Top 5 Best Canon Video Cameras

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When Canon’s Cine 8-T video camera hit the market in 1956, it was only the third movie camera available in Japan. It was compatible with several lenses, and also had an additional viewfinder to look through and focus the lens that wasn’t currently in use—a revolutionary feature for its time. Canon’s Cine 8–T received the first G-mark award in Japan, a design prize awarded by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The company has remained an industry leader in video imaging capabilities, with a full range of professional and consumer video cameras and camcorders. Here are the best Canon video cameras on the market today.

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Canon Vixia HF10

Canon Vixia HF10 reviewThe Canon Vixia HF10 AVCHD camcorder is a cool little camera but has some drawbacks. The HF10 has 16gb of built-in memory and also uses SDHC flash cards to record high-def video. The format is hard to edit, though. Sound is from built-in HF10 mics in the wide shots and from an ATR35s wired lav…2008-05-09T01:31:35.000Z

This consumer-grade video camera makes great images, as all cameras in Canon’s Vixia line do. It’s not quite broadcast quality, but if you’re only planning on screening them in an online format (like YouTube) it’ll look top-notch.

Pros:
• External microphone jack
• Threaded lens barrel for lens attachments
• 16GB of internal memory with additional slots for SD cards
• Tiny and lightweight
• Wide-angle imaging capability with image stabilization

Cons:
• Shoots in AVCHD format (need software to files)
• No standard definition option
• Interface is slow, especially if using it for still images (not recommended)

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Canon Vixia HF R500

Canon Vixia HF R500 In ActionThis is a follow up video to my unboxing/initial review video of the brand new Canon Vixia HF R500. In this video, I will show you some macro shots, some max zoom shots, and some outdoor audio all on the highest HD settings but without any complicated settings. This camera is perfect for the amateur…2014-04-09T19:18:31.000Z

A step up from the HF10, both in price and image capability, this consumer-range camcorder is another that produces video that works for Internet sharing, but isn’t quite broadcast quality.

Pros:
• 3.28-megapixel resolution with full HD CMOS sensor
• 57x zoom with image stabilization
• Touchscreen with ergonomic, intuitive design
• External microphone jack

Cons:
• Doesn’t perform well in low-light situations
• Manual shutter open option only
• LCD screen too reflective in sunlight to see

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Canon XA25

Canon XA25 ReviewThe Canon XA25 is a fantastic and compact all-in-one solution for a news gateherer or doc filmmaker. But its $3,000 price tag is steep, and there are a few DSLRs that are better (and cheaper) at shooting video.2013-09-13T21:36:17.000Z

This is an entry-level professional video camera. It’s at the expensive end of the spectrum, and is more designed for professional than consumer use. If you’re looking to foray into more serious video production, this is a great starter model.

Pros:
• Updated version of XA20, with HD–SDI output
• 8-blade aperture and manual focus ring
• Portable and small design with detachable handle
• Infared shooting mode for super low-light scenarios

Cons:
• Focus can be slow
• Menus and interface not as intuitive as other Canon models
• Cannot switch quickly between auto and manual exposure settings

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Canon EOS–1D X

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This is one of the highest-end DSLRs that Canon makes, and it’s one of the best video cameras you can buy. It’s used by professionals and produces broadcast-quality photography, in either video or stills. If you’re looking for a powerhouse that does well for both photography and filmmaking, this is your best bet.

Pros:
• 18.1-megapixel resolution with CMOS sensor
• Extra joystick for portrait mode for easy toggling between frames
• Super sharp imaging capability, even in low light situations
• Dual compact flash card slot
• Intuitive user interface menu design
• Not much digital noise up to 25000 ISO

Cons:
• Heavier than other comparable models
• Expensive

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Canon XL H1A

Canon XL H1 – HDV HD SD Professional Camcorder Video Recorder ReviewVideo presentation of Canon XL H1 professional broadcast full 1080 HD camcorder from: http://cvp.com ———————————————— For great products and fantastic service visit us at http://cvp.com Subscribe to our channel: https://youtube.com/c/cvptv?sub_confirmation=1 Download our apps: iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cvp.com/id1160714733 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cvp.creativevideoproductions Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/cvptv https://twitter.com/cvpgroup https://www.instagram.com/cvpgroup/2008-11-13T11:30:41.000Z

When the XL H1 was introduced it was Canon’s first HDV camcorder with interchangeable lenses. When the H1A were introduced in 2008, it featured a metal instead of plastic body and timecode options. This specific model is used primarily by documentary filmmakers and broadcast journalists.

Pros:
• Can shoot in either HD or standard definition
• Three interlaced 1440×1080 CCD sensors
• Uncompressed HD output option
• Sturdy, durable design with metal chassis
Interchangeable lenses
• 20x optical zoom

Cons:
• Very expensive
• Only 2-channel instead of 4-channel audio
• Weight balance is a little off

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