prosumer/broadcast quality camera suggestion

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by puckhead193, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    So I've accepted a job offer and I need a camera. I'm still finding out the details on what they require but I know it must be HD. I'm going to be shooting HS sports (all types) as well as other things. So I've looked around and this is what I've narrowed it down to, but i'm open to suggestions.

    Sony hvr-z5u - it seems to offer what i want plus i was thinking of also getting the optional memory record unit. (Sony HVR-MRC1) I like this the best because i need a quick turnaround and i won't have any down time compared to tapes when importing.

    canon XH-A1s - expensive...

    Sony FX1000 - same features but no XLR and some other features found on the hvr-z5u

    Sony HDR-FX7 - very affordable

    JVC GY-HM100U - i like the fact that it records in native quicktime format but i heard it doesn't do so well in low light.

    what are your opinions? Anyone use any of these cameras before?
     
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  3. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    I was planning on going into the city to go and visit there store. I like there kits for the cameras i'm considering.
    How well will the panny 'cooperate' with final cut? Is one better for sports and/or low light conditions?
     
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