One of those consumer cameras that scares professionals

Canon has always made top-shelf stuff for the consumer market, but you don’t usually see Canon cameras on professional shoots.   A few months back, Wired wrote a review about the Canon Vixia HF S10 that caught my eye.  Wired is usually as reliable as it gets with tech reviews.   I recently shot with one as a B camera (the A cam was a very expensive Sony EX1 — the Canon runs for about a grand).   Was just editing some of the footage, and much of what the Canon did was indistinguishable from the EX1.   It is totally acceptable as a B Cam.   Like any consumer gear, it has its limits (battery being a big one), but it works surprisingly well.   Also takes really good stills.


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