The Canon XA 10 - Appraisal of the Canon XA 10

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For the best review and anlysis, visit Canon XA10 <a href="http://www.xa10.co.uk/xa_10.php">Canon XA10</a>. The XA10 Professional Camcorder permits users to record up to 24 hours of clean hi-def video to a 64GB built in flash drive or even to a pair of SDXC-compatible memory slots. With Relay Recording, the camcorder immediately changes video recording by way of the internal drive to the SD memory cards if the memory gets full. Video can be copied from the XA10’s interior drive to removable SD memory cards. Which make it easy to insert the card directly into your computer or perhaps HDTV’s card reader and watch your recorded video clips straight away.

This Canon XA10 includes a AVCHD codec. AVCHD (Advanced Video Code Hi-def) was introduced within 2006 and it has rapidly grown to be the norm regarding specialist camcorders. AVCHD utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression engineering similar to the technologies integrated inside Canon’s HD DSLRs. In addition to high end video cameras, AVCHD is very popular in the consumer market therefore the majority of non-linear editing computer software, possibly professional and consumer, come with comprehensive help for this codec; this makes for simple interface with the XA 10 whatever program the customer decides.

Canon is pitching it somewhere in the prosumer market as well as a ultra-portable rig for outdoor, action sports, live reports along with tight-spot shooting at the expert level. But with a predicted retail of US$1999, it truly is well within grasp of the hobbyist that just wants to film high-quality home movies.

The XA10 has full manual exposure, plus aperture precedence (Av), and shutter priority (Tv) modes. Either color bars or color bars and test tone can be selected and recorded by using a menu. The color bars comply with the SMPTE standard. -12 dB, -18 dB or -20 dB can be chosen as the test tone. The white balance control includes 6 available presets settable via a diversity of day and artificial light situations (blank) as well as two manual white balance settings. Color temperature may also be manually set from 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments to get more precise adjustment. Gain maybe hand set from 0 dB to 24 dB in 1 dB increments. Also, Auto Gain Control Limit allows you to set the most gain limit for the picture sensor's level of sensitivity. With this particular function, brightness and noise will be balanced as required, and image quality may be optimized in very low light situations.

The Canon XA10 gives you a good 64GB internal flash drive, an increase from the G10's 16gb interior backup, as well as twin SDXC card openings. Incorporate a couple of SDXC cards and this provides you around192GB including disk drive as part of your video camera. Canon states that you'll need a Class 4 or older SDHC or SDXC card in order to record 24Mbps or 17Mbps video (the majority of cards today fulfill this Class standing in any case - simply dont buy some cheaper Sdcard). SanDisks Ultra 64GB card can be a possible alternative. 64GB is more than adequate for anyone’s requirements.. So the built-in storage space as well as 2 SD cards ought to provide 16 hours of High definition video at 24Mbps, not too shabby considering the foot print your camera and hard drive take up.