Is there a good Low cost 1 or 3 ccd OPTICAL stabilization camera?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Thomas G. Marshall, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. < $1000 USD /and/ optical?

    I'm coming up short.

    I'm very pleased with what I see about the panasonic NV-GS15, GS120, and
    GS200, (particularly the 120 and 200 3 chippers).

    But the reviews all say that the 3 chip pano's are horrible.

    Even the sony lineup of DVD and MiniDV (the ones in my price range < $1000
    USD) have digital EIS, but for some reason the sony's seem /great/ at it.

    Any ideas? I'm a believer that IS is among the most important thing for
    creating movies that you like to see afterward.
     
    Thomas G. Marshall, Sep 19, 2004
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  2. Thomas G. Marshall

    PTRAVEL Guest

    Automatic IS isn't the most important thing about creating good videos.
    However, that aside, there are no OIS machines in your price range that I'm
    aware of. The Sony VX2100 is probably the cheapest you'll find, unless you
    want to go used.
     
    PTRAVEL, Sep 19, 2004
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  3. Thomas G. Marshall

    Ed Anson Guest

    The OP should check out eBay. There is a TRV-900 with a current bid of
    $890. It should go for less than $1000. Although not as nice as the
    VX2100, it should meet his need.
     
    Ed Anson, Sep 19, 2004
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  4. < $1000 USD /and/ optical?
    Canon Optura 30 for about $750 on sale.
    Optura 40 adds manual audio level adjustment. Other Canon units might also
    have OIS.

    Craig H.
     
    HighPeaksVideo, Sep 20, 2004
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  5. Thomas G. Marshall

    GRL Guest

    Absolutely right.

    Go for a clean used TRV-900.

     
    GRL, Sep 20, 2004
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  6. Thomas G. Marshall

    PTRAVEL Guest

    A TRV900 would be a good choice IF it has relatively low head hours.
    The problem is, the camera's been around for nearly 10 years now.
    While producing excellent video, one that's been heavily-used may be a
    problem.
     
    PTRAVEL, Sep 20, 2004
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  7. HighPeaksVideo coughed up:
    Both the optura 30 and 40 are electronic IS.
     
    Thomas G. Marshall, Sep 20, 2004
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