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Old October 13th, 2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Should I only go with mx XA10 right now or use the HMC-150 too?

I'm in Mexico starting to shoot a long term project. I brought with me my two cameras: the XA10 and the HMC-150. Much of the trip I'll be on the road with some Mexican guest workers in the US, and for that portion, I plan on only using the XA10 because it's a much smaller camera than the HMC-150. I have a friend about to go back home tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should send the HMC-150 back with her too. I had brought it with me because I'll be doing some filming and interviews in Mexico. It's a better camera but, in my experience, the image quality isn't too much better and only having the one camera here with me will free me up a bit. That said, this is a project I'll be working on for a while, and, like all filmmakers, I have high hopes for it. I'd love to get it on TV (somehow! somewhere!). That's why part of me thinks I should keep the HMC-150 around with me.

Thoughts? I'd love to think this through with folks.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Re: Should I only go with mx XA10 right now or use the HMC-150 too?

If it's not going to cause trouble, like moving it around, charging batteries and security, keep the 150 with you.

Occasionally you'll see opportunites to use it .. and you'll have a backup as well.

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Old November 7th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Re: Should I only go with mx XA10 right now or use the HMC-150 too?

2nd that. Its always wise to have a backup with you.
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