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Paul Mo wrote:
You do know that an XF100 could be better suited?
As the owner of three XF100 cameras I can agree with this too. If you're new to video, and interviews in particular then a real video camera with real XLR inputs for audio plus phantom power, AF (though don't rely on it blindly), vector scopes and zebras are all very useful.
Add to that, the XF100 records in MPEG2 50mb 4:2:2 so it's an approved codec standard for broadcast whereas the 5D3 isn't (though it can be used for some stations).
However, the XF100 won't be as good in low light. As soon as I have to turn the gain up to 6db or more then the 5D3/DSLR wins for me every time (and I'll work around the audio issues).
Also, the XF100 won't give you the shallow DOF some people look for (being a 1/3" sensor).
I can't believe how cheap the XF100s are now compared to when I bought mine
You could also look at the new XA25 too. Great camera for the price and also has the XLR inputs.