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#1 joe doe

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:06 PM

I'm looking for a camera with the following features, the most needed features are listed at the top.

Night vision/night shooting
Time lapse/interval recording
High frame rate for slow motion shooting
High definition video that can shoot like this
View on Vimeo
Easy to edit video format
Noise reducing/wind cutting

The closest I have found so far is the Sony HVR-V1U

Edited by joe doe, 02 November 2008 - 12:07 PM.

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#2 Edward Roberts

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:40 PM

HVX200A
https://eww.pavc.pan...ries/index.html

PMW-EX1
http://www.sonybiz.n...XDCAMCamcorders

This might be what your looking for. They don't have "night vision" but you can allways rent / buy a night vision adapter...

http://www.morovisio...VPA-914745G.htm

http://www.morovisio...VPA-924002G.htm

PS... use your real name lol

Edited by Edward Roberts, 02 November 2008 - 06:42 PM.

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#3 Sean Lyons

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:38 PM

I recently bought the HVR-HD-1000U.

It's a very good starter camera and very easy to use.

Most enjoyable feature is the beautiful picture. Also not too shabby in the night shot.

Hope you find what your looking for.

Good luck,
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#4 Andrew McCarrick

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:07 PM

High frame rate for slow motion shooting


If you really want this, the only Prosumer Cameras that can do it are the HVX200 or the HPX170 (both from Panasonic).

Edited by Andrew McCarrick, 16 November 2008 - 11:11 PM.

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#5 Jeff Kolada

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:01 PM

I own the sony V1u and the HD1000. The V1u is a much better camera, just doesn't have nightshot. But if you have the budget, just buy an infra-red flashlight or something. Most digital cameras can pick up infra-red light. If i'm right, your cell phone will too. Point it at your tv remote and change the channel.

If you don't care about nightshot and don't have a budget, the panasonics are the top of the line. HVX puts out a beautiful image and the high frame-rate is true 60fps recording. The sony's smooth-slow downs the quality quite a bit.
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