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Need Help Deciding which Camera to buy

gantonio's picture
Last seen: 6 years 8 months ago
Joined: 04/06/2008 - 7:00pm

I am in the market to buy a used camera for indie music videos and possibly short films. The main onesthat have caught my attention so far are the Canon XL1s and the Sony DCR VX2000. They both seem to capture great video. Anybody have feedback on which is the better camera?

I also have been eye balling the Canon HV20 and the Sony HDR CX7 as well. I know those are cheaper and more consumer based, but some of the video I have seen on those look like film. Especially in bright outside lighting.

Any feedback is encouraged please.


film814's picture
Last seen: 6 years 10 months ago
Joined: 02/04/2008 - 12:33pm

About the Canon XL1s: It does provide great quality video, however, if you have the money for the XL1s I would recommend moving up to the XL2. The XL2's controlls are much easier to learn than the XL1s' controlls are. Also for about $2000, you could check out the Canon GL2. It has XLR inputs and great quality video; especially in low lighting. (Which is one thing that smallconsumer cameras can't compete with because of lens size.)

Hope this helps,

Jeremy