I,m looking for a camcorder that can handle low light arena conditions. We need to film horse events in a rather dim arena but it has sky lights along the eves that shut down the cheaper palm type corder that we currently use. Also it needs to handle bright out door situations. Is this one that we should consider? John T
Outside sports shooting especially with the capability of using the EVF was a primary reason for my choosing the XA10. In practice I have also found the large LCD to be brighter than other video camera screens and in many situations it may be used in place of the EVF. I have not used it enough in low light shooting to make a qualified statement regarding that. However, with the benefit of IR capability I would expect good results, at least at reasonable distances.