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Old August 23rd, 2015, 04:13 AM   #1891
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Re: The gigantic "which camera should I buy" thread!

My understanding is overseas units would not be serviced. You would need to send a USA unit back to the USA.

Three years ago I took a year to buy a camera. Many considerations.

I picked the Panasonic AG-AC160A which I still like because of its 22x zoom. At the time (3 years ago) I did a lot of theater work where I had to be 65 feet from the stage.

My projects today have more of a focus on interviews/documentaries so today I might go for the Panasonic DVX-200 4K camera.

I know my troubles will begin once I go to 4K (more hard disks, longer rendering times etc) so I plan to stick with the 160 as long as possible.
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 09:47 AM   #1892
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Now that the pricing for the NX100 is out at $1,699, that's a very very nice price for a traditional form run and gun camcorder with 1" sensor providing shallow DOF, while maintaining plenty of external buttons and 3 rings.

Sony HXR-NX100 Full HD NXCAM Camcorder HXR-NX100 B&H Photo Video

I'll probably sell my NX5 and get 2 of the NX100s.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 05:56 PM   #1893
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Re: The gigantic "which camera should I buy" thread!

NX100 anyone using this yet?
Details on good or bad?
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Old November 12th, 2015, 10:19 AM   #1894
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I am not 100% plugged in, but I don't believe the NX100 has shipped yet. I'm interested in it as a 2nd cam to my FS5.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 02:37 PM   #1895
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I received the NX100 a couple of day ago and after a quick test, it does not appear to even match the AC90 for sensitivity... appear noticeably darker open at 0dB.

[REVISION: Another quick test showed NX100 to be slightly better... about 1/3 stop estimate.]

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Old February 26th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #1896
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ax100 vs x70 vs xa20 vs xf200
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Old August 14th, 2017, 08:17 PM   #1897
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Re: best travel/vacation camera

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A theoretical discussion:
During my last vacation, my little Canon ZR40 proved woefully underpowered. Not wide enough lens, not enough low light picture, so-so sound. The only thing it was really good at was being small enough to put in my cargo pants pocket and shoot inconspicuously in places I maybe shouldn't have been shooting.

This is what I'm looking for in a travel camera:
Very good picture quality.
A wider lens.
Big telephoto not as important, but a good image stabilizer is.
Very good low light performance.
Good sound with the on-board mic.
Small size is preferable, but if it won't fit in my pocket (and I realize it likely won't) then I don't care how big it is -up to a point (XL2 too big).
Must have shoe mount.
Some manual control would be sweet.
HDV would be nice for future considerations, but not essential since it limits my choices.
Widescreen would be nice, but not essential.
24p not needed.

What would my perfect travel/vacation video camera be?
apple iphone 5s :) funny how things have progressed in 12 years
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Old August 14th, 2017, 08:34 PM   #1898
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Sony AX53 or really small FDR-X3000 or HDR-AS300 BOSS stabilizers for excellent stabilization and good picture quality
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