View Full Version : What do you guys use?

10-01-2005, 12:51 PM
Don't know if this is in the right spot but here goes..

I am looking at buying a digital video camera.

I have searched the net and I am more confused than when I was while choosing a mobile phone. ??? ???

What video cameras do you guys use?

What is their good points?

What is their bad points?

Are they robust?

What else should I be asking???



10-01-2005, 01:17 PM

Edit - delete

Jeez I have misread another post!!! - I read digital camera instead of Video. Oh well. another senior moment

Derek Bullock
10-01-2005, 01:17 PM

There has been a post on this before at http://www.ausfish.com.au/cgi-ausfish/board/YaBB.cgi?board=General;action=display;num=11028090 76;start=2#2



10-01-2005, 01:30 PM
Stick to Sony, Canon or JVC and you won't go too far wrong.

You are better to buy a base model and back it with a good digicam rather than try to get one that does both. Sony hdrfx1 is nice have a look at it:-)

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10-01-2005, 05:38 PM
If I was to buy another one I'd be looking at the new Panasonic 3 CCD model. 3CCD digital cams used to be min $7 - $8000 + a few years ago - you can now get high quality models starting around $2000 I believe.

3ccd models will give you very close to a professional broadcast quality picture. Many documentry makers shoot the entire thing on small 3CCD Sony or Canon video cameras - plenty of the reality TV shows use them.