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11-28-2011, 08:18 PM   #1

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Do you still use your MiniDV cams?

Just wondering, do you still use your MiniDV cams? or you now shoot video using your DSLR.


11-29-2011, 02:34 AM   #2
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Yes, my K20 doesn't do video and I can't afford to upgrade at the moment.
11-29-2011, 04:36 AM   #3
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Multiple solutions. For high quality I still tape on MiniDV. This has more recently come to an end. So no, I am not using DV anymore. But I am also not using DSLR. For activities involving snow and H2O I use a Kodak Playsport. For everything else, Olympus E-PL3. The latter has C-AF and you can zoom. I never use my K-5 for video. It is the least capable of my video platforms. Even the Playsport will zoom to some degree, and there I can literally take it underwater... and do.

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Lately I've been shooting video mostly on my K7. I still have my trusty Canon MV650i which still does ok.....

12-04-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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actually narrow dof is not always good thing for depend on the type of video u shoot at..
12-06-2011, 02:28 PM   #6
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SD MiniDV ? No, never had one, won't get one.

But I am wanting to get a HDV cam ASA I can afford one.

I'm interested in these three models:

Sony HVR-HD1000U Digital High Definition HDV HVRHD1000U B&H

Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder HDRFX7 B&H Photo Video

Canon XH-A1s 3CCD HDV Camcorder 3238B001 B&H Photo Video

Problem is finding one that does full 1920x1080 instead of 1440x1080. A lot of stuff you see on the Discovery Family of Networks is filmed on those first two above.

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