 02:05 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 477
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

If it's gotta be 4:2:2 and tapeless the other option open to you is the Panasonic HPX170. They're only a couple hundred more than the XF100, maybe they would be more available.
Steve Wolla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2011, 09:12 AM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 76
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Thanks for the suggestions, guys - I had forgotten about the HPX170... I had mentioned it to the producers previously, but I think the high cost of the p2 cards compared to CF cards scared them off - I'll have to remind them of that option and see if they want to reconsider....

Thanks again!
Luke
http://www.lukehill.com
Luke Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 6
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Canon XF100 HD Professional Camcorder 4888B001 B&H Photo Video

The status has been in stock since early this morning :)
Jon Menegon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #7
Space Hipster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,593
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Not anymore - already out of stock.
Glen Vandermolen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 223
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

It's sadly of little use to you Luke but I have an XF100 on order from Jigsaw24 here in the UK and even they don't really know what's happening in Japan. They are trying to find out for me but it seems a complete unknown at the moment as to when new stock will be available.

Andy S
Andy Solaini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 76
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Thanks everyone - I had signed up for email notifications for the XF100 at both B&H and Amazon. Never heard a word from B & H, but got an email a few days ago from amazon saying they had a few. We placed our order and it wasn't looking good until yesterday when they finally charged our card and sent a tracking number! I should have two XF100s by the end of the week!

Thanks again, everyone for the help...
Luke
Luke Hill - Solo Acoustic Guitarist, Writer, Filmmaker
Luke Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Burbank, CA 91502
Posts: 946
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

I'm being told there are no more for this month....next allocation is sometime in June

Jim Martin
FilmTools.com
Jim Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19th, 2011, 08:57 AM   #11
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 76
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Just got mine in last night - I must've ordered just in time. Man! This thing is even smaller and lighter than I expected!
Luke Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #12
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Princeton MA
Posts: 142
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Martin View Post
I'm being told there are no more for this month....next allocation is sometime in June

Jim Martin
FilmTools.com
They are in stock at bh as of this Post.
Gerald OConnor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #13
Sponsor: TapeWorks Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 357
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

TapeWorks Texas Inc currently has inventory on both the XF100 and XF105

Best Regards,
Scott Cantrell
TapeWorks Texas Inc - DVinfo Sponser
866-827-3489 toll free
tapeworksscott@sbcglobal.net
Scott Cantrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #14
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dallas, Texas/Hong Kong
Posts: 154
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Bought a Switronix(sp) light from Scott last year, awesome dealing with him. Highly recommended.
Sam Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #15
Sponsor: TapeWorks Texas
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 357
Re: Can't find XF100 - other affordable 4:2:2 options?

Thank you for the kind words Sam!
Scott Cantrell is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XF Series HD Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:45 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network