Be clear on this, Canon’s XF105 and XF100 camcorders are for professional videographers. Sure, they’re compact enough to temp any new father… just as long as he’s interested in recording his princess’ first steps to hot-swappable Compact Flash cards in either 1080/60i/30p/24p or 720/60p/30p/24p using Canon’s MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps XF codec. Although crowned Canon’s smallest professional camcorders, both manage to feature infrared and stereoscopic 3-D shooting capabilities (using OIS Lens Shift to optically align a pair of XF105 or XF100 shooters), a DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and a Full HD CMOS sensor for native 1920 x 1080 HD video. The two models differ only in support for HD-SDI output: the XF105 has it, the XF100 doesn’t. Look for them at retail sometime in the first quarter of 2011.