Hi everyone, and my apologies if this thread is in the wrong section,
I've just got some tax money back and have sold my old GL2 and a bunch
of accessories.. I now have about $2500 to spend, and I want to get the
best HD camera(s) I can for the loot. I plan to not only shoot short
films and music videos, but also wedding videography and commercials.
I was almost entirely sold on a 5D mark II or possibly a 7D, but I came
to the realization that those cameras, awesome as they are, aren't real
great for weddings (the 12 minute video clips, possible overheating,
zoom/focus would be trickier, would have to buy a separate audio
So I'm left with the option of camcorders. My idea was that for the
money I have, I should be able to get a Panasonic HMC40 and potentially
also a Panasonic HDC-HS300 as a second camera. I've been pouring over
the specs and reviews for both cameras and feel I have a pretty decent
understanding of their shortcomings (poor low light, etc) but that is
where I'm at.
Would love to get a HMC150 for the controls as well as CCD over CMOS,
but finding one for $2500 hasn't happened.
So I'm asking everyone out there.. Does my plan to get these two cameras
sound good for the money, especially in the light that I aim to start
doing weddings seriously? I'd still need a wireless lav, but that
wouldn't be too big a problem.
If any of you have a better idea or camera choice for the money, I'd
love to hear it.
Thanks in advance,