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Upgrade From Canon GL2

by mulvennk / March 22, 2016 12:13 PM PDT

Hello Everyone,

I am just wondering if someone could make some suggestions about a good camera to replace my old Canon GL2. I'd be looking in the $2,000-$3000 range. I have been using the video function of my Nikon Coolpix and thinking I need to get a new, and real video camera. Thanks!

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Time to consider that the world has changed a lot here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2016 3:36 PM PDT
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Thanks for the Reply
by mulvennk / March 22, 2016 4:21 PM PDT

Thanks for the reply - and I cannot agree more. So I am pondering between XA-25, XA-30 (which is cheaper for some reason) XF-100, etc. I shoot mostly family stuff, some work projects, and Irish dance - sometimes from a distance - and then make DVDs for the families. I am reluctant to admit that I shoot on complete auto more than I should - but I am often a vacationing dad doing the "run and gun."

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I was not happy when I read about the XF 100
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2016 7:25 AM PDT
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At 2,000 bucks it's from 2010 so very dated. I may have missed it but it appears to only record 1080p at 30fps. I'd look to models newer than this.

The world has changed a lot. For example my LG G4 can do 4K video recording at 30fps. And that's a phone. Keep shopping but try to avoid those older models.

Post was last edited on March 24, 2016 7:25 AM PDT

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