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Old April 21st, 2011, 02:13 PM   #16
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Re: Nothing really new at NAB?

I think a true replacement for the XH-A1 would have to have a lens with the same zoom range, of course replace the tape mechanism with memory cards (shouldn't this be a cost savings?), somehow have better low light abilities, and be in the same price range as the XH-A1. A real replacement would generate sales like the XH-A1 has had. So in my opinion Canon has not replaced the XH-A1 yet, maybe a XF200 is in the works.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 03:04 PM   #17
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Since the XH-A1 was a Z1 competitor, the replacement would need to do the things that that camera did. One of the big successes of the Z1 was to be accepted by broadcasters. This is where the XF 300 has succeeded, replacing the Z1 as the favoured camera of the broadcaster.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 03:39 PM   #18
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The xf300 is the replacement for the XHA1 as far as i know.
At twice the price? I don't believe that, the xf300 is a step up from the xh-a1, logically I would believe a xf200/205 would come in the next year and that would be a worthy replacement as now there is quite a gap between the xf100 and the 300. (In Europe the xf100 is 3000 euro and the xf300 costs 7000 euro - thats 10.200 usd (I bhought my xh-a1 new for 3000 euro.)
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Old April 21st, 2011, 06:32 PM   #19
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Comparisons only go so far. Each new camera is an advancement or otherwise unique in some way from its predecessors. The XF100/105 are great little single chip cameras. The XF 300/305 is a larger, BBC approved 3-chipper so presumably a very slightly better image. I don't see a lot of room between them for another model; little brother and big brother. I do see room ABOVE the 300/305, but alas...

FWIW, like many folks I've been hoping for a tapeless XL replacement and/or a larger sensor true video camera for quite some time and nothing at NAB, including the tone of voice and expressions of the Canon guys who I talked to, gave me any warm fuzzies about it. I'll probably just go ahead and sell my beloved 6X lens soon...

We can hope but I haven't felt the love on that as yet.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 02:48 AM   #20
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4k seemed to be the area of movement, rather than the traditional HD cameras.

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