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Old September 23rd, 2012, 07:46 AM   #16
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Re: Camera(s) to replace XLH1a

The Sony NEX-EA50EH is quite expensive with lens, on the BE Sony site I see it for 3300 euro excl lens which will probably add another 900 to it. The xf100 is also a very decent little camera, I"d love to get my hands on one just to try it, too bad I can't rent it anywhere close. Maybe if you have a rent facility nearby it would be best to rent the camera for a day and see if it fits your needs, if you ask here everyone will have another opinion and only you can decide if it's the right camera for you.

I"ve been in the same situation as you with my xh-a1 and finally decided to leave my xha-1 at home and use small handicams with dslr's and so far it has worked out great. Since there is no such thing as the perfect camera for weddings for a solo shooter getting smaller and cheaper different camera's was the best decission for me. I spend about 4200 euro and that gave me 4 camera's and 3 dslr lenzes, I have low light ability on all 4 camera's, wide angle lenzes on 3 camera's, I have xlr connection on 1 camera, shallow dof for close ups and for zooms on 2 camera's and a very light steadicam setup. All camera's incl dslr lenzes and xlr adapter fit in one bagpack. Those where the requirements for me when choosing my gear.

Still thinking about selling my xh-a1/sony hvr-dr60 combo and getting another camera instead with similar controlls, the xf100 is one the camera's on my list, small, sufficient controlls and a great codec but I only need to see how it performs when it gets darker.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #17
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Re: Camera(s) to replace XLH1a

Hi everyone,

Thanks very much for your help.

In the end I decided to go for an EX1r and am loving it so far. It works really well as an "A cam" with my Sony XR550 as "B cam" and the Sony A65 SLT as "C cam" I also use my Canon XHA1 with the wide lens and a datavideo CF recorder for the failsafe shots at the back of the venue for the ceremony.

Really happy with my setup now :)
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