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Stabilization HELP

by Michel-T / November 22, 2009 12:17 AM PST

I am getting burned out searching for the right camcorder for me. I shoot a lot of video free hand while riding my motorcycle. The camcorder I am looking for has to be light and small and have a very good stabilizer built in. I have narrowed my search down to 3 camcorders. Canon VIXIA HF 200, Sony HDR-Cx500V and Canon VIXIA HF S100. The Canon VIXIA HF 200 is at the top of my list. What is messing me up is I saw the Sony at Best Buy and they had a video of the new Steady Shot Active, WOW it was great but I don?t believe it. Then I see a review of the HF 200 they say the stabilization isn't that good. Any one familiar with these cameras, any suggestions. Thanks

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of those 3
by chickenorfish / November 23, 2009 3:27 PM PST
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3CC looks great
by Michel-T / November 24, 2009 10:58 AM PST
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Wow, I see I am going to have to go in another direction. I will start looking at 3CC cameras. In the video I see the one he used for the 3CC was a Sony HVRZ-1U. Thank Your for the video and information. All of my videos are free hand. My last camera was a Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 NTSC here is one of my videos using it. it only had electronic stabilization it was acceptable but I am looking for better. Right now I have a Canon ZR-960 nice camera but the stabilization is weak but in all fairness it cost half of what my Handycam cost.

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3 CC
by Michel-T / November 24, 2009 11:06 AM PST
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Just looked at the Sony HVRZ-1U is way too big for me.

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1 ccd
by chickenorfish / November 24, 2009 2:16 PM PST
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rolling shutter
by Michel-T / November 24, 2009 10:12 PM PST
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I never seen the rolling shutter before. After you mentioned 3ccd I noticed most all new cameras are cmos. I did read some of the reviews on the Panasonic. I just wonder since I do not use a mount if I could avoid the rolling shutter? Hoping the cmos is picking up the high frequency of vibration through the mount?

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