Big Savings on Canon XF and XA Camcorders

From March 1st through June 30th Canon is offering a slew of instant rebates on their pro video camcorders- specifically in the XF and XA families. The instant rebates range from $200 to $1,000 which makes it a great time to pick one of these up and save a couple bucks.

Take a look at them in our web store.

$1,000 Instant Rebate on XF305- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $3,999
$500 Instant Rebate on XF300- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $3,499
$500 Instant Rebate on XF205- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $3,499
$500 Instant Rebate on XF200- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,999
$500 Instant Rebate on XF105- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,499
$500 Instant Rebate on XF100- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,999

$300 Instant Rebate on XA25- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,199
$300 Instant Rebate on XA20- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,699

$200 Instant Rebate on XA35- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,299
$200 Instant Rebate on XA30- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,799
$200 Instant Rebate on XA10- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,299

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Black Friday Specials

We’re not a standard “store”. We’re not even really a store at all. But we are a place that sells stuff and people come to us to buy stuff. Black Friday has become a very serious holiday. It has become standard for business of all kind to celebrate Black Friday in some way. Since we’re not a typical store we’re going to do Black Friday a little differently.

Starting today and going through Friday, December 6th we’re going to be running our Black Friday specials. Here’s the list of our specials:

follow focus normally $269 NOW $166

shoulder stock support normally $119 NOW $56

23″ camera slider normally $139 NOW $79

47″ camera slider normally $199 now $123

mini condenser microphone normally $39 NOW $24

Canon XA20 ($2,195) or XA25 (2,695) cameras come with 2x 64GB SDHC memory cards and Canon CG800 charger. Total value of over $150 in extra gear.

Two light, fluorescent soft box kit with stands. Normally $249 NOW $133

Blackmagic Design Pocket camera Normally $995 NOW $942

There are no rain checks. When December 7th hits everything is back to regular price. All items listed above are estimated to deliver to you in 1-6 weeks. All Black Friday promo sales are final and non returnable.

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Hot Bundles on XA20 & XA25 Camcorders

We’re running some sweet promotions right now on Canon XA20 and XA25 camcorders. When you buy an XA20 you’ll get 3x 32GB Delkin SDHC cards and a Canon CG-800 battery charger. When you buy an XA25 you’ll get 4x 32GB Delkin SDHC cards and a CG-800 battery charger.

The battery charger is an especially useful item because these cameras don’t come with a charger. Out of the box you’re required to charge the battery on-camera using the AC power adapter.

The XA20 package is currently selling for $2,195 and the XA25 package is selling for $2,695 Post by Eric C. Petrie

We’ve Got the Hot New XA20 In-Stock Ready to Go

Canon recently released the XA20, the successor to the very popular XA10. The XA20 picks right up where the previous model left off. It still has the same great 1080p 1/3″ CMOS sensor that produces incredibly detailed images, still has the handy detachable top handle with balanced 2-channel XLR inputs, and still has the accurate touch-screen focusing and exposure control. They’ve made some great changes based on user feedback. The HDMI port is now in a logical spot on the back-top instead of on the bottom. It has an incredible 20x lens that starts off very wide (3.6mm or 28mm equ.) and stays very bright (f/2.8 at long end). It now has a built-in lens cap, which seems silly until you try working with the old lens cap. They’ve added Wi-Fi for control and file transfer. Lastly it now features a maximum 35mbps second recording (instead of 24mbps). I remember 3 years ago you couldn’t get 35mbps for less then $4,000, now we’ve got it in the palm of our hands. This incredible little camera is in-stock at Professional Video now. Oh, one more thing. We’re including a free 32GB SDHC card for a very limited time.

Canon XA20 is Now Shipping

Exciting news.  Canon’s hotly anticipated super compact professional camcorder, the XA20 is now shipping.  We’ve already received our first batch and put them in the hands of eager customers. At a price of $2,194 this little camera is a lot of bang for the buck. Pre order in the next 7 days and get a free Delkin 600x SDHC card.

The Canon XA20 Professional HD Camcorder is a compact “run-and-gun” camera that is suitable for ENG, event coverage, independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84″, 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a true 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. The integrated Canon 20x HD Optical zoom lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 26.8 to 576mm and features an 8-bladed iris to render highlights in a more natural manner.

The final piece in the image chain is Canon’s Digic DV 4 Image Processor. This high-speed image-processing engine powers Canon’s Dynamic IS (Image Stabilization) mode reducing image distortion over traditional up-down left-right image stabilization by adding correction for camera roll in three axes. The power of the Digic DV 4 allows the camera to simultaneously encode your video to two different codecs and bit rates, allowing you to have web-ready versions of your master footage available as soon as you stop recording.

The XA20 features both a 3.5″ OLED Touch Panel view screen with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and a color electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 dots of resolution. The camera features full manual control and auto modes for exposure, focus, white balance, gain, and shutter speed. The camera provides professional features such as a pre-record buffer, peaking, zebra bars, color bars, and reference tone. The zoom speed is adjustable with variable, constant (with 16 different speed levels), fast, normal and slow settings. The camera features a detachable top handle with zoom toggle, record start/stop, IR emitter, tally light, accessory shoe, external mic holder and two XLR connectors with phantom power and manual audio level controls. The XA20 includes a built-in headphone jack and an HDMI mini connector, and outputs composite video and audio via a 3.5 mm four pole mini jack.