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Author Topic: XA10 vs HF G10  (Read 7465 times)
that1guyy
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« on: February 06, 2011, 07:44:33 PM »

Both cameras are very similar, but are there any actual differences between them besides the XA10 having a handle with XLR inputs? I mean does the XA10 have a better lens, more manual controls, more misc. options, or settings, or anything more over the HF G10?

The G10 is considered consumer, and the XA10 prosumer. Does having a handle and Xlr ports really justify 500 more bucks and make it a professional camcorder? I think I'm missing something.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 11:36:07 PM »

Good question... the XA10 has infrared capability in addition to the XLR inputs, as well as twice the internal memory.

With the XA10 you also get the traditional, recognizable build/outer appearance of a professional level camcorder instead of just the guts, which if you're going to be using it as a videographer for clients would be a must. I'd say these things are well worth the price differential, but of course  it depends what/who you are using it for.

 If you don't need infrared sensing, the handle grip, pro audio inputs without a powered adapter, the extra memory, or to show off to clients, then the Vixia HF G10 might be a better option at the lower price.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 03:41:16 AM »

I think the xa10 has IS (image stabilisation) and the HFG10 doesnt. Not sure. Anyone clarify?
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 12:46:47 PM »

Both cameras have the identical IS.
The only differences b/t the two cameras are:
1) Removable handle with XLR/phantom power audio input
2) Handle also has zoom rocker and record button
3) Handle/camera has IR capability
4) XA has 64 GB onboard memory, vs 32 GB for the G 10
Worth the extra $500??
It's in the eyes of the beholder...
It was definitely worth it to me to have the pro audio.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 11:17:35 PM »

Eyecenter is bang on about the need for pro audio. Don't fudge about with adapters and silly boxes to get mics and radios into the camera.

I'd also like to ad that the level of control and build quality more than make the price difference pointless.

Get the XA10 to keep yourself reasonably future proof as far as what you can do with the camera, and how far you can finesse you image and sound.
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