Excerpt: I work as an ENG camera operator. I've worked with sonys, and for the last 8 months an xf300. This camera is great, the workflow is extremely quick. The only problem I found was the standard picture profiles are garbage.
Summary: I've worked with this camera for 3 years now. It's an excellent run and gun option for fast-paced field work. The three rings for zoom, iris, and focus are crucial in my opinion, as are the built-in ND filters. The lens quality and zoom are superb.
Excerpt: I've had the XF300 for over a year now, and I think it is a gggggreat piece of equipment......however, you have to learn how to work it....that means it isn't easy! First off, I recommend purchasing a good tutorial DVD on the XF300, that is, one that is independent of Canon itself.
Excerpt: I am using the XF300 for documentary interviews. It has a full range of features, some I have not tired. However, it is no more complicated than my old Sony Handi-Cam VX2000! The videoI have shot is stunning.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: Wow. Everything I was expecting and more. I purchased this camera to better my YouTube videos for students. I am a teacher and making videos to help my students review and to keep caught up has become an extension to my classroom.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: Overall, very satisfied with this product. I film primarily sporting events (football, ice hockey, volleyball and soccer). The HD quality in decent lighting is very crisp. The direct recording to CF cards is a big improvement.The only issue I have thus far is that its ability to take quality video...
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Actually, I'm more pleased than I thought I would be. I was quite concerned that the camera would be more of a beast than I had expected for handheld work. It does fine at shorter focal lengths of course. And, the lowlight performance is better than I had expected, too.