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September 21, 2011 at 4:53 PM #49216spnplg1Participant
Ive narrowed my video camera selection to Canon XF100 or Panasonic AG-HMC150.
Ill be using the camera to film a fishing show for cable TV. Both cameras have received great reviews. Heres how the specs compare:
Panasonic 3CCD vs CMOS
AVCHD vs MXF files
SD vs compact flash
4:2:0 vs 4:2:2
The XF100 is a newer camera (jan 2011), the AG-HMC150 has been out since late 2008.
Any recommendations which one is better overall?
September 22, 2011 at 7:04 PM #201548KenkyushaParticipant
How’s the rolling shutter on the XF100?
September 22, 2011 at 7:25 PM #201549EarlCMember
In spite of all the pro/con comments and supporting statements that infer CMOS isn’t all “that” bad, I’d go with a CCD unit, budget permitting. Even if the HMC150 is an older model it’s an established tool of the trade and much appreciated among many pros in the business.
September 23, 2011 at 1:10 AM #201550CharlesParticipant
I have never played with the Canon but I really love my HMC 150 and it is fantastic in low light situations. Check out B & H Photo they have some really good package deals on them.
September 23, 2011 at 1:23 AM #201551TAPPYParticipant
I know the price point you’re at right now and it’s a difficult one. The Sony NX5u is old and the NX70u is great, but a little short on “pro” features. However, like the Sony, the Canon XF-100 uses the came CMOS sensor (and basically the same lens) that they put in their $1,500 consumer camera. Have you checked out the Panasonic AG-AC130? It’s about $4,000 and should come out this month. It has a serious 3-chip CMOS sensor and a HQ 20x wide/tele lens, plus pro features the Canon doesn’t have. I think it’ll blow away both the Canon and the aging 150 (imo). I’ve decided to go with an NX70u, but we’re probably doing different things. http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/sales_o/broch_pdf/ag-ac160_130.pdf
January 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM #201552RParticipant
XF100 can record on two cards. i’m not so sure about the HMC150.
because of the 3chip and newer CMOS and the 2-card recording, i’d go with the Panasonic AG-130 which is available now as i post.
also on the same boat of deciding which to upgrade to. my 2-cents
January 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM #201553MediaFishParticipant
We now have two of the XF100 cameras in our arsenal and love them – they have perform exactly as we expected with no buyer remorse. Next camera purchase will be the XF305.
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