Hi endoftheroad — a few p


Hi endoftheroad — a few pros and cons that you may find useful:

Canon XA10

Pros: professional XLR input, full manual control of audio, power zoom, native 24p

Cons: no shallow depth of field

Sony VG10

Pros: Interchangeable lenses, shallow DoF

Cons: consumer 3.5mm audio input jack, no manual audio controls, high pixel count (14.2MP) — good for a still camera, bad for a video camera

The high pixel count and 60i frame rate are reasons not to get the VG10. The VG10’s 14.2 MP sensor and poor compression cause its well-known moire and aliasing problems (see this review). And, if you need the standard 24p frame rate, you’re out of luck.

I recommend the XA10 unless you absolutely need shallow DoF. The Sony can produce great images — it’s just a lot more work.

Good luck with your decision,



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