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Greetings, I have a couple of these that we occasionally use. I would like to get away from tape, but image quality is still my focus. Also low light is a concern. I understand these are dinosaurs now, but are they still decent or would I be better off selling and getting a good HD? Suggestions?
Hi – to answer your question, here's a side-by-side of the NV-GS400 against an old (2012-era) Panasonic HC-X900 (please watch at 1080p):
By today's standards, the 1080p X900 is a low resolution camera. The newest Panasonic and Sony camcorders have 4 times the resolution of the X900 (please watch at your monitor's highest resolution):
If budget permits, you might want to seriously consider upgrading to a modern camera. A Sony AX33 kit is a little less than $1100.
Hope this is helpful and good luck!