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April 7, 2012 at 1:48 PM #48399AnonymousInactive
Hey guys! I currently have an Canon 60D DSLR but I would like to buy a videocamera. Somewhere around the price of $3000, does anyone have any good suggestions? I was looking at NEX-VG20, any reviews on that?
April 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM #198860harlockrParticipant
You can wait until june and get a Sony HXR-NX30, is suppose to be around $2500 or less. And just the small form factor, professional audio inputs and super motion stabilization seems enough to wanna get one.
check a quick review:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Q23QSYVvo&feature=related
April 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM #198861CvilleParticipant
I have the NEX-VG20. I have not done a lot of shooting with it yet. But so far I am for the most part pleased with it. It has some limitation as do all cameras. I bought it without the kit lens and have purchased the wide angle 16mm, the 55-210mm and will get the 50mm f1.8 prime lens soon.
I think it will depend on what you want to do with it. I bought it to do mostly production work that we will control set up and lighting.
I will say I also have a sony fx7 3cmos camera and the VG20 low light performance is much better with less grain than he fx7.
With not having a power zoom it is not as event friendly as some would like.
The touch screen menu is a little sluggish in response but that is not much of a problem. Once I get it set-up then it has enough manual buttons on it that I can adjust most of what I need without going back into the touch menu.
Vimeo has a VG20 group and you can go there and see a lot of videos that have been shot with the camera as well as read some of the forum discussions on the camera.
April 7, 2012 at 11:21 PM #198862brunerwwMember
April 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM #198863JosephParticipant
I have to echo Cville’s thoughts. Before I could give you a recomendation,I would need to knowwhat you plan to do with it.
Is the $3k your camera budget, or your camera AND accessories budget?
Do you already have pro audio gear? If not, I’d put about $500 of that into mics. I’d start with a good wireless lav. They’re so versatile and easy to hide.
April 9, 2012 at 2:41 PM #198864MediaFishParticipant
Check out the Canon XF100 or XF105. We have had great success with them.
April 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM #198865WoodyParticipant
I’m still shooting with the VG10and love it. I’m planning on moving up to the FS 100 but just love the size of the VG10 for what I get out of it. I’ve had the 50mm F/1.8 E-mount lens for about a month nowand its awesome.
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