SD or HD Camera?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by amiga, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. amiga macrumors 6502

    amiga

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    Hi,

    The title says it all really, I have about £1000 to spend on a video camera, I'd like it to be as 'pro' as possible. I presume that with a DVCAM/Mini DV camera I would get much more camera for my money than with HDV but is it short sighted to get SD???

    Would having HD make up for the camera's lack of pro features? This question is specific to the UK where HD broadcast is slow in the take up.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    Cannon or Sony are good but for your price range you are gonna be limited on what you can get (new anyway)

    Canon HV10 HD Camcorder is £899 on apple.com/uk or 799 elsewhere on the internet
    the Sony range of HDV are ok too ranging from £749 to £949


    if you are going to go 2nd hand on ebay then look for the Sony vx2100e , here is a link to ebay (not mine BTW ) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SONY-VX2100E-...ryZ20333QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    or Canon XM2 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Canon-XM2...8QQihZ012QQcategoryZ20333QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  3. amiga thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I would go with a MiniDV camera, whether you go SD or HD.

    The tapes make a wonderful way to store your footage. They are cheap and easy to use when linked to your computer via your camera.

    Also, from what I understand, most of the DVD and Hard Drive based cameras are not true 1080 resolution.

    Agree. It's definitely worth a look.
     

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