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With NAB just days away, Canon has announced not one, not two, but three new camcorders to their prosumer line. The XA20 and XA25 are a followup from their 2011 model the XA10, but with an all new image processor. The Canon HF G30 is an update to the G20, and their new flagship consumer camcorder. The cameras share a lot of features in common, so hit the jump to get the rest of the details below. More »

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Not everyone needs or wants filmic shallow depth-of-field images (which can make filming in unpredictable situations harder to manage). If you’re shooting a doc or any manner of non-fiction material, small sensor cameras still have their place. I got my hands on a Canon XA10 at NAB and found it to be excellent, offering good low-light performance and a lot of customizable functions (not to mention XLR audio inputs, which are rare on a camera of such diminutive proportions). Its bigger brothers, the XF100 and XF105, offer higher bitrate recording on CF cards and more features to boot. Worth a look. Here’s a video review from Philip Bloom: More »