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Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 10:57 AM   #1
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I'd like to buy a camcorder in order to make short movies.
What is the best cam between sony pd 150 and jvc dv 300?
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 08:01 PM   #2
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Sony pd150. Why? Because that's what I have.
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 08:34 PM   #3
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Welcome Luca

Despite the impression you might easily get on forums like this, what camera you use matters much less than just having a reasonably good, reliable camera at all. Within specific price ranges, today's DV cameras are all extremely comparable in features and quality.

So, just starting out, I'd recommend setting a comfortable budget for your first camera and getting the best product for that money. Also be sure that you leave room in your overall budget / plan for a good tripod, maybe a shotgun mic and a light or two. Good sound and lighting are just as important as your camera selection.
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Old May 27th, 2003, 08:38 AM   #4
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I have a Sony vx2000 and I am very happy with it. I'm sure the PD would serve you very well.

From my experience, Sony makes a very well designed camera. They are also very reliable. I own 3 Sonys. A low 8mm, a high 8mm, and the VX. All have given me good service.

I do own a JVC as well. It's one of those pocket size mini camcorders. It cost me about 1000 when I got it. It goes into the shop about once a year for repairs. It also is not as well laid out as a Sony.

So, I've decided to stick with sony. Go with what you know. When the day comes that I need a Cannon, I look into it :-)
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