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    Does this camera exist?
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    Hi

    I have an HPX171 - I'm looking for a good second camera for those occasions when I need a second camera for drama or corporate work. But I want one that will fit in with my existing kit.

    I had convinced myself to go for another HPX171 so that I would have a perfect match for two camera work.

    However, I just got the Tiffen SteadiCam Merlin and this works with the HPX171 but is quite heavy. This made me think that maybe the second camera should be a lighter, smaller one.

    So is this camera out there?

    Full HD, Small, Light, Great Picture quality, Full Manual and Auto
    A good match (or matchable in post) with the HPX171.
    Not heavily compressed footage.

    Any ideas or pointers?

    Many Thanks.


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    The Canon XA10 looks promising but it won't be available for awhile, after the Japanese eaqrthquake. Retails for $1,995.


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    HMC 40 perhaps.. being that they're both Panny getting the looks to match should be pretty easy.


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    Searched on both of these cameras (above) and they are two very good suggestions - much appreciated.


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    I purchased a HMC40 for a B-cam to my 170. It took a little work to match some generic scene files, but overall, has worked out great. In fact, the little HMC40 produces a sharper image than the 170. The AVCHD codec isn't as robust, but the little cam has great mojo to go with a few limitations. Most folks gripe about the low light issues, which isn't a problem for me. My gripe is the VF and flip-out quality. Both are useable, but it has taken me some time to get comfortable with them.

    Grant


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    Thanks for the tip - I will check this camera out.


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    If you want ultra light the GH2 is a possible contender however I've heard from other forum members of possible balance problems with the Merlin.


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    Hmc-150?


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    Much better if you have posted some photo for it.


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    Just remember that the Merlin (and any stabilizer for that matter) performs best when its near its max weight. Otherwise you get less steady footage and possible balance problems, especially on the finicky Merlin.


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