Re: Digital Video Camera

nate pagel (
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 10:01:24 +0000

I agree as well - the VX-1000 has become a quick classic - though they may be
hard to find. If it can be afforded I suggest the Canon XL1 instead. The
camera is brand new and features many professional items not found on the
VX-1000: XLR audio inputs, audio can be mixed in the camera from up to 4 live
inputs, interchangeable lenses, a manual zoom ring, 'frame movie' mode (for
non-interlaced images), large pro-style viewfinder with brightness control, etc.
all for ~$4400.

Nate Pagel

Scott A. Sutherland wrote:

> >>Hello dance and technology folks, this is my first time jumping into the
> >>mix.
> >>Our campus is planning to buy a digital video camera suitable for capturing
> >>clear images of live dance and theatre performances. Which digital cameras
> >>do you recommend? The approximate price?
> >>
> >
> >The Sony VX-1000 has worked very well for us, and is somewhere around
> >$3000. There are loads of new cameras appearing now though. You need to
> >decide between DVCam and MiniDV (respectively the pro format and the
> >prosumer format). MiniDV is much cheaper to run because the tapes are
> >cheaper. The DVCam cameras tend to be more expensive ($10K up) and have
> >better optics and behave more like professional cameras.
> I agree with Richard. If you are in the market for a sub-$10K camera, The
> VX-1000 is hard to beat. I've had one since last summer, and can
> definitely recommend it. I haven't (yet) tried it under stage lighting
> though, so I can't tell you how it preforms under those conditions.
> - Scott Sutherland
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