Sony DCR-VX2100

Rickay726

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Any one have one, i really want one. i found one online afordable with a bunch of things that come in the kit. any suggestions?
 

faustfire

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I have a vx2000, it's been a really good camera but if I was to buy an SD cam right now I think I would go with a Panasonic AG-DVX100. I know quite a few people who love theirs. And of course the dream cam is the HD AG-DVX200.
 

Spaceman Spiff

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I have the DVX100. Awesome camera, can't ask for much more in SD.

Of course, HD is all the rage now, and it doesn't look like any manufacturers are going to be updating their SD prosumer models anymore. It's all going HD.
 

MT37

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Well if I was you, I would go for the DVX-100A or B model. Yes, they will be more expensive, but you'll never regret the purchase.

I use an XL-2, and I love that beast. Haha.
 

spicyapple

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The VX2100 is THE BEST low-light performer. It beats the pants out of the Panasonic DVX100, but alas, it has no 24P.

Depending on what you use it for, the VX2100 is great for birthday parties, dance recitals, weddings, and general shooting duties.
 

faustfire

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spicyapple said:
The VX2100 is THE BEST low-light performer. It beats the pants out of the Panasonic DVX100, but alas, it has no 24P./
Your 100% right on VX2100, even my VX2000 is better in low light, just depends on what you're gonna be using it for. As I film a lot of action sports, I'm not a big fan of 24P, I just wish that my cam shot better 30P.
 

LethalWolfe

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Rickay726 said:
Any one have one, i really want one. i found one online afordable with a bunch of things that come in the kit. any suggestions?
Where online did you find it? There are a number of grey market retailers that you probably don't want to do business with.


Lethal
 

Rickay726

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thanks alot guys i definitly dont have nearly as much money to afford that panasonic but im gonna stcik with the DCR-VX2100, does anyone have any pictures of there setups like cameras and how many you have.
 

notjustjay

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Canada, eh?
Although I'm just a hobbyist I saved up long and hard for a VX2000 a few years ago and got it from B&H in New York. I love this camera. Its ability to see in low light exceeds my own, i.e. I can be in a dimly lit room (such as a wedding banquet) and the picture I see in the viewfinder is brighter than I can see with my own two eyes!
 

sigamy

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spicyapple said:
The VX2100 is THE BEST low-light performer. It beats the pants out of the Panasonic DVX100, but alas, it has no 24P.

Depending on what you use it for, the VX2100 is great for birthday parties, dance recitals, weddings, and general shooting duties.
I'm just wasting bandwidth here because spicyapple is exactly right. If you are looking to shoot sports, weddings or event video then the VX2100 is the best choice.

If you are looking to shoot indie films, where you are trying to get the "film" look, the DVX100 is the best choice due to its excellent 24p mode.
 

ShoodingDigital

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Sep 2, 2006
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Other than that?

Im still considering of purchasing vx2100. As stated by spicyapple and sigamy> "If you are looking to shoot sports, weddings or event video then the VX2100 is the best choice. " Yes I am going to shoot wedding but how about the macro capability, can it handle if i were to shoot lets say - ants picking up their meals ??

So the vx2100 works well with Macs?
 

faustfire

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I dont know about add on micro lense adapters, but with the stock lense you probably wont be able to get in that close.
 

Rickay726

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i still need some more info on the camera guys, like what do you like best about it, why is it better then other cameras, i no this camer doesnt have 24p but i still here it shoots amazing in low light
 

notjustjay

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Canada, eh?
If you really want technical reviews I would suggest you look at other places than a Mac rumor fan site. Yes, some of us are video professionals and hobbyists, but there are places where more video pros congregate. I suggest you go on Usenet and look up newsgroups like rec.video.production or rec.video.desktop. Use Google Groups if you don't have actual newsgroup access.

I can't speak for the VX2100 but again I can vouch for the amazing low-light ability of its predecessor, the VX2000. I was taping a wedding banquet in a dimly lit hall and the camera could see in the darkness much better than I could with my own two eyes.

And yes, the VX series work great with Macs, of course.
 

marioman38

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Well, you said you were waiting till XMAS, so I hpoe this isnt too late... Anyways, the VX2100 is a Magnificant camera, and i've been wanting one since february, but, being 14, can't afford one :(

This site explains every single aspect of the camcorder, and it got an excellent review...

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/sony-dcr-vx2100-camcorder-review.htm

I, being from seattle, visited a fry's electronics store two days ago in portland (no tax HEHE), and they had a demo unit there, the camcorder was simply amazing! Anyways, check out your local fry's and see if they have a demo unit there, then you'd be able to evaluate it for yourself!

(I don't believe our fry's in seattle had a VX2100, so it may not be in all stores)
 

bigbossbmb

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Where online did you find it? There are a number of grey market retailers that you probably don't want to do business with.


Lethal
I really need to repeat what Lethal said...

You really need to buy from an authorized dealer and not one of those scammer stores. The scams are usually the ones with the very low prices and that offer accessory packages. Check resellerratings.com before you purchase anything or else you're money will just get wasted and you'll be left without a camera.
 

marioman38

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Good Point! I'd recommend (as everyone else does) B&H as they have generally great prices, and your not going to be ripped off...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/


Basically if you find a new VX2100 for under $2000 it is a scam, no matter how "good" of a deal it looks, this is because the companies pay ~$2200...

You could also buy from the sony store, they just have a higher price $2999

You must be careful of sites such as bestpricecamera.com and expresscamera.com as these ARE SCAMS....

But yea, check resellerratings.com
 

Sharewaredemon

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They work wonderfully with Macs, unless you want to buy it used off ebay you really should get it form BH, that's where I got mine.

And for what your shooting the 2100 is perfect.

Have you ever been to www.skatepercetion.com

the forums on that site have tons of info on cameras, the site is dedicated to skateboarding filming and photography.

Although they are switching servers right now so it's been down for a bit.