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DVX100A or XL1S


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#1 mdcox

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:48 PM

:huh: What do you think I can get an XL1S at a great price from a buddy for around $1700 or should I get the DVX100A which I'll have to spend double that I have been looking at the DVX100A pretty hard. What do you think?

For this exercise forget about any extras or what nots and just focus on the cameras themselves. :o
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#2 drew_town

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:18 PM

$1700 for an XL1s is a pretty good price. I like the XL1s better than the DVX100A, but I think you will find that most others will prefer the Panasonic to the Canon mainly because of its ability to shoot 24P. I just prefer the look of Canon's footage to that of Panasonic's.
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#3 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:56 AM

I agree with Drew. You could use your NLE to covert the XL1s footage to 24p.

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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:19 AM

I prefer the look of the DVX100A and true progressive-scan capture, plus gamma controls, but if you can't afford it, then go with the XL1 if it's that cheap.
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#5 will

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 12:08 PM

in my experience the xl1s is no where near as sharp as the dvx.
I would catagorize the image as soft and mushy.
the xl2 on the other hand...
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#6 drew_town

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:54 AM

in my experience the xl1s is no where near as sharp as the dvx.
I would catagorize the image as soft and mushy.
the xl2 on the other hand...

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Depends on what lens you're using. The standard 16x lens- yes. The manual 14x and 16x are much sharper.
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#7 will

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:42 AM

Depends on what lens you're using. The standard 16x lens- yes. The manual 14x and 16x are much sharper.

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The 16x manual is awesome, but it is not as sharp as the DVX100 no matter which lens is used.

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xl1s: better lens
Dvx100: better image

Edited by will, 03 June 2005 - 11:45 AM.

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