Originally Posted by Jay968
I hear ya. My weakness is that I feel that the only way I am going to know for sure how good something is and how well it will work for me is if I own it or have access to it for at least a month. I know I have wasted a lot of money doing things this way but for me, it's the only way to know. While I like to hear other people's opinions of things and they do help, in the end it is my own personal opinion of a product that will dictate whether it's for me or not and I need to use it myself to find out.
I can't disagree with you there. The thing is a $2k camcorder and from the videos I have seen and played raw files from the TM900 still looks better to me in bright light. But this is not a very vibrant time of year outside. I also noticed some strobing from some raw XA10 files.
I think if the TM900 didn't have all the high bitrate issues I would have kept it. It was super simple to use but lacked any real manual controls.
The Canon has a lot more manual control and I prefer that.
My wife is no help because she just says to buy the one I like. She did like the TM900. But the constant crashing was a chore.
The HF G10 looks pretty good overall, but I like a high wow factor in my video. That is something I haven't seen in the Canon raw files, yet.
But it's still very new so in a week or two it should be picking up and even in Japan things are getting slowly better.
I expect we will see more and more shipments as things crawl back to normal.
I was in the Philippines when the Tsunami hit Thailand and Indonesia, quite a few of my friends had friends who died in that disaster.
I think it will be getting better from what I'm reading in the news, it slowly is.