Originally Posted by cliffturn9
hey guys heres my dilemma I am stuck between both these cameras and am leaning towards the TM700 because it is cheaper but here is what I will be using the cams for:
-shooting fast action sports only involving the human body
-nature and wildlife
-mostly all outdoors
I am leaning towards the TM700 because of the 60p feature as well as the fact that it has more manual controls which I am big into. The fact that CX550V does not have manual shutter speed control is a big let down for me. I like to shoot the sports I video around 1/125 or 1/2something. However, Sony does have the cool slow smooth record, albeit gimmicky it is really cool. But if I am shooting with a manually fast shutter speed and 60p then I would be able to obtain full HD slow-mo, even-though its not 200fps.
The memory space is not an issue for me because I already have two 16gb SDHC cards so those combine with the already 32gb flash memory would work great.
So what do you guys think? Am I missing out on any features of the CX550V that I should pay attention too? Or am I right in leaning towards the TM700? What would be the biggest difference between the 2 that would sway me either way? Thanks experts. Such a great forum
The Sony HDR-CX550V has few important features over the Panasonic HDC-TM700:
1.A/V Remote (for wired remote or for Sony tripod with remote and several zooming speeds etc)-very imortant!
2.Built in GPS (great for shooting landscapes/wildlife at various locations)
3.Larger and higher resolution LCD (good for shooting landscapes too)
4.Wider lens (great for expansive landscapes)
5.More internal memory(never too much!)
6."Sports pack" for underwater filming
The Panasonic however supposed to have significantly better picture quality
-at least outdoors.