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post #1 of 3 Old 09-24-2012, 09:11 AM - Thread Starter
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I am looking to buy a consumer camcorder .. How is it different from the professional ones ? How does the best consumer camcorders stack up to the professional ones.
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I am looking to buy a consumer camcorder .. How is it different from the professional ones ? How does the best consumer camcorders stack up to the professional ones.

Firstly, what is your budget?

It really depends. For fixed lens cameras generally a pro camcorder will have a superior lens, more picture options, better exposure monitoring, better low light, manual audio, XLR inputs, sometimes built in ND filters, etc.

The Panasonic Gh3 DSLR/Video hybrid could be a great one to consider. It sports very professional features and high recording bit rate at 24p/30p/60p, plus high MP stills for a decent price.
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I am looking to buy a consumer camcorder .. How is it different from the professional ones ? How does the best consumer camcorders stack up to the professional ones.
The new full frame Sony NEX-VG900 is a Handycam camcorder that has a larger sensor than any professional camcorder but with full frame Zeiss Cine lenses, optional XLR-K1M adaptor kit and external recorder for uncompressed 1080p60 output it would be considered a pro camcorder.


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