I'm looking to upgrade from SD (Sony PD 170) to HD and I've been researching the:
Sony - FS 100 or EX1R
Panasonic HPX 250 and, HVX 370, 500
My work consist of commercial, interviews, wedding, and other live events.
I'm expanding into corporate video and music videos and documentary.
I have a total budget of $15K, your advice is greatly appreciated.
I've had a Sony EX-1 for a few years. It's a great go to camera.
But if I were to buy another camera, it would be the Panasonic AF-100 and some lenses.
Stay away from the 5D since you have the budget for a real video camera with the options and controls. The AF-100 will give you the DSLR look with the video features. Plus the 5D has a limitation of around 12 minutes of recording time before you have to push the button again. Not good for long seminar type corporate work.
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