Canon Vixia HF G10 vs Canon XA10
by turboblast88 - 5/26/12 10:44 PM
I am trying to decide between the Canon VIXIA HF G10 vs the Canon XA10. Basically I shoot some videos and place them on youtube for commercial purposes and have been using a VIXIA HF200 with external microphone DM-100. The reason for upgrading: manual focus, night shooting with infarred. I already have an external infrared light which can be mounted if the mic is removed or used on a tripod. I am looking at the XA10 and one downside as I see it is that if you remove the handle there is no accessory shoe what so ever, correct? I was planning on using it with the handle sometimes and other times not, but if there is no acc shoe it doesn't make sense.
Advantages for XA10, comes with remote and other goodies, standard acc shoe, included infa red.
Advantages for VIXIA HF G10, smaller, can use with existing mini acc shoe external mic (which seems to work OK), cheaper