"In documentary and journalism, you've got to be able to shoot at the click of a button because you don't know where the action is going to happen," says Nina Stevens, who has shot for major broadcasters from the BBC and Channel 4 through to the Discovery Channel and Sky.
For Charles Rare, a DoP, colourist and co-founder of a topical debate show who turned to cinematography to give life to the stories people shared, a camera is a tool for storytelling. "I'm always looking for new ways to redefine creativity," he says.
Both self-taught filmmakers who have learnt on the job, Nina and Charles were the first to try out Canon's latest flagship camcorder, the XF605. The new generation XF series camera is one of the industry's smallest three-ring 4K camcorders, with a large 1.0-type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV7 processor delivering exceptional image quality, a 15x zoom lens and Dual Pixel AF with EOS iTR AF X, an intelligent deep learning technology that tracks a subject's head, even when they are looking away from the camera.