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Sony or Canon?

by gambit / June 23, 2004 10:08 PM PDT

I've been reading some reviews for a low-cost camcorder and saw the CANON ZR60 and the SONY HC20.

I would like to know which one is actually better in terms of Video Quality when using it indoors, outdoors, and on low-light environments.

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Re: Sony or Canon?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 26, 2004 4:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony or Canon?

You'll have to try both, but low-light is not good on any model I've tried of DVCAM or even many digital cameras. If you want a great picture, add light.

Bob

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Re: Sony or Canon?
by jimboh / July 1, 2004 2:09 PM PDT
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I have heard nothing good on either brand you menationed on lo lite ability.

Mr. Proffitts observation of low light is basically true, (put some light on it AND watch ur color temp!)

I just bought a jvc gr-d72u and it is darn good in low light, as long as your expectations are reasonable. you'll lose color and I usually switch to manual focus, as the autofocus has same problems focusing in low light that you do. This jvc is far better than pana, canon and sony after personal testing and info @ camcorderinfo.com

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