Video camera for sports needed

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    • #78681
      AvatarJRSP
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      Hi.

       

      I need a professional video camera for sports, I was considering the Canon C100 but have been told that whilst it can be used it is not ideal.

       

      I shoot mainly fast action, please see my site, https://www.facebook.com/JRSPhotography.co.uk

       

      I am looking to spend approximately £2-4K so any advice on a good camera for sports use would be much appreciated.

       

      Thank you

    • #210612
      Avatarbrunerww
      Member

      Hi JRSP – the C100 will give you very nice images, but Canon doesn't make a power zoom for it – and you really need the ability to change your focal length quickly if you're shooting sport.

       

      Instead, you may want to consider the Sony NEX-EA50.  Here is what this camera can do:

       

      Cycling:

       

       

       

       

      Youth Football:

       

       

       

       

      You can get a new UK stock NEX-50 from CompAdvance in London via eBay for £3134.  The camera comes with an 18-200mm power zoom – and, with an adapter, you will be able to use your still camera lenses with it.

       

      Hope this is helpful!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

    • #210613
      AvatarJRSP
      Participant

      Thank you, you have confirmed what one person has told me.

       

      Would you suggest any others/makes please

    • #210633

      For fast-moving sports, you may want a CCD camera. Most cameras these days use CMOS sensors, which suffer from 'shutter roll', which creates artifacting in the moving image. A quick Google search should help you find out more about it.

    • #210636
      AvatarJRSP
      Participant

      Thank you all, low light is important

       

    • #210628
      Avatarbrunerww
      Member

      Just about any of the professional small sensor cameras in your price range will do the job – but you'll lose the shoulder mount and lens interchangeability.

       

      The Canon XF305 for example, will give you results that look like this:

       

       

       

       

      Used, this camera is between £2778 and £3500.

       

      Again, hope this is helpful!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

       

    • #210635
      Avatarbrunerww
      Member

      Yes – CCDs are great for eliminating skew – but they are not very good in low light. And it's going to be tough to find a new CCD camera – the only manufacturer left in your price range is JVC.  You can find an old JVC GY-HM700E, for example, on eBay every once in a while, but they're rare.  Here's one in what appears to be pretty good condition for £2420.

       

      Here is what this camera can do (back focus issue in part of the video, but the rest is sharp):

       

       

       

       

      Here is Philip Bloom's 2009 review:

       

       

       

       

      Cheers,

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

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