PowerShot Cameras / Re: New Canon XF205 And XF200 Professional Camcorders Deliver Ideal Performance For Run-And-Gun, Cin« on: April 02, 2014, 02:26:02 PM »
These are fixed lens camcorders. I know they serve a purpose, but...snore.
-Great for events.
-When you want things in focus with minimal effort.
-Auto focus capable
-Auto exposure capable
-Servo zoom, if you need it. Probably supports tripod-handle zoom controllers and such.
-Integrated XLR audio. Yeah, C-series has it, but DSLRs don't.
The main appeal for me with these cameras is having three dedicated rings on the lens for zoom/focus/exposure, as Canon currently does not have a camera in this price range with it. I know they're probably programmed rings, rather than fully manual ones that actually move the lens elements, but it's better than nothing.
All that said, I'm not in the market for a camcorder now....perfectly happy with my little Sony NX30.