Sony DV Cam suggestions

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tdhurst, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    My boss is looking for a DV Cam.

    -$1500 budget
    -will be used for short films and promotional videos
    -automatic everything
    -HD if the price is right, but it's not a necessity
    -He trusts Sony but is open to other suggestions
    -He's open to HDD equipped cameras, but would prefer DV tape

    Suggestions?
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    Just Sony? If so, why?

    What features is your boss looking to get out of the camera? Manual exposure and/or focus? Standard DV or HDV?

    You need to provide more specifics and then people can help.
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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  4. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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  5. tdhurst thread starter macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Thanks

    I think that might be a bit too much camera.

    He'd also like something new.

    I objected, but it's a business purchase and for many reasons, buying new seems to be easier, even though it obviously costs more.
     
  6. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Does it have to be Sony?

    What about a Canon GL1/GL2 or a Panasonic DVX-100?
     
  7. tdhurst thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No

    No, it doesn't have to be a Sony, but he prefers them. Anything else would be a harder sell, but I have no problem trying that if it's the right camera.
     
  8. tdhurst thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cool

    Now you're talking. What do you use yours for?
     
  9. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    So he didn't specifically ask for a "DVCam"? Because only sony makes those, they are the more professional models. If you want mini-dv, the High-Definition Canon HV20 has been highly recommended here on the fourms.
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The HV20 is also inexpensive enough that the $1500 budget will cover the camera, microphone, extra batteries, camera bag, etc.,.


    Lethal
     
  11. GregE macrumors 6502

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    I use mine for home videos. Kids kids kids. The picture is incredible and it's a great size.
     

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