Hi everyone, Iím new to these forums and was hoping this would be the place to ask about semi pro equipment. This seems like a forum I could get used to with lot of buzzing questions and advice
Anyway - I am a film student and have been for 4 years. Itís only recently, in the last year or so, I feel my skills warrant an upgrade from handy cam to semi pro with full manual controls. I've had a look around and there have been many camcorders that have tickled my tastebuds, mainly the PMW - EX series.
To cut to the chase I was really interested in buying the EX1 only to find in the past few weeks Sony has announced a price rise bringing the EX1 to around £4200... I called up a Sony retailer and they told me they have no more EX1's at the original price; however they do have an EX3 at £4,700. Although expensive it still is almost £1000 less than the RRP.
My question is; am I running before I can walk here and buying something which I will not need or is it a wise buying decision? Bare in mind that when the old stock of EX3's are gone they will retail again around £5,500.
In my opinion if I buy this now and decide in two years to sell the EX3 the second hand price will almost be the same as what I bought it for.
I have many many questions but it could take a long time and I canít help feel people will stop reading...
Thanks for checking out my thread and any responses welcome!