Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: best vid cam for under $2000?

  1. #1

    Default best vid cam for under $2000?

    like the qualities i want is that its standard, no HD. Also being able to shoot at night is a factor. I just want it to look good, like movie quiality. All the million features i could care less, just good nigh shots and quality period.

    Whats the best for under 2k? Now the sony VX2100 i hear is amazing but it is like 3k. If the sony vx2000 is nice and under 2k id get that. help me out plz.
    -Sean
    http://www.Sean-Nelson.com
    intel core2 i7 960
    16GB DDR3
    Radeon HD6850
    Audigy 2 Soundcard
    2 x 24 Inch wide screen LCD Monitor + 30 inch tv.
    TBs and TBs of Storage+ SSD

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    You're looking for the Holy Grail... film quality camcorder... and under $ 2k
    Anyway the VX2000 is a fantastic camera, there are no significant differences between that and its successor, so if you can find it, it's probably your best bet.
    Also in the < $ 2k range, look for Canon's GL2...
    and perhaps the guys can give you more advice.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Bristol uk
    Posts
    8,938
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I am a vx9000e fan. Same innards as a vx2000 but shoulder mount and nice to use and looks very pro. Often usefull when blagging.

    I just got one for 500 quid off ebay, a steal I think.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    IMHO VX9000 is way too old.

  5. #5

    Default

    2000? im hearing from everyone theres no huge difference between the 2000 and 2100.

    Now at a site i found the vx2100 for $1700, and looks like a reputable company. Now my next question is, is it worth an extra 300 to have a 3 year warranty? like do these things break fast or what?
    -Sean
    http://www.Sean-Nelson.com
    intel core2 i7 960
    16GB DDR3
    Radeon HD6850
    Audigy 2 Soundcard
    2 x 24 Inch wide screen LCD Monitor + 30 inch tv.
    TBs and TBs of Storage+ SSD

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Actually the most noticeable difference between the VX2000 and the VX2100 is the color... the first one is silver, the other is grey.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,526
    Blog Entries
    24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sithxace
    Now my next question is, is it worth an extra 300 to have a 3 year warranty? like do these things break fast or what?
    Depends how risk averse you are. I'm pretty risk averse, yet avoid extended warranties like the plague. In the UK, they're virtually considered a cash cow by the company's selling them.

    $300 is approximately 1/5th of the retail price. If you consider that the price of the unit will be approximately half by the end of the first year, that then becomes just over half the used price. Now factor in the fact that you will get at least one year's manufacturer's warranty. Now you're looking at $300 for two years. Now investigate how many times you can claim, and the average cost of most repairs.

    Best case scenario, you break even on the extended warranty. Most likely scenario, it's $300 down the drain.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Bristol uk
    Posts
    8,938
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mihai
    IMHO VX9000 is way too old.
    So am I but quality never dates. It is a bit noisey but it is lovely to use. Remember this was a low end pro camera and it was 4000 new.

    edit.

    Oh yea, and it has a proper viewfinder (b/w crt), zebra gen, colour bars,and impresses girls (honest)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Equipment just get outdated.
    I had cameras which were low-end pro in their time... Like the Panasonic MS1... last time I shot a wedding with that it was 2 years ago, it's retired now because you just can't go around with SVHS now when everyone uses teeny-weeny super-duper MiniDV cams... Although it did impress girls

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,526
    Blog Entries
    24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mihai
    Although it did impress girls
    I've alwasy been told that my big equipment isn't impressive. Have I been lied to?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Glidecam 2000 and...
    By cappa esquire in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-02-2011, 08:34 PM
  2. Anyone using a Glidecam 2000 Pro with Sony FX1?
    By Alan Mills in forum Forum Announcements and News
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-27-2005, 09:11 PM
  3. Starting a small DVD business. Help me spend $2000!!!
    By jlacck in forum Blu Ray, DVD, SVCD and VCD authoring
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-24-2005, 12:24 PM
  4. Sonic SD-2000 Encoder
    By LJR in forum Blu Ray, DVD, SVCD and VCD authoring
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-18-2004, 07:57 AM
  5. Windows 2000 SP4 and Adobe Premiere
    By EdsTwin13 in forum Adobe Premiere, Premiere Elements, and After Effects
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-29-2004, 08:40 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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