Originally Posted by Ken Ross
The biggest problem with the FX1 (I had one) IMO is the huge size & weight. Unless you're using this thing professionally, I'd steer away from it. I and many others sold it primarily because it was just way too tiring to hold for any period of time. A tripod is a must for this unit.
Images from the much smaller Canon HV10 and even the Sony HC1 were either as sharp or sharper. My current Sony FX7 is also sharper than the FX1, but not as good in low light.
But that's just the point... I'm looking for something a bit bigger and more professional. The FX1, as you point out is a bit sharper, and the HC1's they're not making anymore, so the used models that are left out there are REALLY used. Don't get me wrong, I have ABSOLUTELY NO objections to saving a few bucks with a used model... but the mileage has to be relatively low.
The FX1 seems to be a good balance between low light, price and sharpness (from what I have gathered anyway). The Z1 sure look nice, but...
I don't know Ken... I still have some time to decide.... I don't need it for another couple of months anyway.... I'm just getting some ideas together here.... but thanks for the input.
BTW; what's the low end lux on the fx7 anyway?