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UER Forum > Private Boards Index > A/V Club > MiniDV Gear (Viewed 2467 times)
Kay O. Sweaver 


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MiniDV Gear
< on 9/29/2005 12:20 AM >
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As I mentionned in the "What Gear do you Use?" thread I'm looking at investing in some MiniDV gear. Its a good whack of cash and its got to last me long enough to get rich and upgrade so I'm hounding everyone I know for advice. My budget is roughly $2000USD for a camera allowing me a little extra money to buy all those cutesy accessories you end up needing.

Right now top contender is a Panasonic AG-DVC30. I'm also looking at the Sony DSC VX2100. I've heard great things about Canon's performance but horrible things about their durability and reliability. I'm also looking at used gear if I can find good stuff. The Sony PD150/170 or the Panasonic DVX100A topping that list.

Any advice or pointers would be great and if you're selling or know someone who is, let me know.




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Re: MiniDV Gear
< Reply # 1 on 9/29/2005 2:50 AM >
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Well the thing about Canon's high end DV stuff is *I think* they still use the Autofocus system from Canon's pro photo cameras, which is a bit slow for video use. Other than that, there great cameras.

I would go with the Panasonic myself, but Sony once in a while gets my attention.




Kay O. Sweaver 


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Re: MiniDV Gear
< Reply # 2 on 10/2/2005 6:52 AM >
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Got a steal of a deal on a lightly used PD150 off of good old eBay. Can't wait to try it out.




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Re: MiniDV Gear
< Reply # 3 on 10/28/2005 11:03 AM >
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Getting a chance to use the PD150's at college, I'd say they're a damn good buy...




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Re: MiniDV Gear
< Reply # 4 on 6/14/2006 9:28 PM >
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My friend has a Sony VX2000 and it has been an awesome camera, we have had some issues with sound but it was second hand so I am pretty sure thats why. I am planning on getting a camera after this summer and I am on the same budget as you. The Canon GL2 is what I have been looking at and I have read a lot of good about them.




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Kay O. Sweaver 


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Re: MiniDV Gear
< Reply # 5 on 6/20/2006 8:02 AM >
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I've heard that Canons are prone to mechanical issues. Indeed I can confirm that I've had tapes jam in an XL-1S. No problems with the Panasonics or Sonys I've used.




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Re: MiniDV Gear
< Reply # 6 on 11/13/2007 2:19 PM >
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Post by M3G4

Getting a chance to use the PD150's at college, I'd say they're a damn good buy...


If you don't mind my asking, what college are you attending?




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