How do you compare the JVC GY-HM 100 vs Canon XA10 HD vs Canon XF100 and the Panasonic HVX200a cameras?
Anyone out there working with any of these cameras? What do you like or don't like about them?
Features I want in a camera:
-Good depth of field zoom lens
-Good for over the shoulder / handheld
-Better optics and image quality
-Good in Low light situations
- Option for monitor out (not just rely in LCDs)
- Good workflow with FCP 7
-Memory cards that can last long (desirable)
Is a used Panasonic HVX200a still better than these three?
The good think about the JVC is that is FCP ready (makes mpg-2 quicktime files) so no transcode needed.
My budget is up to 3K approximately for a camera without accessories.
I will be using a camera for some documentary shoot and for event / corporate video as well.
For my own documentary I have been working with 1080 30p HD. As much as possible, I want to have that option in a camera.
Please feel free to cc me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I need to make a buying decision asap.