For those who dont know (Probably all) i film small business safety awards and the such - I also record interviews for a small company, I use a well used XM2 and H2 for audio bringing them together in post prod using Adobe.
Now £2000 might not be a lot to some of you, but with a credit crunch on we are all feeling it, and im no different. I need a new camera as this one needs drop kicking into a housing estate with hoodies on each corner, thats why im looking at getting myself a sub £2000 camera which will deliver the best quality image.
While trawling the net i have come accross the above (Panasonic AJD410AE ) camera a few times as being "Good" and i have found it for sub £2000. However an indie film mate of mine has told me to by a JVC GY-HD200E, he says that the cost is low and the quality is very good.
However i have also been informed that the AG-HMC71 shoots very good pictures, and as long as it is set up correctly it will deliver the goods. however i will sometimes bump into a video chap who use's something like the AG-HMC71 and it looks like he is filming his chav mates chavy day out, but that could be the suit that is too big for him, or the greased back hair on an unshaved face while smelling of dirt. Either way -
Does anyone have any thoughts on any of the cameras?
If you could only choose out of them, which one would it be?
If you had £2000 what camera would you buy to get the best image?
I know it takes a lot of different things to make a great scene and picture, but if all was the same apart from the camera which one is better?
I have tried to search for a video comparrison for the mentioned cameras, but no one seems to be doing that!!
I might just stick to my 4th hand Cannon which has given me no problems (Apart from being pants in low light, is falling apart when i pick it up, the case is so banged up from being in the middle of a paint ball field and the image i get now is hit and miss as something is rattling inside it), but i do need something that looks big and delivers very good quality images.
Many thanks for any help / advice / info.