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    Default Help PD150 or Z-1 or...???

    I need to hire a camera to film a children’s documentary. In the past I have either used a PD150 or a Z-1. I am not very camera proficient and usually set to automatic and go. I was wondering which out of the PD150 or the Z-1 people though was a superior camera and best tailored to my need or if there was another camera out there that I do not as yet know about. I need to film broadcast quality footage, using a camera with the ability to pick up good sound quality. It is also important that the camera is good with light as I myself do not have the skills to adjust settings or filters. I will be editing on final cut. Any advice would be extremely helpful and much appreciated.

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    A pd150 is a fine cam but I have never heard of a z100 - more info pls.

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    sorry i ment a Z-1

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    Where you intend distributing your product is a major factor in the choice of camera. If it is the internet the PD150 will be fine. If you dont intend taking lighting to your locations then the PD is also the better choice for low light situations

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    I would say unless you MUST have hdv go for the PD. A PD 170 is a signifigantly improved PD 150 ( more sens, lower noise, true 16/9) and can be picked up well cheap.

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