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Old 03-24-2014, 07:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello...I am pretty new to videography and I am looking for some help in determining a good camera to purchase.


I will be recording moderate action on a boat in the ocean, so image stabilization is going to be important.  Can anyone tell me the advantages of a camera such as the Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM as opposed to a Canon VIXIA HF G30 for half the price?


Thanks for any info that can be provided.

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There is quite a size difference in those two cameras, If you are looking at the Canon, why not look at the Sony HDR-CX900 or the HXR-NX30. The NX30 has XLR inputs and is similar to the consumer PJ780/790. The Sony cx900 and the canon have lots of manual controls etc.. You could also take a look at the 4K Sony camcorder which is the FDR-ax100. Any of these should serve you well.

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Out of these two - the Canon XA20 or XA25.
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