I've been wondering how shallow of a depth of field can be achieved with this camera? I understand it has a 1/3 " image sensor, even smaller than last year's Canon HFS21. I want to make short films and web content, so having a shallow DoF is important for me (I don't like using DSLR's for video).
I know the DoF isn't fully dependent on sensor size, rather aperture and focal length, but compared to the canon hfs21. which has a 1/2.6 image sensor, what kind of depth of field would the xa10 have? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDex6cj5MT4
That is a DoF test with the HFS21. It seems to get pretty good DoF, and if the XA10 can match it, I'm happy. Do you guys think I can the get same DoF as the video with XA10?