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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:50 AM   #1
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HV20 vs FX1

I saw some footage of the HV20, and quite frankly the image quality blows me away for a small form factor camcorder. How does it compare to the Sony FX1 (which I have)?

Hope this is the right forum to ask such a question.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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I have both. My thread on my experience and some comparison is here:


This weekend I was at a park, and shot both cameras side by side at a park in Chico, California. I later captured footage to a hard drive, and when I returned home, I had a hard time sorting out which footage was which.

I did note in initial tests that the HV20 in auto tends to blow out a bit, and I think FX1 is definitely better in low light situations, but the image off the HV20 is spectacular in most situations.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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Like chris it's hard to tell sometimes... that alone means alot... but the manual control of the FX1 makes it the better cam for me.
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