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Old March 15th, 2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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Goodbye DVX100- hello PD-170

Just sold my DVX100 and ordered the PD-170/wireless mic combo from B&H this afternoon. My decision was mainly based on it's low light abilities beings I'm primarily a wedding videographer and it's overall reputation for this genre of shooting.

Just figured I'd say hello, I'm a regular here but will be seeing a lot more of me here now that I've gone Sony. I'm now in the midst of selling my existing GL-1 for a VX2100.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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Congrats on your 170. Im sure the Panny was a nice cam as well.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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Welcome, Glen. The 170 is a workhorse and I'm certain you will be pleased in the use of it.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 06:35 PM   #4
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Seems like almost everyone was migrating FROM the PD150/170 to the DVX100. Why are you going back the other way?

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Old March 15th, 2004, 06:51 PM   #5
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The main draw for the camera is it's 24p feature. I purchased it for that exact reason- though I never ended up doing any 24p shorts with it. My wedding videography started to take off so I felt the PD-170 is more suited for that style of shooting.
Plus I really like the layout and feel of the 170. The zoom ring and focus don't feel sloppy. Plus the positioning of the audio levels is more convenient...I wasn't a fan of the tiny recessed dials.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 09:44 PM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Mark Goodsell : Seems like almost everyone was migrating FROM the PD150/170 to the DVX100. Why are you going back the other way?

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I think it very unlikely that almost everyone was leaving the 150/170. Filmmakers maybe but the 150/170 satisfy a lot of needs.
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Old March 16th, 2004, 01:53 PM   #7
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IWork at the NBC station in Denver we have had a 150 in the field for almost 2 years without a hitch,this cam has balls nice video and very robust.

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