need help to choose semi-pro camcorder

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    • #42232
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hi,

      Need advice to decide on purchase of a semi-pro DV camcorder which is going to be used for teaching audio-visual production and journalism classes to undergrads.
      So far, I’ve shortlisted the foll:
      – Canon GL2 mini DV
      – Sony PD 150
      – Sony VX 2100

      Tell me what you think of these? Any other models you can suggest?

      Christina

    • #177656
      AvatarTomScratch
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      Hi,
      That’s easy. Serious mainstream work requires XLR inputs to meet professional audio standards. That would be the PD-150. All of these cams deliver excellent visuals. Even when on camera mikes deliver great audio (and I and my musician friends are more than O.K. with the audio results from my VX2100), XLR provides lots more flexibility and cuts out a layer of interface gear.
      REGARDS … TOM 8)

    • #177657
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Thanks for the advice. In fact, I just saw that the BBC uses the PD150 for training.
      Christina

    • #177658
      AvatarAnonymous
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      go the 170 instead of the 150 better low light, and more audio flexibility

      170 shooter

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