Excerpt: Superb Image quality, but little steep learning curve. If you intended to get full use of camera and going away from the auto modes and adjust the menu setting and calibration read lot of white papers and other online resources.
Trouble with acclimating, but overall great camera.
Eric Parsons, Amazon
19 November 2015
Summary: After using this camera for a high school football stadium in Texas, I like the camera, but it does not fit our purposes, and lacks important features for outdoor use. The main issue revolves around the lens that is not sealed tight.
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 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.
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.
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.