I am in a position where I can get EITHER a 3-chip HI-8 camera (ie. VX-3) or\na 1-chip mini-DV camera. I intend to use this for low-end production such as\nlocal cable commercials and micro-budget movies.\n\nI used to do this for a living, and I know how low end this is - I also know\nmy local market and my goals are realistic for the area. Although I would\nLIKE to get a better camera, there is simply no way for that to happen at\nthis time.\n\nMy quandry is - which would be better, given the desired ends? Am I better\noff with a VX-3 and the better image of the 3-chip, or am I better off\nsacrificing that image quality for the better resolution and lower loss of\nthe DV camera?\n\nI appreciate any input you may have!