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Michael Kash
Camera question
on Dec 26, 2018 at 5:23:14 pm

So I did not see any other place to post this so if not appropriate feel free to delete or even point me in a more appropriate direction and plus the Vegas area is the only one I frequent lol.

So my handheld is a Sony Handycam (HDR-CX150) and it has been a great camera but its showing its age and it only does 30fps(1080).

Looking to upgrade to something that can do 60fps and (mainly 1080)there are so many options. I would LOVE to spend over $1k for a new camera but reality speaking $500 is more of a reality.

Just looking for good info on what to look for since there are many options out there or any ones to "NOT" even consider,lol.

Thanks for any input....


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Paul Berk
Re: Camera question
on Dec 27, 2018 at 3:56:33 am

Sony cx455 seems to be the sweet spot in your price range. Stick with Sony.


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Michael Kash
Re: Camera question
on Dec 28, 2018 at 1:38:57 am

Perfect thank you Paul...


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Michael Kash
Re: Camera question
on Dec 28, 2018 at 3:57:30 am

So with your recommendation Paul I sat down and started looking at more of the sony stuff. I know my budget is around $500 but started looking at a few other models--one was the FDRAX33...


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Paul Berk
Re: Camera question
on Dec 28, 2018 at 4:21:28 am

FDR-AX53 .. well worth the extra $100 ..


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Michael Kash
Re: Camera question
on Dec 28, 2018 at 7:50:44 am

I did look at the FDR-AX53 and compared it to the FDR-AX33 and the only big difference I could see was the 20x (53) and 10x on the FDR-AX33. There were a couple small differences and I never use zoom so I don't see a reason for the FDR-AX53 unless there was something I was missing.


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Paul Berk
Re: Camera question
on Dec 28, 2018 at 7:45:35 pm

I didn't look that carefully, but the 20x zoom seemed worth the extra money to me .. if not for you .. then the AX33 is a better choice ..

These cameras came out in 2015 .. aren't they going to be replaced soon?


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Michael Kash
Re: Camera question
on Dec 28, 2018 at 10:51:11 pm

Well my HDR-CX150 was released in either 2009 or 2010 and still being used.. So getting a great camera thats just a year or 2 old thats dropped a bunch in price--I will take it for sure ;)


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Scott Francis
Re: Camera question
on Jan 3, 2019 at 1:00:56 am

I have had AWESOME results with the Canon Vixia G20-40 series (pro versions are the XA versions). I have had 7 of these cameras and use them in live productions as well as in the studio. You can likely find a G30 on ebay for under a grand. They shoot 1080p at 59.94fps 35mbps.

Xavier (Scott) Francis
Mind's Eye Audio/Video Productions


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Michael Kash
Re: Camera question
on Jan 5, 2019 at 4:37:23 am

Thanks for the input scott. I ended up going with the FDR-AX33 and right now looking for a couple wide angle lenses.


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