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Mark Nieuwenhof
Which camera ex3 or 350K?
on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:46:16 pm

Gotta get a new camera,

Which camera ex3 or 350k ?


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Craig Seeman
Re: Which camera ex3 or 350K?
on Jan 14, 2011 at 4:06:45 pm

Buy the one you like better or whichever suits your needs or budget.
Without explaining what you need it's impossible to answer.



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Brent Dunn
Re: Which camera ex3 or 350K?
on Jan 14, 2011 at 7:21:31 pm

You need to look at both spec's and evaluate them on your needs. Big budget difference, so if you have an unlimited budget, then you have an easier choice.

You can purchase 2 EX3's for the price of the 350k.

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Bo Skelmose
Re: Which camera ex3 or 350K?
on Jan 15, 2011 at 3:39:29 pm

Hi
I have both - it depends so much of how you would use it,
Picture quality is very much the same.



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Bob Cole
Re: Which camera ex3 or 350K?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 2:23:39 am

[Bo Skelmose] "I have both - it depends so much of how you would use it,
Picture quality is very much the same."


In the same boat as Mark so this is an interesting thread.

Bo, since you have both, please explain how you choose which camera to use for a given shoot. I can guess at the answers, but I don't have your experience with both cameras.

I have used the EX3 for only four shoots, so I'm not very qualified to discuss it. But to be honest, it hasn't been a good experience. The picture of course is very nice, but I have found the ergonomics, particularly handheld, somewhat alien; the menu wheel and menu buttons are a nuisance to operate and the whole camera feels imbalanced. And then there's the reputation for an easily-damaged viewfinder, which makes it a scary camera to rent.

It took me awhile to get used to my first HD camera, the Sony Z1, so I can understand that this may be a beginner's reaction. I'd love to hear that I'm totally wrong, because the EX3 is so much cheaper than the 320 and 350, which I'm also considering.

Bob C


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Bo Skelmose
Re: Which camera ex3 or 350K?
on Jan 19, 2011 at 11:08:53 am

You almost answered youself.
I use my EX3 when it have to be light - I use it with an Adaptimax converter and my nikon (Sigma)super macro and tele lenses for special shots. When I have to walk a long way through the forest or in the heatlands, it is so much easier to carry. My 2/3 lenses fit on with a Fujinon adapter but that reduces the quality because of the extra glass.
I feel the EX3 is imposible to work with handheld - so for work with my 2/3 broadcast lenses, handheld and because of the benefit of the 4 audio tracks, I use my PMW-EX350 for all other work.



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