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John Christie
Re: Thinking selling my DVX100B to get HD camera but ?
on Feb 19, 2011 at 6:10:44 pm

I have an HMC40 and an HMC150, both are great cameras.

As a replacement for a DVX 100, I'd consider the HMC150 first. The size and form factor is closer the DVX100. If "client appeal" is important, the 150 is larger and appears more "pro".

The screen and viewfinder on the HMC40 are smaller than the HMC150. I'm not crazy about the touchscreen functions on the 40, the screen get's all greasy with fingerprints.

The 40 also shoots 10 MB stills of reasonable quality as well as timelapse capabilities, the 150 doesn't

You need to spend extra on the 40 if you want XLR audio, it's built in to the 150.

I don't shoot a lot of low light footage, but I've heard that the 40 is worse than the 150 in low light (smaller imaging chips)

That said, there's a hefty price difference between the two cameras. Neither camera will disappoint you.

Here's a link to some of my videos shot on the 150, haven't used the 40 in any production work yet.

http://www.vimeo.com/15263925

Cheers

John Christie


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