Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Sony DSR-PD170

  1. #1

    Default Sony DSR-PD170

    I am total newbie and looking for a camera for weddings, motocross, and snowboarding. I have witled it down to the canon xl2, sony pd170, and canon xh a1/ or gl2. Any advice would be wonderful. I do not care for HD. Ive heard the pd170 shoots awesome footage but no 16:9 which isnt that big of deal, but only shoots in 60i..Please give some advice or first hand experience with these cameras! thanks so much!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Bristol uk
    Blog Entries


    If it was me I would go for a pd170. I dont like the balance of the xl1. Xl1 really doesnt do progressive either.

    Personally I would avoid progressive, only 50p works for me, 25 is just too choppy.

    If you can hack a full size dv cam bragains dore to be had - check out sony dsr250, jvc dv500 or dv5000, panasonic forgeotten the number - ebay.

Similar Threads

  1. Sony PD170 replacement parts
    By sheltor in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-09-2008, 03:58 PM
  2. Sony PD170 - Please Help
    By s0347688 in forum General video editing software help and advice
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-07-2007, 03:41 PM
  3. Sony PD170 kit for SALE
    By tveda in forum Ebay and other classified ads: gear, cameras and video editing stuff
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-01-2007, 08:44 AM
  4. Best place to buy a Sony PD170.
    By OM2 in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-13-2005, 01:03 PM
  5. Portable lighting for Sony PD170.
    By crazeski in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-24-2004, 06:43 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts