How much under 1K do you need to be. The Canon Optura Xi is available at B&H for $929. Other online shops have it for less, but I've heard that some of them are "questionable."
Please post back if you get the Xi. I'm thinking about getting it, too, and I'd like to know how it works out for you. Good Luck.
Hello all. The subject line says it all. As usual the lower the cost the better, but I want a DV camera that does a true anamorphic widescreen, not just cutting off the top and bottom.
I've seen the JVC GR-D200(US) has 3 modes, the "Squeeze" mode is s'posed to be true anamorphic, but I can't find any reviews or anything talking about how it works.
I also saw the Canon Xi and the Sony TRV-80 are s'posed to do this, but the Xi is a bit above my price ceiling and I can't find anything out about the TRV-80.
If I had the $3K+, I'd just pick up one of the new HDV cams out there =)
Any input would be appreciated.