Best, cheapest 3-CCD chip camera

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Will Paris, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Will Paris

    Will Paris Guest

    I am saving my pennies for a 3-CCD camera next year. I mean literally saving
    my pennies. My budget is anemic. What should I be looking at? My first
    choice is the Panasonic DV-GS70 miniDV camera. I could deal with Hi-8 or
    sVHS if I had to.

    Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
    Will Paris, Nov 18, 2003
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  2. There have been recent posts about this on the video NGs - you
    may want to check older posts or do a search on google. Gist: some
    3-CCD cameras aren't-as-good-as/are-not-much-better-than some
    of the best 1-CCD cameras - and the one you mention may be among
    these. Due to the quality of good Mini-DV and the advantages of
    digital for relative freedom from generation losses and dropouts, it
    makes sense now to work in Mini-DV. BTW, don't overlook the
    advantages of buying used gear - you can often get good cameras
    for about the price of inferior new ones...
    David Ruether, Nov 18, 2003
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  3. Will Paris

    Gerard Guest

    I just got the Canon Optura XI.

    The picture is beautiful (525 lines). I am sure the quality is very closed
    to any good 3CCD.

    By the way, the Panasonic GS70 is not recommended at all. (Poor low light
    and very poor digital stabilizator)

    Good luck
    Gerard, Nov 19, 2003
  4. Will Paris

    cj Guest

    Have had a Canon GL1 for a fw years. To me the quality is excellent. Has
    optical stabilization, NOT electronic.

    People will say a XL1 is better or a PD sony but a friend at a TV station
    where they use Digital S pro cameras says the GL1 IS excellent.

    You can get a GL1/2 for 1500- 2000
    cj, Nov 19, 2003
  5. Will Paris

    Juan Parra Guest

    Look into older models, they might cost the same
    as "cheap" new models like DV-GS70.

    Panasonic AG-EZ30, Canon GL1 and Sony VX1000.

    I think the GS70 is a joke.

    Juan Parra, Nov 19, 2003
  6. David Ruether, Nov 19, 2003
  7. Will Paris

    Big Pig Guest

    Check out this 3-chip comparison & read the comments at the
    bottom about image noise and over-sharpening:
    Big Pig, Nov 20, 2003
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