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#1 JB Earl

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

I have an opportunity to buy a lightly used sony Z7U.  Any thoughts on this camera?  It's a current model, but been around a long time.  Any thoughts what it would be worth?

Currently using 5Ds.  So this would mainly be for long podium clips or documenting events etc.

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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:13 AM

It depends. If you shoot a lot of reality, then it might be worth it. A lot of reality shows still use that camera, and mostly because of the camera's size, zoom ratio, & quality for television. Also, tape is a more suitable workflow for them. If your clients are expecting a 5D look, then it may not be a good buy. 


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#3 JB Earl

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

thanks for the reply

We just need something for when we hit the recording time limit on the 5Ds.  We bid on a job requiring taping business speakers at a podium, like 45 min to an hour straight, so things like that.  Hoping  the camera would be more useful anyway.  I hate that the zoom isn't constant aperture.


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