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Old May 3rd, 2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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Ag-dv200 vs ag-hmc 150

I know this is a weird comparison but I have a question. I have been doing weddings for like 20 years in that time the best camera I ever owned was a AG-DV200 full size DV. It was great in low light and handled different lighting situations great. I then got my current HD cameras GY-HD100s which of course suck light like a black hole and dont give a very good picture even with light. How close to the days of the AG-DV200 have we come? does the HMC 150 compare? Or do I need to spend ALOT more money to get close to my favorite camera of yester year?
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Old May 4th, 2009, 11:06 AM   #2
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I run 2 DV200s as my main cameras for field work at the university I work at. I also have a Sony Z1u. The DV200 with a good lens blows away the Z1u in low light and mixed light. They are just workhorses. I assume that a lot has to do with the DV200 having 1/2" chips and the Z1u have 1/3" chips. The 150 also has 1/3" chips. But then again the 150 shoots AVCHD and the DV200 doesn't. I wish the 200s shot native 16x9, then you would have a great camera that fits in today's aspect ratio.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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id love to be able to put the two next to each other I know the HMC 150 only has 1/3 inch chips but I heard they have come along way. The AG-DV200 was so forgiving on less than perfect lighting condidtions.
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If you can afford it, the Panasonic HPX500 should be an option if your biggest concern is lowlight capabilities.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #5
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Sorry WAY out of my price range, I think I will hold on to my JVCs until lower end cameras get better. My next purchase needs to be my last for a while.
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