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Not all it looks

Advantages: Good 16x9 picture
Disadvantages: Heavy, too many buttons

This a camera that tries to be all things to all people and is not for the feint-hearted. It has been adopted as the standard kit in the UK for video-journalists in the broadcast industry and, even though it is HD capable, is largely still used in the ...

crware 14.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Sony HVR-Z1E

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Sony Z1

Advantages: Light, durable, easy to use
Disadvantages: Expensive

...I first came across this dream piece of equipment whilst doing some filming for the BBC, similar to the Sony PD170 in terms of use its an absolute ideal piece of kit for anyone serious about film making. Obviously for those of you wanting a camera for ...

crissswan 13.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Sony HVR-Z1E

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Amazed by Z1

Advantages: Everything is customisable, great picture quality, ease of use
Disadvantages: no progressive, HDV not HD

The Z1 is a truly amazing prosumer camera, and the definity choice for anyone interested in professional video production value. I personally shot 3 short films on this camera and am still to this day, BOLWN away by contrast range and the ability to modif ...

GarethG 21.08.2007 · Read full review
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LOOK like a pro!

Advantages: dirt cheap, looks pro, looks cool with my 35mm adapter
Disadvantages: front heavy, no idx battery available

I'm actually satisfied with the camera, mainly because of it's cheap pricetag. You will look the part when filming a wedding or something similar. In the eyes of a non-pro, you will look like you're wielding a very expensive pro-grade camera. Real pro's o ...

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Review of Sony HVR-HD1000E

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sony hvr 1000 e

Advantages: good price, good image
Disadvantages: one ring for many tasks

I bought this camera from somebody that used it just a few times and i paid 1000 euro to him. I needed this camera to shoot at the weddings and to make clips for microstock sites. It has the option to shoot dv format or hvr format. It's useless to shoot ...

tony4urban 17.05.2010 · Read full review
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