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Old November 27th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Full HD cams under $1000? (300fps?)

Can someone list cams under $1000 with full hd video recording and if possible 300fps slow motion recording?

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Old November 27th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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The closet that you'll get in the consumer realm would be something like the Sanyo FH1A or the HD2000A. They can shoot at 1080 60p.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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Yeah not many choices for under $1000. There are some full HD cameras you could choose from, and there is a few that can do up to 300fps but there isn't any that can do both.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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What about Casio Exilim PRO EX-F1? Does it do the job?
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #5
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The closet that you'll get in the consumer realm would be something like the Sanyo FH1A or the HD2000A. They can shoot at 1080 60p.
Is there any difference between these two except design?
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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HD2000A has an f/1.8 lens verses f/2.0 on the FH1A. The HD2000A adds a mic input.

To many people, the HD2000A is arguably the king in low-light capabilities when it comes to consumer camcorders. The same can not be said about it's stabilizer and auto focusing capabilities, but then again, you get a lot already for such a low price.

For good pricing, you should check places such as Amazon and B&H.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #7
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HD2000A 'pulls' me a lot ;) Some recommendations for shops in Europe (am from Slovenia, near Italy)?

Thanks for all the info so far!
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Old November 27th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #8
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I don't know anything about your area but maybe you can try one of Amazon's international shops like Amazon.fr, Amazon, de, etc.
Welcome to Amazon.com International Sites

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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #9
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If money was no option, you could probably rent the SprintCam v3 if you want slow motion footage like this:
I would love to use this in a project.

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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #10
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Or maybe someone can land me that cam which was used for the "Time Warp" series at Discovery channel ha?
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Old December 1st, 2009, 10:09 PM   #11
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The Samsung HMX-H104 series does nice 1080p60, starting at under $500. No high-speed mode though.

Be aware that a number of so-called "1080p60" cameras are actually 1080p30 at the sensor, and so their 1080p60 footage consists of pairs of frames. (The Samsungs are genuine p60.)
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Old December 1st, 2009, 10:15 PM   #12
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Where does it say officially that the camera you mention does 1080 60p recordings?
The Sanyo FH1/A and the HD2000/A are the only ones that does to my knowledge.
http://www.samsung.com/il/news/newsR...q=12228&page=1
http://sanyo.com/xacti/english/produ...2000/spec.html
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 01:17 AM   #13
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The Samsung HMX-H104 series does nice 1080p60, starting at under $500. No high-speed mode though.

Be aware that a number of so-called "1080p60" cameras are actually 1080p30 at the sensor, and so their 1080p60 footage consists of pairs of frames. (The Samsungs are genuine p60.)
The Samsung site states 1080i as max.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 07:38 AM   #14
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Humble apologies, I just checked my Samsung manual and the HMX-104 is indeed listed as being 1080i. The weird thing is the clips it produces decode in Quicktime Pro and Cineform HDLink as p60 - there must be some sort of a software deinterlace happening with those decoders, at least on my system.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 04:30 PM   #15
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Ordered Sanyo FH1 (won't need mic input), and also, I prefer design of FH1 vs HD2000 since sometimes I just like to put camera down and let it keep recording... With HD2000 a tripod is always a must...

Anyone knowing some useful links for FH1 (PDF manual, tutorials, etc.)?
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