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Old April 2nd, 2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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PMW 200 or FS 700

I plan to add anothe camera to my kit this year. I currently shoot weddings with the EX1r and EX1. Of course I would love to have the shallow DOF that the FS 700 offers but I appreciate the excellent image quality that I have been able to obtain with my EX1's. I don't seem to be able to find examples of wedding films shot with the FS 700 that have consistently focused, stable, and properly exposed images. The image quality does not seem to be as good as that of the EX1. I realize that this is probably not the case, given the excellent sensor in the FS 700. I wonder whether most wedding videographers are simply not able to handle the increased workload of the FS 700 in a high pressure wedding event where there are no retakes possible. Given the improved low light capabilities of the PMW 200 and the ability to obtain relatively sallow DOF with a bit of effort I am leaning toward the PMW 200. Any thoughts?
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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Re: PMW 200 or FS 700

You already have a thread on this running in the FS700 forum.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 03:20 AM   #3
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Re: PMW 200 or FS 700

Indeed. I am trying to get opinions of users of both cameras.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:03 AM   #4
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Re: PMW 200 or FS 700

Crossposting is frowned upon in the forums here.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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Re: PMW 200 or FS 700

Y'all tell me that we need a dedicated board for the 200. Right?
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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Re: PMW 200 or FS 700

Chris, I vote against starting another board. The 200/150/160/100 are all very similar to the EX1R/EX3 and should not need another forum. That's my 2 cents for whatever it's worth.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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Re: PMW 200 or FS 700

+1

They are brothers and sisters and not cousins.

Keep them together.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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Re: PMW 200 or FS 700

Appreciate the feedback very much -- so I suppose I should update the forum description then.
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