Canon XL2 vs SONY HDR-FX

octoberdeath

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Feb 22, 2005
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Alright I am really interested to know in lamens terms what the difference is between these two that makes the Canon more expensive. I don't understand how the Sony, which is HD, is less expensive. I mean its freaking High Def.!! So if any one would like to enlighten me. And if I were to get one of these which one would you recomend?
 

iris_failsafe

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May 4, 2004
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Prices are marketing strategies. About the SONY there is a better version equivalent to the PD-150 but high Def that is priced at about the same as the XL2. It has the professional sound inputs and a better mic as the XL2 has.

And to why the SONY is HD is because they had the technology first...
 
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SumDumGuy

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Jun 17, 2002
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The Canon has interchangeable lenses (the XL series and ,with an adapter, the entire Canon lens catalog). Also, the Sony captures HD into an MPEG stream which is a hassle to edit (at least on the Mac) without using a workaround like Lumiere.

Besides, Canon is better quality-wise (at least in my experience).
 
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