Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › Specialty Topics › Wedding and Event Video › Which camera to buy? Already have Canon 60D › Jen – if CF cards are too
Jen – if CF cards are too expensive and you need XLR inputs, I think you want a $1949 Canon XA10 or $2495 JVC HM150U. Both cameras feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots and XLR inputs. The Canon records 24Mbps AVCHD, has 64GB of internal storage and has a CMOS sensor. The JVC records at 35Mbps straight to Quicktime and has 3 CCDs.
Either one of these cameras would intercut just fine with your 60D with color correction in post — either one of them will eliminate any DSLR moire problem — and the JVC’s CCD sensors will eliminate the CMOS jello/skew problem when you pan.
I would get the JVC, but if price is an issue, the XA10 is a great camera too.
I have a Panasonic TM900 – similar to the X900 recommended above. A great camera – for prosumers. For a camera you use to make a living, I strongly recommend the XA10 or the HM150.
Shot with the HM150:http://vimeo.com/40456870
Wedding short shot with the XA10:http://vimeo.com/32288511
Hope this is helpful. Good luck with your decision!