Hi SLP –  I would go with the

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Hi SLP –  I would go with the only shoulder mounted, large sensor, interchangeable lens camcorder with pro XLR mic inputs in your price range – a used Sony NEX-EA50 for less than $3000 from Amazon or eBay.

 

Whether you plan to shoot commercials, weddings, events, music videos or short films, this camera will do a good all-around job.

 

Here is what this camera can do in low light:

 

 

http://vimeo.com/55858864

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

http://vimeo.com/68328410

 

 

Wedding:

 

 

http://vimeo.com/60141876

 

 

That said, this camera records to AVCHD – and you may have to transcode to use it with Final Cut Pro.  You may want to think about getting a less expensive Windows machine and a $252 copy of Sony Vegas Pro instead.

 

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your new video career!

 

Bill

Hybrid Camera Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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