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I am debating on which camera to go with, whats your guys opinion? We film outdoor fishing and hunting. 😯 😕
I have the PD170 and love it. Great for shooting indoors and out.
The Sony PD-170 is a tried and true performer. It’s used by numerous news and TV outfits. It will give you easy access to more manual controls than the smaller A1U.
If you have size requirements, then the A1U will fit the bill. It’s small enough to fit in almost any daypack and messenger bag that I own. That’s a bonus if I have lots of non-video gear that I’m taking along for the ride too.