Difference between 2 Sony cameras

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      What is the difference between the Sony DSR-PD150 and the Sony DCR-VX2000?

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      cuedog Wrote:

      What is the difference between the Sony DSR-PD150 and the Sony DCR-VX2000?

      The VX2000 is the MiniDV (prosumer level) equivalent of the PD150 (professional DVCAM). The same with VX2100 and PD170.
      I don’t know the PD150, but compared to the VX its most important advantage is the XLR mic input (dual, actually) and a mono shotgun mic and true 30 fps progressive scan (VX has half of this). There’s more. Check out its review at http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/sony_dsrpd150_camcorder_review.htm

    • #177734
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      Thanks for the replies!

      This is my first post. I have been reading through a few posts and reading a lot of magazines about video and DV. I am thinking about getting into wedding video with my fiance. These 2 camcorders seem to be the most commonly used as far as events go. I have also seen the GL2. My budget is in the way of getting a brand new one like the PD170.

      Do you use the camcorders for capturing the video to your computer by playback or do you use a third party DV tape deck or do you use some other means? I am asking this because I see a lot of reviews saying after a year and a half the tape deck stops working.

    • #177735
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      Cuedog, equipment is meant to be constantly upgraded. So get that VX2000 or whatever you can afford and don’t worry about mechanism tear. At the station where I used to work until last year, one of the field cameras was a VX2000. They have had it for 4 years (it’s 5 years now and they still have it) and it’s working great both as a camera and a DV deck.
      But you can always pull out some $ 300 and buy any cheapo miniDV to serve as a VCR…

    • #177736
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      svhs you say that you could buy a cheap miniDV for playback. I have read that some people have had problems with losing frames, etc by using another device for playback or are these problems just small isolated problems?

    • #177737
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      Actually it has happened to some people, from what I’ve heard – e.g. frames dropped when capturing with a Panasonic tapes shot with Sony – but I think that’s just an exception.

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