Hi, i am videografer from Colombia south america, and i want buy a new video camera.
Actually a have a panasonic mini dv dvc 60, i do documentaries, tv shows but now i want do a musical clips a need a better video
i like 3 video camera but a i dont know what is the best for my jobs
Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder
Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2HD Camcorder
Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Camcorder
I ever buy in byh ny if you know a place than have better price please help me
and why do you think that this is the best options
Internationally, of the 3 cameras you have listed the only one that would generally be considered broadcast HD would be the EX3, even then many broadcasters (especially in Europe) would need you to record on a NanoFlash (or similar) to bring the bit rate up to 50Mb/s. The reason the EX cameras are more widely accepted for broadcast is because they have 1/2" sensors and bigger sensors normally bring considerable advantages in terms of low light performance, noise and dynamic range.
I recently had the HPX301 and an EX3 in a side by side test and the noise in the HPX301 was considerably higher than the EX3 and this spoilt an otherwise good picture.
You can download frame grabs from the 6 camera shootout here: http://www.xdcam-user.com/?page_id=598