View Full Version : Is it worth selling my Canon XL1 for a Sony DSR-PD-150?

12-30-2008, 11:39 AM
The reason I ask is because I really want to increase the overall quality of picture on my films. Now, if I sell my camera then obviously I'll need to raise more money still to purchase the Sony DSR-PD-150. Is it worth it?

I just want my films to be impressive aesthetically.

12-30-2008, 01:58 PM
I love the PD150. I own the PD170.

And I dislike the XL1.

That said, to get an overall better picture quality you will
need to do more than just change cameras. You can get
excellent picture quality with the XL1. My business partner
uses that camera and he gets amazing quality so I know
this to be true from first hand experience.

And I have gotten excellent quality with my PD170.

To get aesthetically impressive movies with your XL1 you
need to light well. It's amazing what the properly placed
light can to to the overall quality of the picture.

12-30-2008, 03:11 PM
Thank you for that advice. The main problem I'm having though is that I'm not getting as good resolution as I would like. I assume that to solve this I need to get a HD camera?