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June 15, 2014 at 12:57 AM #78681
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.
June 15, 2014 at 3:00 AM #210612
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:
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!
June 15, 2014 at 3:34 AM #210613
Thank you, you have confirmed what one person has told me.
Would you suggest any others/makes please
June 16, 2014 at 5:26 PM #210633Laguna HikerMember
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.
June 17, 2014 at 7:49 AM #210636
Thank you all, low light is important
June 16, 2014 at 5:46 AM #210628
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!
June 17, 2014 at 4:31 AM #210635
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:
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