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#1 David Beier

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:37 PM

I've recently been thinking of getting a DVX100A. I've worked with it before and think it's the best for the type of films I want to make (i.e. those that look like film) for the my budget (i.e. under $5000).

Before I plunk down the cash however, is there anything on the horizon that looks to top the DVX100 in terms of image quality, the "film look," but for still under $5000?
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#2 Matt Irwin

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:57 PM

Well if you are content with SD, the Canon XL2 is also selling for under $5k. It does 24p the same way that the DVX100A does and it has a higher resolution chip and native 16:9 (which the DVX doesn't have). I've worked with both cameras, and I'd have to say that the XL2 does produce a significantly sharper image than the DVX. The DVX has a softer image and is much more portable than the XL2-- both of those points sway some people to the DVX.
I'm not sure what the new HDV cameras are selling for... there's the Sony Z1U and FX1 and the JVC HD100, but I think they're both above the $5k mark.
Hope this helps.

Edited by Matt Irwin, 12 October 2005 - 11:59 PM.

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