Minimum/Suggested/Ideal

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    • #42569
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      I need to make a list of HD cameras, preferably 3 specific models, ranked as Minimum, Suggested, and Ideal for my employer. Now, I’ve listed the XL2 as Ideal if that helps give you a reference for what exactly I’m hoping for as far as price, features, quality.

      The part I’m stuck on, even after reading about 100 reviews this afternoon, is finding my mid-range pick, which as most of you know, will probably be the one that gets the green light from the higher-ups. Knowing I’ll be settling for less than I want is, naturally, a big part of the battle I’m facing.

      I’ve grudgingly listed the Sony HDR-HC3 as minimum. Actually, I don’t feel I’d have a lot of happiness with the resulting video from the reviews I’ve read, but it’s a starting low-point. I’m willing to be proven wrong of course.

      So, simply stated, what would be your M/S/I list of 3 HD cameras? Hopefully this will not only be helpful to me, but interesting for all of us!

    • #178686
      AvatarEndeavor
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      I’m just curious as to why you automatically chose the XL first. It would probably not be my first choice. The XL does not do DVCAM first off.

      I like the Panasonic AG-HVX200. It shoots on a P2 card in 1080/60i, 30p and 24p; in 720/60p, 30p and 24p; and in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO or DV.

    • #178687
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I like it. It’s a realistic price and I don’t have a lot against it. I feel like it will hold up technologically for a relatively long period of time, which will appeal to the boss.

      As I said, I’m willing to be wrong, and I suggested the XL2 more as "this is the price and features and quality I’m interested in", as opposed to "this is precisely the model I want".

      And I confess, I’m still card-shy.

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