Originally Posted by dbayliff
Hello, thanks for the response!
I am interested in the AG-AF100.
What do you think about the SONY NEX-EA50UH?
does it make a big difference if a camera is 2 years old, or 6 months?
Two good choices, dbayliff. With modern cameras, age is not as important as:
- sensor (size, sensitivity),
- signal processing (speed, throughput, codec, downscaling, etc.),
- lens choices (servo zoom, powered adapters for Canon/Nikon lenses, etc.)
- connectivity (HD-SDI, HDMI, XLR, wi-fi, etc).
- ergonomics (shoulder mount vs palmcorder vs brick, etc)
In just about all of these categories (except downscaling and susceptibility to moire), the NEX-EA50
is the clear winner over the AG-AF100
The only reason I didn't suggest it earlier is that it is $600 above your price range and it's so new, you're not likely to find one used.
I shoot micro 4/3 and I am a Panasonic guy, but I have also shot with Sony NEX camcorders, and they produce great images.
Here is a music video shot with the Sony:
Low light travel/mood piece:
If you can afford it, I recommend you get the APS-C Sony EA50 for $3525 at Electronics Basket via Amazon (2 left at this price as of this post)
If you prefer, you can get the camera for $3512 from Big Value via eBay (3 left at this price as of this post)
Good luck with your decision!
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