Sony vs Panasonic ?

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    • #96644
      AvatarAshraf Ahmed Khan


      I am a beginner photography and videography enthusiast from India. My primary area of interest is Rail Fanning (capturing train pics and videos). I have been researching to buy a Full HD Camcorder for recording long duration journeys. I have short listed 2 camcorders. One is Panasonic HC-PV100 (AG-AC30) and the other one is Sony HXR-NX100. I am confused as to choose which one between these ? 

      Please provide your suggestions.

      Thanks in advance.

    • #278164

      I would choose the NX100 if for no other reason than its built-in ND filters which for you, shooting outdoors, is a must. However, I'm very biased toward the NX100 because I own two NX5U cameras and shoot with them regularly. Their layout and features are virtually identical to the NX100. Although a bit heavy, the cameras are robust and have a great many control features. Be aware that these are both big cameras; I wouldn't think of taking either on a holiday trip or a "long duration journey." Just too much weight to pack around.

      You might take a look at the Sony FDR-AX100, which has received excellent (rave) reviews and is roughly the same price range. I haven't handled one but is appears to be much more compact than the NX100 and has most of the same features, including ND filters built in. And, if it matters to you, it shoots 4K.

    • #278219

      Budgetwise I'd go for Panasonic but Sony is my favorite. You'll never go wrong with either of the two. Thanks for this thread. I will definitely follow this. I'd like to read what will the pro's take on this.

    • #72006714

      I am a photographer and also do short videos. I have used both Sony and Panasonic Camcorders and presently I use Sony HVR-V1P HD Video Camcorder. The Sony HVR-V1P is a compact professional HDV camcorder. It provides high sensitivity, low noise, and a wide dynamic range to help achieve high-quality, smearless images. In addition to 1080/50i acquisition, it also provides 25p shooting – making it ideal for low budget film-makers. Other features include timecode preset function, two XLR microphone inputs, a timecode link. You would love shooting from this Camcorder. But if you check Panasonic HC-MDH2 (PAL) you would get some good videos but not as good as Sony HVR-V1P.

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    • #72007796

      If you choose between these two brands, I will prefer Sony. It may also be worth paying nikon cameras. I like their SLR cameras. A lot of lenses fit cameras Nikon.

    • #72013733

      Sony vs Panasonic which one to choose? What I can say is that both are good and that everyone should choose their equipment according to their needs.

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    • #72059413

      Sony and Panasonic both are very good. Choice is your.

    • #278217
      AvatarAshraf Ahmed Khan

      Thanks a lot, Sir for your suggestions. 

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