Family Cam

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by alksion, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    Recently married. Wife and I just had our first puppy. Yeah, no kids yet! This puppy is enough trouble for now.

    I use to shoot video professionally. Canon GL2, Sony FX1000, Countless DSLR's and L Glass.. so and so forth.

    Been through many cameras and know each one had its pros and cons. Now I just want to shoot my new family as we grow.

    Wanting to use a run and gun handycam style unit. Right now I'm stuck between the Sony FDR-AX1000 and the Canon HF G40.

    I like the size of the sensor Sony went with, built ND filter and the fact 4K is available for future proofing, but it is more expensive.


    Canon has packaged a stellar camera at a reasonable cost that produces great looking video even with its censor size.


    Anyone use these two cameras or have any input on decision between the two? I'll be doing most of my editing in CS6.

    Thank!
     
  2. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    I realize that many of you have probably not used these two cameras specifically, but based upon their specifications and price points, does anyone have suggestions?
     
  3. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    I share a similar background in that I used to shoot professionally (now pretty much just produce and edit), so I haven't really used any of these cameras. Even though the ergonomics are dreadful, I honestly just use my phone 95% of the time for shooting the kids and stuff. It's just what I always have on me. And when I want to get a bit fancy and cinematic, I'll use the DSLR.

    But I don't think you can go wrong with either of these cameras. I suppose it comes down to if you really want to shell out extra for 4K. Never had any serious issues with any Canon or Sony cameras so the brands are solid.
     

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