View Poll Results: If you needed to buy a cam today would it be HV40?

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  • HV40

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  • HV30

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  • HF 200

    5 3.33%
  • HF S11

    3 2.00%
  • HF S100

    7 4.67%
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Thread: If you needed to buy a cam today would it be HV40?

  1. #101

    Default difference between vixia and legria HV 40's

    Quote Originally Posted by Maine_Coon View Post
    Sold my beloved HV30 with the full intention to buy HV40.

    But then had some doubts.

    So if you needed to buy a cam today what would it be?
    Anybody knows if there is a difference between vixia and legria HV 40's? Other than vixia being NTSC and 350 USD cheaper than legria.
    thnx

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    No difference.
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    5D MK III once it's out Today, MKII

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    Canon's 2011 line is interesting. Especially the XA10.

    http://www.video.bhphotovideo.com/?s...210ed40721a9eb
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    Drape, that XA10 looks reallllly nice, but then I saw the price tag. $1,999.00 is a large price for something like that IMO. I think its a great camera, but at that price, I would save up a little more for the 5D MK II any day.

    And George, is there any info out on the 5D MK III?

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    I agree with Jordan. Don't get me wrong, the XA10 looks great. But it is still a high-end consumer camcorder with a handle attached. The only thing that seems professional about it are the XLR inputs and controls. I think $1499 would have been a better price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeMaier View Post
    5D MK III once it's out Today, MKII
    Yeah. Watch the MKII prices drop when the MKIII arrives - it'll be interesting to see just how much better the MKIII will be over the MKII, it should be an AWESOME camera.

    p.s. That XA10 looks horrible - are they on crack?

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    I would set that XA10 at $999.00 maybe $1200 MAX. Who the hell pay $2,000 for crap AVCHD nowadays when there are DSLRs in that same price range...
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    The price will drop, but I think not soon. Fast panning with DSLRs, you will get jello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janke View Post
    Remember the Holga camera? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holga )

    It became kind of a cult camera for photo artists, mainly because it was so crappy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceentv View Post
    Wow, for an artistic look, this little camera rocks!
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    Greetings,

    New to the HVxx family, and hopefully this is the right place to post it. I recently purchased the HV40 along with all the nifty addons everyone has recommended, but on the fence with purchasing an additional camcorder. Basically, what are your opinions, should I purchase another HV40 with all the accessories or kick it up a notch and get the XHA1s, barebones? I mainly record events and business promotions, and feel HDV is easier with my current workflow.

    Thank you,
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbobiles View Post
    ...should I purchase another HV40 with all the accessories or kick it up a notch and get the XHA1s, barebones?
    Karlo
    I have an HV40 setup with my brevis35 on rails and I love It but I really miss some clean interface and more manual controls like zoom lock, and focus lock and all the other goodies that comes with the XHA1s.

    I would go for the XHA1s - more manual controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbobiles View Post
    Greetings,

    New to the HVxx family, and hopefully this is the right place to post it. I recently purchased the HV40 along with all the nifty addons everyone has recommended, but on the fence with purchasing an additional camcorder. Basically, what are your opinions, should I purchase another HV40 with all the accessories or kick it up a notch and get the XHA1s, barebones? I mainly record events and business promotions, and feel HDV is easier with my current workflow.

    Thank you,
    Karlo
    I'd stick with HDV then. It is pretty good. I like the look of the XA10, but the touch-screen and different controls plus different recording format is likely to be confusing.
    You can pick up a second hand hvXX so cheaply, you'll hardly notice. There are benefits to not being at the leading edge of technology
    (Just my .02c)

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    If you shoot events, it was always good when the backup camera was exactly the same type. When you are under stress, you want to have the same UI layout to not have to think about where that @$%& button to change setting x was again. If you like the HV, stick with it.
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    xha1's are gonly going for 2,700 new, and anywhere from 1,300-2,000 used depending on the condition, and who's selling it of course. But Canon still makes them, and they are still selling, so they did something right. Been out for about five yrs, which is impresive considering there's about a six month cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robstowell View Post
    There are benefits to not being at the leading edge of technology
    HDV is dead easy to edit too. But rewinding and capturing is a sometimes a drag. Or, it just takes time.

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    That's all I'd like to say:
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    HDV is dead easy to edit too [...] it just takes time.
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    it just takes time
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    I don't mind it too much. I sit there surfing the 'net while the HV turns over and captures through PPro. No big deal apart from occasional head turning to eyeball the LCD and see where the tape's at.

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    I actually use the capturing process to cut the movie already in my mind.
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    I personally enjoy the tape capture process. I get to re-watch everything I've shot, and as cgbier said before - it's an great way to create the project in your head before you've even started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Benway View Post
    I don't mind it too much. I sit there surfing the 'net while the HV turns over and captures through PPro. No big deal apart from occasional head turning to eyeball the LCD and see where the tape's at.
    Quote Originally Posted by cgbier View Post
    I actually use the capturing process to cut the movie already in my mind.
    Quote Originally Posted by mark84j View Post
    I personally enjoy the tape capture process. I get to re-watch everything I've shot, and as cgbier said before - it's an great way to create the project in your head before you've even started.
    Agree on all points... But, I am so paranoid that I end up staring at the dropped frames window just waiting for all to go haywire!!

    it's happened a few times but it never ended up being the cam or the tape rather my stupid comp, but I still get scared when I start capturing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthpaully View Post
    Agree on all points... But, I am so paranoid that I end up staring at the dropped frames window just waiting for all to go haywire!!

    it's happened a few times but it never ended up being the cam or the tape rather my stupid comp, but I still get scared when I start capturing...
    Not the worse case scenario, really.

    You could always stop, rewind and capture that section again and continue. The only time I really have problems capturing is with a big gab in between footage. It automatically stops capturing since it doesn't find anything. Then I have to stop the tape and fast forward to the footage and start capture again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almohada View Post
    Then I have to stop the tape and fast forward to the footage and start capture again.
    Yep, but even that is stupid and tedious, isn't it?

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