I recently got a job as a contracted videographer. The camera that my company provided me with is a Sony HDR-CX190. It's honestly a cheap/lower end camera that would be useful for home videos and that's about it. I'm currently looking to purchase a new camera/camcorder for personal use as well as work and I'd like some input on which direction I should go in. I'm debating getting a DSLR camera that I could also use as a camcorder but I'm not sure which ones will have the best quality.
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