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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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replacing my HV20's (by Friday)

Last July I had three HV20's, knew them, liked them, they were fine for my level of landscape and event work, plenty of happy clients.

In August I dropped one and broke it. So I was limping a bit, but OK for events. A couple weeks ago the remaining two were stolen in Costa Rica.

So, I arrive home last night and I get a call today for an event on Saturday.

I'm looking at tapeless, 24p, external mic, at least one with a long zoom, avoiding an internal hard drive or DVD, preferring memory-both internal and cards. Must have low light performance similar to the HV20. I'd need at least two by Friday.

I was planning on a leisurely month of research, but now it's a couple days. Would anyone recommend a Vixia or two for the task?

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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Hi Scott, it's really too bad that the new VIXIA HF S21 isn't shipping yet -- it would suit your needs perfectly:

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-vi...ia-lineup.html

In my opinion, I think you should borrow or buy some used HV20 / 30 / 40 models for the interim until the HF S21 becomes available.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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I went with three HV30 refurbs from B+H at $480 apiece.

I liked the Canon HF-S10 and the Panasonic HDC-TM300, as well as the new models.

We'll see what the Spring and early Summer hold in terms of business and great deals.
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