The ABCs of Reviews, Bargains, Black Friday and too Much Hype


Selecting Video Equipment

It's not uncommon for me to spend 6 months to one year to pick a piece of equipment. I bought a Panasonic AG-AC160A about 2 years ago after spending a year looking at options.


My needs at the time were different from what they are now but the versatility of the 160A is such that it had no difficulty whatsoever adapting to a different workflow. Had I bought the first camera that came to mind it's likely I would have had to change to a different one. 


Shopping online is indeed risky unless you buy from well established big name retailers/ wholesalers.  You need to pay attention to all warranties when buying out of whatever country you reside in - you could find your equipment categorized as grey market.