Excerpt: This is my first review here. I am not a high end professional yet wanted something better than the average fare you see in the stores. It is confusing. It seems all the manufactures have something close in features and price. But what to get? I broke down and called the pro video department at B and H. The salesman took his time and asked questions of my use. Local sports events, some light studio work etc. And the price range. He suggested the Panasonic AC130a.
Pros: Affordable, Easy to Use, Great Audio, Great Zoom, Media storage, Studio Work
Excerpt: We use three of these cameras with Revo 1000 shoulder mounts to film sporting events, and they are fantastic. Their auto settings are reliable, the transfer is extremely quick, and the lens and image are wide and high quality. Additionally, this camera comes with plug in audio for beginners in sound, and it comes with great manipulative rings for the kids who want to learn the manual settings for narrative productions.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: I use this for legal video (#CLVS) mostly. It is great for live events, and Indie Filmmaking too. Lots of bells and whistles and of course the book doesn't come with. Just the general book does though. You can find the more informative user manual online though. The size is a touch bigger then I like. I miss the smaller size of my AG-DVX-100. This is about an inch and a half longer and 2 inches higher. Would be great if they kept the S-video plug too.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Has Timedate Stamp, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: This camera is excellent in low light. The setting for outside are the best with the filters. I shoot in Arizona where the light is very bright and the filters are an excellent way to go with this type of weather conditions. I don't like the way the LCD screen opens. It sticks more than the old version. But otherwise a great camera. I would recommend it to anyone working in professional or semi-professional film.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom
Excerpt: Just got this camera and so far so good. Even though it is unusual to freehand this camera, because of its size, it is balanced and designed well. The only complaint I have, and its because I missed it, you can only transfer SD video through the cables. If you shoot HD you must read from the SD card.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: Being used for YouTube videos. Sharp, awesome color. Best of breed right now. It's big, but is the right size. Could use a shoulder mount attachment. The AC130AP is not a hand held unless you lift weights routinely : ) In comparison, the Canons (XA 20 or 25) are too small. Great if you have tiny hands.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: This is a Professional Camera. It's not consumer or even prosumer. This camera was designed for people who know how (and want) to use all the advanced features and manual controls. It was not designed to be a point and shoot camera. If you need a camera that shoots stills, get something else (that's a consumer feature, professionals don't need it IMO) If you don't understand why this camera only uses 24-hour time, you're not a professional.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom
Excerpt: Pros: • 22X Optical Zoom (some camcorders have only a 10x zoom - how Pathetic). • 72 mm lens (filter size) • Several External Controls. • XLR Inputs. • Well Constructed, even the caps for the jacks are better than some others. • Even with the Camcorder being Heavier (see below) - the Side Grip is well positioned to make it really well balanced (really Helps on Handheld shots). This camcorder being well balanced. • Most Buttons are either recessed etc.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD