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dave rawson
Best video camera for my $$ ??
on Feb 5, 2014 at 10:00:02 pm

I've got a budget of $4,800 total for a new HD video camera. I want to record on SD cards and get the best cinematic look for my money. The camera will be used for TV station promos. I've been checking out the Sony FS100.

What what you get with that money? I'm more of an editor than a videographer, so I apologize for being vague.

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Bill Bruner
Re: Best video camera for my $$ ??
on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:45:45 pm

Hi dave - if you want a professional "cinematic" large sensor camera for TV promos below $5000, the $4999 (body only) Canon C100 and the $4499 (with 18-200 manual zoom lens) Sony FS100 are pretty much the two best choices on the market today.

Here is what the C100 can do:

Here is what the FS100 can do:

If you can wait a few months, the recently announced 4K Panasonic GH4 (~$1699) with its DMC-YAGH Interface Unit (~$2199) will give you a lot better image quality for your money (10-bit versus 8-bit, and 4 times the resolution of 1080p).

Here is what this camera can do (please watch at your monitor's maximum resolution):

Hope this is helpful!

Hybrid Camera Revolution

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