I’ve been shooting with a

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I’ve been shooting with a VG-10 since last Nov. I don’t run into all the negatives you find in DSLR Blog’s. I think the DSLR guys expect everything to function like a DSLR even when they are not.

The VG-10 actually shoots in 30p, its just in a 60i wrapper. I pull it in 30p. The only difference I can tell between 30p and 24p is 24p will have more motion blur, if I want that I’ll just drop my shutter to 1/50 or more.

I was a little concerned with audio when I first got the camera but I’m not now. I fully expected to order a beachtech unit to mount under it but I have had no issues with it. The on board mic is shockingly great and the sony shot gun for the camera is suprising as well when I need to isolate sound. I’ve even used it in lue of a wireless a few times and came out with great results.

I can’t tell you about the XA-10 but the VG-10 has been a great camera for me. With all that said, I wouldn’t really consider it a 2,000 camera as you will get other lenses for it. Thats where its strengths really are in the ability to adapt to environments and to styles with changing lenses. I got the VG-10 as a “B” camera because of its size and capability but I’ve used it for a lot more “A” roll than I thought I would.

I would recommend going to a shop and handling them as much as you can and you’ll get a feel for which suits your needs better.

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