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Old October 12th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Advice needed on camera purchase

Well I am close to making the leap to my first 3 CCD camera. I have looked around and have had my eye on the DVX100B for quite some time now.

Problem now is do I buy a non HD camera at this point ? Or spend the extra $1500 and buy the Canon XH-A1 HD cam instead..I can afford the extra $$ if needed and have a pretty decent PC setup (Dual core 2.6 etc) at home..

At this point does a non HD cam make sense ?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old October 12th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #2
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Hi Steve..............

Think you'd better start off here and see where it takes you:

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=29995

It could take some time.


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Old October 13th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #3
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Hi,

If you can afford it,...it is not a question, go for the Xh-A1. Even if it is still 1500 $ more then you were thinking to pay... see it as an investment. The DVX 100B is a great camera, but SD will not cut it anymore soon enough... and the camera you will buy now at high price (assuming you are buying new) will depreciate in value a lot in the next several months/years (it is already happening actually).

That being said, if you want to get a used original DVX100 in good condition for learning...at around 1200-1300 $ish...this could be a good choice. But, since you said you have the money,...go for the XH-A1 and keep the camera for a while.

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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply...Still reading up on the XH-A1...

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Hi,

If you can afford it,...it is not a question, go for the Xh-A1. Even if it is still 1500 $ more then you were thinking to pay... see it as an investment. The DVX 100B is a great camera, but SD will not cut it anymore soon enough... and the camera you will buy now at high price (assuming you are buying new) will depreciate in value a lot in the next several months/years (it is already happening actually).

That being said, if you want to get a used original DVX100 in good condition for learning...at around 1200-1300 $ish...this could be a good choice. But, since you said you have the money,...go for the XH-A1 and keep the camera for a while.

Philippe
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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #5
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Thanks, but by the time I read all that the A1 will be obsolete...

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Think you'd better start off here and see where it takes you:

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=29995

It could take some time.


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Old October 15th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #6
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Thanks again...I just got home with my new XH-A1 and now have to figure out how to use the damn thing...

Life could be worse.

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