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Old October 30th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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Which is BIGGER? Sony HVR-V1U or Canon XH A1?

If anyone has see both the Sony HVR-V1U and
the Canon XH A1 side-by-side, I'd love to hear
what you think about the following questions... :)

(1) Which one is bigger in actual physical dimensions.
(2) Which one appears bigger?

Last, but not least:
(3) Which looks less professional? I want get the one that
makes the least impression on the subject being
videotaped. (or the one that's less likely to get me
kicked out because they think I'm a professional,
which I'm definitely NOT)

Thanks!
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Old October 30th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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The V1u is the smaller out of the two but to get audio you would have to hook up a microphone to it so your best bet is to get the Sony FX7. It looks a lot less professional than both V1u and the Canon.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #3
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Tim, what kind of work do you do that you want to look "less professional"? Why would you get kicked out, and from where?
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Old October 31st, 2006, 12:44 AM   #4
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Hello

The Canon XH-A1 is definately larger. I've played with both the XH-A1, V1 & FX7.

I'd say that the XH-A1 is sized between the Sony Z1 & V1, if you havent seen the V1 in real life, it is basically the same size as the Sony PD-170.

The XH-A1 looked MUCH more professional then the FX7 when I was comparing them, and thus feared that the V1 wouldn't have the pro-look & appeal, but when I finally played with the V1 last week it seemed on par with appearing as Pro as the XH-A1, or any of the Sony HVR HDV products.

What kills the look of hte FX7 is the paint job, they painted it LIGHT grey. Very un-pro if you ask me.
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Old October 31st, 2006, 04:56 AM   #5
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What kills the look of hte FX7 is the paint job, they painted it LIGHT grey. Very un-pro if you ask me.
Well, can't be giving the "Pros" a cheap option hey! That would be very un-sony :)
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