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Johnny Knox
Buying a camera...
on Jan 20, 2009 at 2:19:27 pm

I'm in the process of buying a new camera. My wife and I got married this past may and my parents offered to buy us a camera as a wedding present. I'm guess my parents are willing to spend up to about $1000 dollars. I'm not specifically looking for a JVC camcorder, but does anyone have any suggestions on good camcorders, or prosumer cameras in that range.

I personally do a lot of video editing, motion graphics, and graphic design, so I am new to video hardware scene. If you have any good suggestions or know of a good website where I can find out information and compare I would really appreciate the insight. Thanks!

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Stuart Coburn
Re: Buying a camera...
on Jan 26, 2009 at 1:35:37 pm

Hi Johnny

Not sure about the prices over there but have a look at the Sony A1. I've used one of these several times and for the cost (about £1300 in the UK) it gives rather impressive results.
Its a 1080Hdv format camera which uses a Cmos chip instead of CCD's and with the external mic and lens hood removed and a small battery fitted its even small enough to slip into a reasonale sized pocket. The only negative side i found with using it was the lack of control buttons/switches i'm used to on bigger cameras as most options are controlled using the touch screen menu.
For your budget its definitley worth a look and maybe a trip to a Sony dealer for a hands on tryout

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