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Minitrini
07-15-2009, 07:21 PM
Would it be good for just simple shorts, not necessarily for public screening but for online purposes?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10119587&catid=20048

What about this one? Better, or worse quality?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10121206&catid=20048

zoob
08-13-2009, 10:00 PM
aww...look at the widdle cameras...they cute, they cute!

yommytacoe
08-23-2009, 02:21 PM
Check out the Canon HV30. It's among the most popular cameras in that class and price range. Great for filmmaking, or any videomaking.

Duke M.
08-23-2009, 03:41 PM
You can look up specs on sites like bhphotovideo.com.

The Sony has only a 1/5" sensor and only handles a 16gb card.

The Sanyo FH1 can handle twice as big of an SD card, and it has a much bigger sensor. Generally that will give you much better DOF control.

Both of those cameras are AVCHD. Better make sure your computer is up to the job of editing those files as they will be fairly computer intensive. Also, the software capable of editing is an issue as they don't all do it easily.

The HV30 that was recommended to you also has a pretty big sensor, bigger than the Sony, and bigger photosites than the Sanyo so it should do better in low light than either (though it's not fabulous in low light, only compared to other consumer camcorders.)

The HV30 records to HDV tape, which most any decent computer should be able to edit and virtually any NLE.

Pulldown removal can be an issue with all of them.

Jack Daniel Stanley
08-23-2009, 04:08 PM
best consumer camera info:
http://www.camcorderinfo.com/
this years ratings:
http://www.camcorderinfo.com/ratings.php

Ted Ramasola
08-24-2009, 08:58 AM
Would it be good for just simple shorts, not necessarily for public screening but for online purposes?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10119587&catid=20048

What about this one? Better, or worse quality?

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10121206&catid=20048

Minitrini,

My wife bought the sony cx100 online. I guess also from best buy for our honeymoon.

Im a professional videographer working with shoulder mounted cameras with full manual controls so when I saw this camera which is smaller than the viewfinder of my JVC hd200 I had to think if the footage would be decent.

We'll I was in for a surprise. I made a diy wide adapter that had a 58mm filter thread to fit the 30mm thread of this camera and here is the footage I took.

http://exposureroom.com/batanes

I figured it wasnt that bad. To make the camera shine, you have to adjust exposure manually.


Edited it on EDIUS on a 720 24P timeline.

VersaVid
08-24-2009, 08:27 PM
I'm just a consumer but I have been searching for a small consumer camera to film underwater footage of my fishing lure products and after 2+ weeks I found the Sony XR500V had a better look then the FX7 and even the FX1000 which I was going to buy for the Commercial, I looked at footage on Youtube and though it's degraded from its full potential HD when converting it to fit to Youtube, I noticed the picture was better then the prosumer camera's I watched footage from.
Not only that it also had better low light images and less grainy look at low light and when they used the zoom you could see grainy pixels in the higher end camer'a and hardly any in the XR500V footage !
I have no idea why this is but it shouldn't be that much better but it is !
I am going to get the XR500V unless someone here can explain why I shouldn't for filming a product tv commercial ?
From what I read the footage can be converted for Broadcast and if the footage looks better on this little consumer camera why spend 1000s on the pro model unless there is some manual control that is a must have for filming from a tripod ?

Jackson Miller
09-15-2009, 03:49 AM
idk what models you are talking about, but first of all, I would be VERY surprised if the consumer camera had better quality low light, but it might because of the cmos. Look into the sensor sizes and types a bit more. The consumer cam likely has worse color renditioning.

Also, and this is the main thing, manual controls. When filming, you want CONTROL. XLR ports, manual fpcus, manual zoom, manual aperture, manual audio levels, manual white balance, manual gain control, manual shutter speed... and more that I can't think of. It's important. You may not know what all of that means now but you can learn it all super fast and you will be wishing you had it later.

Like I said, not familiar with the actual models.