HVX200 VS HD200UB
Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:43 PM
For me, it comes down to that I prefer the professional style/form factor of the JVC with the shoulder-mount and real (although admittedly not the best) lens. But I am debating about the HVX because it is currently in demand right now for what many (low budget) producers seem to want.
Basically I don't want to spend $5k and regret the model I choose, but I don't want to limit myself on jobs I could get hired on. What are other people's experienced with investing in cameras to aid in getting hired? I know a camera won't guarantee me a job, but is it something that is important enough to factor into my purchase decision, or am I wrong in my assumptions?
Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:03 PM
I would try to rent or borrow each camera you are considering and test drive it. Nothing beats that. And it is the only way to guarantee you will like it.
No matter what, you won't find a camera that is THE BEST ALL-AROUND CAMERA for everyone at any given time, and will remain so for years to come. A good rule of thumb is to buy the best camera you can afford that does what you need it to and will get you work.
Edited by Saul Rodgar, 13 August 2008 - 10:07 PM.