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Old April 30th, 2004, 07:53 AM   #16
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Whew! For size and features; probably a dvc30. 100's and 80's are too big for personal/hobby pack and go. Consumer cams are too small and incapable. I liked the PDX but its propensity to create verticle smear soured me. The dvc30 matches the formfactor and I like the convertible options.

...hope the onboard mic's sound good.
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Old April 30th, 2004, 09:24 AM   #17
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After a lot of nail biting, I've decided to go with the PDX 10.
Guess I'll have to learn something about lighting.
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Old April 30th, 2004, 09:42 AM   #18
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I'll definitely wait right now. There aren't enough HDV cams right now to see what a good price/performance combination would be. And (being PAL) there's still a lot of mileage in SD, so I expect to see some rollicking functionality being added to lower cost SD cams in the near future.

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Old April 30th, 2004, 10:00 AM   #19
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I'm getting a Cinealta, in my dreams!
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Old April 30th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #20
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that's what im trying to figure out right now...i was looking at the dv953...but ioono...i dont know what to expect out of the low light performance...:-/
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Old April 30th, 2004, 12:54 PM   #21
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I'd also consider a PV-DV953 if prices really plummet in the next few months (pre-GS400 months).
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Old May 4th, 2004, 03:04 AM   #22
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I love the picture quality, manual functions and low light capabilities of my PD-150, but Im looking for a much smaller second camera I can carry around all the time. The Sony consumer cams have great chips, but unfortunately almost all manual functions dropped. If the rumoured specs are correct, the Panasonic GS-400 will come close to my needs. The new Elura 40 could also be a contender. Just waiting for the official Pana specifications.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 03:37 AM   #23
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when was the gs400 due out? i may want to look into this as well...instead of the 953...? any suggestions? ???
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Old May 4th, 2004, 03:41 AM   #24
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I'm thinking i'll get a nice XL2. What do you think? Then again, maybe by the time that comes out it will be time to move on to high def. Or maybe it will be high def....
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Old May 4th, 2004, 07:20 AM   #25
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i love my dvx-100a and i keep trying to justify a second one...

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Old May 4th, 2004, 07:45 AM   #26
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I'm still using my DV852, but looking for something else pretty soon. DVC80, DVC30 hard to say which. Depends on prices. I know I want facctory XLR with phantom, that's for sure.
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Old May 5th, 2004, 03:21 AM   #27
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VX2100. Need the low light reach.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 12:40 AM   #28
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Must have 16x9. I'm really thinking a Canon Optura Xi. I can always de-interlace in post.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 07:31 AM   #29
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<<<-- Originally posted by John Gaspain : contemplating selling the DV953 and getting a DVX100A or DVC30, tough decision. Need More low light! -->>>

Need low-light? Scratch the DVX and DVC...go with the PD170.

I owned a DVX and sold it for the 170 for low-light reasons specifically.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 08:47 AM   #30
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Saving up for a PD-170 right now, I really need the low light and XLR audio. Just wish it had a better 16:9 mode.
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