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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Ok so if you were just starting a videography business where you main clinets would be weddings and high school sporting events and your budget for one camera mics and tripod was no more then $ 6,000.00 dollars would you buy the sony fx1 or the cannon A1 and why
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Old January 18th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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Camera choice has very little to do with it, Chris. Camera choice is strictly a personal decision and either one (Sony FX1 or Canon A1) can do the job for weddings and other event work, and so can a wide variety of other cameras as well. What's going to make or break you is how good you are with the gear, how solid your business plan is, and how well you understand your particular market... among other things.

The right camera for you, or for anyone else, is the one which feels best in your hands. Camera choice is the easy part. It doesn't matter which one you choose... what matters is what you're doing with it. Welcome to DV Info Net,
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Old January 18th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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Youíre going to have to take the FX1 out of your choices and replace it with the V1u and the Z1u because the FX1 doesnít offer as many features as the rest and itís lacking XLR inputs.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #4
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Camera choice has very little to do with it, Chris. Camera choice is strictly a personal decision and either one (Sony FX1 or Canon A1) can do the job for weddings and other event work, and so can a wide variety of other cameras as well.

Agree with Chris with one caviat - cameras that use hard disk recording devices (such as the Panasonic P2 cards) can fill up quickly and may be more difficult to use for such long live events such as weddings.

There are ways around this, of course, like downloading one P2 card to a lap top while another is in the camera, but just be aware of this.

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Old January 18th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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Wouldn't the HVX with P2 pretty much have

to be ruled out if his budget is $ 6 K and he still needs a tripod and mics? (Not to mention P2 cards, or any of the HDD media, e.g. nNovia, Firestore, or even the Citidisk).

I know HVX prices have dropped, but have they dropped that much?
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