Video Camera Help Needed

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    • #51492
      nsawant
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      I have used a Panaonic Mini DV Camera DVX 100B and loved it as I am an event photographer and most of my work is live in low-light and the repsonse to auto focus is amazing.

       

      Anyway I need to move away from Mini DV and buy a SD based camera. Any suggestions taht will give me the same flexibility of operation as my current camera and in teh 5K price range.

       

      Thank You

       

      Nitin

    • #204602
      brunerww
      Member

      Nitin – coming from the DVX-100B, you'll probably be most comfortable with the $4300 Panasonic AG-AC160A. 22x zoom, 1080/24p/30p/60p recording at a maximum of 28mbps, variable frame rate recording, SMPTE time code, HD-SDI out, two card slots with simultaneous or relay recording –  this is arguably the best camera in its class.

       

      Well-reviewed on Amazon.

       

      Cheers, and good luck with your decision!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

    • #204608
      JackWolcott
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      I loved this camera when I saw it not too long ago at a trade show. Excellent layout of manual controls and a very clean image.

       

      The only negative I've seen was a review on the B&H web site that indicated an auto focus problem with the AC-160 that was supposedly corrected in the 160A and, according to the reviewer, had not been entirely corrected. I'd check out the camera carefully before purchasing.

       

    • #204612
      Charles
      Participant

      Check out the Panasonic HMC-AG150 it has worked great for me for the live music events I shoot on occasion. 

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