Canon XF300 HD Camcorder
The XF300 uses 3 HD CMOS sensors which capture 50Mbps with 4:2:2 color sampling resulting in true to life colors and excellent detail, recording on cost effective Compact Flash cards. Camera focus is excellent as the XF300 uses a Canon L Series lens, the highest quality line of professional Canon lenses.
The Instant Autofocus function allows less experienced users to quickly and accurately get their shots in focus.
With additional features like slow and fast Motion, waveform monitor tools, custom picture profiles, and a sharp 4 LCD monitor, this camera is plainly built for the professional. The camera body itself is even beefier than most with sturdy metal replacing many common plastic parts. While this makes the unit a little heavier than most other cameras on this list, the image quality makes the weight much more forgivable.