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Old April 27th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Camera Recommendation @ $3,000

Hello all...

I currently have a Sony A1U and a Nikon DSLR that I am shooting with.
I also have all the XLR Audio Gear (Shotgun & Wireless Lav), lights, stabilizers, crane/jib, yadda - yadda...

I shoot mostly Documentaries including Interviews - inside and outside - day and night.

I just got funded $3,000 for a new camera for a new project.

I do need to be able to shoot 1080p so that I can match the footage of my DSLR.
I also "want" at least (3) 1/3" sensors if possible.

Any thoughts?
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Old April 27th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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I was going to say Canon XF100, but its only single chip. Three chip under $ 3000 seems a bit of a stretch...
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Old April 27th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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1080p what? 30 or 60?

If 30p, you could consider an AX2000. If 60p, you might have to look at smaller consumer 1-chip cams like the cx700v.

(Whoa, just noticed the price on the AX has gone up considerably. I thought it used to be just a little above $3K. The FX1000 is a little cheaper but records to tape and doesn't have XLRs.)
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Old April 27th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #4
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Is there any reason you don't want to get another Nikon and may be some nice lens for it?
they would match perfectly;
If I wouldn't be shooting live events, I'd go DSLR all the way, even now my B and C cams are Canons,
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Old April 27th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #5
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1080p what? 30 or 60?
60 would be nice, but not a hard requirement. My DSLR will only do 24p @1080 right now... 30 with the next firmware release.

But hading the flexibility of 60 would get used...
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Old April 27th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #6
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Is there any reason you don't want to get another Nikon and may be some nice lens for it?
they would match perfectly;
If I wouldn't be shooting live events, I'd go DSLR all the way, even now my B and C cams are Canons,
Having been a Nikon shoot for more than 10 years, I have a very large stock of pro-glass to use with my DSLR's and I use them heavily for low to no motion shoots.

The reason I don't want another one is the simple fact they don't auto-focus very well. And with the kind of shooting that I do - I rely on auto-focus (maybe too much)...

For example I have a shoot coming up in a couple of weeks where I will be collecting footage of a working cattle drive. There will be about 250 head of livestock - 1/2 dozen cattle dogs and a dozen hands on horseback with ropes - it gets really crazy sometimes!
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Old April 27th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #7
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I was just emailed about the Panasonic AG-HMC150PJ - seems that it van be had at B & H for $2,900

Learn about Panasonic's AG-HMC150PJ

Does anybody know much about this beast?
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Old April 27th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #8
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Old April 27th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #9
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Thanks - hopefully this is not the only option - I like to have choices - but my budget might constrain that.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #10
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Canon XA10? Only downside is single 1/3" CMOS chip, the rest is great. Dual XLR, 1080p, dual SD slots, etc.

Canon XA10 HD Professional Camcorder 4922B002 B&H Photo Video
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