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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.

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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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accessories advice for hc7

just recieved HC7..wondering what mic. and camera light would be best. is there a way to attach a light and mic at the same time? thanks
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Old February 15th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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I bought a 3W Sony lamp, the HVL-HL1 a few months ago, and it works with the HC7. I do not recommend it. It's coverage isn't great and it gives off little light.

There's a 10W model, the HVL-10NH. Bear in mind you need to buy 4 AA 2500mah rechargeable batteries and a charger along with it (either sony's or everready's, the 4 AA's and charger combos cost about $20-$30 most places). It would be a better choice I think but still probably not real good.

I was tempted for a long time to get the MX601 from Bescor, it uses an external battery pack and offers what appears to be better lighting. In the end I thought the external pack might be a pain, if I got it I would get the smallest battery pack and self limiting charger. You can find the bescor products at B&H photo.

For now I just try and deal with lighting as I can, using off camera light sources when available. If I wanted on-camera lighting I would consider the Bescor and 10W sony models.
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