Filmmaking Canon XA50 – Best Documentary Camera for Solo Filmmakers? October 15, 2019October 23, 2019 SarahdippityLeave a comment My first ever camera review! Needing a good camera to film documentaries with, I rented the Canon XA50 for a week, and took it out for a few testing sessions. The most important requirement for me is to have a camera that is easy to use as a solo filmmaker. Here are my non-technical thoughts on the camera. And here’s the actual test footage of Adams Morgan Day in DC, filmed with the Canon XA50.