Question: I have a large budget for my camera/s for my film making. I will be doing a lot of "run and gun" style shooting which a DSLR will be good at because it is small. But this may be shown on a television program or put on Blu Ray with is why a Canon XF305 would be good.
I am not sure what to get. I am not bothered about if it has XLR or detachable lenses or any other thing like that. All I need to know is if a Canon 5D Mk 3 is suitable for broadcast?
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A GoPro is suitable for broadcast as is a Flip camera or any camera for that matter. To answer your most pointed question, "Is a Canon 5D MK 3 suitable for broadcast?" The answer is Yes, the Canon 5D mk 3 is suitable for broadcast.
To address another point of your inquiry, you may want to go with the Canon XF305 if you are doing "run and gun" shooting.
One drawback with shooting video with DSLRs is the ability to focus on the go. Yes, with a Canon 5D and quality lenses, you can get background blur (bokeh) much better than with a traditional video camera.
But if you are moving a lot and your subject is moving, you may find that a video camera will give you what you need.
My question to you is, are you shooting documentary style or with more of an artistic impression? Go with the DSLR and good lenses if you want artistic. Go with a video camera if you are trying to capture the action.
You may want to read this article about Magic Lantern if you decide on a Canon DSLR. Among other things, Magic Lantern will help you with run and gun focusing.
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