Hank, This is what B&H

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Hank,
This is what B&H has B&H Kit
Sony Price : $ 2,299.95

DCR-VX2100 3 CCD Mini DV Camcorder, 12x Optical/48x Digital Zoom, Color Viewfinder, 2.5″ LCD Screen

System NTSC

Format Mini DV (6mm Digital)

CCD 3 x 1/3″ CCD 380,000 Pixels (340,000 Effective Pixels)
Advanced HAD CCD Technology

Audio PCM Digital Stereo
12-bit/32kHz/4ch, 16-bit/48kHz/2ch

Zoom 12x Optical, 24x or 48x Digital

Lens Aspherical Lens 6.0-72.0mm f/1.6-2.4
43.2 – 518.4mm (Camera / Memory Mode)

Filter Size 58mm

Image Stabilizer Yes, Optical Super Steady Shot

Lux 1 lux

Viewfinder Large Precision Color Viewfinder with 180k Pixels

LCD Monitor 2.5″ Precision LCD with 211,000 Pixels

Manual Controls Focus (ring)
Exposure (19 steps dial)
White Balance
Zoom (ring)
Shutter Speed (1/4-1/10,000)
Iris
Mic. Level.

Date & Time Yes

Time Code Yes

Edit Protocol Yes, Control-L (Lanc)

A/V Dubbing Yes, Audio Dub in 12-bit Mode

Inputs Digital – IEEE-1394
Analog – S Video or Audio Video Input (RCA)

Output Uses the same jacks as inputs

Digital Still Mode Allows the capture of still images onto a Memory Stick

Card Slot Memory Stick

Special Effects 6 Mode: Slim, Stretch, Solarization,
Monotone, Sepia, and Negative Art

Digital Effects 5 Mode: Old Movie, Luminance Key,
Flash Motion, Still, and Trail

Fader Black, Overlap, Wipe
Monotone and Random Dot

Titler 8 Preset & 2 Custom Titler

Built-in Mic Yes

Microphone Input Yes, (Mini Stereo)

Headphone Jack Yes, (Mini Stereo)

Built-in Speaker Yes

Accessory Shoe Yes, Intelligent (Hot Shoe)

Built-in Light No

Tape Loading Side – Top Loading

Power Consumption 7.2w, AC 110-240v 50/60Hz

Dimensions (WxHxD) 4-3/4 x 6-3/8 x 15-1/2″ (120 x 159 x 393mm)

Weight 3 lbs. 6 oz. (1.5kg)

Specialties Color Bar Generator
2-Position Neutral Density Filter
Digital Program Editing allows you to select 20 scenes (you can easily select and rearrange up to 20 scenes)
5 Mode Program AE
Zebra pattern 100%/70%

Step-up from DCR-VX2000 Enlarged Handle with Mounted Zoom and Recording Control
Larger Viewfinder, Larger Eyecup
Enhanced LCD Monitor with 211k pixels
Built in Lens Cap
1 Lux Low Light

The sony said 1 Lux is this correct? Is the quality of this camera really this good? How would it compare to my Canon GL2 6 Lux, 0.37 Lux (slow shutter at 1/8 of a second)?As for a church where no other suplemental lighting can be used does this camera do a superior job? How does this camera compare to the Sony DSR-PD170 3-CCD Mini DVCAM? They both shoot at 1 Lux. Can quality get any better than 1 Lux in low light? Sorry for all the questions but I’m a novice trying to do it right.
Thanks
Michael

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