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#1 Robert Schuette

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:41 AM

Hello all and it's great to be here. I don't know where to post this so please bear with the new guy.

I'm from Bangor, Pennsylvania USA and I consider myself to be a semi-professional cinematographer or at least an above average serious amateur. I'm looking to upgrade my camera gear. I'm set on Sony Cameras but I can't settle on the HDR-CX900 or the HXR-NX70U cameras. I did the research and really like them both. Whats your take and recommendation? Thanks!


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#2 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

Welcome to the board!

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#3 Richard Boddington

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

In the old days we'd all tell you to shoot on film.  By "old days" I mean February.

 

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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

Welcome Robert!

I guess the real question for you is what do you expect to be shooting with the camera in the near future? Live events, short films, etc? Does one of the cameras have a larger sensor than the other and have an interchangeable lens mount? Do you already own any stills lenses that could be used on such a camera? Is one camera better than the other in low-light?

A larger sensor with interchangeable lenses would be better for narrative work, but a fixed zoom with a small sensor would be better for live events. You would want the better low light camera for events as well, since you will have very limited ability to light them.
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