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canon xl h1 vs. new sony z-7


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#1 Robert Gardner

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:30 PM

hi there,

i am planing on buying a new camera and have a hard time deciding between the canon xl-h1 and the new sony-z7.
i am planing on using the camera mainly for wildlife filming, so i was thinking of the canon befor the new sony z-7 came out. now that sony also offers interchangable lenses i am stuck.
i personally prefer sony over canon, but i am not sure if the sony is quite as good as the canon + it just came out and might still have some baby problems which have to be solved?
anyone out there who could give me any piece of advise???
it would be highly appriciated.
cheers,
rob
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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:04 AM

Hi Robert,

please don't cross post to multiple forums!

As for the Canon I'd say that the finder isn't all that great and the camera is very front heavy with the stock lens. The stock lens is quite crappy too IMO. All that said and my personal preference I'd go with the Sony. But I haven't had a chance to check it out so far.

Cheers, Dave
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#3 Robert Gardner

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:05 PM

Hi Robert,

please don't cross post to multiple forums!

As for the Canon I'd say that the finder isn't all that great and the camera is very front heavy with the stock lens. The stock lens is quite crappy too IMO. All that said and my personal preference I'd go with the Sony. But I haven't had a chance to check it out so far.

Cheers, Dave


Sorry for the cross posting and thanks for the advice.
Rob
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