Pansonic HVX200 or Sony FX7?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Guest, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi, in your opinion what is better between Pansonic HVX200 or Sony
    FX7? I don't know which I will buy.
    thanks
     
    Guest, Dec 30, 2006
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    Steve King Guest

    Neither do we;-) Go to Camcoderinfo.com. You'll find an extensive
    comparison of features between these two cameras. Only you know which are
    important to you.

    Steve King
     
    Steve King, Dec 30, 2006
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    Frank Guest

    Aside from what Steve wrote, I think that you should compare the
    HVX200 to the Sony V1, not to the Sony FX7.
     
    Frank, Dec 30, 2006
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  4. Guest

    Spex Guest

    In that comparison the HVX would stand no chance!

    One is a high quality compact HD camera the other in the HVX200. Avoid
    shooting yourself in the foot with the over hyped tapeless workflow and
    check out the Sony V1 and while you're at it look at the Canon XH-A1.

    Avoid the amateur hacks of camcorderinfo and just go to a good dealer
    and demo all the cameras you are interested in.
     
    Spex, Dec 30, 2006
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    But what I like to know if it is better to purchase a HDV or HD
    camera.
     
    Guest, Dec 30, 2006
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  6. A HD-camera will set you back at least US$30k. Then you should start
    thinking in terms of the HVX250. The HVX200 is of the same category as HDV.
    While it may have a codec, which records at a higher bitrate, it's sensor
    (CCD), is only half of the HD-resolution, which is worse than the Sony ZX1.

    -martin-
    --
     
    Martin Heffels, Dec 30, 2006
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  7. Guest

    Spex Guest

    Correct!

    The myth of HDV is being debunked daily. My HVR-V1 produces an image
    that in every way is HD. The encoder is clearly superior to the
    previous generation of HDV cameras.

    I could have afforded to purchase ANY of the compact HD cameras from
    Canon XL-H1, JVC HD200, Panasonic HVX200 and any of the Sony models.
    There were two stand out cameras, the Canon XH-A1 and the Sony HVR-V1.

    The quality of the HVX200 is poor when compared to the best of the rest.
    I have said it elsewhere on this newsgroup but it is worth saying it
    again. The HVX is a standard definition camera that happens to record
    in a HD codec. As a SD camera it is fine but it cannot compete with the
    Canon and Sony 2nd generation HDV cameras.
     
    Spex, Dec 31, 2006
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