Originally Posted by Steve Cebu
Are you saying the TM700/750 is a better cam? It had 45 degree stutter and bondi blue skies.
I never had that issue with my 700, but then again I never tripod mounted it and pointed it down at 45 degrees. Having seen the videos of that 'stutter', I don't think it would get me nearly as upset as the issues I've had with the 900.
To answer your question, I don't think the 700 is necessarily a better cam, but its QC may have been better. The potential of the 900 is there, but they obviously have an extraordinarily high defective rate. Look, even CCI obviously had a unit with the same focusing issue that mine has. I only played with one 750 and I mentioned about the WB issues on that cam.
Of course the other question is, even if you get a perfect unit, is there assurance it won't go south in a short time and manifest these same issues? Perhaps not, but who knows? I've never had to deal with these kinds of things before in any HD cam I've owned. Very disappointing.
You know this thought just occurred to me, in a pinch, I might even consider the Canon HF21!!! I don't know why I didn't think of that before. I actually felt the overall PQ (at least in BB) was somewhat better than the 750.