Canon 6d vs Sony FDR-AX33

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      joel222
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      I’m hoping someone can give me some advice. I already own a canon 6d and use it to video my kids thai boxing fights. I was wondering if I’d be better of with a Sony FDR-AX33 or similar? I keep reading that dslr’s aren’t best for making video but would a cheap video camera be better? I don’t want to spend a lot or have something big and professional looking either. Any help is appreciated.

      Thanks

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      Erling46
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      In my opion AX-33 is a perfect camera for the amature that make mostly home movies, but which to have some control without spending a lot of money. It can record in 4K which is nice the day when you get a 4K TV, which you probably will in the next two years.
      The camera has the BEST stabilation currently found on any low-end video-camera that I’m aware of.
      If you plan to film outside in sunlight maybe buy two ND filters (if you know what they are used for). The camera seems to overexpose a little for my taste, so I always set the AE shift -1.
      You find lots of reviews on YouTube for this camera. It also can record at 50 fps, so you can make some nice slow motion (only i HD).
      You can set many option on manual, and change then with the ring, like focus, zoom, exposure and so on. But only one at a time.

      Personaly I think a videocamera is better for making videos than dslr’s, but that is my taste. I think you will easely find people saying the oposite.

    • #212954
      Andy
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      I just got an AX33. Sold a Nikon D7100 DSLR. As previously stated, the BOSS (Balanced Output Stabilization System) is incredible. Best in any class of hand held camcorder. In addition, on-board (2/5 channel) mics are stellar for close in shooting. 4K is fantastic for being able to software based zooms and pans. Looked real hard at diff between AX33 and AX100. Tried both. Many say that the AX33 is tops as consumer camcorder, but speaking as a professional videographer, why spend $2000 when a $1000 camera gives you 98% of what you need.

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