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Old March 9th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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Hello, this is my first post here.

I'm planning on upgrading my current camera (hobby cam (sony DCR-DVD810) to something that will let me shoot clearer videos.

I plan on making a small movie this year and I'm being talking into doing video events for weddings as side work, so I would like a camcorder that will allow me to start doing that.

I understand that for something decent I will need to spend $3000 or more, but at this time I just can't spend that much, which is why I narrowed my search to the HMC70 (I would like the 150, but again price is an issue).

I feel that its the natural progression and maybe if all goes well next year I will upgrade.

My question is: is this camera really THAT bad?

i know manual focus is nice to have but at my level I'm not sure if I will be needing it.

Also I watched dozens of videos that people made using the Sony VX2100, FX1, FX7 Pany DVX100 and I'm really not that impressed. I saw a video that was made by a HMC70 and I was very content with the detail.

I'm planning on making my movie this year, filming 1 wedding for practice and maybe offer my service for free for more practice or to establish my self.

Considering my use is this the HMC70 a bad choice? Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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I've owned this camera for six months. It a good entry level camera. It has all the input and output to handle many video and audio situation. Under good light conditions the footage is outstanding for a camera in this price range. The ball was droped with the no manual focus ring. I think this camera would be more popular if it had one. A 40 to 50 watt
camera light for weddings will work well.

The HMC 150 is the next step and the best camera. I'm planning to purchase this camera very soon.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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Nevermind, just picked up a used Sony PD170 from Ebay for $1300 (came w/ accessories) and its 1/3 CDD sensors and 1 LUX performance sold me.
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