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expatinasia

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Three more reasons why Canon should update XF300/305
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:28:48 AM »
Camcorders serve a very specific need and can do things which a DLSR or cinema camera simply cannot do. Yes, the new XF15 sounds ok, but it does not meet all the needs I would want from a true camcorder.

Canon's XF300/305 is an amazing deal at the moment considering it comes with an L lens and has great specs, but it is big, quite heavy and really needs updating in every area.

I was just reading about Panasonic's two new camcorders the AG-UX180 and cheaper AG-UX90 and started salivating. They sound amazing, especially the AG-UX180. There's also the HC-X1 which Panasonic has just announced.

Panasonic's new 1″ 4K broadcast AG-UX180 premium camcorder features a Leica Dicomar f/2.8-4.5 20x optical zoom that goes from 24mm-480mm (equivalent). It has SDI and time code jacks, among many other things.

With new camcorders like this coming on the market very soon, I do hope Canon will update the XF 300/305.

You can read about the new Panasonics at News Shooter:

http://www.newsshooter.com/2016/09/08/panasonic-ag-ux180-4k-camcorder-has-24mm-wide-lens/

or watch Panasonic's promotional video on vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/180561529

About the HC-X1:

http://shop.panasonic.com/cameras-and-camcorders/camcorders/HC-X1.html

« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 10:14:05 AM by expatinasia »
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Three more reasons why Canon should update XF300/305
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:28:48 AM »

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Re: Three more reasons why Canon should update XF300/305
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 04:56:40 PM »
Panasonic AG-UX180 is good, but I prefer FX300 simply because SDI output is more stable, with all panasonic cameras I have the same problem - sdi jitters when I mux it with the other sdi channel, let's say I use sdi over fiber extender, with canon no problem, with panasonic - jittering when muxed. Imho Canon wins anyway:)

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Re: Three more reasons why Canon should update XF300/305
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 04:56:40 PM »