a camcorder and really need some help. My old Canon XM2 (GL2) is just not doing
the job anymore, and I am tired of tapes and standard res. Not to mention it's
starting to look antique, so it's not really giving me that professional confidence
boost when I pull it out.
What I am
looking for is something like this:
- Full HD
with handle. Need a pro look for my business so a small one, won't do the job.
- Record to
SD card and/or internal memory (flash or HD)
wide angle (or a cam to which a good wide-adapter can be bought at a reasonable
enough for steady handling, light enough to be able to shoot using the handle
for some time.
- Good low
light quality as I will be shooting lots inside and not always with optimal
speaking, image quality more important than audio quality.
price: Around 4,500 USD / 2.800 GBP
the cams I have been looking at:
HXR-NX70 gets great lowlight reviews, but it's expensive and I don't know if I
would be paying for lots of stuff I will never need (like the jungle-thing,
waterproof, dustproof etc)
XF100 also at the very top of my budget, but seems like an overall great
Panasonic is affordable and I think would certainly do the job had I always a
perfect light set-up, but I am worried that the lense is small and that it does
a bad job in less than great light. I am tempted by an offer right now of 2040
GBP for the camera + XLR-adapter + iPad.
NEX-VG2, i Just saw this, looks different and interesting, but can't compare
the lense really, so am fairly clueless.
Any cams I
have left out?
And which of these would you suggest and why?
(Note: Could not find a general camcorder forum, only brand specific ones. Please feel free to move this thread to any correct forum I might have missed.)