Question by StevieD92: Looking for a new camcorder?
I’m looking to go to University to study Film Production and Cinematography and am looking for a new camcorder to use in building a portfolio and for the course. Any suggestions? Preferably an HD camcorder. My budget isn’t huge; £400-500 maximum!
Answer by Jon Adrews
Sony HDR-XR150 120GB High Definition HDD Handycam Camcorder
Video Review: http://7thingsdigital.com/?p=109
1920×1080 Full HD Recording w/3MP still image
120GB Hard Disk Drive
1/4″ back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV
30mm CZ Vario Sonnar T* with 25x Optical zoom
Sony HDR-XR200V 120GB HDD High Definition Camcorder w/15x Optical Zoom
Power Adapter/In-Camera Charger (AC-L200), InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery (NP-FH60), Remote Commander(R) (RMT-835), A/V Cable, USB Cable
2.7 Wide touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display
15x Optical zoom, 180x Digital zoom
35mm Equivalent – 40 – 600mm (16 – 9), 49 – 735mm (4 – 3)
Aperture – F1.8-3.4
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