Sony DCR-TRVxx or Canon ZR-xx?????

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  1. DeepDish macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2002
    Need to buy a new camcorder.

    Both Sony and Canon are coming out with new models for their DCR-TRVxx and ZR-xx lines.

    They will be available over the next month or two.

    Base on the two current series, my question is which series is most mac friendly?

    Which series has the best hardware longevity (won't break in a year or so)????

    Thank you,

  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    I'm a film/video person, and I've used both Sony and Canon cameras. I recommend the Canon ZR-xx series over the Sony.

    My experience with Canon cameras has been fabulous. They work flawlessly with Macs, and I've had no trouble out of any of the Canon's I've owned or worked with.

    As for Sony, I find that they also work with Macs (usually, though I have encountered some problems). But I've had serious mechanical issues with the Sony cameras I've used. I've also heard from my production professors to avoid Sony cameras.

    I strongly recommend the Canon ZR-Series. They may not have as many features as the Sony models, but really, how often are you shooting video at night and you need night-vision? Maybe once in your lifetime. If you want a good, long-lasting, easy to use, quality consumer video camera I'd go with the Canon.
  3. DeepDish thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2002
    Thank you very much.

    I use to be a Sony man. But have been switching over to Canon more and more lately.

    Your advice helps me.

  4. peterjhill macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    I have a sony trv-22, and I love it. The touch screen menu makes is very easy to control. I thought that I would not like it, but the interface really works. It has a nice selection of accessories that work with it, including lenses.

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