Canon XF300/305 – Light Weight ENG Camcorder
Weighing nearly 3Kg and with a solid, light body with easy-access buttons, this camcorder has a professional look it without the bulk and bother of big industrial camcorders. The fact that this Canon XF300 can switch between being a run-and-gun camera to a shoulder-mount ENG in an instant is also a welcome bonus for anyone on the hunt maybe both. It comes equipped with duel XLR inputs and dual CF card slots too. Plus, this camera meets the BBC’s criteria for broadcast quality and is used by them in locations all over the world.
Sony PMW100 One XDCAM
Despite its small size, the Sony PMW100 is a fairly powerful camcorder with some amazing features, which is why it’s also part of a lot of top lists in regards to good quality footage from a camcorder. It’s really good for shooting in the field as it has everything from dual XLRs, full SDI, HDMI, and a transfer speed of 50Mbps for quick offloading of footage. It has exceptional transportability as well as exceptional picture quality.
Canon XA20/25 Professional Camcorder
This amazing little unit from Canon can give you inspiring optical presentation with its wide-angle HD video lens and zoom of up to 20x. Its pixel count is brilliant due to its 1/2.84 CMOS sensor. To put it simply, the Canon XA20 is perfect for shooting professional footage at almost any level of industry. The XA20 is really starting to blend in between the more expensive professional camcorders and the more modestly priced video cameras.
The Sony HVR-Z7u doesn’t disappoint in any areas, and it makes for a really great Camcorder for any professional who wants a light-weight and trusty camera by their side at all times on the road. It has duel XLR inputs and records in 24p. It has a Sony 1/3″ Exmore sensor as well obviously. Have a look at some footage here to see how good it really is.
Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder
This beauty has genuine Canon HD video lens at 20x zoom, as well as a host of other cool features which current Canon fans will appreciate if they’re coming from a DSLR or something similarly priced. However, what maybe the best thing about this model from Canon is that it can be completely tailored to your needs. The modifications can be delivered onto the custom functions buttons, image changes, display adjustments, as well as two custom keys and nine custom presets, so everything you’d ever need from a professional camcorder can be literally at your fingertips if you want it.