View Full Version : sony or canon?

12-27-2008, 09:59 AM
Ok, I'm doing some research before I go and spend this 3 or 4 thousand dollars that I dont really have. I need some help though. I like the canon xh-a1 but that sony hvr-z5u looks like a good buy too. Somebody please send me in the right direction. Thanks...

Will Vincent
12-27-2008, 09:47 PM
Your best bet is to probably try to find someone or somewhere that has them and will let you play with both for a while to decide which better suits your needs and comfort. Personally I've always liked the image quality of canon over sony, and panasonic generally trumps both to my eye.

01-04-2009, 01:48 AM
thanks, do you think b&h would be one of those places?

01-04-2009, 02:06 AM
I think i heard that sony went for more color quality while canon is on sharpness and stuff.

idk i just heard it somewhere =)

Will Vincent
01-04-2009, 12:08 PM
You would have to find something local to you I think.. I seriously doubt that B&H would send you a demo model or anything.. Now, if you were in New York, and could go into their store -- that might be different, I don't know.

01-05-2009, 03:20 PM
yeah, i doubt that too. but I'll be in ny later this month, thats why i was asking. thanks for the advice though...