Hello again I thought I'd start a new thread rather than carry on in the other one because the topic has changed slightly...
In my last thread, asking about the best retailer from which to buy a DSR PD-170 Mark suggested that I should instead consider getting a Z1! So, JUST as I thought I knew what I wanted I began researching a whole new camera :P
Four hours later and I have learnt that the Z1 is the pro version of the FX1 and that both are seen as modern PD170s. Cool! I've also learnt that at £3700 the Z1 is out of my reach for the moment which is a shame.
HOWEVER, it's not all bad news because I've also stumbled across the Sony HVR V1E! I've just read a load of reviews about it and everyone seems to be loving this camera.
This review is particularly in-depth:
DVuser: SONY HVR-V1E Progressive-Scan HDV Camcorder
In that review the guy is constantly comparing the V1 to the Z1 saying how its picture quality is as good as the Z1!
The V1E is going for £2760 from CreativeVideo.co.uk and I'm thinking that it would be perfect for me.
So before I go ahead and buy it I wanted to run it past you guys to see if anyone has anything interesting or relevant or "NO DAVE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T DO IT!!!" to say about it.
Anyone? Have I FINALLY found a prosumer camera that is great quality and within the £2500 price range??! Pleeeease say yes.